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1967 ISUZU BELLETT GT 
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I think you may be correct in assuming that it was RHD before. The plate covering the hole on the RH side doesn't look too
proffesional. From memory all LHD vehicles were hydraulic clutch actuation. In the sandblast pic. [of the hole above the side
member], there are 2 bolts with a spacer on each. I initially thought that you plugged the holes so you wouldn't have to tap
them out later. All RHD have a crank or link mounted between that area pictured and the trans. housing. LHD have a slave
cylinder mounted on the trans. housing using the 2 holes to mount it with where the crank would normally be positioned.

That cancer on the floor and the hump would have been caused by brake fluid. Even the slightest leak can create a large
problem as you have. It finds its way between the paint and the floor. My sedan had this problem. But not as bad as yours.
When I started to remove all the anti rust from underneath the floor, starting from the front, my scraper kept on going through
the length of the area where the hump joins the floor. The only way to fix it was to cut the floor away and insert a new piece.

My GT had that same emblem on it as yours. Same grille. Engine is a G161S. ie. 1600 cc, OHC, Twin SU/Hitachi carbs. Built
about '69-'70. I will admit that the bodywork has been damaged in the front. The grille on the LH side is not straight. I've
had to take it off and straighten the stainless bars and the mesh. The mounts for the grille on that same side are not on
the headlight base. I think it may have come off of a PR90, [headlight], and grabbed the badge at the same time. The
bonnett doesen't have a emblem on it. At this stage untill I can't see if it had 1 originally. Probably find out when I start
to scrape it back. That's neeeeeeext project. Sedan to be finished too my satisfaction.

Dave.

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Sat May 18, 2013 10:47 am
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Dave, I think the cause of the floor and hump damage was rain water accumulation, ...I've bought the car dismantled without the windshields, and the Bellett spent 4/5 years at the rain :cry: The previous owner dismanted the car to restore it but he gave up, but left the car without paint ou protection, that destroyed the car...what a stupid person. :x

More photos after the sand blasting. The Bellett floor...what a mess :roll:

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The floor it's the worst, mas I think that would be the easier part to fix. The pillar maybe be more difficult.


Sun May 19, 2013 10:48 pm
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Do you have any sedans over your way. I would be putting a sedan pillar in. If not we could post 1 over.


Sun May 19, 2013 11:43 pm
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'funny'; how a little sand blasting shows up the gremlins. That's quite a project but Greg is right, a replacement pillar from a sedan would be the best way to fix it. There are multiple layers of metal in the pillar and hard to repair.

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I only know 3 Bellett's sedan in Portugal, and all 3 are OK...for most of people here the Bellett is an unknown car. In several classic car forums, I've posted some ads looking for a Bellett Sedan for parts, but until now...nothing :cry:


Mon May 20, 2013 3:28 pm
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Sounds like sourcing a pair from here would be your best bet.

Our cars get rusty here too, but rarely all the way up the pillars! Except Wasps (pick ups) for some reason... they like to rust up there.

Greg said he could help out... once he's back from his magical mystery tour of Japan, of course!

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I was just perusing this thread.
The LHD models were produced in Canada, my Dad had a friend who had a GT (sadly it went to the wreckers before I could get my hands on it).
The things I do know about LHD have already been stated (hydraulic clutch, slave cylinder mounts directly on the trani), lights switch is on the left (closest to the steering wheel) and the hood (bonnet) release is still over on the right (a bit of a pain, but the car is not that wide that it is an issue).
One thing I did not see discussed was the throttle linkage, that would be different between the LHD and RHD, probably a mirror image I would assume.

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Yes. Those pics. blew my theory of the brake fluid out the window. You have a 'BBBBIIIIIIGG' job ahead of you.

'Fred Flinstone' floor.?? Would go close.

Doug.
LHD accelerator. Principal operation is somewhat the same. The pedal is not. Suspect only difference
is the angle to accomodate the change from right to left. The cross shaft doesen't use 2 support brackets. Only 1 on RH side.
On the lefthand side of firewall there are 2 extra 5mm bolt holes for a angle bracket to support shaft. The lever for the pedal rod
is just to the right of it and then the lever for the carby is to the right and to align up with the throttle rod to carby.

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I reckon the LHD Belletts for Canada were built in Canada, but I think all the others; European, South American, etc would have been built in Japan. Even the Hawaiian-delivered items, I think.

They seemed to have plenty of LHD brochures that featured Japanese people; one even shows them in a LHD Bellett in front of Mount Fuji!

I assume Canada had some import vs local assembly rules (as did Australia and NZ, although in Australia they were always fully imported) so that's why they got built there for that market.

That's my guess anyway!

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Primer...

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The floor... :shock:

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The only part without rust or holes :lol:

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wow, you certainly have some work for you there. Looks bad but taken bit by bit, I am sure you will get over it ok. Most of it should be able to be repaired with hand formed repair pieces.

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Hi mates :)

The craftsman already saw the Bellett, but he said that would be easier to get a Bellett Sedan for parts, if that was not possible, then he has to make all the metal pieces. I'm still looking for a Sedan here or in Europe for spare parts.

However, I'm already buying some broken or missing parts in the Bellett GT, as you know, several parts are missing.

Some of the parts:
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:o bit by bit just like the pyramids you are not stopping we all watch and see your progress cheers davo


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Thanks Davo ;)


Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 pm
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A lot of rust ,but looks like you are up to the challenge ...It will be the feature car of your collection , keep at it. Keep the progress reports coming.

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Hi guys :)

Does anyone have the Bellett parts catalog? Or can I see the catalog online?

I need to to check some parts codes :)

Thanks a lot ;)


Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:29 pm
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I think Dick has put some scans on here - maybe search "his posts" to find them.

What parts area are you looking for?

Also another member "NorCalBellett" has the complete set and is willing to scan parts if you ask.

Cheers,
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I'm looking for the codes and locations of all rubbers.

For exemple, I have now a few, but I don't know what rubbers are, or the location in the car:

Channel 9-67121969-0 XG

Channel 9-67121970-0 TK

Seal 9-67121756-0

W/strip set 9-67121809-0 VG

W/strip L 9-67121810-0


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Here is a link to the Manuals Dick Klinkhamer has uploaded to Bellett.net:

http://www.bellett.net/forums/viewtopic ... 817#p19817

Hope this helps


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Thanks a lot Neil ;)

But I'm looking for another catalog. I'm looking fot the catalog with the all Bellett parts number codes.


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