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Reston twin losing its yellow paint 
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I have posted some photos on Face Book on the Isuzu site in case anyone is interested. Almost all the yellow paint is gone with the guards and bonnet painted today in blue. Cab is next. Chassis is done and painted in two pack black and 2.54 ratio (Ford Cortina) dif will be ready to put in soon. Big job as there is some rust requiring panel replacements in the cab that slows everything down. Should cruise very nicely down the highway.
Keeping the Florian 161 engine and the 5 speed Rodeo transmission. Newly re-chromed grille, headlight bezels and bonnet badge due to arrive soon and the new windscreen as well. Brand new Koito H-4 headlights have arrived and because I could not find any decent original front indicator lights it will get the later Bellett type lights with new lenses.
Any one with knowledge of the split rear bumpers - or suitable substitute - please let me know - until I sort that out it will not have a rear bumper.
Rebuilt a heater from a later model Bellett - got lucky with a VG matrix - all painted and ready to install once the cab is done.
Managed to get the dash pad off in one piece so a new one will be made.
Adding Oil P, Water Temp and Fuel gauges - replacing the combination gauge cluster with a Tacho.
Anyone one with a decent set of wing repeater lights let me know - white or yellow lenses - need to be pretty good condition.
Shooting for January completion date.


Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:18 am
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Hello Clyde, looking good mate.
That's a really tall diff, it will be interesting to see how that goes.
I don't think Wasps ever had back bumpers, but I could be wrong.
The side repeaters come up sometimes on Yahoo auctions, never cheap, but they are small, so the shipping shouldn't be too bad. I have a couple of average ones here.
January! Great work, that is really quick.
Thanks for the update.
Cheers, Matt.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:46 am
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Thanks Matt. I have found a set of wing repeater lights and you are probably correct about the rear bumper although there is a pic of the other twin with a split bumper - that may well be an add-on.
The dif ratio will be less tall as I plan to put lower profile tyres - which look better (in my opinion). I'll post moe pics on the Isuzu FB site when available.
Cheers, Clyde


Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:10 am
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BrisBellett wrote:
I have posted some photos on Face Book on the Isuzu site in case anyone is interested. Almost all the yellow paint is gone with the guards and bonnet painted today in blue. Cab is next. Chassis is done and painted in two pack black and 2.54 ratio (Ford Cortina) dif will be ready to put in soon. Big job as there is some rust requiring panel replacements in the cab that slows everything down. Should cruise very nicely down the highway.
Keeping the Florian 161 engine and the 5 speed Rodeo transmission. Newly re-chromed grille, headlight bezels and bonnet badge due to arrive soon and the new windscreen as well. Brand new Koito H-4 headlights have arrived and because I could not find any decent original front indicator lights it will get the later Bellett type lights with new lenses.
Any one with knowledge of the split rear bumpers - or suitable substitute - please let me know - until I sort that out it will not have a rear bumper.
Rebuilt a heater from a later model Bellett - got lucky with a VG matrix - all painted and ready to install once the cab is done.
Managed to get the dash pad off in one piece so a new one will be made.
Adding Oil P, Water Temp and Fuel gauges - replacing the combination gauge cluster with a Tacho.
Anyone one with a decent set of wing repeater lights let me know - white or yellow lenses - need to be pretty good condition.
Shooting for January completion date.


Could you place a few pics here also for those not of Facebook disposition.
glenn

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Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:36 am
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Hello Clyde,
I see you have found some side repeater lights but given you are not strictly going ‘standard” you could have used some side repeaters from a Jeep XJ that are a similar size and shape to the Bellett lights.
A.J.


Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:44 am
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Thanks AJ. Those look pretty close to the original lights so I ordered a pair. I was going to get a pair from Japan and wait months unless I paid express postage. Cheers, Clyde


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I will be happy to post some pics if I could find the instruction for this site. I have done a search but come up empty. Thanks.


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I will be happy to post some pics if I could find the instruction for this site. I have done a search but come up empty. Thanks.


When you reply or make a post, look a little down the screen to see a box with "Browse" in it. Click the button and browse to where your pictures are located, select one and then click 'add the file'. Repeat for each photo/picture.
It's a good idea not to upload large pictures, eg Megabyte ones. Reduce to maybe 200k size if you can. A way to do this is with Paint which is installed on a PC. Other programs will do it also.

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Thanks Glenn.


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