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  1. DIY Glove boxes When I bought the car there were no original glove boxes. So decided to make by myself as a DIY task in the post corona period. Here are some images of it. Used a thin Aluminum sheet as the base metal. The size for one glove box is 36"x8".
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  2. Update Here are some full size photos of her.
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  3. Update : (I am sorry it's around a year from last update) Realized that wiper motor cannot govern the load successfully. So decided to rewind it myself. Here are some images of the process.
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  4. Hey Matroska. It’s nice to see another EP71 user in the forum. I’ve been using one since 2007. Though I have used one EP82 and couple of EP91s the Boxy was the one fascinated me most so I was eyeing for a one for some time. Since my preference was a two door car with reasonable body shape finally settled for an EP76 van for 475000. Sadly cars of those kinds are now in the hands of people who couldn’t afford for the required maintenance. So mine was of the same. Bringing in it to a standard of my choice was actually a painful and time and consuming job but I enjoyed every step of that. So
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  5. Since the project is almost over, I will add cross links to each blog post here. Hope readers will be able to easily navigate. Project Home Initial Status Disassemble Body Parts Body & Electrical work Mechanical Work Present Status
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  6. @fiat fan @Kavvz that's SL alright, near the walking path behind the parliament, there's a hospital there as well, pretty beautiful, there's a junction with an Army run shop and across the road people set up shops (inside their cars) and sell stuff. I'm bad at explaining where it is so here's a link https://goo.gl/maps/bDykrNshfCg9WbGR7 Roads around the parliament are perfect for flooring it ?
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  7. You sir, are a legend! Made my day seeing how beautifully that has turned out.
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  8. Wow! Came on AL after a long while and I'm not disappointed. This is absolutely brilliant. Keep it up @kusumsiri. What a legend!
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  9. hi machan. as much as it looks lovely there, the paint wasn't right. had to get the black accents done later on the front and rear bumpers. she's pending a full paintjob anyways. apart from that the honda is more or less done. i'm toying about with an idea for a digital dash, but that's it for now. it just runs, and i'm happy with it doing just that. the datsun is finished too. just some final touches on it. i mean they never really finish do they? its getting a new clutch etc but the shipment is stuck with kapruka global shop and isn't looking pretty at the moment. me
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  10. Am an outdoor kinda person who likes to travel, this curfew was killing me so bad that I have been using the Samurai to go down to the the adjoining land. This helps the vehicle have a bit of running and for me to enjoy. So I thought of doing a video of it going through some obstacles. Sadly couldnt get more videos as I was relying on a cinnamon bush to hold the phone.
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  11. Update Here are the rim painting tasks. After applying filler Final status
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  12. Here are some images after applying the top coat. Used Toyota white 058 as the color.
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  13. Been reading your blog since the beginning. The final result truly shows the passion of a true patrol head. Bravo Sir!!
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  14. Mr. Kusumsiri, Thank you for your invitation I will visit as early as possible. I will not spend much time with you as I want to visit Sevanagala sugar factory to recollect my memories. I did most of factory rectification on their Electrical wiring system. Due to our contractor very old company, who undertook to do entire job did not complete same satisfactory. Indian principal contractor Cromton Greeves wanted me to complete mill house final sugar manufacturing section and Distillery. Sylvi.
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  15. Love the leather smell on early 50's British cars, takes me to a different era.
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  16. Bride is getting ready waiting for the ?
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  17. wOw - that's some supper stuff - love the engine bay. Blessing be with her at all times
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  18. Beautiful! Can't wait for more pictures! 👏
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  19. Congratulations! very well done!
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  20. Neat! Great work. Feeling the unique smell you get from the retro cars. And the cold you feel when you touch the metal/chrome 🙂
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  21. @MrCat thank you! I'd love to see a SR in the engine bay someday. Unfortunately i have to work with a tight budget atm☹️. Given the body and chassis need alot more attention than i anticipated.
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  22. "Ayyo madi neh?!?! thel bowser ekak aran yanna wei car ekath ekka, mewa nung market wenne na, Allion ekak ganna thibba sporty car ekak wagey ekak oneh nung" - Handiye Car Sale eke Atawapu Magul Wikunana Sunimal. Look at those frameless doors! *salivates* What's the suspension like iRage? Does it have like adaptive suspension and stuff like that? I'm assuming they won't because the Rally car has to be simple to fix as well
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  23. I saw one in a showroom and another white one on the road... pretty nice. I should drop by that showroom and have a look 😉
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  24. Saw a GR first time in the flesh.. At our local McDonalds ...!!
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  25. Congratulations mate! Never thought I'd say this about a Yaris, but that actually looks amazing! Nice choice of colour too. Wishing you many happy journeys with it!
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  26. Wauw Wauw this looks amazing!
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  27. Yes direct fit. Just plug and play. Even the one with LED display panel and digital fuel gauge is plug and play unit. A CAN bus standard is maintained throughout all models so most of meter panels that fit in the model series are direct fit.
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  28. Took the car on a drive to a twist back road, which gave me a opportunity to snap some pics
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  29. Congratulations on your purchase and best of luck with the mods! Nice write-up @matroskaI had several bouts of breathless laughter while reading this. Level of dedication needed to maintain the uno, color scheme of riced up Nilkamal civics... ?Oh man! Where can I read more of this stuff? I read Komisiripala's book only recently and I wasn't disappointed ?
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  30. BETTER! It's Sri Lanka ?? ?
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  31. I thought its Australia as well for a second I think this pic is taken around Kurunegala if im not wrong
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  32. Zoomed in. It’s actually a mitsu buddy van. Not a “waggy kella” Happy to see our country looking good.
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  33. "Everyone needs a beater car"- This quote hit me in the head. loved the write-up and looking forward to read more updates.
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  34. Good luck., love the choice, check the T.belt.
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  35. Hi. Good luck with the project! I always had a soft spot for these.
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  36. Always enjoy reading your blogs, great writeup again ! And you have chosen a sensible option I would say. Something we can park anywhere (legally of course :D) and go, something to do all the dirty stuff without worrying of scratches, dents or bird poo etc. Something which can go over humps, trenches with no regret, Such a peace of mind ! ? But when its a beater, I guess the key thing is keeping the money you put in to the car to minimum. Not getting too carried away with the modifications and upgrades, or else we are losing the objective of a beater car.
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  37. Loved the write-up! Its been a while since something written this well came up on AL: Love it! ?
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  38. Not sure about Germans, this feature was there in Crown since the 80s. There are little quirky features too like the front passenger could be adjusted from the rear seats, there are buttons on the right had side of the front passenger seat, You can see those buttons on this pic Theres also a button inside the glove box to lock the trunk. Apparently this button is there to keep the luggage in the boot safe when handing over the car to valet parking.
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  39. The two vents on the middle could be made to move left and right automatically watch from 4:08
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  40. Nothing short of impressive! Never have I been so excited by seeing a glove box before.
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  41. No worries, that way too as I guess you can always repaint it as needed (No big deal, I think this is how the army do it on the ceramonial / operational gun carriages and associated jeeps/ troop carrier vehicles they roll out for prades and those always look great...)
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  42. @Kavvz Thks for your feedback. The rims painted by me with a home made air compressor. So its just a simple paint job. No way to do powder coating. But did a clear coat on top of white for good appearance.
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  43. Even if a certain colour develops a tinge, a good cut/polish will restore original hue. No paintjob job drastically changes colour unless due to sub-par prep work, incorrect mixing or the clear coat gone bad. Mr/Doctor Siripala, If only there was someone who tried to warn you about the sh*tty paintjob you were getting...Oh wait!
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  44. You want updates on his ladies you need to follow him on FB.
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  45. Ok now I'm even more confused.... and i really don't think it's a girl .. probably a 6'5" Nigerian dude
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  46. @varotone Confused? lol. No worries I'll explain- Was reading through some of my favorite resto-threads here on Autolanka to cut through the boredom. And decided to see if there were any updates on any of Komisiripala's builds as I could see that @matroska and @Komisiripala had logged into comment on some girl hitting them up on AL...Take a look (at the other car threads, not the girls hitting him up...) He's got another thread on a car he built up: A Datsun 510. It'll be right up your alley, based on your current project. Lots of good reading either way...
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  47. I swear I was checking out some FD4s on the adsites when I heard the notification bell. I'd love a Euro Sedan any day (406, Jetta MK5, E46, W124, you name it). It's just that maintaining one from our area is a bit of an exercise. For now, we have to stick to japs, not like that's a bad thing. Also, I'd say any econobox is in vain for us Kanda uda guys. 1.15 hours and that too without a fine? I'm seriously impressed. FD1s seem like a bargain now, maybe because of the 1.8 that disappoints the Thel worshippers. For now I'll stick to jangis. Easier to get away trouble-free & complaint fr
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  48. First of all, Sri Lanka is NOT the land of honking. If you think that's the case, you haven't been to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam or any other Asian country, even Thailand for that matter. Honking is relatively less in Sri Lanka compared to most of our neighbours. I am not promoting honking at all. I don't want morons who sit in front of a computer to tell the whole world that we are worst at something when we are really not. Secondly, it is very unethical to blatantly copy-paste tonnes of text. I would say it's more unethical than honking at random.
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