Miles Pinz Restoration Progress (pic heavy-milestone thread)

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Miles Pinz Restoration Progress (pic heavy-milestone thread)

Post by milesdzyn » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:33 pm

So it's taken quite some time but I am happy with the results. I wanted to post some pics before adding the motor and tranny, which should go on next week. The only thing left to do is fix a thread that I stripped out, just waiting on the M22x1.5 Helicoil kit. :oops:

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So the frame members were all blasted down to bare metal, then painted with Por15 with a top coat of Chassis Coat Black.

All new seals in the witches hats. Replaced one broken actuator.

All the hydraulic slaves were rebuilt and painted with Caliper paint.

The hydraulic and brake lines were flushed, cleaned and painted aluminum.

Replaced one bad bearing in the outer shaft on the rear axle.

Cleaned some rust off of the hand brake and painted the pivot components.

Replaced seals in the Hi Low gear box.

The wheels were sent out, blasted and powder coated. The color is a bit off, from what I wanted but they will be fixed at a later date, maybe camo'd.

Anyways it's been a lot of work, a little at a time when time permits. After the motor and tranny gets mounted, it's on to the body.

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Post by indigoth » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:08 am



that's about as pretty as i've ever seen any drive train.

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Post by pcolette » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:33 am


Very nice job. Wish I had the patience and time for such a project.

Thanks for the photos and descriptions.

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Post by todds112 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:13 am

NICE! :shock: I would love to do something like that.

I just have a lack of: a place to do it, time, money, patience, skill, etc. etc.
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Post by dr4yrk9 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:18 am

You are making all of us jealous, cannot wait to see the finished product.

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Post by Jimm391730 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:58 am

Now you've gone and made me drool on the keyboard... :oops: :D

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Post by andy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:45 pm

Dang, that's practically art!

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Post by psychoman » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:16 pm

Can only echo the comments above - WOW! Fantastic job - well done! If you fancy coming to the IOM for a while I can put you up whilst you do the work on mine if you like?!? :lol:
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Post by Heed » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:15 pm

I'll echo all of the above sentiments!!! That is one thorough job!

I laughed when I saw Todd's comments about not enough; patience, time, work space, knowledge, money...It's like he read my mind!! I have Pinzgauer Inadequacies...
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Post by Profpinz » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:30 pm

Nice job Miles! :D

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Post by milesdzyn » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:17 am

Thanks for all the kind words and I didn't intend to cause such Pinzgauer envy. There are a lot of pics out there but very few of the chassis in detail, so I will be taking some more detailed pictures and adding them to the pinz_depot web page. It's nice being able to see all the details without years of oil and crud build-up. I'll concentrate on the mechanical details as much as I can.

Other than sending the wheels out for powder coating, I've done all the work myself. It has been a challenge at times, but well worth the time and effort. Can't wait to get started on the body, so much left to do.

Again glad you all approve.

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Post by Doug Lennox » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:08 am

Miles I only hope that my Haflinger restoration comes out half as good as your art work. :D

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Post by texas pinzgauer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Looks like you'll have the first Pinzgauer entry at Pebble Beach next summer! Very impressive job. I thought we all hated Middlebury_Pinz because of his extensive restoration but it looks like we have a new target!
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Post by M Wehrman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:19 pm

When you get done it'll be brand new! My bet is that the first scratch will be from a shopping cart and not trees! :lol: :lol: Then you will need wax,armorall,and tire dressing.. :wink:
Very nice job! Having done similar resto's before,the hours and attention to detail involved are not fully appreciated except for those who have been there. Awesome 8)

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Post by milesdzyn » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:04 am

Got the Motor and Trans mounted.




Also got started on the undercoating, Didn't remove any of the original coating that was still intact. Only a few areas looked in need of repair, but wanted a full even coat over it all.



Undercoat is still in progress but should be done early next week.

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