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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 3rd December 2011, 15:44
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Default (nearly) new build about to start!

OK, tomorrow sees me collect the chassis and other bits that I bought from Phil in Biggar.
I have spent all day clearing out the space I have as you can see (I hope - if the photo displays from Photobucket!) its not ideal but it will do!
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Old 3rd December 2011, 15:50
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Old 3rd December 2011, 15:52
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oh dear, i need to work on the photo posting....
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Old 3rd December 2011, 15:54
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John

This is the blind leading the blind......

I can only do this because Patrick and Peterux keep reminding me!
If you right click on your photo in Photo bucket, then select, "copy image location", you can then use that copy to paste here, by selecting the phot icon above (mountains), and paste in here.
Hope that makes sense.??!!

I'm not sure how you change size in Photo bucket though?
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Old 3rd December 2011, 15:57
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Mike, thank you for that, what didnt I do?
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Old 3rd December 2011, 16:03
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Don't know.

Try again.
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Old 3rd December 2011, 16:05
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Great news, garage looks good, so keep us posted on progress!!
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Old 3rd December 2011, 16:15
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OK, I will try again when I have some pics of my collection! Thanks for all the help...
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Old 3rd December 2011, 16:22
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Old 3rd December 2011, 16:24
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Old 3rd December 2011, 16:24
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HA! got it - sorry to mees you all around!
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Well, today Son in Law, Andy and I left at 6am for an eventful drive to Biggar to collect the bits. Great drive up in about 4.5 hours but the weather closed in on the way back and we were lucky not to get stuck on the A66

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However, after a long day we got it loaded:

and unloaded into the garage:


It looks a mess because there are umpteen boxes to be unpacked and sorted but for now thats it!
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Holy snowmobiles, Batman!!
That must have been quite a drive and you must be exhausted!!

The chassis looks pleased to be in it new garage
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Well,

I have agreed a price with Terry and have ordered what I think are all the proprietary Marlin parts (widscreen {new type}, all body panels, dsh etc) so no excuse now.
One of my problems is going to be that I am taking over with no prior knowledge. In many ways this is good, I did not have the ballache of stripping the donor for example but in others it is hard. I have boxes of parts to identify and the engine is stripped of accessories which, along with their fasteners will be in some of the boxes!
My first job will be to fully stripo and rebuild the engine then mate it to the gearbox. After that I am thinking mount the diff and engine/gearbox and measure up for propshaft. Finish the suspension (already started) and add wheels. Does this sound logical?

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You'll probably want to run brake, clutch and fuel lines before you drop the engine and box in, as access will be restricted once it's in.

Apart from that, it's pretty much what I did.
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I would get it rolling first. That way you can always move it out the way to create some temporary space if needed. After the engine and box is in you can always take the wheels off again (that's what I did) to give you more space to move arround the car. The Sportster is quite a tight fit in a typical single garage - its actualy wider that the donor BMW!

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Old 7th December 2011, 12:51
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Actually, i have room to move right round the thing in my garage. In preparation for this I knocked the end wall down into the shed beyond so that I have a workshop area at the end.
I will post better pics soon but currently the chassis is on a set of cradles made by Phil the previous owner which enable it to be moved quite easily.
Am I right that Saab used to run brake/fuel lines inside the passenger compartment rather that outside? .... now theres a thought!
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Old 7th December 2011, 12:54
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John

Did you get a build manual?
Do Marlin supply an electronic build manual for the Sportster?
- can anyone offer John an electronic copy of one?

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