Seen as it would appear to be falling into the 'longterm resto' category ! here's some photos. I've not found any real nasty surprises as yet. The nearside wheel arch was a should I ? shouldn't I ? job. Anyway glad I did as it was a little worse than it first appeared. Not too much 'metal to put in after the jobs in the photos are done. Small patch on nearside rear sill behind cargo doors and the lower windscreen surround. I still can't decide on 'Safaris, or not ?' He looks terrible, but still passed the MOT a couple of weeks ago- then I started chopping bits out
overall appearence ?
Wheel arch taken off
Wheel arch back on-pleased with the door gaps
removed and ready for re-fit. The hinge panel will be replaced too
8-)New pipe - one day it will be on Going for a really dark/deep burgundy with white, which should contrast well with the chrome bumpers and new pipe. I have plans for a few interior mods also, but nothing to different from what is in now.
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2010 10:00:24 GMT 1 by jellibus
The interior was built to make into a third bed for Lucy. Now that she's grown there is little room for her to sleep across ways. We want a little more foot space and we don't really use all the 'locker' space, so it might as well come out. Suppose I should really build the new interior before he gets painted, so that I know it all fits without any paint damage
The lockers would be very usefull for you with the new addition on his/her way ? and they would fit straight in
It'll be a cold day in you know where !!!!!!! before your bay gets touched ;D
Spent a couple of hours each night working on the bus as I was determined to get the arch on during the week. Good news it's on and all sealed up behind. Bad news I'm not quite happy with the door fit. The panel is ok but the door does have a warp in the rear edge. So that's going to get 'gently assisted' back into shape . Other than that I feel quite pleased as it's one less job on the list.
I'll hopefully get the windscreen repair panel from 'autocraft' during the weekend at vanfest ;D - If I can bring myself to part with £145
A little update of what's been going on - which doesn't seem to be a lot ! although I've been putting some fairly serious time in. I've been in the company of Sid the sander ( the second !!!!) and Nanny nitromoors, spending many an hour shaping and stripping and shaping and striiping some more. I am now happy with the door gaps on the nearside after lots of gentle persuasion with the front door., which ahd quite a 'buckle' in it. I also decided to replace the front cargo (did the rear door earlier) while i was at it. Overall I'm still not happy with the 'flatness' and will probably leave that to the paintshop. Any way here's some more photos.
door gaps/lines looking good
At last! New window frame being fitted - that's one major hurdle out of the way. Autocraft panel is an excellent fit - expensive, but worth it.
Oh yes - Safari's baby
Feeling pleased with my progress today and can almost see an end - even if it is still along way over the horizon!! Back to the filling, sanding and stripping next week.
Sunday. Trial fitted the Safaris ( Oh how I do enjoy typing that word in ) on Sunday complete with all seals and catches. took them out and wrapped em up again I've decided to take the dash back to bare metal as I want a really really good finish in this area, as it's the bit I'll see most of the time. Managed to get a Blaupunkt Hamburg of E-bay yesterday night for reasonable money the chap had listed it in Automobilia and not classic car parts, so not many bidders
Last Edit: Nov 24, 2008 14:02:01 GMT 1 by jellibus
As per previous post. Things are still progressing. I'm putting most (all ) my pics on the SSVC. Saying that I've not put any on for quite a while as there's not really anything worth taking pictures of
I've ordered some adjustable spring plates from creative, but they're out of stock . This is actually rather good as it's making me do all the jobs which I could easily postpone/ignore. I'm hoping that once they arrive all the rear end underside will be smoothrited. It will just be a straight forward reassembly process. My last few sesions have involved lots of scraping and lying in various states of contortion under the van. Tonight saw 2 and a half hours just to get one rear under wheel arch scraped. When I go back on Sunday morning it will be ready for sealing around the seams. Then painting, then same again on the other side . The front is back together complete with raised steering box and looks mighty fine. Bad news it will have to come out again in order to make some modifications to the clutch arm I don't envisage this will take too long with the angle grinder I will have to reinforce above where I've cut out.
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