A restoration for Iris

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by JamesLey, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. It’s amazing to see how far you’ve come. The van looks beautiful! Has the smile warm off yet as you’re driving it around or does it still feel like a novelty?


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  2. Thanks fella!
    A bit of both mate. Still not used to spending most evenings in the workshop. Just love driving it around again.


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  3. Lots more cutting up of old seat covers to make patterns from:
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    New pieces made up:
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    Sewing together:
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    And cover made:
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    Original frames back from the powder coaters looking brand new:
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    And the covers finished and fitted. No more ripped seat digging into my arse!
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  4. That looks great Jim
    Not too over the top
     
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  5. Thanks mate. We've not got for super light colours inside as I found they just attract dirt.
     
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  6. It looks like it could have left the factory like that
     
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  7. Wow just wow mate

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  8. Dab hand with a welder, grinder, spray gun and now a sewing machine. Is there anything you can’t turn your hand to?


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  9. I draw the line at Morris Dancing.


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  10. You shouldn’t, it might be your calling.

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  11. He’s a terrible porn star
     
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  12. They call me Rusty Nuts.


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  13. Is that because your hard to get off?
     
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  14. Bit of penetrating fluid and a good tug.


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  15. For God's sake, get a bloody room you two!!!:rolleyes:
     
  16. I've bought a 1/8" BSP to 3mm brass barb fitting to plumb my fuel tank breather into the air filter. How should I go about fitting it? Can't tap the metal as it's too thin, and don't think I can get to the back of it? Rivnut? Or am I missing something obvious?
     
  17. You could use 1/8 BSP locknut on the inside of the filter body, loads on eBay
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  18. Need to take it out to take a look but I thought the top half was sealed?


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  19. Bear in mind whatever you put on the inside of the filter might fall off. I’d use a Rivnut if I couldn’t tap the filter housing.
     
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  20. @JamesLey you've done a fantastic job on this bus - really excellent. This thread is an inspiration for anyone else starting out on the resto journey.

    just in time for the good weather hopefully so you'll get out and camp lots over the summer :)
     
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