Blue and white 1973 Bay Devon/Custom vwcooper version 1.2

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by vwcooper, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Seeing as my other Resto Thread is lost in translation somewhere i thought i would create another version for your viewing.

    Enjoy:

    Think this was around 1999
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    This was when i bought her
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    This is a few in rolling resto
    Just painted Bottom half.
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    Bringing it back to life slowly
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    As it stands at the moment.
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    The Van was bought with no interior the intention of baring with the body work for a vew years as the paint looked pretty fresh etc was the idea but proved to be a mistake. Whist readying the interior the "usual rusty bits were obvious and unforutnatley for me were bad enough to invade the outer bodt work also. So as most plans mine were now very different and were going to cost me way more than anticipated. So then the bodywork began, along with the interior, as i wanted it to be a rolling resto and to be honest it still is as we speak.

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    I will add more into the next post so as not to crowd this one.
     
  2. ok so it continues......

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  3. Diddymen

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    Ahh all the usual rusty areas....looks so familiar ;D

    well done for the re post K+
     
  4. That just shows how well a bit of filler and shiney paint hide all sorts of nasties
    Good on you for chopping it all out and putting in fresh steel
    Any updates on your progress dude
     
  5. well done fella, she looks great with the gasburners on..love it!
     
  6. Thanks for the replys so far, he are more photos of how it got to where it is at present. once i have all the photos i will list what other job i plan on doing.

    A few that i missed out.

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    didnt get any pictures of it in full bottom half primer.

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    As it looks now with a few attempts at some Arty Shots.

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    The interior as it was.
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    The start of my home Buitl interior.

    I bought a 3/4 rock and roll bed and a double burner stove and sink off of ebay from (bluebird i think)
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    Igloo cool box was a good enough soloution for me as a cooler.
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    That is plenty of picture s for this reply I will add more in a few days of the new cushions and an almost finished interior and some more actions shots too.
     
  7. The interior as it is now:

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    More action shots/arty.

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  8. Very nice.
     
  9. Bang tidy

    Did your mirrors come with that black rubber surround?
     
  10. The surrounds on the mirrors were on the Van when first purchased.
    things todo still.

    Exterior:
    Need rear bumper at some point, have a one in fibreglass one in the Garage but need to modify the irons for it to fit.
    Door handles could do with being replaced as they have corrosion.
    Some Tastefully Stickerage,
    Redo the boot lid (Rub down and re-prep and repaint)
    MOP the paint and polish (new season March)

    Underneath:
    re-new Suspension parts (on going)
    Bit of new steel needed underneath Small section that got missed
    Re-underseal (soon as)

    Engine:
    Tune the twin carbs (new season)
    consider converting the oil catchtank/breather system
    Enginer out and full clean so i can check the Petrol tank and replace sender.

    Interior:
    Take dash out rub down repaint and replace.
    Make new door cards all round and cover in fake black leather look
    install a buddy seat
    Edge all cupboards
    install reading light
    tidy and re-new grubby interor cloth.

    To-Do:
    Wire in Heated wind screen
    Block off heater pipes to front Cab as not connected to engine.
    Wire new horn
    Maybe add the spot lights i have in the Garage to front bumper.
    Eventually Prep-repair and paint top half.

    I feel like i have achieved alot but i know the list will grow and even though its had a restoration i still expect to play catch up with the rust monster.
     
  11. Ok guys been meaning to do this for ages but i have finally managed to compile a slideshow of the ongoing restoration onto youtube.

    Take a peek feel free to comment like and all the usual stuff that you do on youtube.

    http://youtu.be/o-Fne3nygwA
     

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