Eeyore my 1977 resto rust bucket.

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by M3 tim, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. As has been said above, nice looking welds, and a great project, K+ for the hard work you've done and the hard work to come :thumbsup:
     
  2. Good luck with the resto,

    and nice looking welds them chap!!!! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Cheers for the comments on the welds.

    Not got near the van this week been to the dam and welding up my disco for its mot.

    I had the grinder in my hand earlier when doing the disco and was looking at the van puzzled at how my new drainage rails are going to be fitted,wish I'd not bothered check the pics out.

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    The box section Behind the roof skin is totally shot,even more woe.
    The welding doesn't faze me but I just don't have the bodywork skills to approach some of these jobs.There's no how to that I can find on the net,feeling a bit out of my depth.
     
  4. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    thats a nasty bit of rot :(

    I'm sure there were a few people on here that did similar repairs recently, might have been Mork's gusbus's resto :thinking:

    You'll probably have to take a lot more of the outer skin off to repair that inner section :(

    I think GingersVW might have a roof cut of the internal bits, might be worth pm'ing them?
     
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  6. I had a similar problem with my bus.

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    The edge of the roof where the gutter is, is triple-skinned, just to warn you. So if the rot has taken hold, you're better off making sure you've got all of it out. We had to replace most of one side of the van's gutter in the end, and the window had to come out and part of the window frame replaced:

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    Good luck, it can be a pig - particularly if a previous owner has just bodged it over and it's rotted from the inside for a while (as mine did).
     
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  8. Dont get too phazed by it once you actually get into it, (on the straight sections at least) its a piece of metal with a couple of folds in it, If you can get a roof cut all the better,

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    Look familiar?
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  10. I'm going to concentrate on finishing the front end first, then that will be my next big job,
    I wonder if anywhere sells a full new roof panel??
     
  11. I think with that you are stuck with imported bus cuts, as the the new brazilian bay has a different roof, FBI or any of the other breakers do full roof cuts from time to time, someone on here did a full roof transplant, i cant remember who though :thinking:

    The only other problem with that may be that a panel van roof is slighlty different to the microbus, and the normal place to transpalnt a roof from/to is just below the top of the window openings. still do-able but depending on how much of the roof around the gutters is shot on yours The way baybirmingham has done it looks easiest.
     
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  13. Is this any good to you?

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    I offered it free a while ago but it's still in the shed so it's yours if needed

    May be going to the show at Lincs County Showground in a couple of weeks and Bus Stop Over in June and I could fetch it over to save a trip

    Mr B
     
  14. Seems familiar.

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    Then this. Still got more to chop out as it ran down the inside along the van.
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    Plus got these to deal with! Not checked how deep it's gone yet, will run a wire wheel over it next time.

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