Jumping in the deep end! Green T2 Devon 1979

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    I’ll let you know when I’m around! Off to be action end of August and the guys I go with are from Sheff so I’ll keep you posted!
     
  2. Not perfect but my welding is getting a bit better as time goes on
     

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  3. Fitted seats, finished welding at front and middle just the back inner arch tubs tube and floor and I'm getting there

    Fitted quite a few new bits, there was a loud clunk and now the wiper motor goes round and round but the arms don't move something else broke.

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  4. excellent looking van very straight , glwi
     
  5. I've fitted the front door cards and a few other bits but keep getting distracted with other projects... Weather is against me too, I need somewhere dry to crack on with it. I'm having the interior made up in marine ply with the Devon interior plans that were shared with me. So will be the same as the Moonraker interior but with a modern twist, oil the wood and should look great. Just bought material too for seats and curtains and mum in-law is going to use old ones as templates. I'm getting excited now lol, it's never going to be a 25k bus but I want it to be usable and enjoyed next summer
     
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  6. I have cut out the rot at the rear and just kept going till I hit solid metal.

    Scary to look at but I'm slowly panicking inside now. I'm making a trip to Ahscofield to get some replacement panels.
     

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  8. On the offside rear as you can see it had a previous repair from the underside, which was welded in very well but not in the correct place. I bought a cheap plasma cutter as cutting in small areas and in corners is difficult.

    I cut the old repair out, it's scary to look at but I'm getting a little bit better at welding

    I got the closing panel from A H Schofield but the arch tub and floor were really really expensive so will make up the rest as I go along, story of my life hehe.
     

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  9. I finished the arch and middle, I am doubting my skills every step. Not perfect but it's solid

    I really struggled with the heater pipe and the middle section, the middle section was really difficult to replicate the indentations. I checked the price of this panel and I'm not paying £70 for it, so used sheet metal

    The brake pipe was a bit rusty and looked like it was weeping too so replaced it while I was there
     

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    Hi ...welcome to the forum from the Italian Alps.
    Nice looking bus and a nice idea to recreate the original interior. Like it.

    Enjoy your new family member.
     
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  11. Thanx for that

    If a family member cost thousands, wanting interior renovation and lots of TLC they would be asked to leave haha
     
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  12. Always better when it's painted :)

    I have to clean up my work and clean/paint the underside but I detest working underneath things. I think I might hire a ramp if anybody knows of somewhere in Sheffield
     

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  13. Lot's of rust under the rear windows on driver's side so spent a bit of time cutting out and replacing sections. The track cover is pretty rotten too and had to repair behind it in a few places. Once finished repairs I painted inside with white hammer and under the track + a coat of underbody waxoyl.
     

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  14. Got stuck into the passenger side sill and rear outrigger. Not much metal left and was full of rust most of the way down it. There was no drain holes in the sill so whoever did the previous repairs left it a water trap.

    I bought replacement panels and the inner sill top half was solid so was helpful lining it up. I used a 13mm bolt on the hole of the original.
     

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  15. Got the outer sill on and just working out how to rebuild the rear corner now
     

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  16. Love to see you getting stuck in! Your welding is coming along nicely. Keep it coming.
     
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  17. get some seam sealer on all your welds, it will help stop water coming in if there are any tiny pinprick holes
     
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  18. Don't worry I will get happy with seam sealer and rust treatment underneath once finished. Been looking for a lift to do it but it's all by the hour price wise, I think I'll be looking at 2-3 days to clean it up and paint it properly.
     
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  20. Great job. Soon be camping season :beer:
     

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