pasty smasher my 1972 panel van

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by tommy, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Keep up the good work and keep the pictures coming.. You have no idea how much help this resto is to my newby project :)
     
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  2. cheers buddy. having comments and help keeps me going. i know it will be worth it in the long run when its up and running and i can go away in it.

    it excites me already thinking about when it road worthy.

    these day i normal surf lynmouth/ woolacombe /bude as newquay isnt that nice a place anymore, also a place called fishguard in wales. i do want to try the north east at some point but will wait till the camper up and running and do that as my fist surf trip :)

    going to the canary island in september to surf some reef that should be fun.

    nothing wrong with being a long boarder it all about just getting out their and enjoying yourself. i surf 6,4 fish tail
    maybe if im down where you surf one day we could catch up.

    thanks again and ill keep you posted
     
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  3. thanks for comments exuptoy/the yourkiebar/baybug and newtovw

    not 100% sure on colour yet as i know i wont have the money for a real good paint job but i do like the rat look so i was thinking along the lines of red oxide all over coved with light Gray paint but then wet and dry sanded all over so some red was coming thought the Gray, a long way off that stage yet so got a long time to think about it. time will see

    new to vw thanks for your post, yours looks like a good starting point, people on here are a grate help and will keep you going as their all lovely and are always willing to give a hand/ advise

    cheers ALL :beer:
     
  4. Funny you should say that.. The bit about red oxide etc.. I've just coated the roof of mine with red oxide... Thinking... :eek:)
     
  5. got a little updade for you, did this on wednesday but been lazy. going to go work on pasty today so should have a little more done bye the end of the day

    decided to make my floor panel up, not that i can weld it in yet as got to sort the bulk head out and closing plate first

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    bit of a mission as it made out of five different pieces
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    then had a did at the side panel that showed about a half a inc of filler with lots of 50p size holes filled with fiberglass
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    started work on the door post,
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    after fitting the rear arc to see what shape i needed i made a bottom repair
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    right off to work on her again so should have a bit more of a update later for you all
     
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    nice to be able to stand inside the van without a hazards gap to fall though

    going to get the rear built up today but if it rains going to do the bulk head and closing plate.
     
  7. had abit of a fail. just about to leave the boat to go work on the van and it was raining and cold so thought sod it and went made a cup of tea.
     
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  8. not had alot of time to do much on the camper and with the nice weather we been going out on the boats on my day off
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    me and the missis having a bbq and drinks :D

    then last week i got man flu and spent 5 days in bed rubbish, back on it now so will get posting soon
     
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  9. got a full days work on the van saturday, been that long since i worked on it i did start scratching my head a bit when i uncovered her as id forgot what i was doing doh

    so i starting playing with the really crap kobloer rear panels that are rubbish
    does anyone else make these???
    lots of cutting and twisting/bending got the rear arch tacked on
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    then got the rear corner tacked on. did have to make a small plate above the corner as it was rotten
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    you can almost tell its a van yay
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    that was all i got done on saturday as it took ages lining it all up and chopping the new panels
     
  10. yesterday got another full day in and im excited how the rear looking now

    got the rear arch and corner seam welded. does need tidying up and one but of the rear arch i put to much heat into it and its formed a dent but going to pull that out as im going for as little filler as possible
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    you can see the dent here ops
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    got the arch front and rear closing plates on
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    next day i get on it going to be spent panel beating to get it stright as i can
    you can also see the spot welds from my battery tray
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    got the engine tin side seal panel on to
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  11. more of the engine seal tin and inside
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    made a start getting the rear valance on

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    all lined up and spot welded on
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    spent a few hours cleaning up all the welds and popped out the seam sealer
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  12. and to finish my day of hard work i put the rear hatch on and gave it all a quick coat of red oxide as I'm not off till next monday now boooo.

    happy with what i got done tho

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    was really surprised at how well the new rear hatch fitted and lined up
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    it was about 9pm at this point but i just couldnt stop.

    so started to chop all the rot out the bulk head as when I've fixed it i can get my floor on and start on the side panel

    not looking to bad until the magic finding rot skew driver came out
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    all gone
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    still need to do alot of work on this as it looks a mess
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    bulk head just behind driver seat
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    and that was my fun filled day,
    having the rear built up has really speared me on to get cracking.

    working away all this week so will be back on monday with tlb anxiety. not sure if that the right word but hay ho

    see you all soon
     
  13. dog

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    great thread and great work buddy!
    used to love surfing bude, lovely place!
     
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  14. cheers dog. bude is lovely indeed. looking forward to surfing in Lanzarote in september in just board shorts and rash vest it will be a first as the sea here is so cold, in September the water temp over their is 23 deg.

    been working on the floor, b post, and bulk head last day i was over at the folkes house. ive also set the task of getting all the body work done inc windows in before the end of summer, got a week off in about 3 weeks so should get a few good days in then going to bug jam in the girlfriends jazz (riding in style ha) be cool to meet some of tlb off here.

    made a few panels up big one for the inside of the bulk head /connecting to the b post and the small one for the front arch
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    after grinding down the welds
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    started to trim the side panel to fit new panel in but spent most the day removing filler
    you can see the thin metal bent away from the filler
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    all welded on ;)
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    going for the patch work look

    floor on, you can see the plates ive made up to join up with the new side panel but not had time to put them on yet, also that the plate on the bulk head
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  15. from the pictures i took you carnt really see the b post so will take some better ones next time im over doing some work.

    here looking straight down the side. not too wibly wobbly :p
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    after work tomorow im off the get my home brew kit as i fancy giving it a try and seeing some of the results of tlb brew club it looks fun,
     
  16. top work fella!! cant believe ive just found this thread, its looking fantastic :thumbsup:
    ive always wanted a panel van, i love them, its great to see another one being saved!!

    am watching with interest, keep up the good work!

    and, you just know you want to be joining the TLB Purple Bay Club when all your bodywork is finished ;)
     
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  17. thanks konaboy,
    ill ended up being drunk all the time instead of working on the van :burp:

    purple well we will just have to see

    im wanting to convert it back to a full panel but a bit unsure how to go about changing my sliding door so the windows not their. been on the hunt for a new door but they just dont seem to come up for sale and i dont think i have the skills to plate it up, any ides people
     
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  18. keep it up fella! Dont spose you fancy doin a bit on mine?
     

  19. haha drunk is good, i havent been drunk in far too long!!
    whats that, we'll have to see it purple? i like the sound of that :p haha

    why dont you think you could plate it? the rest of your welding looks good enough to me!
    you'd just have to make sure you kept the original curvature of the door, otherwise i imagine it could look quite odd

    are you going to be getting rid of the recess for the modern badge in the tailgate too?
     
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  20. As someone suggested on hear the other day, reskin the top half of the slding door in one piece?
     
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