pasty smasher my 1972 panel van

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

  1. hay dicky, id happily help you but you are a million miles away from me:p
     
  2. purple haha its like your trying to brain wash purple into my head hummm. if i do it a different colour ill do a little bit purple just for you:D

    might get some metal and give the door a bash, just a little worried about bodging it and then ill have no door,
    yes the recess will be going but thats a job for when i make a start on tidying and finishing all the body before a skim of filler and primer



    zed cheers bud. would 1.2 mm metal be ok for this or would you go a little thicker??
    and i take it that the door is just a frame then with a skink over it so all i would have to do it cut away the top skin at the top (down to the bulge)
     
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  3. wwhoooo over the 100 post mark, also so my brewing kit today so off to set that up now, going to be a long wait for the finish product tho
     
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  4. ahh well - worth a try!!
     

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  6. Yep and yep.
     
  7. been a while since uploading, have been working on the van just been a bit lazy in updating.

    ive got the whole week off this week and was hoping to get 3/4 day on the van but ive run out of founds for parts ect so a little gutted so looks like a week of chilling in the sun with a beer :) carnt be too bad

    got bug jam to look forward to at the end of this week so im hoping this will get me going on the van again as ive been a little disheartened about it lately as i dont seem to be getting anywhere and keep finding bodge after bodge.

    here what ive been up to
    made some plates up to close the floor off between the sill and side panel
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    just before i welded the floor to side panel plates in i wax oiled the inside and the sill
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    seam sealed the floor and bulk head
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    red oxide all the metal to protect it from all this lovely sun at the moment :p

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  8. forgot abot the b post pic, here it fully welded in

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    the arch has been fitted badly

    more of the red oxide

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    i then moved onto the front wheel arch and tub

    i could see that it had a few rust holes on the inner skin but was hoping to save it
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    and then found this little joy (balls)
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    just full of fiber glass
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  9. so while i was cutting away decided to cut the cab floor as well as that had some bad repair plates hiding lots of rust
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    after all that i thought id look at the rust around the rear vent, this is going to be fun to cut out and get the shape right
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    thought i would take her back to bare metal and start filling or to see what other bodges had been done
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    still needs alot more filling sanding/ filling sanding but im going to save some money up for panels and filler/tools ect have a little brake for a week or so and hopely after bug jam get excited about the project again,

    will keep you all posted and see some of you at the weekend
    tom :thumbsup:
     
  10. could some one post a picture up of their engine bay with out the engine in so i can see what plates i have to make up for the rear tin,

    I've highlighted the bit I'm after in my pic, any help with pictures would be much appreciated.

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    also ive had a look at the normal suppliers for parts as my fuel tank has no straps holding it in place but carnt find any, does anyone no where i can get them or is it just as easy to make some myself

    many thanks tom
     
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  12. cheers buddy, grate help, do you have any more more looking at the middle :thumbsup:
     
  13. Ive gone through the pics and im afraid i dont
    However my bus is with Paul Weeding and the engine is out so im sure if you ask him he would take some pics for you
     
  14. cheers for your help paradox your a star
     
  15. I've just had a quick look through some other photos, and while I've got some of the engine bay, I've not got any of those areas specifically.... So I'll sort you some out :)
     
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    Hope that helps
     
  17. And if not....
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  18. Hey Mate - Where did this get to?
     
  19. hay bud, its been put on hold for a while as my mums mini failed its mot on body work and got quoted £4000 for the body work repairs so she was going to scrap it (1998 john copper sport mini with only 21k on it) so i said i will do the work for her as she loves her mini, and the weather has been poo, just trying to get it don't soon as so i can get back on the camper missing working on it.

    also got this as my daily as was feed up with riding the bike to work in the cold

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    and the doomed mini

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    its been one of them jobs that each time i do something uncover something else thats needs doing been doing my head in, just waiting to get a few nice days to finish it then back on pasty smasher. will keep you all posted
     
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  20. Did it fail on that tyre too?

    My mate is into his mini's, looks the same colour has it got a silver roof?
     

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