Project uggy 73 bay window camper

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by markey, May 24, 2012.

  1. this is my very first project, and have never had or played with any VW cars before, but have always loved the bay window VW's

    im going to try to do most of it myself, but being brand new to the T2 scene im sure ill be spending a lot of time asking lots of questions

    so here he is
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    its a 2.0L auto, and looks like its recently had a camper roof fitted, no interior, no seats, the engine is removed and in the middle of the van
    there has been work done, new front panel, front drivers wheel arch and step, pas wheel arch, and some work to the rear 1/4's

    on the way home
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    first job was to sand down and repaint the front panel as there was surface rust already!
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    next job was to remove the "interesting" repair work on the RHS front wheel arch
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    patches over patches, untreated welds and lots of rust!

    this is where i am at day 2 of ownership, sitting here a little worried about what i have just got myself into lol
     
  2. good luck with the project Mark - keep the updates coming!
     
  3. Plenty of help on here mate. Folks on here make buses out of spider webs and string! Metal, luxury!

    Steve
     
  4. Welcome dude its nice to see your doing a proper job of the work unlike the previous owners bodges
     
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  6. iv been getting brave with my angle grinder, in the hunt for good metal,

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    just waiting for my dad to ger home from holiday so i can steal his mig welder :supsbrew: then i can really get started.


    need to replace the arch and probably the step too, seen a few different arches and panels, is this the right one?

    http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Wheel-Arch-Complete-Front-Right-T2-8-72-79-Repro_act_shop.product_pID_136695_lang_EN_country_GB.htm?crumbPageToLoad=1


    iv even had a bit of input from the mrs,
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  7. Nice project mate any big plans ,, stock looking or custom etc ?
     
  8. going to keep it as stock looking as possible, maby some nice wheels, but thats many moons away,
     
  9. Cool will look forward to seeing the pics as you go along :)
     
  10. Dude your going to need to repair the inner parts of the sill before welding that plate in
    Also the welding on the plate above the jacking point look terrible

    If i was you id take that front wheel off and remove that welded plate then wire brush a larger area around where you have cut out to see if the rot stretches any further out
    Id also have a right good poke around your inner and outer sills to see if they are rotten or have been bodged

    Good luck with the resto dude and welcome to bus ownership
     
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  11. looking at the poor quality of work carried out by the po it would be worth spending some time on the other repairs.
    the front panel has been replaced and it needs some work
    have you got a timescale? you have a challenge on your hands, good luck :)
     
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  13. spent a bit more time on uggy today, still removing parts rather than putting it back together

    removed the original wheel arch outer skin
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    then set at the jacking arm, i did start with a grinder but decided this was far to over the top to remove the welds, i opted for the wiggle method and it was off in no time,

    its a good job i never tried to lift the van using it

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    the next job is to repair the inner seal, its only gone at the very end, but i have no idea how it is susposed to look in non rottern form, after that i can get the panel above the jacking point ready to replace,


    any ideas how this is supposed to look???
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  14. Are these any help

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  16. No worries mate
    There's always someone on here at the same stage or have done it previously to help out
     
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  18. Hi Markey, as I read the thread I was going to sugest you could knock the outrigger off. You certainly do need to remove the PO's work :eek: It doesn't look like the same person fitted the front panel though...
     
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  20. This wet weather isn't helping... Non-porous coatings are available, and perhaps a must working outside?
     

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