This is my ride....

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by gninnam, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Some more 'rust' shots:

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    Will continue tomorrow as tea almost ready :)
     
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  2. Keep at it dude it will be worth it in the end
     
  3. I built my house faster than you have done your bus....

    just a thought....:D
     
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  4. Mmmmmmmmmm rust
     
  5. But which will still be around in forty years.....
    I didnt touch it for 3 years due to work. Thats my excuse.
     
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  6. some good work going on there, keep the pics coming!
     
  7. Naughty naughty
     
  8. Thanks and will :)
     
  9. Enjoying this thread - it's like watching a resto in fast forward mode ;) keep it coming!
     
  10. Cheers dude - will put some more on today - hopefully get up-to-date!
     
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  11. Ordered some rear quarter off-cuts to allow be to start the repair of the backend panels and chassis.
    A few pics of what I got:
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    Nearside, lower panel and offside:
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    Turns out the offside cut was from a 73 bay so couldn't use it to repair (did use bit's of metal from it though...)

    Started to tart them up ready for use:
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    So, the offside cut is coming together :)

    To be continued................
     
  12. A few more pics of the tart up.
    This is the lower engine closing panel:
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    Working on the outside of the offside rear quarter panel:
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    Too be continued.....
     
  13. Started to cut away the nearside rear quarter to see what I would be facing:

    1cm of filler :
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    Then attacked the offside:
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    This fell out of the cut:
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    Luckily nothing in it :)

    Too be continued.....
     
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  14. More metal taken out - a few days before what is shown above:
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    To be continued...
     
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  15. Test fit of the panel:
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    A quick repair of the chassis rail - top in the engine bay:
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    Ground down and POR15 applied:
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    To be continued................
     
  16. Welding of the panel begins:
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    So - that the D pillar and the chassis rail joined - just need the panels joining.

    To be continued........
     
  17. The panels now:
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    Chassis done:
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    All done:
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    Started to put filler on where some of the panels had been welded on many years ago!!
    Started with the nearside front arch panel:
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    To be continued.......
     
  18. Started to fill the out sill panel on the offside:
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    Then ruptured my tendon so now in plaster so van is on hold:
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    More or less up to speed now - hope you enjoyed the condensed version of the last 8 years :)
     
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  19. :)

    Wow, it makes it look like you've only taken 4 weeks!

    Nice work, I'd forgotten how much you'd done.
     
  20. Cheers mate and it does make it look short :rolleyes:
     

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