This is my ride....

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

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  2. I should think so :p
     
  3. I try not to rude on your thread more than once a year... which has provided more opportunities than I expected. :D
     
  4. Thanks :( I am trying my best - honest.....

    Bit more today - took out the battery tray:

    Not fun ;)

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    Put the battery tray in to test the fit and no issues 8)

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    So - will tidy up the area and remove the protective paint and install soon but first I need to remove some creases and twists from the lower part of the cut as it will be easier while the tray is out.
    Will also put the cut up against the van to make sure the curvature will be good to go :D

    Cheers
     
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  5. Looks good. :)
     
  6. Thanks you sir :D

    Took the top plate off the chassis as it was all bent from removing the battery try and this split the body work from the chassis at the rear of the cut, so decided remove it totally !

    Before the seperation:
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    Now on its own:
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    Due to the curvature, decided that I will split the chassis parts and weld them together so they overlap (pics will hopefully make sense of it.
    On the inside I will plug weld some plates so that this will also add more strength:

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    The areas with the black cross (on the van) and the pencil marks (on the cut) will be removed.
    Anyone think it's a bad idea??

    Cheers
     
  7. Very smart, increasing the strength by welding in step!
     
  8. Thanks for the approval - will see if I have time tonight to get the chassis welded in then :)
     
  9. First created an insert for the D post - here are the pieces (for some reason I don't have a picture of the finished article so I will have to see what I can do tomorrow....)
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    Measured 4 times and cut once and still not right.........

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    You can just see the insert through the D-post gap:

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    A bit more cutting and lines up ready for some inserts to be made for the chassis:

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    So the plan is to make the inserts good - drill through the chassis then plug weld these in, then hopefully weld it up......

    Cheers
     
  10. No picture updates - spent a few hours tonight starting to fabricate an insert for the chassis leg. Tricky with the curve but will get there.
    Cheers
     
  11. Still working on the insert for the chassis - seems to take for ever but getting there.
    Due to its curvature at the point that I need to weld the chassis together it is a pain to make but getting there ;)

    A couple of pics so far:

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    Hoping to get it done tomorrow night then on Saturday I hope to join the chassis cut to the van :D

    Cheers
     
  12. Looks cool dude, I'm having to do basically exactly the same to mine!!
     
  13. I'd have just welded it together. If you know your welds penetrate I don't see any issue?
     
  14. I've never welded before so I'm very nervous, any advice??
     
  15. Agreed but wanted to make sure it's mega strong.
    Found out today that with the insert in place I can't get it in correctly so will just weld it in tomorrow (so long as the rain is minimal and wind not to strong as working outside............
     
  16. Guess what - the chassis is now joined :D

    Not shown to many of the welding as boring but a few after the welds had been ground down:

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    Wasn't that fun ;)
     
  17. Then laid some anti rust potion followed by rust preventative primer followed by red primer.......... again won't show all the steps but here is the red primer on:

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    After some time gave it a few coats of top coat to protect from the elements:

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    Engine lid closed:
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    So - got there at last :)
    Next week hope to start with putting the body back on!

    Cheers
     
  18. Fantastic work, you'd never know it had been fixed.
     
  19. Well done, looks the danglies keep up the super work :hattip::hattip:
     
  20. Cheers chaps :)
     

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