This is my ride....

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

  1. Finally got some van time :D

    The plan was to fill a hole in the chassis top rail then look to put the top pieces on that hold the rubber around the engine so started to clean up the hole:

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    Started to weld it in:

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    After welding it in then ground them down:

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    Gave it quick rust proof and then the heavens opened so that was all I did :(
     
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  2. Another bit done though, it's all progress.
     
  3. Very true Z - slowly but surely!
     
  4. A few hours yesterday and today.
    Wanted to sort the area where the fire panel goes as I had to butcher the area around there, where the electric cables go through so I can put the panel on top of the chassis that the battery tray connects to.
    Fabricated a piece to go in. Not brill but a start...

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    Then put it up withe the lower panel in. Decided to cut a retangular hole to feed the wires through. Will create 2 halves with the holes cut in and then screwed down. Thats the plan anyway.

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    Once cut got thd old spray cans out and dusted everything down with some etch primer and top coat.
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    Outside.
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    The other bits...
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    Started to weld it in but ran out of welding wire
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    A bit more done then :mrgreen:
     
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  5. Minor update.

    Noticed some rust blisters on the root near the gutter and thought I would better look at what was lurking underneath:

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    Ground them back and not as bad as I thought it would be:

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    Painting some rust converter on them - later on today will dust with some paint and have a proper fettle next spring/summer when the weather is a bit warmer ;)

    Cheers
     
  6. it's a thankless task doing bodywork outside...fingers crossed for a few dry days:thumbsup:
     
  7. Thanks - it is but that's the way it is :(
     
  8. The rust inhibitor dried:

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    Some masking

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    Then....
     
  9. Primed it and put a top coat on but the weather has started to turn with a few spots of rain and the light is failing so...............

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    Hopefully keep the rust at bay over winter :roll:

    Cheers
     
  10. is that a bit of washing machine?
     
  11. Nope - piece left over from when I trimmed the rear quarters to fit :)
     
  12. Wasn't going to do this but thought what the heck:

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    Has a tarpaulin underneath it as it doesn't stop water ingress (it is 9 years old!!)
     
  13. A mini update.
    Due to work, life and everything else not managed to do much regarding the body work :cry:

    Started to clean the gearbox up with plenty of elbow grease and starting to look more presentable.
    A few pics of before and during:

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    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a...015/Van 01-30/20150130_124206_zpsc13d25bc.jpg

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    Hope to finish it off this weekend - then ready for a lick of paint and new oil.

    Cheers
     
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  14. Spent another 4 hours cleaning again (seems to go on forever....)

    Bottom of the gearbox:
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    Top:
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    And the end:
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    Just needs a full degrease and will be ready for some paint - not sure which colour to go for though - what do you reckon (van is read so thinking going for the same??)

    Cheers.
     
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  15. Man after my own heart:thumbsup:

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  16. Was just going to say @paradox would like this
     
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  17. Nice 'box - what colour did you go for (looks grey)?
     
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  18. Yes its grey
    Dont forget to etch prime your box first before painting it
     
  19. Thanks for that - was thinking of using THIS - what you reckon??
     
  20. Seems an expensive product to use to paint a gearbox
    I used tractor enamel £10 for a liter and it goes a long way
    I did the gearbox,heat exchangers and all my tinware and had some left over



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