The Fish Mini Resto

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Paul Weeding, Aug 25, 2011.

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  2. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    You'll be camping in it soon. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Got a lot of jobs to do first tho buddy!! :)

    gonna be good sleeping on the RnR as opposed to an air bed on the floor 8)
     
  4. So the other day I decided to drop the van off the axle stands and get it outside and turn it round...


    nestled back in the garage
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    on closer inspection (better light) I spotted some little rust bubbles on the bottom edge of the screen... :(
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    Not too major, definitely easily fixable :thumbsup:

    replaced the front grill fixings for riv-nuts... means I can use some nice M5 button cap stainless
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    Also got the boards cut down and temp fixed on the RnR
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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  5. Today I dug the slider out, and decided that it was time to do a bit of work on my van!!
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    trimmed
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    welded up
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    Just needs a linish now
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  6. Gotta do that to my sliding door at some point as its held together with cable ties and pop rivets. ;)
     
  7. Been on my "to-do" list ever since I got the van :eek:
     
  8. Romping along paul, at this rate you'll be done for it's 50th birthday. ;D
     
  9. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    ^^ lol ;D, leave him alone.......he's still got para's bus to do yet ;D ;D ;D

    tidy work mate :)
     
  10. Don't worry about Paul, he can take it. ;D
     
  11. :lol: don't remind me Zed... been off the road far too long as it is!!

    I decided the other day that I need to start putting some work in on it otherwise I'll never get it done!!

    So I'm aiming to have a couple of days on it every couple of weeks :thumbsup:
     
  12. Go to a show and smell some trackbite,,that will get you motivated ;D
     
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  14. A few more in process pics of the slider skin going on!!

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  15. whats the verdict on Autocraft panels Paul, good quality? We have Gusbus' slider to sort out sometime in the future, dunno how bad it is though!
     
  16. cheers, I'll make a note of that for future reference, thx ;D
     
  17. Not a problem :thumbsup:
     
  18. Nice tidy work on the door, I used the same autocraft panel for mine as using the shorter panels makes retaining a nice curve a lot of extra work as the welded join would run straight through it and it leaves a joggled join on the door frame pushing out where its not required.

    Just an observation and not a criticism C:) imo A bit overkill on welding the front of the skin edges to the frame?? As once its turned over it wont be going anywhere?
     
  19. The skin is spot welded from factory dude ;)

    But I also do it to hold it all together before I fold the edges :thumbsup: Makes it a lot easier to do :)
     

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