Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Paul Weeding, Aug 25, 2011.
You'll be camping in it soon.
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)
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
on closer inspection (better light) I spotted some little rust bubbles on the bottom edge of the screen...
Not too major, definitely easily fixable
replaced the front grill fixings for riv-nuts... means I can use some nice M5 button cap stainless
Also got the boards cut down and temp fixed on the RnR
Today I dug the slider out, and decided that it was time to do a bit of work on my van!!
Just needs a linish now
Gotta do that to my sliding door at some point as its held together with cable ties and pop rivets.
Been on my "to-do" list ever since I got the van
Romping along paul, at this rate you'll be done for it's 50th birthday. ;D
^^ lol ;D, leave him alone.......he's still got para's bus to do yet ;D ;D ;D
tidy work mate
Don't worry about Paul, he can take it. ;D
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
Go to a show and smell some trackbite,,that will get you motivated ;D
A few more in process pics of the slider skin going on!!
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!
I'm not 100% certain that it is a Autocraft panel.... Says "AC" in the title, so I was assuming that it was one of theirs!!
But as far as quality goes, it's spot on... correct curve, width is spot on... easiest fit I've had for a while
cheers, I'll make a note of that for future reference, thx ;D
Not a problem
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?
The skin is spot welded from factory dude
But I also do it to hold it all together before I fold the edges Makes it a lot easier to do
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