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#1 leeuk

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:43 PM

"Sorry the van is a 68 and not a 69 as title suggests ;-)

 

I've been in the garage today to make a start on my van project.

Its a good strong van that has been laid up since 1997, The previous owner had made a start on its restoration and so I shall be carrying on from where he left off although the areas that he had painted I shall have to do again to be sure of a final colour match. Luckily he has only done the floor and under side.

My plan to prep what I can for now before it heads of over to Shiftys for a bit of panel work, I have most of the panels to complete it but I've also ordered a new loadbed from M Machine too as the one in the in the van at the moment although it is solid it is quite dented.

Today was a day of paint removal, I managed to clear the roof and the 2 rear quarters before I had to stop.

I plan to get the doors and bonnet free of paint tomorrow if all goes well.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:30 PM

looks in good condition



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

Should have this one done in no time Lee.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

Should have this one done in no time Lee.

Luckily it doesn't need much Sal as it is a pretty solid van ;-) 

The previous owner used to own a garage and the van was used as the company van until it was laid up in the 90s, He had used oil as a preventive measure against rust and it obviously worked as the floor is in fantastic condition for 45yrs old.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:42 PM

Looks it really good condtion for the year like you say really nice find :) looking forward to seeing another van back on the road :)



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Thought I would work my way from the roof down as it is the lower panels that are in need of some attention.

After treating some small surface rust spots on the roof area yesterday I was ready to rub the areas back today and get some primer down on the van.

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You can see here how the Hydrate 80 rust treatment has affected the rust areas by turning them black in colour, This is 24hrs after treatment.

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Another quick rub down and I was ready with the primer.

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The roof is now much easier for me to work with, Next step is to fill its little dinks in and get it as flat as possible before I move onto the inside of the roof.


Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:58 PM

Brilliant, nice van mate and your fair pressing on! You'll have a fleet of commercials in no time.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

Wish I was ploughing on as quickly as yourself

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:26 AM

Wish I was ploughing on as quickly as yourself

Cheer mate, I have just purchased a new air compressor, DA sander and spray gun etc, I am hoping the progress will be a little easier from now on. 

The sander that I'm using at the moment is quite a bulky one and so a decent palm sander was a must as I have plenty of rubbing and flatting to do ;-)



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

Looks like a good straight van to start with.Looks like the oil really worked a treat.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

Hold on a minute I go away for 4 days and you've painted the roof!!!!!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:15 PM



Hold on a minute I go away for 4 days and you've painted the roof!!!!!

Its not that time yet mate  ;-)

The roof and sides have had a good rub down and I've chucked some primer on to make things a little easier for me to see where the dinks and dents are,  

I've also done the same to the 2 sides but just up to the wings for now (doors are off),

I like to concentrate on a section at a time or else I will find myself missing bits, Once im happy the roof and sides are flat I`ll then move onto the front end and its doors.

Luckily the van has no real nasty's it is quite a solid shell, It wants 2 new rear quarter repair panels and its loadbed wants a couple of repair panels too in the corners near to the back doors, I was going to have the loadbed completely changed but if I can get it looking half decent then I shall stick with this one I think.


Edited by leeuk, 17 April 2014 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:55 PM

Not much of an update other than todays efforts,

This afternoon has been quite a good one as I've sorted out the n/s quarter,

it was the worse out of the 2 and so I thought it best I go ahead and tackle this one first, I'm quite pleased with the way its turned out too,

The other quarter isn't near as bad as this side was and so shouldn't take as much effort to get it straight,

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Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

Managed to get the n/s quarter sorted and looking straight too, I'm very happy with how its turned out 

 

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Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

What do you use the block the guide coat back Rob just out of interest?






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