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#46 leeuk

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

Original Dunlop's are being refurbished for the van, I do like to see Dunlop's on the vans ;-)

Here is one that was prepared earlier...

 

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Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:13 AM.


#47 Archived2

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

You left enough room for paint in those gaps?  ;D


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#48 leeuk

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

Im hoping so mate, They should be good lol ;-)

 

I managed to get some primer onto it today after I had finished filling the dinks on the bonnet and wings.

I'm quite happy with how its turned out..

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First coat of primer on ;-)

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I couldn't resist but quickly drop the bumper on,

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I think I've done pretty good for my first attempt :D


Edited by leeuk, 04 October 2014 - 11:13 AM.


#49 Shifty

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

Well, in orde to help Lee get the van to the IMM i have it for a little while!!!  Plan is to get the back end welding done. the brakes and clutch working and the engine running!!

 

Once thats done he can have it back!!

 

Had a session on it today..

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The back end pretty ropey, you can wobble it around like a jelly!!

 

Time for some welding....

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I've also added some reinforcing as well

 

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The other side was better

 

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The work has been inspected...

 

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#50 leeuk

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:54 PM

No more jelly bum ;-)

Nice work mate It was in desperate need for that, Time is ticking down for IMM but I believe we will have it ready, No problem,

The van is going straight to Wayne "Street Tweeks" over at Car Perfection near to Wolverhampton straight from Shifty where it will undergo its final transformation into a minter..

"Watch this space !!" lol



#51 Shifty

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

Yup, the back end doesn't wobble now!!

 

When it was on the trailer I could see it shaking in the rear view mirror!!!



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

I bet that was a sight to see for those sitting in the car behind the trailer.

Its now a solid van at each corner thou mate after todays welding,

I cant wait to get my hands back on it as I know the end is near lol ;-)



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:13 PM

I'll get the back end finished tomorrow, hopefully do the A-panel as well.  That leaves the doors and the brakes etc to do.

 

With a bit of luck it will be back to you next saturday!!



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

That would be ideal that would mate, It would leave me with 10 -11 days to finish the prep and then a week or so for paint and re fit so touch wood all goes to plan and we finish in time ;-)

 

I've also a 50s hot rod to help prep over the next couple of weeks for Car Perfection but I believe I will have enough time to get the van ready for paint, I may have to put in a few late nights towards the end but the thought of it all finished will get me there  ;-)

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

Had another session on it today, not may pictures but quite a lot of progress!!

 

Fitted the rear valance and tided up the load bed floor, also fitted the strengthening panel that goes behind it.  If you say it quickly it sounds easy!!

 

The pattern valance didn't have a lot of shape and the rear floor of the van was out of shape!! I had to do a lot of reshaping on them to make it close, even then when you clamped it it pulled out of shape very easily.  

 

What I needed to do was weld the 2 together and then shape them, impossible if you fitted the panel behind, which you had to do before you fitted the dammed valance!!

 

My solution was to cut the strengthening panel in 1/2!! This meant it could be fitted after the valance!!

 

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Sucess!!!

 

Next was the welding on the rear door frame.

 

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Still got a bit more tidying up to do on this but its strong and solid now.

 

I got bored of doing the backend so I had a quick look at the A-panel and door skin fit

 

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Seems an ok fit, needs some work but not a lot, the pattern door skin looks ok as well.

 

I also removed the locking wheel nuts as well!!

 

 



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

My solution was to cut the strengthening panel in 1/2!! This meant it could be fitted after the valance!!

theres me thinking i was the only one that did it that way :D hope you remembered to run something behind there to pull the wiring though??? ;D

great work as always :thumbsup:


Edited by minbin 69, 29 June 2014 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:57 PM

Loving todays work mate, Im more than glad to see its back end get sorted out its been screaming for it lol.

Yes defiantly great work as always, And some good progress made today too ;-)



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:05 PM

Had another crack at this today, not got a lot of time and there's a lot to do!!

 

Still got a bit more finishing off to do on the back end but I decided to have a crack at the door instead!!

 

At a glance it didn't look too bad but it had been reskinned and had some dodgy repairs on the bottom.  So I dragged out my trusty door skin removal tool,,

 

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Pulled the skin off the door

 

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Let in a new bottom..

 

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The put the skin on, as this is a budget build we used pattern skins, not too bad a fit, needed a bit of tweaking..

 

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Finally tried it in the hole to make sure it still fitted..

 

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Not too bad, the A-panel needs to go forward at the bottom a bit, but a good start.

 

I'll get the back end finished next and then start on the other door.

 

With a bit of luck I'll get the welding and body finished in the week and then on Saturday do the mechanicals and brakes.  Still a lot to do, but getting there!!

 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

Still at it!!

 

The back end welding is done and the brakes have now been overhauled, we had a delivery as well..

 

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Onto skinning the other door, we had one 'good' door and one 'bad door'

 

This is the 'good' one..

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Yup, the good one was worse than the bad one..

 

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A hasty rethink meant that the bad door was now the base to be used..

 

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Few repairs

 

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This door had a new bottom as well.

 

 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:40 PM

Nice work chaps.

 

Best of luck getting this ready for IMM!

 

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