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#16 Jared Mk3

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:20 AM

Looks like this is going to be a great project - following  =]



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 05:49 PM

Lots of pictures and description of how the floor fitting goes please, that's exactly what I plan to do to my pickup in a few months time so I'll be watching with interest!

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 06:32 PM

Will do, just waiting on another delivery from m-machine and i will be good to go

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

Great - my floors a patchwork quilt of bodgery and oversills and I was looking at these floor assemblies in the m machine catalogue thinking they would be the way to go.
Did you have much trouble getting the old heel board out from under the end of the load bay ?

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

It was fairly easy, the worst part was finding all the spot welds in the load bed but the spot weld drill bit i used was a god send.

The load bed is being replace but i have been as careful as possible so that i can use it for future projects.

#21 Redjohnno

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:48 PM

Looks like a good project, looking forward to seeing progress on this one.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:50 PM

Another update on the van, got home on Wednesday so have stripped the remaining panels that require replacement -
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Replaced rear arches, corners and lower valances
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Fitted the floors and wheel wells which took a bit of time to get spot on but really happy with the quality of M-Machine work

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Alot more to get on with, hoping to have toe board fitted and all major welding complete

#23 Ben_O

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:53 PM

Wow, what a leap forward!

 

Really well done.

 

 

Ben



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:09 PM

Thanks Ben

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:36 PM

Good bit of time spent on the toe board to ensure it was 100%, very happy with the fit, maneged to then get the drivers side inner wing fitted.
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Should see a complete van shell in a few days time, then i can start the prep stage.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:54 PM

Great work there. How was the fit of the m machine floor assembly? Any problems?

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:33 PM

I would recommend the floor assembly and also load bed assembly to anyone, I did not need to do any modifications to either part and the workmanship they put into thier products is excellent.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:38 PM

Awesome job!

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:43 PM

Wow just had a read through this, and you don't hang around with the work you have got loads done not long until it's a complete van.

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:59 PM

Last couple of days spent getting everything lined up an true, photos with the bonnet and outer wings lated on so still require a bit of alignment.
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