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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby itchyfeet » 04 Jan 2018, 18:22

RogerT wrote:ImageImage


F reg is a late van, you have to wonder how it got so bad?
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby RogerT » 04 Jan 2018, 19:44

Leaky hightop from screws securing some of the internal panelling going through the hightop rather than the glued on wooden pieces, no insulation in the hightop so lots of condensation, some external cracks also visible in the hightop. You should see the rest of it though. Fist sized holes at the bottom of the air ducts, long hole behind the fridge, you can see the rust staining from below the side cover so I should think there’s holes there too (both sides), holes in the lower roller track, outside swing arm mounts on both wheels have lost their inside faces, and are in fact only attached with the patching I did before the summer. Probably the sills need replaced too. And then there’s the rest of the seams and what lies in wait behind them.

So I’ve given up wondering how it all got so bad, it’s just a lack of maintenance and probably some bad bodges. I might start a restoration thread, as there is a lot for me to do. I know I enjoy reading those epic threads, so I should repay the favour. No van trips this year...
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby jrt » 06 Jan 2018, 17:01

Replaced the master clutch cylinder, bled it all through then went for a test drive. All good for a few miles then had a problem with 1st at some traffic lights and a junction. Drove on for another 10 miles without any problems but decided to give it another bleed just to be sure.
Then went for another drive only for the van to die on me at a junction. The bugger wouldn't start so after checking if had fuel etc i began to bang my head repeatedly against the steering wheel :(
After a bit of general fannying around it turned out to be a knackered rotor arm, luckily had one in the toolbox. Just wish i'd checked it a bit earlier :oops: than i did!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 100leelee » 07 Jan 2018, 16:25

Removed hi top..
patience and a sharp kitchen knife ;)
Roof not as bad as it could have been, all gutters really solid, some surface rust above windscreen..
Reason for removing it was to fit into my ‘heated’ garage to really crack on with the other repairs..
Had to remove tailgate as well..another story ..
So hi top on the patio, still wondering whether to get a pop top fitted or put the hi top back on...
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby RogerT » 07 Jan 2018, 18:03

[quote="100leelee]
Had to remove tailgate as well..another story ...[/quote]

Is there a knack to getting the tailgate off, thinking I’ll take mine off to give better access in my garage (not heated...)
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby meggles » 07 Jan 2018, 18:50

Getting there. Just some trimming to do and then work out how to fit the hinges to the bed boards and frame!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby 100leelee » 07 Jan 2018, 21:06

RogerT wrote:[quote="100leelee]
Had to remove tailgate as well..another story ...[/quote]

Is there a knack to getting the tailgate off, thinking I’ll take mine off to give better access in my garage (not heated...)[/quote]


Tried the 6mm Allen bolts with an impact driver... no joy as expected, then just undid the 10mm bolts on the door side, much easier!!
2 person lift though, it’s heavy!!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby bigbadbob76 » 07 Jan 2018, 22:47

Holy Crap Roger!!!
Sorry to see that mate. :(
All that Caithness salt air did some damage for sure.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby jrt » 12 Jan 2018, 17:28

Just changed the rubber boot on the slave cylinder again...only did it in March last year.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby RogerT » 12 Jan 2018, 19:51

bigbadbob76 wrote:Holy Crap Roger!!!
Sorry to see that mate. :(
All that Caithness salt air did some damage for sure.


Commiserations accepted. Don’t think it was Caithness air that started it, more like I bought a pig in apple, and Caithness air finished the job.

I will prevail though, nothing like throwing good money after bad!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby RogerT » 12 Jan 2018, 19:54

Pig in apple? What the blithering heck!
PIG IN A POKE , stupid bloody phone!
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby badgerfax » 15 Jan 2018, 21:23

jrt wrote:Just changed the rubber boot on the slave cylinder again...only did it in March last year.
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Where did you get a replacement boot from? I have the same problem. Less than a year old & its perished.

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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby jrt » 15 Jan 2018, 21:42

First one was from BW, this one i've just put on was from (ahem) JK.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby ZsZ » 16 Jan 2018, 07:32

jrt wrote:First one was from BW, this one i've just put on was from (ahem) JK.
David.

What brand they sold to you? I bought spanish ERT a few years ago and it still good. Spanish Frenkit looks good too. Topran chenese ones are crap.
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Re: What did you do to your T25 today?

Postby pocolow » 17 Jan 2018, 19:09

Got the Van back from the garage with a fresh mot, new rear springs and a shiny new exhaust mount..Thats cured the rattle from the back. 8)
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