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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Postby Robsey » 08 Jul 2019, 10:10

Thank-you very much for the welcome back.
I did still pop my head in on a regular basis, but with work being paused, I had little to offer in conversation.

Yes, I am very lucky to be within easy "collection" distance of both Schofields and Brickwerks.

I have ordered the door steps from Schofields, as those and the dodgy cab floor will be the first parts to receive attention from the welding gun.

Although I am going to remove all tired doors first and fit my less tired second hand replacements, before proceeding onto major metal work.

I am still on the hunt for a left cargo door, that doesn't cost a fortune. But I am happy to wait until one comes up at a good price.
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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Postby Robsey » 11 Aug 2019, 21:38

Any idea where I can get the runner rail for the rear panel of the van?

Looking around, it would appear that the rear panels now come without a runner.

As you can see in my picture, my runner has completely rotted away.

The whole skin is tatered.
My friend who loves to weld, thinks the rest of the skin can be saved / repaired for much less than a £500+ panel without a runner.

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I find the sales blurb very confusing when they mention door runners.

They always seem to mean at the top or bottom of the door aperture, not the one hidden by the runner cover on the rear-side panel.
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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Postby 937carrera » 12 Aug 2019, 07:17

Did you see this ?

https://www.alanhschofield.com/ourparts/prod_2855188-Complete-Rear-Side-Panel-Panel-Van-Genuine-VW-Left-8092-252809171E.html

You would need to cut the window aperture - but why not just visit / speak to Schofields ?

Have you seen their repair panels for the sliding doors too ?
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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Postby Plasticman » 12 Aug 2019, 14:08

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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Postby Cecil » 12 Aug 2019, 21:03

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It seems to have got damaged and is now cheaper.
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Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Postby Robsey » 12 Aug 2019, 22:41

Thanks for the replies chaps...it is very much appreciated.

I had thought about speaking to Schofields.
Although they are only 5 miles from where I live, it is not very often that I see that side of the world - so to speak.

Regarding the skins...
I think that I will be liaising with Plasticman, probably early next year, when work starts in earnest.
Mainly stripping upto New Year.

It will probably need to be a panel cut that provides a suitable runner. There is virtually nothing left of my runner to gauge the profile, but it looks like a rounded m shape or a back to front N that the "/\" shaped roller runs along.

Here is a close look...

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For info, it is a 1983 panel van with left / near-side sliding door, with windows retro fitted in the mid-to late 80's.
So early runner and door slider / roller mechanisms.

Although - all that said, surely it wouldn't be massively difficult to convert to a late cargo door, if push comes to shove.

(This is probably where I show my ignorance / naivity for all things T25...)
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