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Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 10 Aug 2014, 17:13

Well my keyboard dont do the next place so that will have to do,anyhows this is here
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and very very nice it is too :D but......................
it does need a few things seeing to,
this
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as built,is not suitable for hanging a hi-lift off
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so a modification will be made :lol:
engine bay,loads of room but its laid over a bit more
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so air filter fits ok
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but still things to modify and improve ,also
things at this side as well
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but we will hang fire here for a mo as there are other more pertinent things
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im not crawling under on a sunday but
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its bad on the inside and the other lleg is the same
so its in for a penny in for a .... to do right which is the only way it looks like i will be dropping the front end off, should leave the rack and arb, also the grey tank needs to come out ,joy of joys , will be a chance to locate it correctly anyhows
rtight tea is calling
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 10 Aug 2014, 17:54

I'm nervous and excited at the same time!
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 10 Aug 2014, 17:59

tis ok , will soon have it nicely cut open and in bits
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby keith » 10 Aug 2014, 18:49

Thought it looked familiar Tom.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 10 Aug 2014, 21:03

A query, i upload to pee bucket direct from my phone as its quicker, but this album is not listed when accessed via my phone .any ideas what i need to do
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby 300CE » 10 Aug 2014, 21:29

Are you using the Photobucket app Mike? If so, click on the 3 lines on the top left & then click on Your Library, this should then show the albums. If the album isn't there, just try selecting 'Your Bucket' as this should bring up all photos with latest first (in case it's still there). In addition, sometimes I find you have to wait a bit if you've just uploaded a few.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 10 Aug 2014, 22:57

yep done that there are loads of albums but toms is not listed even though it exists when i access it from the laptop
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Postby 300CE » 11 Aug 2014, 17:48

Yeah, might be worth trying again Mike. Those ones I sent over to you of mine you could view on my computer but for some reason seemed to take an age to show the album on the p'bucket app on my phone. The other option might be to go through photobucket through your browser :ok
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby max and caddy » 11 Aug 2014, 22:05

So apart from the chassis bulge...what's it in for?
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 12 Aug 2014, 07:37

well some things are going to visit Aiden :wink: and some things are going to be cooled differently and some means of towing out of situations will be explored and secure storage is being looked at and and oh and chassis reps
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Postby ninja.turtle007 » 12 Aug 2014, 09:09

max and caddy wrote:So apart from the chassis bulge...what's it in for?


Due to time constraints this is part 1 of a 2 part series.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 16 Aug 2014, 21:05

Well been busy organising stuff and so forth
will mount this with the bolts as the emg cord has been removed :lol:
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i note that the sink drain hose to the tank where it joins the tank is badly kinked and a bit of detritus as in rice etc and it would be blocked, need to change this out with some convoluted i think
ARB pedestals ,the ns has badly corroded and the bush is past its best
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diff and subrame will be dropped out in the morning
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any reason these are like this
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they do give clearance, im thinking of cutting and taking the bulge out and rewelding as they would look better
gear box will be off to Aiden beginning of the week and i can start the chassis.
front towing eyes are sorted and i will make a few extras
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 17 Aug 2014, 10:17

The sink has been draining slowly for a while, just one of those jobs I haven't got round to. I need to order a new tap for the waste tank as the original one is on a lane is Salisbury somewhere!

One the drop links may need replacing or a little work. Near side I think? The threaded part snapped off just before a Xmas trip a couple of years back. As everyone was out of stock I drilled, tapped and insert a piece of studding. However I cut it too short. :oops: I don't think a new bush will fit as it is.

Ref the prop bars, I don't know why they are in that shape.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby jed the spread » 17 Aug 2014, 10:35

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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 17 Aug 2014, 13:36

ta for that,
well overall iuts a very good clean van , many of the usual nasty areas are quite good,got the lot dropped out this morning, as for nasty suprises well thats a matter of opinion and degree but nothing that cant be easy sorted
front dropped out ready for stripping
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lower arm bolts seized of course
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then g box whipped out ready for a holiday at Aidens :D
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5 of the rear cv bolts refused to move as in rounded holes so had them of with a cutting disc and will fit new set to both sides, not worth it if you need one out in the middle of
nowhere and they are fecked
NS outer
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NS inner
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OS outer
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visually not as bad but.....
OS inner
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note the p.a.s pipes
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not in a happy state
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rest looking fair enough
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so what next :lol:
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