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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 10 Oct 2015, 22:25

Well its going to disappear backwards into the booth
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bulk body to etch and prime first ,then bake off ,followed by the roof
and after all that and a reflat it goes in to be made white as shown prior to another flat off then orange
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with yellows and oranges etc you need to use a white base to bring the best out of the colour, the same is nwith other colours where the primer is tinted to suit the top coat thgis way you get a better colour and a more even tone, just costs more in paint and time and the oven cycle
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this coming week it will go back to orange at long bliddy last
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 12 Oct 2015, 22:04

Well nibbed off today, next is seams sealed then more white base and yellow,by oops orange by evening

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this the new OE slider /sill assembly,doesnt look like it takes much fitting butttt
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hi-lift mount goes in here
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 16 Oct 2015, 15:57

Well its bright :shock:
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gonna be a shame to get it grimy in here
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it is the same colour but my picks never seem consistent :?
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cant think of any comments to add to picks :lol:
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fitting up this w,end as it gets a flat and buff
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also got new syncro stiffening plates to weld into the inner rear arches,hi-lift to mount and a bit of modification to the rear engine guards etc so a steady week to come
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 17 Oct 2015, 18:18

Well tailgate fitted with new cork gaskets
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whistlestop sort of breaks up the tango
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door seals have all cleaned up nice so thats a bonus
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always enjoy this part :D
mm
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby kevtherev » 18 Oct 2015, 19:40

me too!
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 19 Oct 2015, 20:54

Well peripherals being fitted,tow bar lights etc, got it all glazed last thing, and the black seals etc work well with the orange
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opening 1/4's were in good order
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looking fwd to tomorrow
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Dazco » 20 Oct 2015, 05:22

Hope you are wearing sunglasses while doing this one :wink: 8)
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 18 Dec 2015, 17:14

well more fun fittinhg up
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plenty paint up here and its good to remove the front rack or horseshoe so its well coverd under , supprising how often when a top is removed that over many years crud and leaves get in there and then they cant drain and next thing you know you have a hole
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bolted back down
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closer
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seem a shame to spoil it by loading gear in here
coming out into light
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orange and black seem to work well here
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when these are fitted ,you feel for folk that forget your there certainly saves the bumper and bodywork.
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ready for stage one movement
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as it comes home to storage :D
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bye
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will go find the rest of the picks now if I can see them
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Ruralman » 18 Dec 2015, 17:52

Nice shiny looking bus :smile:
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 18 Dec 2015, 18:04

Well found them , thought they had been lost as well,
Dynax UB prior to fitting spats, these were goosed but have recovered them with new ss set screws
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Like so
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also prior to paint etc ,if you have one of these then make sure the arches are cut to allow fitting of these spats "prior" to paint ,for onbvious reason, one fitted
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spare carrier now fitted with new ss cap head screws and cork base gaskets
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sliding door rehung
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shiny shiny so the song goes (v u)
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the fiammi brackets on pops are always an issue so I cut the tops off and remove about a 1/4" and reweld as so ,you will note they look down , reason being its a jacked up van and if the awning has the built in legs then it is likely to run out of adjustment , if you feel you need a more vertical mount then to a point (clearance to pop) they can be removed and bent a bit in the vice
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16" plates back in , 2 were missing so i have templates to easy make up sets in 16g steel
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this is the base of the internal mount for the hi lift , rest of seam and repair sealed
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more Dynax ,S50 this time, the patch you see was done some time in the past , maybe ex lecky connection, no idea
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Now this van was a horror in respect of the thing banged and rattled like the engie was fallinhg out, so let us invetigate , (oh and its a very nice TDi conversion)
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The engine is mounted a touch low
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gonna post up before i loose it all
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 18 Dec 2015, 18:38

Well better be safe, for a while i have not been able to load up and post.
so remove the bash plate,
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and create some clearance, i did take some measurements prior,
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thing is, its a good install but the ns engine mount bracket whilst crude is very strong, yes i could easyly have remade it to look better and clear stuff but it would Not have been stronger nor would it have eased the clearance issue on the other sapects of the install.
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so we add a box under neath, its 30x30 and as you will see its welded through from the remaining face of the old item
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and fits like so
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as so
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this protection is shared above and below
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to arrive at this, the ends are splayed and tapered to avoid hang ups and snagging
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then paint
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nice to wind the mig up a touch
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and from above
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the other side i merely added a simmilar box to the underside
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they do form a good skid runner and only the leading edge is lower as the whole plate tapers up towards the rear of the van, next
the rear box is cut to allow me to position it to give the desired clearance
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this shows the end re affixed temporary so its in the correct position when i add a box section to the void (+15mm i recall)
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clearance is now very good and will allow a real good landing and the sump and box should be better protected, thuis sort of mod may not always be needed , it just depends on the install.
so few odds and sods and done
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i wasnt the greatest fan of the lift but it is growing on me a bit as long as not too high then they stay in proportion as this does and indeed lloyds after lowering a little looks twice the van so less really is more
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initially it had a red roof and the front was white, we debated the colour and i have to admit the top in orange dpoes balance out and sort of looks lower than if it was white if that makes sense
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a lovely looking Syncro TDi
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby keytouch » 18 Dec 2015, 19:01

What is the grey paint that you use?
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby weimarbus » 20 Dec 2015, 09:45

good to have you posting again :ok
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Budgie7 » 20 Dec 2015, 10:25

Hi mm, what is the Dynax UB that you used before you put your spats on. Need something like that for mine.
Good to have you back posting again.
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Re: The Lankavagon

Postby Plasticman » 20 Dec 2015, 12:32

http://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-pro ... s/dynax-ub

get the rattle can as the solid in the tin we need to heat etc and use for a different application, there are other products but these work for us and the lady on the phone is 10/10 :ok
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