Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 04 Mar 2016, 18:22

well , fuel tank was vactanned, then u/coat and now shiny glossed. colour co-ordinated :lol:
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rear floor repair welded in
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coated
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when dry tomoz i will seam seal it all
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then start sticking a few bits back together inside
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Ian Hulley » 04 Mar 2016, 19:11

metalmick8y wrote:well , fuel tank was vactanned, then u/coat and now shiny glossed. colour co-ordinated :lol:


:shock: Steady now ! This isn't ya common or garden show pony tha nose :pimp :rofl

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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 05 Mar 2016, 21:38

well its a weekend so light duties , taping up for sealing
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this way keeps it neat , when dry will repaint it then treat the nooks etc
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 06 Mar 2016, 21:53

well sealed
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when dry these were recoated with grey the dried and a heavy coat of gloss brushed on
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safe anchorages now :D
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providing it dries overnight then insides back tomoz, i have underside to finish sealing and another small welding job to do on it then we go testing :D
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 07 Mar 2016, 21:14

Well sealed of the underside joins, this shows the underside of where i repaired the rear panal , the sheetwork was butt welded so no crevice for future trouble :lol:
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rear springs and shocks back on (and yes they were Tight)
didnt bother taping these up as they have more stuff to go over
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loose fitted the exp tanks and drilled mounting holes, when i fit these i will fill the recesses with sealant then a layer of clingfilm then fit the tanks
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one of the sill to inner sill joins sealed
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then the underside of repairs done with dynax UB and the inside of the sill doused with dynax S50 this man ky stuff that drips out and onto you :roll:
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tank and stuff back in then off to test
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 08 Mar 2016, 22:32

Well, ahhhaynes said there are two M8 screws holding the tank on , cant find them or is it a case of "did you manage to sort the small hole under the rubber mat....................hole :?: :oops:
must be this little one
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knew I'd forgotten something
lets have a look
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just a little bit more
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well
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no point trying to patch it,and then theres the issue of all the burnable hoses and cable and such and the H/brake anchor is iffy etc so will have a think
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 08 Mar 2016, 23:02

Well folded a new section up,
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have added the recess to accept the brake cable and its rubber boot
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i have sat it through the hole and brazed underneath, ive again pre heated it and its flowed nicely through so no chance of it rusting away here :D
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trial fit inc handbrake lever
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now the original flooring had the usual swaged pressings, thias is often done to give strength and to prevent drumming, also usefull if using very thin steel as was the case OE, if it was seen as in doka load bed etc then it would be replicated no problems but here its very well supported and if you n ote the OE at 0.8mm and my part at 1.6mm then im happy doin g it my way :lol:
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old and new
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so weld ity up first thing
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 09 Mar 2016, 21:12

Well ded
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prior to this I welded 2 new strips of 25mm wide steel to top of x members to bring these up to correct height and also give a nice surface to weld to
at the front edge it meets just as the OE
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sealed
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and coated
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will gloss it in the morning
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 10 Mar 2016, 22:11

well gloss it is
hmm picky not through yet, ok
mounted the fuel tank and ran new fuel grade hose on the tank breather outlets to plaggy fuel pipe and new ends to the exp tanks. grommets all cleaned and refitted with luuube..
here you can just make out the tank spigot sat in the steel ring
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secured with an SS m8 csk setscrew :wink: chose this as it sits fairly flush under the rubber matting and being ss shouldnt seize.
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blick
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with seats and belts etc back in , handbrake lever feels nice and solid, may have to view the osr hub as its not 100%
but :D
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 11 Mar 2016, 22:11

well, hummed and hah'd and thought about it and well nope
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be wrong to leave it in precoat
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so dragged a good mate down after tea and
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first bit of 2pack being drifted on
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loads on
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 12 Mar 2016, 23:16

Well finished a few bits off,
first before
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now with seals and grommets in :lol:
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door ready to rehang
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after a few trials to readjust this
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and yep it dropped off ,well nearly as i sort of caught it.
there is just so much wear and slop in the linkage,and as im out of late ones i had to do a temp repair
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shaft was well worn away soi built up with braze and a quick file top take most of the slop out, also packed it with a washer under so it functions a bit more like , the kick out spring is not happy but its sortable later
ive also ran another thin bead of steel along the top edge to help compensate for the wear in the runner wheel etc and this has enough room to accommodate a new assembly should it be acquired
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its abit tight to shut with the old seals bvut shut it does
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and Steve should prefer this view
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:lol: :wink:
so onto tea
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tester coming in early for me in the morning so we get it done and away by lunch..ish
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby nige73 » 15 Apr 2016, 20:34

My God you've got some balls tackling that I thought mine was bad but its mint compared to yours before the work.Superb job and an inspiration to everybody,well done.
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby kevtherev » 17 Apr 2016, 16:27

Nige this is not Mikes van, this van belongs to Ian Hulley, Mike does this as his hobby :D
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby nige73 » 17 Apr 2016, 20:32

I spotted some other posts So I guessed this one of many labour of loves!!.
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

Postby Plasticman » 17 Apr 2016, 22:22

thats good face saving :D they are all labours of love, and not all get done and money has nowt to do with it :wink:
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