Body (or lack of it)

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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 20 Jul 2010, 21:46

Not wanting to bang on about waxoyle, no doubt other that do eaxactly the same but I have over the years delvedinto many historic vehicles and where wax O has been used it has helped, .on my van the rear pilars/jackpoints were shiny metal and still covered in it, what was causing problems was the inability of the water in there to get out, I doubt I can cure this but if I can slow the deterioration then I will be happy-ish
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby weldore » 20 Jul 2010, 21:50

funny enough..i was just telling a mate about a few secs ago...i did my sills under the jacking points at the front over the weekend and the metal inside the sill and what makes up the pillars was like new and covered in wax oil,it was just the lower part of the sill that had the dreaded worm....its a bugger when its on fire though and dribbling out between the seams :evil:
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 20 Jul 2010, 22:22

Ah but worse when your under it and it drop/drips on you
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby weldore » 20 Jul 2010, 22:25

metalmick8y wrote:Ah but worse when your under it and it drop/drips on you
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:oops: i stupidly blew the fire out and got a face full :oops: (it wasnt nice :cry: )
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 20 Jul 2010, 22:33

do that for sport and you can have a bit part with rammstein :mrgreen:
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 22 Jul 2010, 21:08

Had a few choices with the osf arch, I had cut the bottom off to get access to the pillar, the rest was pretty good and knowing how thin the metal is on pattern ones I went with welding the bottom back on and doing a small repair to the filler hole, ,it should all grind off ok.
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The step was as expected, er thin, will fabricate this out of good heavy plate in the morning

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then its either ginding and leading or a few jobs under to finnish/check, quite like the idea of finnishing off the silly little jobs while its up in the air
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby dugcati » 23 Jul 2010, 16:33

That bottom section of the b pillar is a common rot point on these vans a place for future buyers to watch as the vans get older!

Keep the pics and reports coming this is a great thread :ok
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 23 Jul 2010, 20:03

Cheers, it was good reading yours, somehow nicer when your not doing the work, watching others and acting smug like your own is in good order,
Right back to reality,, made a new 1 piece step from a goodly thickness of steel, the outer visible fold was in solid order so I kept this,
Image I have drilled the holes back in to refit the step rubber, its not the nicest looking weld Ive ever done but it will dress up and do.
I want to fit mudflaps to the rear but am loathe to spend the daft sums suppliers ask for them so have welded a plate as shown
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This is a good guage of steel and I intend to hang a wide flap cut from 6mm conveyor belting and will maybe affix a VW logo to that,
It will then keep all the carp of the rear boxes and back panal etc.
Been at it with the paint stripper as I am baremetaling it as Im not painting over other folks filler/bodge or whatever, these covers are of the viking I broke and are rust free so will use them,
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So tommorow its stripping and whilst its working I shall be under tightening and checking and such.
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 24 Jul 2010, 20:03

Well a good day had, managed to get some propper industrial stripper, so all w'shop doors open and a stipping we will go,did the back panal first
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all thats left is the vw primer which I will da off when I get it over to my bodyshop, fridge panal here
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1 heavy coat and the lot is off in one go, is it worth doing? well I think so, Ive never liked painting over feathered edges, plus I want to know whats underneath, time wise I can strip it in a day and will save loads of time with the da plus it will be a better job .
Interestingly it looks like I have met the work of a very good welder/bodyman, the slider would appear to have been a factory glazed one but had suffered from some rot, so the works aperature has been cut out and a piece added to each side and the bus windos fitted, its seriously neat welding, will take some picks tommorow to show what I mean.
Other than that I only have this advice to give .

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wash hands before no 1's
wash hands before no 1's
wash hands before no 1's
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby lloydy » 24 Jul 2010, 20:19

or it might end up like this
http://www.snopes.com/photos/medical/gr ... _small.jpg
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Re: Body (or lack of it)

Postby Plasticman » 24 Jul 2010, 20:28

X my legs every time Ive seen that
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