The resurrection of my poor rusty moggie Van

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The resurrection of my poor rusty moggie Van

Postby Chris7 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:26 pm

[album][/album]First job is to get the Chassis rebuilt! I always prefer to rebuild rather than replace, be it the Chassis, wing, or door etc. Unfortunately I could only remove the rear box and not the cab at this stage, as severe rot to the cab floors and panels meant that it would probably have twisted out of shape, even with the Bracing as shown! Chassis is rebuilt so no chance of impending collapse as might have been the case had I started on the cab first to remove it. Now I can rebuild the cab floor and finally remove it to access what appears to be a fine front end of the Chassis! Years of dripping oil has at least saved the front section! Kind regards. Chris493[/album]501505502503506513511512510508509
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I have added pictures ABOVE of the very worst areas of the chassis and their subsequent repairs! Regards Chris
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Front wing restored weekend 2nd and 3rd November 2014! I chose to fabricate a new repair section as opposed to buying a new wing as I intend to keep as much of the original car as possible. The new panel was cut shaped, welded then cleaned up and sprayed with primer, no filler used except for a smidgen of Acrylon for the very minor imperfections Kind regards Chris515516517518519515
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some else that use's cut and fold method on curve's ;)

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Thanks for the compliment woodywoodchipper. Chris
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Nearside inner wing! Requires new metal urgently lol kind regard Chris520
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Why are you taking a photo of the photos? can you not post directly from the pc your photos are on?
If that's a daft question ignore me I am know for my thick moments lol..
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Drivewasher my Laptop is down at the moment and I'm using a digital camera that I have to download the pics onto my old XP PC which isn't connected to the internet! NORMAL service will be resumed once the laptop is shortly back from repair! Kind regards Chris
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Well done Chris-keep up the great work-and thinking on your feet as they say-with pics of pics - "we loves pics on 'ere :D

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Thanks for the encouragement Cliff
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Ah It all makes sense now
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Recent work on my moggie van! Inner wing fabricated and first section plug and seam welded in place ! Second fabricated panel section clamped in place and ready to weld! The next picture shows a fabricated van petrol tank neck cover! Cut shaped welded and sprayed with paint. Final picture is of my multi stage oxy/acetylene gas equipment without which non of this would be possible! Kind regards. Chris524525526527
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I am now restoring the box on my moggie van! Starting with the rotted guttering and its surrounding rusty steel! The entire perimeter will have to be replaced with home made guttering and repair sections kind regards. Chris :D 552553554555
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Some good work being done there :) .
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Thanks iank! Regards Chris :D
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