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by Robsey
11 Jan 2021, 22:45
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Various locks and keys question
Replies: 24
Views: 2284

Re: Various locks and keys question

I think to get the lock barrel out of my sliding door handle I had to turn the key so it was unlocked for it to slide out. That is another problem with my lock barrel. It is so seized up, that I can barely get the key all the way in, nevermind get it to turn. I may just go for an aftermarket handle...
by Robsey
11 Jan 2021, 00:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Various locks and keys question
Replies: 24
Views: 2284

Re: Various locks and keys question

I have refurbished my cab door locks with moderate ease. The front passenger lock is okay. Could do with two wafers and four springs to get a full repair. The passenger lock - all gummed up and seized together. https://i.postimg.cc/sX4mZGWd/20210104-133514.jpg The drivers door lock barrel cleaned up...
by Robsey
26 Nov 2020, 16:39
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

New rollers, circlip, locking pin and guide received. Frightening how a few piddley bits in a jiffy bag can cost so much. Anyway - here is everything fitted this lunchtime. The main middle hinge and runner. New roller and guide. https://i.postimg.cc/2SWNshLy/20201126-125307.jpg The bolt for the new ...
by Robsey
22 Nov 2020, 21:54
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Here we go, my homework in progress. Some before and after shots. Amazingly it was mainly just filth and surface corrosion, so easily stripped and cleaned - sort of. 1 - Bottom arm and rollers. Before - Caked in red paint (?) and bathroom sealant (?) https://i.postimg.cc/gjxs4hMq/20201119-111809.jpg...
by Robsey
19 Nov 2020, 12:55
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Week 20... The grinding and peeling off of the last remnants of the inner sill and floor panel edge strip was finally completed - A week earlier than I expected. Nothing worth photographing, so no pictures. Goes to show that progress can be made if I just focus and get on with it. ------------------...
by Robsey
15 Nov 2020, 23:32
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Thank-you for your kind words, but I feel that I am not really that worthy. I am very clearly a complete novice, but enjoying plugging away at the bodywork. ------------------------------- Hey Dazco, I have been looking at your work in progress starting 2012. About the same time I inherited my proje...
by Robsey
12 Nov 2020, 00:59
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

I have also had chance to strip out the wiper assembly. Amazingly the motor is not seized, but the mountings needed a good clean up. Whilst I was at it, I also cleaned and painted the heater panel controls. I stripped the wiper linkage from the pivots, so that I could clean them up, Rust treat, prim...
by Robsey
12 Nov 2020, 00:54
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Progress has been slow, but there has been progress. So what have we been up to.? Week Nineteen. With the arrival of a new inner sill, it was decreed that I would cut out the old one, which was completely rotten. Here is what is left of the three sill layers. (Under the sliding door aperture). https...
by Robsey
05 Nov 2020, 21:08
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Digijet manual
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Digijet manual

In answer to your questions -
Yes and yes.
The US have always had stricter emissions controls.

And yes, almost all digijet setups in the UK were catalyst free, so we can ignore that aspect on UK vehicles.
by Robsey
25 Oct 2020, 15:25
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Various locks and keys question
Replies: 24
Views: 2284

Re: Sliding door lock key question.

Well a bit of an update - It appears that I have a type B glove box lock. https://i.postimg.cc/cLCsT3M8/Screenshot-20200728-223912-Adobe-Acrobat.jpg Here is ours... https://i.postimg.cc/4d2d2687/20201025-143752.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vT1mJ4jP/20201025-145027.jpg Sadly no key to fit it. And I have ...
by Robsey
24 Oct 2020, 12:16
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Relay 292, a technical study.
Replies: 17
Views: 2923

Re: Relay 292, a technical study.

I am nowhere near fitting this yet... My van is in the very early stages of restoration. https://i.postimg.cc/Nj4zB7rq/20200924_004610.jpg But it is only three wires so very easy to wire up. The relay / warbler is marked up as in the picture above. One wire for ignition live. (Pin 15) One for lights...
by Robsey
20 Oct 2020, 21:53
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Then to brace the A post to the main front-to-back chassis beam, it was agreed to tack in the diagonal cross member. Bizarrely the bolt hole on the 'original' VW repair panel was nowhere near the hole in the a post. https://i.postimg.cc/Kv6HVxfG/20201020-000756.jpg The correct position should have b...
by Robsey
20 Oct 2020, 21:51
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Week Sixteen... An evening of mixed emotions. Mainly anger and frustration with myself. Before anything could be welded in place, it was necessary to re-hang the front left cab door. I bolted the door in place, with Troy's help. Then it was found that the door's window frame was distorted. (Bent rea...
by Robsey
20 Oct 2020, 21:50
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.
Replies: 60
Views: 11308

Re: Robsey's Rusty Wreck.

Although not bodywork, I managed to sort the blower motor control - Similar to CovKid's pwm thread.

No pictures means it never happened.

So here it is after I fitted the last of the exterior foam seals.

https://youtu.be/H4rfR-PjSRI
by Robsey
18 Oct 2020, 22:55
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Running the Rust Race
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Running the Rust Race

There is a white sticker on the underside of the dash on the driver's side (UK RHD). On this sticker will be a code four characters long. This will be the code for the paint colour. Often two letters, a number and a letter. Mine is LH5G which is Medium Blue. Try looking in the Wiki - it is a great r...