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by RogerT
09 Sep 2020, 22:19
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.

Ah, are you meaning the forward angled piece behind the front step that comes forward to meet the front of the van? Wots pretty important for crash protection integrity? Just noticed the indicator hole...
by RogerT
09 Sep 2020, 22:15
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: Outrigger Support - am I missing something.

I’m lost, can’t tell what I’m looking at. You say outrigger, and I’m expecting to see the beam that comes from the main chassis rail out to the sill by the front jacking point. Is that what you’re referring to?
by RogerT
01 Sep 2020, 22:14
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: (Not so sweet) Caroline
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: (Not so sweet) Caroline

Oh so sweet... Have a look at Rustoration thread. Been there. The closure pieces are not available, make your own. They are fitted last. Start with fitting the inner sill, then the outer sill, joining that to the body panel above (aka fridge panel). Then the closure panel joins that seam to the edge...
by RogerT
01 Sep 2020, 21:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Interchangeable rear trailing arms!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Interchangeable rear trailing arms!

I would ask myself whether having a big patch of fubar’d metal on the underside of the swing arm would compromise its strength, mr Vw built it a a box shaped thing for a reason after all, rather than a box with a hole in the bottom. As for your camber, I’m guessing negative means in at the top out a...
by RogerT
27 Aug 2020, 22:00
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 897

Re: Rusty roof chop

Trigger’s broom?
by RogerT
25 Aug 2020, 21:35
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rustoration
Replies: 305
Views: 41953

Re: Rustoration

Very kind of you sir. Well done on buying a welder, it’s the only way to go. Practice practice practice...

And I hope you’re right about how little your van needs, I really do :?
by RogerT
23 Aug 2020, 20:53
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rustoration
Replies: 305
Views: 41953

Re: Rustoration

3. regular sharpening of the bit with a handheld diamond whetstone worked pretty well. Buy a new arch, and cross my fingers that I'm successful in getting a part time job that I've just put in for. 18hrs, uni termtime only, walk or cycle to work. What's not to love... Plenty of time for the van, and...
by RogerT
23 Aug 2020, 17:13
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rustoration
Replies: 305
Views: 41953

Re: Rustoration

Still here... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200823/8e795a4cb49e0c57ac6379a4b6fc04b7.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200823/4bca0b1739958167af6de4d52fa32af6.jpg Drilling spot welds holding the arch to the inner panel https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200823/765397824afe00eb399269ca622ca0...
by RogerT
12 Aug 2020, 22:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can't resolve pedal pulsing
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Can't resolve pedal pulsing

Thicker back plates will mean significantly greater service life. Thin ones will rot pretty fast. Cheap cylinders will fail fast. Drums, dunno. There was a post above saying they had bought brickies cheap drums and they were ok...
by RogerT
01 Aug 2020, 15:05
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Stiff hot/cold lever on heater
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Stiff hot/cold lever on heater

So there are! Not on mine... Beyond my level of competence.
by RogerT
31 Jul 2020, 22:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1.6 td - should i feel any boost?
Replies: 21
Views: 4978

Re: 1.6 td - should i feel any boost?

Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

For what it’s worth, I gave up trying to repair my diaphragm and shelled out for a new LDA, and felt the improvement. No idea about your smoke... how much do you get, faint smoke or choking following motorists? All the time or under load?
by RogerT
30 Jul 2020, 20:18
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Stiff hot/cold lever on heater
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Stiff hot/cold lever on heater

Three because you have no hot air feed along the walkthrough to the rear passenger compartment.

With luck you can just straighten the bent wire, as long as it’s a straight push into the outer you should be good. (Unless you have a sticking flap...)
by RogerT
26 Jul 2020, 16:29
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rustoration
Replies: 305
Views: 41953

Re: Rustoration

Added the edge of the (diesel) battery tray.

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Took out the filler piece and trial fitted its replacement.

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(Photo rotate?)
by RogerT
09 Jul 2020, 18:44
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Steering column mystery button.
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Steering column mystery button.

I’m sure I can see the remnants of a sticker that said “ DO NOT PRESS THIS BUTTON
by RogerT
09 Jul 2020, 18:41
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: RUSTPROOFING AND TOP COAT ADVICE
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: RUSTPROOFING AND TOP COAT ADVICE

Vactan gets the best write ups here. Latex based? So the coating is waterproof after application and the rust beneath is cured. Available on eBay. I have some but not used yet, working my way through a couple of other substances before starting the vactan bottle. Probably a false economy but nothing...