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by RogerT
28 Oct 2020, 20:20
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Water Ingress
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Water Ingress

Did you do the roof under the hightop?
by RogerT
28 Oct 2020, 20:18
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Plasticman
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: Plasticman

Woot Woot
by RogerT
28 Oct 2020, 20:17
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Greasy appearance on interior of glass
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Greasy appearance on interior of glass

I just asked my mate Barry and he recommended Cillit Bang.
by RogerT
19 Sep 2020, 21:31
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: (Not so sweet) Caroline
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

Re: (Not so sweet) Caroline

Cutting straight lines - I feel your pain. My first attempts at cutting panels out were horrible, left me with a right mess to fix. What helps me is drawing a line to follow (Sharpie?) and a smaller angle grinder. My old monstrous Lidl grinder packed up and I got a Makita, shorter, lighter, and a po...
by RogerT
18 Sep 2020, 20:36
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: (Not so sweet) Caroline
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

Re: (Not so sweet) Caroline

Aye, it does sit on top of the outrigger. And it’s spotted to the back of the front wheel arch.

https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 7#p8217387

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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: 1020

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: 1020

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: 19
Views: 1467

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: 393

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: 2346

Re: Rusty roof chop

Trigger’s broom?
by RogerT
25 Aug 2020, 21:35
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rustoration
Replies: 305
Views: 51155

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: 51155

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: 51155

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...