The MALLYVAGON

Thin bits of metal and bright blue light.

Moderators: Moderators, User administrators

Locked
Plasticman
Trader
Posts: 8075
Joined: 12 Oct 2005, 20:55
80-90 Mem No: 1948
Location: lincolnshire

The MALLYVAGON

Post by Plasticman »

The mallyvagon is coming :D :rofl
mm

User avatar
lloydy
Posts: 7877
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 17:54
80-90 Mem No: 5262
Location: cheam surrey

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by lloydy »

Looking forward to it..
Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you

User avatar
Wychall
Posts: 869
Joined: 17 Jun 2011, 22:48
80-90 Mem No: 9841
Location: South Birmingham

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by Wychall »

I'm gripping the edge of my seat! Beats the rubbish on the gogglebox any day. :ok
.
South African 1991 2.5i Microbus - virgin, not campered! LPG'd
Piloted by Brian.

weimarbus
Posts: 606
Joined: 19 Jun 2010, 12:53
80-90 Mem No: 10165
Location: coulsdon

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by weimarbus »

Wychall wrote:I'm gripping the edge of my seat! Beats the rubbish on the gogglebox any day. :ok

Yay 'gogglebox' , there's a good expression from the past :ok
1985 hi-top 2.1MV with DG carb and LPG
1955 trials buggy with 1.9 DG high lift cam and twin dell's

User avatar
Aidan
Trader
Posts: 5094
Joined: 11 Oct 2005, 19:21
80-90 Mem No: 742
Location: Llanfyllin, mid Wales : )
Contact:

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by Aidan »

now instead it's the googlebox

:)

Plasticman
Trader
Posts: 8075
Joined: 12 Oct 2005, 20:55
80-90 Mem No: 1948
Location: lincolnshire

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by Plasticman »

Well heres a fgew of him in his glory.
lots of signs of a.n.other having been in and messing with stuff
Image
awfull colour
it has an extra protrusion or two
Image
and as some chancers would say, slight surface rust,but given the vans agein really good condition :lol:
Image
now there is a little something missing here :shock: and a little something that spells work,
Image
it doesnt get better
Image
now when you fit a pattern side panal there is a good reason for doing them in a specific manner and the cut out tabs at the top corners need welding in a specific way ,they are not an edge up to which filler can be applied
Image
Image
so thats a pair of rear wings to cut back off and they have really daubed the insides with gunge and oh its Hhorrible wish i could roll my R's
so looking fwd to cutting it open , front panal lower is also shot,
these wheels are being replaced so may i think be up for grabs soon, they are fitted with 225-45 x 17's
legal for now,
Image
mm

weimarbus
Posts: 606
Joined: 19 Jun 2010, 12:53
80-90 Mem No: 10165
Location: coulsdon

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by weimarbus »

It was thoughtful of them to apply stone chip protection halfway up the sides, and maybe the seamless front panel was a VW prototype :lol:

can't wait to see it 'undressed'
1985 hi-top 2.1MV with DG carb and LPG
1955 trials buggy with 1.9 DG high lift cam and twin dell's

User avatar
AdrianC
Posts: 2975
Joined: 29 Dec 2010, 21:57
80-90 Mem No: 9144
Location: Living in Hay whilst the Sun pours down.
Contact:

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by AdrianC »

weimarbus wrote:can't wait to see it 'undressed'

Indeed. From the first shots, it really doesn't look that bad - until you start to pick up on those little clues that cry "bodge inside!".
A year and a half living in a Westy hightop... http://www.WhereverTheRoadGoes.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Plasticman
Trader
Posts: 8075
Joined: 12 Oct 2005, 20:55
80-90 Mem No: 1948
Location: lincolnshire

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by Plasticman »

indeed, mind'st i use a very very fine stone chip just prior to gloss but way lower down, and as its over good metal i figure that if a chunk of fjord or other foreign body chips the paint at least it should bounce of the stuff? and not get to expose bare metal
ah the upper front panal ,
there was a lad on here recently did this to one , ,for sytling reasons i think , i had also considered it but it just looks so wrong in my book. so it will be reinstated as built
mm

User avatar
kevtherev
Posts: 18788
Joined: 23 Oct 2005, 20:13
80-90 Mem No: 2264
Location: Country estate Wolverhampton Actually

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by kevtherev »

oh boy...more porn!

Say mike, when you make some incisions, could you post up a few pictures of the method of removing a panel, like where you make the cuts and why?
2.1 DJ on pierburg + LPG

Plasticman
Trader
Posts: 8075
Joined: 12 Oct 2005, 20:55
80-90 Mem No: 1948
Location: lincolnshire

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by Plasticman »

With pleasure Sir, means folk will copy it though.........................and maybe not with a grown up present...
mm

User avatar
kevtherev
Posts: 18788
Joined: 23 Oct 2005, 20:13
80-90 Mem No: 2264
Location: Country estate Wolverhampton Actually

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by kevtherev »

:rofl
well they say mimicry is a sincere form of flattery, The rear wing would be enough.. no need to show it all, I'm curious to see how you decide where to cut and then, separate the seam.
2.1 DJ on pierburg + LPG

User avatar
LittleMissSunshine
Posts: 1119
Joined: 30 Nov 2011, 21:44
80-90 Mem No: 10589
Location: North Yorkshire

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by LittleMissSunshine »

Got my cuppa tea ready! Bring it on :ok
1988 transporter caravelle Komet. 1.9 petrol.

Plasticman
Trader
Posts: 8075
Joined: 12 Oct 2005, 20:55
80-90 Mem No: 1948
Location: lincolnshire

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by Plasticman »

LittleMissSunshine wrote:Got my cuppa tea ready! Bring it on :ok
look who's all brave and cocky now !
yes fine ,taking appart be it mechanical or anything else is as important as the actual repair and whilst there are rules to try to adhere to there are always going to be variations and this is where past experience comes in ,
the joy is when you get a task youve not quite done before so sad as it may seem i get a bit excited and it also breaks boredom.
mm

User avatar
LittleMissSunshine
Posts: 1119
Joined: 30 Nov 2011, 21:44
80-90 Mem No: 10589
Location: North Yorkshire

Re: The MALLYVAGON

Post by LittleMissSunshine »

:rofl

Much less stressful watching from afar :ok
1988 transporter caravelle Komet. 1.9 petrol.

Locked