Make Autosleeper Great Again

Thin bits of metal and bright blue light. Including glass & trim.

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Fugeh
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I've had a few days off work and managed to get on with the van. So here's some updates from last time. 

Fitted the driver's side inner cill - surprisingly easy. Nothing that exciting here, other than ensuring that everything was aligned for the larger main panel. All plug welded in.  Only issue was the curveture of the Rear wing panel and the sharper edges of the AHschofield panel - I understand why they call them 'panelbeaters' now!Image


Then i fitted the 'full' panel. and plug welded to the innersill. Some fettling to the rear wing again to make it fit, but seems to align okay. This is also after I had cut the window out. I cut the window recess with the panel fitted to the van. I used a fine tooth metal blade on a jigsaw which was suprisingly easy compared to trying to cut them out with an angle grinder. 

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First set of welds to stitch in the panel: into the existing window opening. Quite pleased with my first pass! 

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I really hope the windows fit.......  :shock:

That's it for now - 'just' need to treat the seams and seal everything up on the outside and repair the floor internally. After that I'm going to try and take the roof and windscreen out and undertake those repairs before the weather turns.

 
88 Autosleeper Trident 1.9
Hythe, Kent.

Fugeh
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They fit!!

Lots of swearing fitting the rear window which took two of us about two hours. My neighbour helped who has fitted a lot of seals before. Very nearly dropped the window too. The middle window was much quicker as we found the metal rim helped and we installed it within 45 minutes. You really get a sweat on fitting them.

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I have removed the high top which wasn’t that bad at all once I got the multi tool on it. I recon it took me about an hour in total.

What horrors lay beneath....


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Hythe, Kent.

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It’s looking good. :ok
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:ok
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I look forward to pictures of gutters and whatever lurks above. I have rusty gutters and a high top and I am planning to remove mine at some point!... when I feel brave enough!

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