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Thanks. I wasnt sure how it would go, what with the bigger section of the seal rubber and the way the window is set in.
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I removed my rear nearside a couple of years ago. came out easily so that I could do a temp repair on the corrosion. Refitting was just as easy using just a wife and a piece of string.
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Thanks to a bank holiday Monday I got a good start made on the prep work, no customers, emails or phone calls, door shut and plenty of sanding.Image Image
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Good work... are you going to keep it the same red? it is a great colour!
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Yes it will be staying red, I'm not a fan of changing colours, I don't know why? Prob as the way I would want to do it would be to strip all the original colour off so when it chips you don't see the colour it used to be. Apart from the wheels and the carriers on the rear bumper I was wanting to keep it as original as possible.
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Wee bit more stripping and sanding tonight.Image
The drivers footwell and step had all the paint flacking off, the carpet and insulation were soaked in brake fluid from either an old spill or leak, I wasn't planning painting on that far but not that big a deal.Image
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The drivers side a post has two painted pop rivets where the chassis plate should be, and is moved up on to the wheel arch into an indent slightly larger than the plate, I can't see any reason to move it up there? Is this only on sa vans?
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Yes its a big-window SA detail.
While you are there, fish out the bit of damp-retaining sponge that is stuffed into the bottom of each A-post (head under the step and you will see it)
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I got them yesterday, thankfully it was dry it would make a proper mess of the bottom of the post one it had soaked up some winter salty water.
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Removed the interior today to get some sound deadening fitted and seal up the back of the panel joins, I'll paint it before it goes back together.
Do as much as possible before it goes on the road to prevent corrosion starting in all the usual places.
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Painted up and ready for some insulation and cavity wax. I hazed a coat of some engine bay top coat grey that's used in engine bays and boot floors on some modern stuff to try and make it look like it hasn't been messed with.
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Got some time this morning to take the front diff out and strip the vc out of it.
I got it boxed up and shipped to Ian @ Holman engineering for a refurb.
Now after taking the diff out I want to remove the front subframe and repaint it as well, the lower arms need removing for split lower ball joint rubbers so why not? Prob leave that till after its painted to keep it mobile.
I'm going to try and get the body and panels into primer for the end of the month, need to see some sort of progress soon as it's been going no where for weeks now.
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I see red dust! I will try and sort a vacuum actuator diagram for you tomorrow

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[quote="silverbullet"]I see red dust! I will try and sort a vacuum actuator diagram for you tomorrow

There's plenty of if! No matter how much it gets washed.
The vacuum routing would be good as I got the heater box back together yesterday with a new matrix and motor so hopefully get the dash back in soon.
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ETKA isnt very helpful, this is all it shows for the vacuum actuator on the lhs of the SA heater box:
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I will try and find the time to drop the parcel shelf out and take a pic.

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I've managed to get a bit more done, removed all the doors as they are nearly ready for the oven and a coat of primer.
this morning I did a bit more sealing around some exposed seams and joints that I think will help keep the moisture out areas that normally rot.
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The sealer looks pretty horrible before its painted but looks good when done.
VC is repaired by Ian and is on its way to Aidan where the box and diff will be heading at some point too.
Last job of the day was to put some sound deadening on the inside of the upper front panel to stop the rain sounding like gravel hitting it.Image
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