Getting the Panel Van show on the off road

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Re: Getting the Panel Van show on the off road

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Indeed, and the only other reason for masking them yourself is the gauge of metal you use, but on the downside is the time taken to make.. :roll: choices choices
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just having a tidy up before i start with the seam sealer etc etc whilst giving the bracket a once over I was thinking what the hooked 'peg' bit is for within the design. It can be seen sticking out towards the inside of the van - its pressed out from the hole in the side so not welded on after. why's it there?
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Jacking point i believe.....Is it to stop the jack going through to far?
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yip. its stops it going further in so that when your raising the van (note choice of word there)it doesnt slip further in letting the body of the jack rest on/damage thge body
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I've had 5 t3's never once used the official jack. every days a vw school day :ok

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haha, must admit i dont either, but when i do a jp rebuild i jack the van up on one so that i can rock it so only 1 wheel and the jack are holding it up , its then passed my version of quality control :lol:
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Re: Getting the Panel Van show on the off road

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Same here Mike, and if it collapses.....

Jes, that looks like a pretty solid rear cross member, j/p and trailing arm fork ....


by most standards!

Unless its pitted and thin on the inside faces of the trailing arm fork

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Yep Clive , panel vans not a looker yet but it's a keeper. :D

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Whist waiting for the passat to fail its MOT i had a poke around in the offside rear. The other side is all sorted now any ready for final dinitrol. unlike the outcome of the MOT I'm very happy with the original condition here, picked out the original sealant which had shrunk back and let the atmosphere in, only mild surface oxidisation. A rub back and should be ready to treat
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A stitch in time...it'll be good for another 20 years :ok
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Well on top of everything else I now have to shift the panel van out of storage and bring it home. So it's time to get some wheels back on which means complete back end rebuild. Using the well travelled Acme-ashley-bush- insert-tool and more importantly two pairs of hands we whipped the rubbers in in short order , did all 4 in about 30mins.
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thats rather a small hammer i see,1/2-3/4 llb :rofl
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That's for the delicate touch, which is why it's not mine. My estwing hammer is my most prized tool , been battering things with it since 1992.

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Always happy to offer my services mate, let's get those bearings sorted next and hope we don't need my hammer :pimp
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Rear bearings in and ready to go, got to get the van on wheels, even temporarily as it needs to be re housed back at mine. Quite nice putting clean and painted parts back but offside still needs work so will have to be disassembled once home
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