A brief overview:
Something a little different. Not a camper conversion, but a full body restoration to be used as a WBX 2500 demonstrator and R&D vehicle for 025Motorsport with my own Oettinger 2500E engine fitted. It will get BIG vinyl graphics as well as period ==syncro 4x4== side stripes and 7x15" ARC alloys and all-weather road tyres and standard spec suspension, plus some interior mods to enable it to work as a crew bus/Kombi. No pretensions to offroading, strictly an all-seasons van.
*let's not forget some multi-layer security measures*
Aidan did the transaxle about 10,000k ago, it's still fresh and taut. I did the VC and galvanized all the running gear and re-bushed it all, repaired the front chassis legs and swingarm mounts, but following the events of 2015 I had really lost momentum and it was in danger of getting worse faster than I could repair it!
More news once it starts happening for real, but to give you some idea of what is likely to happen, here is some of what I said to the restorer:
I reckon that it needs both sides doing to the same extent: front arches inc. steps, lower B posts, front outriggers etc, outer sills &, rear wings and lower quarters. Both sliders need new bottoms. It won't be a keyhole surgery approach! Front lower grille panel also needs the usual. Windscreen aperture is bound to have holes.
Panels in hand so far:
A pair of good sliders, nearside is a panel one (shame to cut it) plus another rhs 'velle one with dents; a perfect tailgate; two genuine rear arches (one is SA), salvaged nearside rear wing (I will pick it apart, the arch is poor)
The rest to come via Brickwerks