1991 Autosleeper Trooper - Sir Adventure

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1991 Autosleeper Trooper - Sir Adventure

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I've had the van since February and knew there were a few rust issues that would need addressing. The first pictures are from May when I filled holes in the offside rear panel.

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Wire brushed then treated with Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 (same as vactan).

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Filling

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Painted

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There was also a lovely hole in the offside outer sill so I patched that too as a temporary repair.

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As you have probably already guessed the area behind this is perfectly solid with no holes whatsoever...
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Present Day

I followed JonathanR's well-timed and informative post (http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=146617) on how he removed his Autosleeper interior.

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Looks fine from here. The white paint is what I could access behind the fridge.

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Oh.

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Oh God.

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Oh God no.

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From the outside

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Hole above jacking point

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Offside wheel arch.

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Nearside wheel arch.

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Offside snorkel box.

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Nearside B Post

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With everything stripped back I took the van to John at VW Welding Services in Salford. Total cost for the work was £700.

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The MOT is coming up so i'm going to treat and rustproof all the internal areas this weekend.
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jamesakers wrote: The first pictures are from May when I filled holes in the offside rear panel.
Have you any idea what cause this? Is it corrosion from the outside?

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jhobson wrote: Have you any idea what cause this? Is it corrosion from the outside?

From what I can tell, it's from water sitting where the panel clips on. I've not had the window out so that could be another cause. I checked the other side today and it's exactly the same.
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