Not a restoration.

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bigbadbob76
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Re: Not a restoration.

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Just popped in to see what's happening. The old bus is booked in for MOT on Monday, fingers crossed as always but I had her on the ramps last weekend and she's not looking too bad for rust. I'll give her a blow over with the touch up gun if she passes. and maybe get away for a few nights at the end of the month.
Plenty of T25's on Skye at the moment including one that wasn't charging that I was glad to help fix.
If any of you are up this way and need help feel free to drop me a message, I'll not see you stuck.
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Well the MOT man got his tapping hammer out and it went through my inner sills in several places both sides, there are now holes that wern't there at the weekend when I had the van on the ramps. :lol:
Time for new sills as the existing ones have been patched on top of patches every year since I bought the van.
On order from Schofields.
Can anyone give me tips on replacing them? do I need to brace the "chassis" before cutting the old ones out? I'll avoid cutting the outer sills if possible.
Finding solid steel to weld them to will be the tricky bit I think.
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Howdo Bob, great to hear from you, hope all’s well with mate! Sorry can’t give much advice as had my o/s inner seal done by the bodyshop but I don’t think it was too much of a headache for them.
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Depends how much you replace. The entirety? That’s rear JP territory as well, plus outriggers. Might I suggest you carefully explore just how much of your sills are gone. Maybe open a wee hatch above the jp, or do you have a bung in the wheel arch above the jp still that you can use as a peephole?
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'88 Transporter with hitop camper conversion, 1.6td.

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Thanks guys. I'll get a better look at it this weekend with any luck.
Theres certainly a hole in the sill just forward of the rear JP so that area needs looking at.
I'm not sure yet whether I need to replace the front JP along with the sill (they come as a complete unit) or cut the front end off my new sills and weld in close to the front outrigger.
My floor also looks pretty poor where the existing offside sill is attached so I may have to remove the cupboards so as not to set them on fire. :roll:  and if the cupboards are out I maybe should be looking at replacing bits of the floor....
Not just a quick bit of weekend welding and a retest by the look of it.

Thanks for the link Roger. I'll have a read. :ok

Doing ok here thanks 300CE, hows life down there?
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Re: Not a restoration.

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No problem, happy to help. Mind and do pics as you progress… :ok
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