Rustoration

For documenting and technical details of T25 restorations and major repairs
This section is for major restorations only.where to buy a panel or where to buy window rubbers belong in the bodywork seats and glass section.
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Re: Rustoration

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Re: Rustoration

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It's good to see you making progress again Roger. Is this a push before the move or are you already in new facilities ?
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A push before move. Got to get the wheel on! Aim to continue tho, hopefully in a wee garage 5 mins away.
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Good to see less rust and more steel Roger. :ok
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Clean up
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I’m sure this fitted better when I made it...
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Fixing in place.
Bit of a gap to fill... what a mess!
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Better now
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bigbadbob76 wrote:Good to see less rust and more steel Roger. :ok

Thanks. It does help to know I’m being watched over with benevolence, it really does.
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Re: Rustoration

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Turn the wire down or power up
Great recovery ;)
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Cobra88 wrote:Turn the wire down or power up
Great recovery ;)
:ok
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I hated doing the jacking point on my van and everything around it. Felt like never ending rust. I also dont like welding even though its a good skill to have. Just enjoying my van now. You will soon too
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Good to see progress Roger, we appreciate the updates and pics, it has given me inspiration to get on with my beetle rust :ok
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You’ve hit the same point I did. Nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. That’s why I haven’t posted in a while mines actually finished a few months ago, well she’s back together and passed test. I had to go away with work for a few months and moving country in a few weeks. Tip from the top, do what you need to get it back together and preserve anything else that needs doing but isn’t urgent. I had to just wire wheel and paint my floor with no repairs and I’ve still got the drivers floor to do, but it’s solid and safe and passed test for now.
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Vehicle transportation booked for Saturday afternoon, so the other night I started throwing the rear suspension back together. Delighted that the swing arm slid in with barely a whisper, and everything else was a doddle. Wheels on, off the axle stands and ready to go to its new home. 2 burly sons primed to sit in it to squeeze it low enough to get in its next garage. Some rain forecast...
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RogerT wrote: Delighted that the swing arm slid in with barely a whisper.

That's really good news, you should be pleased.

Letting air out of the tyres might give more clearance :wink:
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I am. Haven’t actually checked how the wheel is sitting, I’ll take a photo when I roll it out on Saturday. Fingers crossed.

And I might have to let the tyres down too, but I’m hoping the combined 40 stone will be enough, when strategically placed.

Progress will still be glacial for a while, new house to sort etc. But downsizing should mean my other half can reduce her hours once this years commitments are fulfilled, so I’ll have less of the domestic chores to do, more time for van stuff on the horizon.
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Arriving at my son’s garage. I’d forgotten how much there was to do having only been looking at it from close up. Managed to squeeze it in, (after removing the garage door), and as a bonus managed to modify the door so it actually opens and closes with the van inside! Result!
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