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.
Also please note,we need pictures of the restorations,without them posts are pretty useless.[\b]
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RogerT
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Re: Rustoration

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Still here...

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Drilling spot welds holding the arch to the inner panel

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Cut the arch off, then took the final strip off with a powerfile, as I couldn’t see the welds to drill them.

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All clean


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'88 Transporter with hitop camper conversion, 1.6td.

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937carrera
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Re: Rustoration

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Nice job.... and how many hours did that little lot take ?
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RogerT
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Re: Rustoration

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3.
regular sharpening of the bit with a handheld diamond whetstone worked pretty well.
Buy a new arch, and cross my fingers that I'm successful in getting a part time job that I've just put in for. 18hrs, uni termtime only, walk or cycle to work. What's not to love... Plenty of time for the van, and spending more time with my other half, who retires soon.
'88 Transporter with hitop camper conversion, 1.6td.

SurfT25
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Re: Rustoration

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Good luck with the job, Roger and thank you for Rustoration. Just finished reading the whole lot, very inspiring as many have commented plus extremely encouraging.
I have recently moved house also, endless job trying to sort stuff out .
Have bought a mig welder to tackle seams and rust holes on my bus.Very small areas compared to yours.
This novice has been inspired by your post :ok
Keep up the good work.
Peter
1984 1.9 DG petrol water boxer caravelle hightop

RogerT
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Re: Rustoration

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Very kind of you sir. Well done on buying a welder, it’s the only way to go. Practice practice practice...

And I hope you’re right about how little your van needs, I really do :?
'88 Transporter with hitop camper conversion, 1.6td.

SurfT25
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Re: Rustoration

Post by SurfT25 »

Your right there Roger.
Only done a little bit outside, have got water in the upper cavity and discovered a hole in my tin roof( back right corner) roof needs to come off and remove all the interior. I will only then just be scratching the surface. :lol:
Fingers crossed
Peter
1984 1.9 DG petrol water boxer caravelle hightop

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