Project Lenny our brilliant orange bustoration

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Last 2 pictures show the internal view of arch upto repair panel


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I'm gonna have to check my garage, looks like you've got my welding gloves and grinder too :rofl

Thanks for the pictures again. I don't know if you know but I think that the outer panel is also fixed to the outriggers with some type of adhesive sealant. I already have one on the right hand side of mine and was a bit disconcerted by the stuff being there but I had a mate over who does body repairs and he said they had done a good job. I can take a photo if you need one.
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Use panel bond. Karrosserie kleber is a common name you’ll find as most the products are German.

You can also use it to bond the flanges of your repair panels where they were spot welded in the factory and you can’t get in to plug it. Modern adhesives are stronger than welding, the Audi R8 is almost entirely glued. It also has the added advantage of sealing those panel edges where rust forms around the original spot welds. It’s worth bearing in mind that this stuff wasn’t available when they built these buses and glue tech has come on leaps and bounds.
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Wow some great advice there I knew to bond it to the inner shell I assume that’s what you are saying 937? Where there is like 2 almost spring loaded mating faces? I used guerilla glue that I had from bonding the bathroom. probably not the best stuff but I doubt it’ll ever let go. Very interesting about the R8 though. Can understand why too to be fair


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A tad more progress from Sunday ImageImage
New sill but fits like crap so more work required.
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Repair panel fitted to the sliding door one more patch on the door and some smoothing and grinding and should be good to go. Planning on changing all the bearings and patches too as it has never shut very well


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you are making it look easy, you obviously know what you are doing, good luck getting it finished
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Thanks mate appreciate the comment [THUMBS UP SIGN]
Not had much time tonight but the l20b paint has arrived!
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Finished a bit more grinding up on the rear quarter so that’s now looking pretty good.
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Not been updating this for a few days but of course work hasn’t stopped. Mainly welding patch repairs. A bit of fiberglassing over welded bits and some sanding down ready for primer really. So all in all busy few evenings. Also started again with the sill repair stretched it fully out to meet the inner sill it worked so I’m happy with that now. Finishing off the body work this weekend and plan for primer Tuesday and then final sanding ready for paint probably start of the week after. Starting to come together now.

Any advice for taking rear windows out???

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Didn’t realise how slow progress paint prep is got the near side pretty much ready and the tailgate rear 80% but slow progress. Thinking now of primering as I go with the highbuild day so I can see how much more filler etc it needs but here are some pictures from the week
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As I say still a long way to go but going the right way [THUMBS UP SIGN]


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Pre work update loads more paint prep finished, just taking my time trying to get it all as perfect as possible got a few bits left looking to get paint on start of next week now as want to be certain I’m happy with the body first ImageImageImage


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It's all a bit frightening really, there didn't seem to be anything wrong with the front valance and yet you've hit that area quite hard.
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It’s solid just not flat or wasn’t few bubbles but nothing major it’s only thin filler but levelled it off


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Massive order from jk arrived today including all the bits except a new front grill that I need to finish her off. Will have to source one elsewhere. Painting is due for Tuesday so buzzing for that going to make a start on the electrics tonight so all the interior will be near enough plug and play.

What size leisure battery’s have you guys got?

Anyone got any experience with solar panels? I really want one for the roof just to keep something coming back into the van whilst it’s parked up at the beach all day etc keep the beers cold haha

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