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Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Mid West Dubber, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lovin' the progress....!
    Cheers,
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  2. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    The left side was much the same as the right, rear corner rusted out and beat up and full of bog. Vents were bent, twisted and split. Off it comes...

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    The front section of the left wheel arch was hacked open and was caved in. Photo doesn't show it very well. Was lucky enough to get an original section to repair this... Still needs to be finished off and the lower section repairing but much better

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  3. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    More paint and surface rust removal...

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  4. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Small repair on the left side D pillar...

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    Outriggers and inner sill welded in on the left side...

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    Getting the lower C pillar clamped and tacked...

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    Trial fitting the rear cargo door and side panel to see how everything lines up...

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    Getting the rear corner sorted with the side panel clamped in place. Painted in behind the rear corner before it was welded in place and tail light hole is cut...

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  5. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Finishing off the rear wheel tub repair. Lower sections welded on and welded to the inner sill...

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  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great progress !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    coming along nicely, keep chipping away at it...
     
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  8. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Some work on the passenger side B pillar. The Klassic Fab inner pillar didn't have this little pressing. My OCD kicked in so I transferred if from the OG panel onto the new one...

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    Also the front section of the new B pillar didn't have the door striker adjustment ribs. So I measured off the old one and transferred it to the KF one...

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    The window frame rot on the passenger side cut out and repaired...

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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    any idea of the purpose?
     
  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    The only idea I have is to help lock the striker onto the body , when bolted down and reduces the chance of it moving over time.
     
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  11. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Engine lid stripped and then a quick sandblast in the areas which were showing signs of rust. All cut out and repaired...

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  12. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Engine lid hanger welded in place. The top edge was rusty so made up two new sections and got them welded in and dressed up.

    Hope everyone has a good Christmas and gets a break. Looking forward to getting this build thread up to date and getting cracking on the bus again.

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  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Great results, but I have to ask, are you enjoying the process? :rolleyes:

    Just curious, as some find it a real chore, and others, relish in it. ;)
     
  14. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    I am definitely enjoying it! Love every chance I get to keep the progress ticking along
     
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  15. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Rear hatch stripped and sandblasted. Some paint on the inside before the skin got welded in place...

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  16. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Cargo door side B pillar fitted and welded up. This was a tricky repair as I had to redo both hinge mounts. The autocraft skin required some tweaks to the hinge mount as it was nearly 4mm out of alignment. Happy with the outcome, still some grinding to finish off...

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  17. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Need to get this build up to date as I approach the 12 month mark of the build. Short side is on. Paint and weld through primer in the structure and inside of the skin. Some excess glue to clean off and welds to grind...

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  18. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Nice work, what running gear and colour/s you planning
     
  19. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    The main colour will be Beryl green, not sure which white to go for yet. Straight axle rear, 2110 engine, flipped spindles up front
     
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  20. Mid West Dubber

    Mid West Dubber Well-Known Member

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    Left side battery tray and splash panel welded in. This battery tray required a little more re shaping then the right side but I forgot to get pics.

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