Kanga Banga Tidy Up

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Grantus, Aug 12, 2018 at 1:33 PM.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Well the 30 year birthday present has begun!

    Although it was fairly presentable, there are some issues I wanted addressed, to hopefully bring it back to it’s former glory.

    As it was:

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    The areas I want sorted are:

    The front dent, caused by a roo impact that managed to flex the steel bar back onto the body, before springing back straight:

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    The rear corner, caused by a neighbour who hadn’t grasped the concept of side mirrors, and reversed it into a machine:

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    Damage from a farm gate that blew closed whilst halfway through the entrance:

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    Paint flaking and joins from previous “professional” poorly done repairs, even though it was very well paid insurance work:

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    And of course, the 30 years of “bum slide” exiting the drivers seat:

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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    To save time, I’ve only committed to a full external respray.

    It seemed a shame to put so much effort to the exterior, and have the interior looking aged. As there is so little actual exposed paint in a Caravelle, I decided to put the time in to tidy up the interior, so it was doors off first:

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    Then onto full masking of the external, and a bit of filling and sanding to the inside faces:

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    Then into paint:

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    So sorted a ding in the sliding door internal sill:

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    And the chips around the front doors caused from flying seat belt buckles:

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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Next step was to rehang and alighn the doors back onto the body:

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    And then remove all the rest of the glass, bumpers, lights, handles & put some steel wheels on, ready for it’s first tray trip ride to the panelbeaters: :)
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  4. Wayne murray

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    I see what you meant in another post about areas that needed tidy up
     
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  5. Grantus

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    Kanga Banga’s first tray top ride today:

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  6. cbus

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    Looks like its heading to Phil's.:eek:
     
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    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Nah......they look like that heading AWAY from Phil’s........;)
     
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    This what they look like leaving my place :(
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  9. Grantus

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    That windscreen wasn’t worth saving? o_O
     
  10. Luckyphil

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    Cracked
     
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  12. Grantus

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    With it now in the hands of the professionals, it’s time to clean up the towbar/ rear crashbar, & bullbar.

    Stripping back ready for primer and top coat, in house.

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  13. AC-T3

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    Yep, definitely a candidate for a resto project. Should look good and able to do another 30 years.
     
  14. Grantus

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    Visited the panelbeaters today.

    Progressing well......:)

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  15. Syncro27

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    Sensational Grant.

    Totally agree - the internal areas of a closed door external re-spray are a big let-down if not done.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    My 2wd white caravelle goes in for an external repair but not a full respray on Monday (If that happens) - I haven't had much luck with panel shops lately. :rolleyes:
     
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    Meanwhile........back at the ranch, after a few hours of removing all the old paint, the bullbar, towbar and brackets all went into primer:

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  17. Wayne murray

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    I'm quite amazed the amount of work a panel shop can do when they set there mind to a task.o_O. Moving along nicely.:)
     

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