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1955 sheep carrier

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by chuck85, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    Hopefully one day I'll bet the rust, it's a hard race at ttimes

    Been watching ur thread Glen it's looking awsome, love the colour. Love that photo with the trim installed.

    Hi Jon yes there is apart which gets tacked in. I don't have any pics of that part yet. I'm currently doing the other side of my roof so I'll take a pic of the part not installed in the next few days.
    I had them made up at my local sheet metal place. I should have some left over if ur in the wollongong area.
     
  2. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    Here few more photos of the drivers side roof.

    Hi John,
    Sorry took so long to get the photo up of the strengthers
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  3. TheYorkieBar

    TheYorkieBar Active Member

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    Awesome!! Thanks for that....

    That's exactly where I am now... What size bar did you get made up?

    Here's my pics:

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  4. TheYorkieBar

    TheYorkieBar Active Member

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  5. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    Thats one rusted gutter,
    I just took a sample of the old strengthener to the sheet metal place n they made it from that. But u could prob get away using some RHS around the same size
     
  6. Squalo

    Squalo Active Member

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    Awesome work Chuck. Love the video of the retrieval :)
     
  7. Junglejase

    Junglejase New Member

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    Hi guys
    just came across your messages as i am in the process of re-newing the gutter on my 61 split. great pics by the way things like that helps heaps.. can i ask the question and i am hoping you will be able to answer it for me..
    when welding the inside of the gutter what are you using to completly seal the outside so as no moisture will enter between the joins.. or am i doing this wrong.. i spoke to a panel beater and he said weld the entire length on the inside and silicon the outside ?? help pls..
     
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  8. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    From factory I think it was spot welded than a seam sealer compound used.
    I'm planning on doing it the same way. Don't know if it's right or wrong.
     
  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    bet the beater doesnt do any painting.
    DONT use silicon.
    use a weld thru primer on any bits you cant get to later and use a sika sealer .
    http://aus.sika.com/en/solutions_products/02/02a024/02a024sa08/02a024sa08100/02a024sa08105.html

    make sure you are not creating an area to trap moisture
    reprime the weld areas after welding
     
  10. Junglejase

    Junglejase New Member

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    Thanks mate I appreciate it.
     
  11. adrian

    adrian Member

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    nice work,Huge job
     
  12. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    Finally have finished all the welding and have the roof pretty straight n back in shape.
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  13. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    Bit more done
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  14. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    If you just look at that last picture - it's just another splitting in primer.....

    Go back and have a look through the thread from the start and it's an amazing piece of work.

    Well done chuck on your efforts to date.
     
  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just gone through the thread and you're to be congratulated on the work done ;)
     
  16. chuck85

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    Thanks slab man n kahunakombi.
    When I open the garage door I see that picture, gives me motivation to keep going
     
  17. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Yep agree, looking good.
     
  18. chuck85

    chuck85 Member

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    Finally got roof in primer. By far the worst job so far trying to get it all nice n straight
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  19. chuck85

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    Bit more done. Top half of the bus now in primer.
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  20. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    Great work, mate. Your skills and persistence are really paying off! :)
     

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