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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bromy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 12 at 18:38
Ok cheers, learnt something from just that post Thumbs Up 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote guz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 12 at 20:13
looks in a similar state to the one we just picked up,
ours is just a body shell and an incomplete pile of bits.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rowlesy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 12 at 20:28
hey arn't thay all like that? got me a repair setion for the sill saturday and i've just spoke to a chap of mk1oc that has a front panel i'm cutting off this weekend! find me a windscreen and we're away! oh and some filler.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote max and caddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 12 at 20:48
Anybody fancy a "done" one~? got one here that needs a good home.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rowlesy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 12 at 07:17
for sale ads are over there mate! LOL
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done a bit today! well nearly finished the nearside! just got 3 little holes in the rear arch to do and it can be moved to sort the front out!
 
cut out damaged sill swage
 
 
chopped up my doner sill and welded back in
 
 
then i thought i'd do the jacking point and lower "A" pillar and so started to cut...then cut some more... then cut some more... you get the idea on where this is leading don't you!LOL
 
 
so all the rot gone time to get fabbing!
 
so one straight piece to rebuild the inner sill and one triangle to meet the "A" pillar
 
 
then one section to butt upto the chassis mounts and one piece to meet the floor
 
 
then one big bit to fill my hole! Wink looks like theres two runs of weld round the outside doesnt it? well as i've rebuilt the jacking point with 2mm steel and seamed all the way round i thought i might be better to overlap the floor plate and weld both sides for a bit more beef like! its covered so it wont be seen from the inside and its going to be soooo low i don't think anyone will want to try and get under it!
 
 
outside of the "A" pillar which will be covered by the wing - all the good bits are covered! - 3 plates here - the hole is where the grommit goes  and it'll be used for filling with cavity wax
 
 
and finally the little holes in the sills!
 
 
done!
 
 
a lifetime of ear-bleeding later (grinder and welds on thin metal ring like fuck! Shocked)
 
 
bit of red oxide to cover until we're ready for paint prep!  and no hutch its not going red like the murder wagen!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrhutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 12 at 22:55
looking good shagger.

(and that's your yearly compliment)..  Well done on putting the first topcoat of red oxide on as well


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T3 1981 Westy Vanagon - thinks lubricant is a fuel
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scott text you yet? troops stuff is in the house!
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how are you droping tha back end..?
spent a day a couple of weeks back working on one of these.
the beam had been fliped onto the top of the rear leaf springs but the guy wanted to go lower..
 
he is on 14" rims and low pro tyres so after looking for some time at adding spacers to drop the rear spring even further from the underside of the rear springs. we came up wth another idear.
 
rase the front leaf spring mounts up into the body.
it was quite easy to do and all the steelwork thats needed is there..
 
have a look at where your front leaf spring bolts go. you will see what i meen.
 
may be able to get you some pics.
 
 


Edited by T3ADICT - 09 May 12 at 03:11
WHY T3's.... because they are just so adictive, and having one just aint enough
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ooh sounds interesting! my main issue with dropping it is they seem to go into negative camber? so was thinking of shimming the stub axles but the chances of getting the bolts out without headaches are slim!
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there is a flipped axle in the for sale section
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idontthinkso....
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the camber wont alter on the back...its a beam innit
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrhutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 12 at 11:31
Originally posted by rowlesy rowlesy wrote:

idontthinkso....

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Originally posted by max and caddy max and caddy wrote:

the camber wont alter on the back...its a beam innit
 
i know! i've seen quite a few that look this way lowered? they must of actually flipped the beam instead of relocating the platforms? what you think?
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waste of a day today but i'll be back up tommorrow!
 
front section was cut out a few weeks ago so i thought i'd crack on with that
 
 
then just as ive ground it to fit and welded it in the missus calls me with a water leak in the new bathroom! oh fuck,off home we go.......
 
 
so i'll finish that off tommorrow and sort the bulkhead out so i can get the engine back in!
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a slightly more productive day
 
finished off me my o/s/corner. and filled a few holes while i was in the area.....
 
 
 
then almost bought a clutch repair plate then thought fuck it i'll make one
 
 
simples as them rats say! then thought i'd strip the steering rack and get me some track rod ends and gaitors before the engine goes back in. so off to ebay for them now!
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as far as i know the stub mounts are straight 90 degree.
when they re locate on top  of the rear springs it gives a fair drop. but when you want to get it very low...... it would meen loads of packers between the rear springs and the beam.
then you end up with the rear springs getting silly close to the ground.
 
will try to get some pics when im next at ma mateĀ“s workshop
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cheers chris sounds interesting!
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bit done this weekend....
saturdays fun....
 
stripped engine ancillaries down to fit a few bits and bobs and wheeled it outside for a degreasing session
 
 
fitted my new second hand rack and a set of track rod ends! even came with a neuspeed short shift kit! bonus!
 
 
and fitted drivers door and fucked about with that until it sat right then rewelded the bottom hinge that had split
 
 
that was it for the day so sunday brings me here....
 
holey holey holey!
 
sill
 
 
"a" pillar
 
 
inner and outer cut out and replaced
 
 
same for "a" pillar
 
 
wankey shot of how bad she's looking!
 
 
rear arches left now and everythings in my way!
 
 
so off comes the axle! one stubborn bolt but came off better than expected!
 
 
then thought i'd beat out the arches
 
before....
 
 
after....
 
 
cut off numberplate holder and got the wire brush out to get the flakey stuff off
 
 
and a quick paint of the bare metal before i go home!
 
 
rear shot
 
 
little bit of cleaning up under there but just inner arches to sort mainly
 
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