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    Posted: 16 Sep 16 at 20:23
Well, I couldn't stay away for long, the garage was looking far too empty!

Mrs Fuf was missing a cm per too, as we're the kids.

So this is it, needs a little work, but a much better starting point than the last one:







Drivers side has been done already - nice job too.




Only 3 areas of rust left to weld:



And behind the front bumper.

Underneath is brilliant:


A quick run round with a wire brush and loads of dintrol will do it.

Oil lek on one of the push rod tubes:


Inside is very clean too:


And he critical bit - a big double bed:


So, the list:
Weld sliding door runner, behind bumper and rear quarter.
Thorough rust treat and respray.
Fix oil leak
New curtains and seat covers
Sort out the wiring and uprate the headlamps (one full of water!, but they are like candles).
Thorough engine sort out (runs like dog when cold)
Fit tow bar (anyone got one)
Repair both big bumpers
EPAS
Fit land rover mirrors (forgot how shit the standard ones are)
Fit 3 point belts in the back

And this list will expand exponentially from here!

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Smile

welcome back!!
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I nearly bought this but didn't have time to view it :(
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Tee hee, wasn't gone for long, 3 weeks!

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oh the joy of cut panel vans and chipboard..

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Don't worry, I know my place.

Does the west have an "anti running over yourself" feature?

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LOL

I don't know how anything works in it.

Your new bus looks ace..  Engine staying stock?
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I think so. As long as it works, may be a gti one day....

Anyhoo wide boys need wide beds!
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Hutch is swapping the Westie for Ava, he is just in denial.
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Ava?
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Originally posted by fufflenarnia fufflenarnia wrote:

Ava?

Gardner?? now that wouldn't be a bad swap Wink 
 Image result for ava gardner
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Yep, looks like a fair swap!
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So, on to van fixing. Pushrod tubes - change one (the leaky one) with a springy one or all and do the heads?
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just do the one..  and use the bus.
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If its a 2.0ltr cu, you take the rocker cover off, unbolt the rockers and slide them in and out from there.
the springy ones only fit beetle and split engines.
 
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1.9 dg.

Im happy to do the 1. Putting a nice big order together.

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I've managed to get 3 bolts out of the heat shield, but th last one, omg! Hammered on smaller socket, tried heat, chizzeling one side of the head.

I'm thinking I may just cut the perfectly good heat shield, change the leaking pushrod covers and tack it back on!

Any other suggestions I should try first?
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Thumbs Up looks a good one
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grind the head off the bolt, remove heat sheild intact, get medieval with the stud.


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Too late! Cut and off. The bolt can be a challenge for an engine out job.

Not sure if the silicone goo on the tube is oem!



Also 1990's car alarm removed.


And back quarter removed, nothing wirse than anticipated.




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