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kevtherev
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: I had to be brave... Reply with quote

To have the rust issues properly addressed with new panels I had to remove the interior
So today we pains painstakingly unscrewed every thing that remotely looked like a fixing screw
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after
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because of this
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once the inner cover panels and various coverings were removed

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Being a coverted panel van which had no real rust protection from the factory I think I can say I got off lightly Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking van! Don't forget how you took it apart so that you can get it back together Rolling Eyes Big job.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how compact that interior is...no sink?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sink is all cleverly hidden

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clever and smart describes everything about this interior. Very, very nice!

What's that black cylinder that was under the rear seat?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam Bateman wrote:
Clever and smart describes everything about this interior. Very, very nice!

What's that black cylinder that was under the rear seat?


thanks for the kind comment..
The black cylinder is my fuel tank... My 2.1 DJ runs on Propane, I still have a regular gas tank, but it's for emergency only, as gas is double the price of Propane.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lady and I really like the kitchen.. we're about to build one up custom.. very nice!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sir, have my favorite camper interior ever! Nicely done...really
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
You sir, have my favorite camper interior ever! Nicely done...really


X2, really nice.

Too bad for the rust, I had the exact same problem, it is everywhere and coming from inside, sade.

Here is ours:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=472255&highlight=syncro

I'll advice you to find a donor to be able to get full panels if you can because the body work is really. really long otherwise, everything need to be looked at....

Have fun and good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's over the Big Pond, perhaps they have better service than us. Don't forget that Vanagons are a lot more numerous, more recognized and more appreciated over there, I think Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluefirefly wrote:
Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
You sir, have my favorite camper interior ever! Nicely done...really


X2, really nice.

Too bad for the rust, I had the exact same problem, it is everywhere and coming from inside, sade.

Here is ours:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=472255&highlight=syncro

I'll advice you to find a donor to be able to get full panels if you can because the body work is really. really long otherwise, everything need to be looked at....

Have fun and good luck.
Jerome


Many thanks Jerome.
That sure looks like what I'm about to embark on.. Very Happy
As Diazee writes I have all the panels bar one which had to be a cut section from a donor
they include...

front upper panel (panel between grill and windscreen)
Lower front repair section
OS cab step panel
OS rear arch (full)
OS rear quarter panel
OS lower quarter panel
OS lower sill
NS rear arch (full) and inner arch.
NS rear quarter cut section
NS lower quarter panel
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good and looking at the work you did on the interior of the van, it will be as good as new or better when you'll be done.
Again, good luck and have fun...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update
After some delays work has begun on my old girl..
the news just became grim as the week rolled by

the high top roof was lifted to reveal some issues over the top of the front windscreen

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Also at some time in the past a shoddy job of replacing some accident damaged rear wing was revealed

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the damaged wing was hacked off and the replacement was welded to it rust and all
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OUCH
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are atypical areas for most of them.

Guess, you got lucky!

Keep having fun!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rust never sleeps.
Go getem tiger.
You'll be glad you did.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow,

I don't miss rust. I guess my fleet of ugly, broken, dilappadated, dented, stinky, NONRUSTED campers are worth saving.

Don't be afraid to use 3M metal adhesive where appropriate. The stuff rocks. Seam Sealer, corrosion protection, and bonding adhesive all in one.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more work..
As you have seen, the top of the windscreen was decidedly a mess and although most of the mess could be covered up with the high top it had to be right.
So after a trip to VAG parts (panel dept.) below

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we found that the only mint piece was the one I wanted!! so it was removed

as was the mess on my van

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The accident repair the van had in the past, is beginning to reveal itself as a dogs breakfast.
poorly welded repairs and lazy workmanship resulted in the area rotting in double quick time.
you can see here the rear of the wheel arch was left unwelded..

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The high top has been found to be a replacement too.
Rivet holes that do not line up and rivets that were just cut and not removed caused more grief.
here a cut rivet scratched the paint and allowed water to attack the steel
there's no corresponding hole for it in the roof

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go find Edd China and get him to work on it!

Love that show... saw him fix up a diesel tin top with a new camping interior.

Just saw him fix up a Ghia vert last week too.

It must be a pain to find all the rust but, at the same time, it must be good to know it will all be fixed with no need to worry about it later.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a parts car to me...
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