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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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Next came the bumper cover. I have to admit that I made this harder then it needed to be, yet it turned out ok.

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In the end I added about 70 pounds of bumper weight to the van. Its a lot, yet its also a lot of protection for the rear. Moving forward I will see if I can reduce some of the interior weight to make up for the bumper. Its do-able.


What purpose does the surfboard blank provide?

Anyways, my hat's off to you for taking on such a project. I'm sure it will be a beauty when complete. I'll be watching this thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

It was holding up a trap during the rain. The tent is falling apart! Time to paint ASAP!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

So, I did have a problem of where to put the webasco heater. I deceived under the front shifter was the best. Far enough away for the beds to have a peaceful nights sleep. The problem was making the special holding pan.

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Good place as any.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Ok, so this is a little of me bitching about Vanagon design. Wial trying to take off the license plate flap, I realized the bolts in the back are in the frame of the body. WTF is this. I had to cut off the bolt head to free the license plate holder.
(Little German guy says to the other one at the VW factory): ďLetís put a nut on the inside of the vans sheet metal without access.Ē Hahaha ďthat will be funny.Ē .., Rolling Eyes Who ever said German designers where the best, was design illiterate.

Anyways, i installed weld in nuts to fix the drunk Germans design flaw. My rant is over. Back to your regularly scheduled programs people.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

No need for the emergency brake hole. Freeing up some room and moving it to the dash board area.



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I also added some holes for the Webasto heater vents. Should keep the cabin nice and cozy.


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And a little anti rust treatment just in case. The body is very good and there really was nothing to fix, but you cant be to careful.

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Left for Dead the Resurrection Story Build:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Hey Ocean!

Any updates?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Bills85Westy wrote:
Hey Ocean!

Any updates?

Bill


Yeah, I've been working on the van when I can. Right now my business has been taking away from this projects time, yet there will be a big update this week or the next.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When I bought this burnt shell, I never was sent the title despite the person saying it was in the mail. HummmÖ. Thatís a problem and a bigger problem than I ever imagined.
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No one, I mean No-one would take this thing to the scrap yard without a title.


A bit late now, but some States (most?) will issue an "abandoned vehicle" title. Some hoops to jump through, but you wind up with a clear title.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Well, I haven't had enough time to work on this project do to real world work getting in the way. Confused Yet I squeezed a little time in here and there.


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From this


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to this. All primed up in auto industry's best epoxy high build up primer. It took forever (Days) to clean this thing so it would take a primer without issues; yet it was worth it in the end.


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The undercarriage was also done with epoxy and sound damper. Its black and doesn't like photos.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Next was sound deadener. Its easy to apply with a spray gun, but I use a ton of it. In total, 3 gallons or more was used and covered almost everything. I think it will be worth it in the end though.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Your metal work is hideous (like mine), but your tenacity is incomparable. Canít wait to see this thing finished ! Awesome so far
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

sethpat wrote:
Your metal work is hideous (like mine), but your tenacity is incomparable. Canít wait to see this thing finished ! Awesome so far



If the welds are going to be covered up, no reason to go crazy. After the paint it will all bend in.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

"Grinder and paint makes me the welder I ain't."
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Once I switched from grinding wheels to flapper discs, my welding skillz improved 112%
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

No doubt, I became a friggin' artiste once I picked up the flapper wheels!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

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sethpat wrote:
Your metal work is hideous (like mine), but your tenacity is incomparable. Canít wait to see this thing finished ! Awesome so far



If the welds are going to be covered up, no reason to go crazy. After the paint it will all bend in.


Heck yeah! I like that rear bumper you made a lot, might have to do something similar myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

This project reminds of "Project Binky" at Bad Obsession Motorsports.

http://www.badobsessionmotorsport.co.uk
Once you start watching their videos you can stop. Just like this thread!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

Well after years this van was finially painted. Everything whent smooth and no problems spraying the monster liner. Some people may not like the monster liner look, but for me it looks great and with a bonus of no maintainence at all.


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In total, 4 gallons of monster liner and three gallons of lizard skin sound deadener was used. The cost was about $4,000 cheaper then a good normal $5,000 paint job and I never have to wax it. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

CurtisS wrote:
This project reminds of "Project Binky" at Bad Obsession Motorsports.

http://www.badobsessionmotorsport.co.uk
Once you start watching their videos you can stop. Just like this thread!


Thanks for sharing. I bingwatched all the episodes in one day. My van project was jealous and angry for my infidelity. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20) Reply with quote

It's looking great--Don't leave us hanging and keep the posts coming.
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