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My Mk7 v2

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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:26 pm

So, out came the rear
ImageIMG_20180615_145614 by danbougourd, on Flickr

The passenger arch seems to be the worst so made a start on that
ImageIMG_20180606_180154 by danbougourd, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180615_145624 by danbougourd, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180615_145631 by danbougourd, on Flickr

Think I've caught it at the right time before it got much worse
ImageIMG_20180615_173741 by danbougourd, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180615_173745 by danbougourd, on Flickr

Arch itself is pretty solid, so I'm taking all the underseal off to repaint it after welding
ImageIMG_20180615_173750 by danbougourd, on Flickr
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby Shaun306 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:45 pm

Good work there.....keep the rust at bay, and glad to see the updates....like you say it’s all bloody Facebook now and I don’t use that.
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:05 pm

One rear arch now fully cleaned up and underseal removed. Hopefully get the rest done during the week so my welder mate can sort out on Friday. Need the van back together for racing end of the month :oops:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:58 pm

Whilst trying to find out why my glovebox 12v socket wasn't working, I think I've broken the cigarette lighter too. Spark off the multimeter when trying to read the voltage and its now dead and the fuse is fine :(
Something else to add to the list
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:48 pm

Glad I double checked, as with trying a different fuse, both sockets work so the fuse I swapped in previously must have been goosed too :lol:
Saves a few quid and effort = happy days.
Next part of my budget multimedia system arrived
ImageIMG_20180618_171234 by danbougourd, on Flickr

£2.75 delivered for a 3m cable to run through the bulkhead so I can watch stuff on my phone in bed without then having to get out to put the phone on charge before going to bed :D
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby Backbone of Britain » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:12 pm

dantranvan wrote:Glad I double checked, as with trying a different fuse, both sockets work so the fuse I swapped in previously must have been goosed too :lol:
Saves a few quid and effort = happy days.
Next part of my budget multimedia system arrived
ImageIMG_20180618_171234 by danbougourd, on Flickr

£2.75 delivered for a 3m cable to run through the bulkhead so I can watch porn on my phone in bed without then having to get out to put the phone on charge before going to bed :D


FTFY :lol:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Backbone of Britain wrote:
FTFY :lol:


Can't say I've tried that :lol: Normally much more boring and either onboard videos to learn the track or QI to fall asleep to.

Started cleaning up the other rear arch tonight. Despite looking in better condition than the other before I started, in some places its worse so I'm very glad I started doing this now. Hopefully be finished by the weekend and ready for welding and paint :D
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby Stule » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 pm

Great van you got there mate, keep up the good work.
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:18 pm

Stule wrote:Great van you got there mate, keep up the good work.


Cheers. When picking up a rotavator for doing the garden from HSS earlier the guy there congratulated me saying its great to see a young lad fixing something up rather than just buying something else. Didn't think I was that young but there you go :lol:

Fuses arrived (how is anyone making money selling a pack of 10 for 99p and posting them here?!?!) but I had ordered full size instead of the mini blades :oops:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:52 pm

I now have working power sockets

ImageIMG_20180627_170419 by danbougourd, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180627_170433 by danbougourd, on Flickr

The scorching hot weather has really put me off messing about with my debadged grill :lol:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:45 pm

Rear arches repaired and reinforced
ImageIMG_20180708_133523 by danbougourd, on Flickr

Just need seam seal, paint and then tempted to carpet them to match the roof. Then time to put everything back in
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:20 pm

There's a saying "if you can piss, you can paint". I used to think I was pretty good at pissing. I can do it standing up, sitting down, no handed etc.
My painting skills though :oops:

ImageIMG_20180708_170915 by danbougourd, on Flickr

It looks much better in the pics believe me but I can always redo it again at a later date. Perhaps when I can get the van inside somewhere for a rub down of the body to sort that

ImageIMG_20180708_174640 by danbougourd, on Flickr

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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:23 pm

Major setback today
Image37204441_10160820273070492_1908026946231468032_n by danbougourd, on Flickr

Mrs was only using it to nip up the road and managed to drag it along a stone wall when pulling out of a carpark. Was just going to get her to put a claim on but thanks to the advice on here, decided that may not be the best idea.

Door wouldn't open and van locking was playing up where the door thought it was open. Managed to find I can lock it using the turn handle on the inside of the door and think I have found the problem

ImageIMG_20180715_225116 by danbougourd, on Flickr

When the time is socially acceptable for me to make loud hammering noises I'll be bashing the door out in the hope I can get that plug back together, although it looks like it might be fooked :(

Hopefully wont be so it'll then just be a new door and bill from the bodyshop for the wife
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:17 pm

Couldn't get to it and having had second thoughts, phoned the insurers today. Assessor has had a look but said the age and mileage could write it off :cry:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:17 pm

As some of you will have seen in my other thread, the estimators repair costs sent to the insurance company was rather eye-watering so I was expecting the van to be written off. Somehow, it wasn't (I suspect the insurers engineers told the bodyshop their quote was taking the piss and that they would have to fix it for £x amount of they'd go elsewhere) so goes in for repairs in a few weeks and I can then hopefully continue my project thread.

Hoping I can throw a bit of cash the painters way so he tidies up the other little bits whilst its in there so I can then move onto the wheels and suspension :D
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