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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:47 pm

Back at it and finally starting to make the inside look less murdery. Wire brushed, rust converter and hammerite white all over. It was covered in scratches and little rust bubbles from condensation so I’d rather not have anymore of that once there’s insulation in there.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby loot » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:23 pm

Can't keep saying I'm astounded how much effort you've put into that van. Massive kudos buddy 8)

But if you sell it don't tell us as we'll probably shed a tear :lol:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:29 pm

loot wrote:Can't keep saying I'm astounded how much effort you've put into that van. Massive kudos buddy 8)

But if you sell it don't tell us as we'll probably shed a tear :lol:


It can never be sold. At the very least it will have to stay in my immediate family :lol: Hoping it’ll make it to an episode of Car SOS in 2045. That or I’ll drive it into the sea in frustration.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby dumper » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:13 pm

No good to car sos it’s got no rust on it now nice job mate
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:13 am

dumper wrote:No good to car sos it’s got no rust on it now nice job mate

It’s still got one or two Ford panels so give it a few weeks
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:43 pm

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Wire brushed, rust converter on, zinc primer and silver hammerite (my standard method). Tomorrow it gets sicaflex and a boarded floor.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Chug » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:10 pm

Nice job sir :D
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:07 am

There’s just something so satisfying about a bit of Sikaflex on a Sunday morning. First time this floor hasn’t had holes in it since 2004.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby dumper » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:22 am

That’s ok but how is the water that leaks through the roof going to drain :lol:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:44 pm

dumper wrote:That’s ok but how is the water that leaks through the roof going to drain :lol:

I should’ve said. I’m turning the floor into a giant drip tray :idea:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby dumper » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:21 pm

:lol:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sat May 08, 2021 11:14 pm

New doors that work/ aren’t full of cement. It’s going to be really novel not having to worry about them flying off when someone walks past it quickly. Also got some lights working in the rear. Makes a big difference and found a Royal Mail lighting box that I’m not sure what it does but it’s gone now. Also got a new rear door seal to take it another step away from “looks very Peter Sutcliffe”.

Finished the first of the insulation - under the new cab headliner (Tecsound, XPS foam, bubble wrap insulation and foil tape, vapour barrier). New to me headliner is much nicer. Turns out trying to jet wash the sin from the original one damaged it’s structural integrity. Plus it still looked like it was repurposed from a crack house. Also my passengers will stop asking if it really has a valid MOT thanks to the new pillar trim clips stopping it hanging off. Noticed some rust damage from leaks around the window but more around the antenna mount. Got rid of the antenna (will go DAB eventually) - rust converter/zinc primer/zinc top coat/sikaflex to hold it all together for a few more years.

Tomorrow I’ll finish things off and go buy a new 13mm socket after two fell off into the rear pillar pillar the new doors on. Of course there’s absolutely no way to retrieve them. Thanks again Ford.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby MinorMatt » Mon May 10, 2021 9:58 am

DG-Unit wrote:Tomorrow I’ll finish things off and go buy a new 13mm socket after two fell off into the rear pillar pillar the new doors on. Of course there’s absolutely no way to retrieve them. Thanks again Ford.


Your just re-installing the factory fitted rattle?
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Nordic Blue » Mon May 10, 2021 10:41 am

Loving your work, as ever DG-Unit! If that donor van you got the doors from has a side door with glass in it, I'd be interested!
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Mon May 10, 2021 4:11 pm

MinorMatt wrote:Your just re-installing the factory fitted rattle?

Yes. Keeping it OEM. I should probably wash it in rusty water to complete the ‘restoration’.
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