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Re: Red Ven

Postby Jay2018 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:55 pm

Killing it as usual mate. Well done!
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:36 pm

Jay2018 wrote:Killing it as usual mate. Well done!


Thanks mate! So very nearly there now with the drivers side...
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Re: Red Ven

Postby loot » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:14 am

Definitely a labour of love this mate but great job you're doing by the looks of it. 8)
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:20 am

loot wrote:Definitely a labour of love this mate but great job you're doing by the looks of it. 8)


Thanks loot. Got offered a new job so I’m driven by maybe being able to afford to get it done, make it good on the inside and get going on some post-pandemic adventures. Does feel like I’m doing the repairs to last 10-15 years rather than just chucking the panels on and hoping to get away with a few years rust free. Earning some bucks Deliveroo cycling to pay for paints, primers and sealant!
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Chug » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:44 pm

Well done mate, it seems to go on forever but its worthwhile when its all done, and like you say should last you for a good few years to come 8)
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:29 am

Chug wrote:Well done mate, it seems to go on forever but its worthwhile when its all done, and like you say should last you for a good few years to come 8)


Thanks Chug! I really hope so.

Was given a new key ring for it yesterday :lol:
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Finding pictures of open roads in my friend’s fancy cycling magazine and pretending it’s working again. I think its called ‘visualisation’. May or may not be accompanied by diesel engine and FWD skid noises :shock:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:36 pm

Big day today. Removed the last of the bodge jobs. 1cm thick of filler on the side door sill. Looks like they didn’t get the results they wanted trying to pull it out with screws.
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Also well underway fitting the rear door central locking actuator and moving on to adapt the side door while I wait for repair panels to arrive in the post. It’ll be amazing not having to crawl between the seats to unlock the loading doors.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:14 pm

Got bored of laying on the floor today and the weather is miserable so I treated myself to working our how to get an aftermarket actuator to work the rear door lock. Next stage will be some reinforcing plates around the lock to make it less vulnerable to a tin opener.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:33 pm

Just in case anyone wasn’t bored of pictures of the underside of a Mk.6 I thought I’d share today’s progress...
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Never, ever have I got to know so much of the underneath of a vehicle.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby loot » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:50 pm

I'll drink to that :lol:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:47 am

loot wrote:I'll drink to that :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Treated myself yesterday to not working underneath it for a change
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:07 pm

Right. Time to give this stitch welding another go and see if I can't muck it up this time by putting too much heat into the panel. My reward for doing that on the rear drivers side quarter is a lot of filler/sand/filler/sand/repeat.
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Rain stopped plat before dark. Looking forward to a long weekend of no rain but freezing temperatures instead :(
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:32 pm

Unstitch, cut, panel off, wire brush, paint, alight, weld, grind, paint, repeat.

The van saw off its third angle grinder since August. Defo on the downhill with this work now. Got to push hard to get it done next week. Chassis rails and front inner wings after I’ve finished stitching the outer panels.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Chug » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:32 am

Your getting good at it now, :D and like you say on the downhill now, you'll soon have it done and it won't just be pictures of open roads anymore 8)
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:42 pm

Chug wrote:Your getting good at it now, :D and like you say on the downhill now, you'll soon have it done and it won't just be pictures of open roads anymore 8)


I'm aiming for an MOT re-test before the end of the month. Just ordered 2mm sheet for the rear chassis rails and then it's onto the front aprons...
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