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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:34 pm

oh yes a good base to start with :wink:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:23 pm

little update - aparently the reason for my van having 2 under bonnet servos is because one oparated the front brakes and one oparates the back brakes - does anyone have anything similar?? - its what the guy told me at the workshop
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:38 pm

Vandalism wrote:little update - aparently the reason for my van having 2 under bonnet servos is because one oparated the front brakes and one oparates the back brakes - does anyone have anything similar?? - its what the guy told me at the workshop

i havent noticed this on mine :? can't say ive looked tho :) - my intention with the brakes was to fit a later servo and master cylinder on the rhd pedal box when i fit it :D
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:43 pm

did this fail on having LHD headlights too btw :?:
just reminded me as i was looking for some more 7" halogens the other day and came across this :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=74136&p=629161 as yours will be the same having the 7 1/2" lights - the only ting i idnt do was take a picture of the adapter plate i made :roll:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:02 pm

i have seen the failier sheet but the guy is keeping hold of it so he knows what to work on - at some point i will get a copy of it and tell you
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:07 pm

:shock: 2 servo,whats that all about :shock: :shock: how strange
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby pat stevens » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:28 pm

thats gonna be a nice van the money you spend on the welding buy a mig welder instead with a bit of practice youll be able to do it yourself. then youll have it for whatever you need to weld in future itll be money well spent and it dosnt take long to pick it up.im not the best welder in the world but its presentable and you can always grind back inperfections good luck with it
if its got tits or wheels its always gonna end in trouble !!!
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:34 pm

i have used a welder at college - wasnt very good my table leg fell off so i had to re-weld it :lol: on a van like mine its prob best to let someone else make a good job of it
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:41 pm

pats right - once you can weld there's no looking back :D i taught myself to (mig) weld years back and once you get it set up and running right it's dead easy :D 95% of the time your cutting gringing bashing etc. then only 5% actually welding :D

main thing is waxoil it once its welded up :!:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:44 pm

i might learn - i know my dad was thinking of learning + we do need lots of welding done, especially on that mini in my other post :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby pat stevens » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:41 pm

always a good idea then on the plus side you can make a few quid to fund your project welding bits for other people
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:46 am

if i can do it then you can :wink: :wink: i do enjoy a good weld up i must admit 8) 8)
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby noah » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:33 pm

weldings fun..
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby redcube » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:52 pm

I have heard of a car with two servos a Skoda i think it was don't think it was done by the factory

And welding is fun i do it but only with arc and oxy acetylene have set fire to my self with oxy welding going to teach my self mig this year on my brothers mini :lol:
My camper van conversion viewtopic.php?f=58&t=76200
If any thing falls of will you mind picking it up for me
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:45 pm

ill try and get a pic of the two servos when im next up there (if i remember)

and what is it with minis and welding the two subjects seem to come up in the same sentence a lot :lol:
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