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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:40 pm

loot wrote:Same scenario as my van, shed load of time and money spent and it seems the same again to finish. It is stressful because you can't give up on all that money and time but you're frustrated as it seems to be a pit of despair that is taking your soul. Don't look on market or Facebook because now is when you see smart little cars that look mint for 300 quid :? :shock:

Take a day off if you need, clear your mind then carry on regardless.
What keeps me going is that I know mine is economical and I won't plan on selling it ever :?


I know I know. At least I'm getting better at welding...

Had a look at the yellow chalk today and a bit of research. It's still going to be a tonne of work but reckon I can get it through the MOT with about £650 in parts. The front suspension corrosion isn't actually the spring turret but the inner wing/apron
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It shouldn't be a surprise that just above it is some soaking wet Ford OEM sound deadening :roll:

A bit confused as to why the rear outrigger that the spring hanger attaches to has disintegrated but nothing else around it. Going to give dieselhead123 a call tomorrow and order a couple of new ones:
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Finally got some paperwork for the previous repairs:
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I'll have to fabricate my own parts for the inner wing aprons and the lower inner wings because nobody seems to have them at a decent price. Got a shock this morning when I was told I'd have to move it from my work car park as builders are taking over but managed to negotiate to keep it there. Wasn't looking forward to a highly illegal trip to store is somewhere else. Finally seems like I'm getting a break with this.
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Jay2018 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:41 pm

If your van had a soul it would be so happy that you're stripping it of all the newspaper stuffing and expanding foam...
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:44 pm

So I started work removing the van rust yesterday...
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:lol: I mean that’s not my van it’s just one that happened to be there when I was picking up some parts from dieselhead123 :D
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Re: Red Ven

Postby loot » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:00 pm

:shock:

I've done my fair share of unstitching panels but fook me :lol: I'd have to buy a mag drill for all that lot
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:06 pm

The fight back begins...

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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:51 pm

15hrs into this rear corner now. At least 2hrs was working on how to lower the spring safely and for all 15hrs i’ve been worried the van will fall on me and i’ll die quicker of hypothermia being pinned to the freezing ground. After this I’ve got the other side to do before moving onto the front aprons and then the side sills...
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Jay2018 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:23 am

You're really making progress mate. Glad to see you're motoring along!
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Re: Red Ven

Postby Nordic Blue » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:13 pm

So glad to see you're soldiering on trying to keep your Mk6 on the road.

Your bravery in going so far in a work car park amazes me.

I did about an hour of tinkering on the interior of mine yesterday and almost froze to death doing that.

How you can lie under a Transit for hours on end outside in this weather is beyond me.

Bravo sir!
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:40 pm

Nordic Blue wrote:So glad to see you're soldiering on trying to keep your Mk6 on the road.

Your bravery in going so far in a work car park amazes me.

I did about an hour of tinkering on the interior of mine yesterday and almost froze to death doing that.

How you can lie under a Transit for hours on end outside in this weather is beyond me.

Bravo sir!


Thermal under layer. Tea. Some of those rubber jigsaw mats. Halogen work light and the blessed heat from the angle grinder/ welder... Feels like summer today though :D
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:41 pm

Jay2018 wrote:You're really making progress mate. Glad to see you're motoring along!


Of course warm encouraging messages on here also helps avoid freezing to death :lol:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby loot » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:29 pm

I do tip my hat to you 8) I tend to cry off that sort of thing these days and say, loot don't do it, it's meant to be a throw away item it isn't meant to outlive its intended lifespan, what you're doing is unnatural :lol: but fortunately I'm inside the lair now and although it isn't completely clear or organised in there I do have the basics like the feeling in my extremities which is too underrated these days I find :lol:

Keep up the good work 8)
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:42 pm

loot wrote:it's meant to be a throw away item it isn't meant to outlive its intended lifespan, what you're doing is unnatural
Are you talking about the whole of a Mk6?

More progress today. Welding looking better, getting quicker and happy with how solid everything is...
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A day off tomorrow for a job interview so I can get enough money to make this thing look great. Also excited to take delivery of my first ever batch of Por-15 and some sheet steel to go with my new panel beating hammers. 8) started day dreaming of chopping the roof rack down (I will only need it for 8x4 sheets or maybe one day a roof tent) and scavenging the top part of a mid-high cab to act as a spoiler :idea:
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Re: Red Ven

Postby loot » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:50 pm

DG-Unit wrote:
loot wrote:it's meant to be a throw away item it isn't meant to outlive its intended lifespan, what you're doing is unnatural
Are you talking about the whole of a Mk6?

More progress today. Welding looking better, getting quicker and happy with how solid everything is...
CEFD9BF6-62AC-40EF-B74F-CF72B3F4911C.jpeg
7E23F911-5801-4227-90A9-E03118666BE5.jpeg


A day off tomorrow for a job interview so I can get enough money to make this thing look great. Also excited to take delivery of my first ever batch of Por-15 and some sheet steel to go with my new panel beating hammers. 8) started day dreaming of chopping the roof rack down (I will only need it for 8x4 sheets or maybe one day a roof tent) and scavenging the top part of a mid-high cab to act as a spoiler :idea:

Unfortunately most things these days :(
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Re: Red Ven

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

Right so... anyone know how to fix this?
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Re: Red Ven

Postby DG-Unit » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:06 am

Having a go at the drivers side rusty inner sill so I’ve got some good metal to weld the rear quarter to. This is what is looked this before, with some light wire brushing and the usual expanding foam/ newspaper. Of course the rust is pretty much isolated to where the foam and newspaper is. I wonder what condition this van would be in without the bodge repairs:
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First go at fabricating my own panel using some hammers...
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So much prep work going into getting this rear quarter done! Having to fabricate patches for most of the outriggers I come across but I won’t stop until the underside is all silver and sealed
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