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PostSubject: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:41 pm

i bought my bay JAX in about 2000 for the outrageous amount of 250.And got a another van chucked in to the deal which i ended up scraping it was probably the better van looking back but someone had removed the glass engine ,gearbox the dash and various bits and bobs and back then nobody wanted vans i even tryed to give it away and nobody would touch it.
I have been using it to go to shows and stuff for the last few years but last year the front panel was on really desperate need of repair so it went to M.A.D in kingswood fora new one .
then this winter i started buying up the panels to make the van look better .
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the point of no return

more rust than was expected time to get ordering even more bits
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:46 pm

all the rusty old sill removed

well nearly !!!
then it was on to the doors here is the old one

and the new second hand one in place needs quaterlight frame
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:50 pm

then on to the rear tailgate
old one off

new one in place just needs the lock fitting

next the drivers door old one off

new one in place needs lots of adjusting yet tho

thats as far as i am at the moment more to follow
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:05 pm

cool looking better already Cool
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:21 pm

Great stuff. Smile Look forward to seeing it progress. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:35 pm

I like the stickers in the back window Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:54 pm

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I like the stickers in the back window Shocked
LMAO lol! Thanks for pointing them out Steve! I love stickers that are as tasteful as that! Wink



Keep up the good work dude (and keep the pics coming Wink )!
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:17 pm

Rolling Eyes what it says i'd rather be 'working' honest
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:30 pm

Looking good rob, what colour are you going to paint JAX when you finish?? afro
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:34 pm

confused not sure about colours yet but some of the newbie beetles come in a sort of grey blue i'm liking that at the mo
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:38 pm

afro new toy today i love credit cards
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:17 am

Good work dude it's looking ace mate Cool
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:15 pm

Very Happy beenbusy so far this weekend got quite a bit done
some rust repair on the front out rigger and on the back of the rear tub


then i fitted the new inner sill

test fitting the rear arch and outer sill

arch and sill screwed in place for spotwelding tomorrow

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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:28 pm

Looking good dude i should invest in a new welder realy they pay for there selves in the long run Cool
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:12 pm

No not a good day to dayone step foward two back
started ok got the rear arch on nt quite as flush a fit as i would have liked never mind just a bit of extra filler

a bit off zinc primer

but then disaster in my haste and excitement cos it was all going back together i welded the new outersill on but i had not cleaned the back of either panel so rubbish welds and i had to pull it back out No so i am left with this and i may have to spend even more money on panels ihave bought once Crying or Very sad but lesson learned the hard way won't jump in like an idiot next time
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:10 am

Laughing yesterday got a bit more done removed the rear corner and rear valence repaired the big holes in the inner panel so today a few more repairs to do then new battery tray and rear corner fitted plus my new outersill arrived yesterday so gonna try and fit that to


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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:42 pm

Cool got a bit more done today new battery tray in place outer sill all lined up and rear corner screwed in to place just gotta weld every trhing in place
my wife's first weldind lesson i reckon she's a natural


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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:50 pm

loving the pinstripping man on the helmet!
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:50 pm

Some nice work there Rob! Looks like it's coming along nicely! afro

It's always good to have an apprentice! Wink
My wife wants me to teach her to weld.... But she's scared of the sparks! Shocked Laughing

Love the striped welding shield! afro
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:25 am

Dirty Dave wrote:

My wife wants me to teach her to weld.... But she's scared of the sparks! Shocked Laughing


haha know that feeling! I won't touch a sparkler, but somehow I'm not too bad with welding....


Looking good Mr Rob!
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:28 am

Looking ace there buddy...

Frizz wants me to teach her to weld but i kept telling her not untill we've got a garage............... Cos she can't understand how i can weld with my clothes on.. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:12 am

lol! Looking sweet bro. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:38 pm

Dirty Dave wrote:
Some nice work there Rob! Looks like it's coming along nicely! afro

It's always good to have an apprentice! Wink
My wife wants me to teach her to weld.... But she's scared of the sparks! Shocked Laughing

Love the striped welding shield! afro
yeah i know the feeling laura is scared shitless by the grinder she won't stand within about 15feet of me when i am using it
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:53 pm

here is the rest of my welding mask looks a bit more scratched up now tho


and here are a few i did for a couple of people from the K.D.C

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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:01 pm

looks really good man, top work!!

i need to get me some brushes and paint and get down to doing some properly now!
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