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PostSubject: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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 .
starting point
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper003a
the point of no return
my 72 bay 'JAX' Van002
more rust than was expected time to get ordering even more bits
my 72 bay 'JAX' Van003-1
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun Apr 01, 2007 4:46 pm

all the rusty old sill removed
my 72 bay 'JAX' Van010
well nearly !!!
then it was on to the doors here is the old one
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper013
and the new second hand one in place needs quaterlight frame
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper005-1
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun Apr 01, 2007 4:50 pm

then on to the rear tailgate
old one off
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper008
new one in place just needs the lock fitting
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper010
next the drivers door old one off
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper014
new one in place needs lots of adjusting yet tho
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper015
thats as far as i am at the moment more to follow
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun Apr 01, 2007 5:05 pm

cool looking better already Cool
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun Apr 01, 2007 8:54 pm

nomates wrote:
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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyTue Apr 03, 2007 5:38 pm

afro new toy today i love credit cards
my 72 bay 'JAX' Welder
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySat 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySat 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
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper020
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper022
then i fitted the new inner sill
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper016
test fitting the rear arch and outer sill
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper017
arch and sill screwed in place for spotwelding tomorrow
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper018
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySat 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper023
a bit off zinc primer
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper024
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
my 72 bay 'JAX' Camper025
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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
my 72 bay 'JAX' Spares011
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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
my 72 bay 'JAX' Spares014
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun Apr 15, 2007 9:50 pm

loving the pinstripping man on the helmet!
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptySun 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon Apr 16, 2007 10:12 am

lol! Looking sweet bro. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon 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'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon Apr 16, 2007 3:53 pm

here is the rest of my welding mask looks a bit more scratched up now tho
my 72 bay 'JAX' Weldingmask2001
my 72 bay 'JAX' Weldingmask3
and here are a few i did for a couple of people from the K.D.C
my 72 bay 'JAX' Bobsmask001
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PostSubject: Re: my 72 bay 'JAX'   my 72 bay 'JAX' EmptyMon 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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