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PostSubject: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:00 pm

Going to sort this thread out and restore all picture links etc..


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:35 am

Nice one buddy a bit of welding and she right as rain again Cool
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PostSubject: update - October 2007 - the stripdown   Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:21 pm

Van soon off to be cut up and new panels welded in - all arches, front clip, rear corners, sills jacking points etc. basically the bottom 6 inches!

here's some pics of the fun.

pics to go in here...

All that is left is too strip the rest of the cab area out - seats, carpet and any electrics.


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:33 pm

I love those wheels bud. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:59 pm

looks like a real solid walkthrough model dude,theres not much welding really........all in all a nice bus....where do you live...weston?

sorry dude......just read your profile....were you the dude who popped in to see us fitting meester teems engine ???
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:11 pm

yep!

I was the guy that took it out on a very cold day!

Tim popped round to give a hand with all the windows so I wouldn't drop them in frustration. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:20 pm

update:

had a baby girl on 21/11/07, so we've had our hands full!

Van picked up just before Christmas and towed off to a workshop back home in Cornwall.

All panels bought to replace the bottom 6 inches and the front clip. Going to convert it to the early bay round bumpers, low indicators and early front arches.

new paint vw dove blue to the top and dash, and then a pastel white roof, bumpers and inside.

new rubbers to go in all round and looking to lightly tint the side and rear glass (any ideas of where to send the glass?)

Should be back by Easter for the refit of electrics, engine and interior.

In the mean time: need to take a peek at the engine...

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:27 pm

Congrats on the baby dude, good luck on the van

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PostSubject: Porsche Seats...   Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:41 pm

just purchased some nice dark blue leather seats off flea bay...
Comfort at last...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PORSCHE-BOXSTER-FRONT-SEATS-IN-DARK-BLUE-LEATHER_W0QQitemZ350014311219QQihZ022QQcategoryZ10408QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Van has now had front panel replaced and converted to lowlight and round bumpers...new front arches going in and all the rusty bottom 6 inches cut out all round with new panels lined up and ready to welded in.

will get some pics up soonish

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PostSubject: Front facelift!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:58 pm

Spent the week in Cornwall working on the van.

Converting the van to lowlight indicators and round bumpers, as it is a x-over model anyhow.

So after chopping out N/S inner and outer arch and welding in early flat lip arch and new inner (and bottom of B-post which had rotted away.)

Then removed old deformation panel (behind front bumper) and front panel. This revealed more of the crusty stuff which needed some TLC, the redhot edge of my grinder and some lovely fresh metal!


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:06 pm

Looking good there young chap afro afro
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:45 pm

wow fair play, been a busy boy.
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:18 pm

Good work Sir....

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:02 pm

Going down this coming weekend to do some more cutting and welding. The front is completed now, all welded on and tidied up. O/S arch inner and outer should be done when i get there, so will give a hand sorting out the sills and rear!


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PostSubject: Update of progress   Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:04 pm

Deadline to complete it by is 19th April (might make CTTP)

Here's a few pics of progress. more has been done since, but forgot to take camera with me.

pics here..

left to do:

entire Front panel to convert to lowlight
windscreen inner repair both corners
front arches outer left and right
inner front arches left and right
cab floor
drivers side sills inner and outer


sill under sliding door and runner
rear lower quarters left and right
battery trays left and right
rear outer valance an inner repair
rear outer arches left and right
fuel tank area
fuel tank fittings
CV boots
lower rear by 1 more spline
shorten exhaust by 3 inches (Dave..can you weld stainless (tig) .?)

prep for paint
paint shell
paint poptop
refit engine and tank
refit electrics
refit all seals
refit glass
fit new seats
interior
mot

so not too much then!


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:40 pm

Are you putting that plywood back into the roof? Can yo measure it for me before you do? How thich is it as well? Does it self support by being rammed into the inner gutters? ... loving the resto so far. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:53 am

got to sand that down this weekend, so will measure it for you - or your welcome to come and take a template off from it.

it's in three sections and slots into an alu strip each side which is pot rivited to the top of the window frames/roof join.
it is supported by a few screws in the centre section and a plastic joining strip.


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:12 am

Coolio, yeah if you could measure it for me, which might be hard as its curved right? ... thaks mate I may try and get to WSM to do it in person but Im pretty flat out at the mo. Smile
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PostSubject: bumpers   Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:36 pm

how much do you want for the bumpers chap, have you got any pics?
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:11 pm

Update. Have now got 2 solid weeks to spend on finishing van.

Here's a few pics of progress.

left to do:

entire Front panel to convert to lowlight
windscreen inner repair both corners
front arches outer left and right
inner front arches left and right
cab floor
drivers side sills inner and outer


sill under sliding door and runner
rear lower quarters left and right
battery trays left and right
rear outer valance an inner repair
rear outer arches left and right
fuel tank area
fuel tank fittings
CV boots
lower rear by 1 more spline
shorten exhaust by 3 inches (Dave..can you weld stainless (tig) .?)

prep for paint
paint shell
paint poptop
refit engine and tank
refit electrics
refit all seals
refit glass
fit new seats
interior
mot

the list is getting shorter!

Bought some new bits also:

Scat dragfast shifter
Blue dot clear headlamps
new bulbs all round.
rear bumper and mounts
front seat belts
front quarterlight frames
etc..

Doing CV joints tomoz and steering idler pin, then finish the rest of the welding afterlunch!

will keep this updated as much as poss.

Cheers all. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:42 pm

just bought front bumper on ebay..rust free inc rubbers, brackets 123 inc delivery!

nice!

final bits to arrive from Justin at retrodubs now on tues so I can finish off the project! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:17 pm

hi all,

The list is getting shorter!. had a really productive 2 weeks on the van.

all that's left is to prep outer shell for some paint. Should be sprayed by the end of this week and then in for MOT.
so prob back up here over bank hol.

entire Front panel to convert to lowlight
windscreen inner repair both corners
front arches outer left and right
inner front arches left and right
cab floor
drivers side sills inner and outer


sill under sliding door and runner
rear lower quarters left and right
battery trays left and right
rear outer valance an inner repair
rear outer arches left and right
fuel tank area
fuel tank fittings
CV boots

lower rear by 1 more spline
shorten exhaust by 3 inches (Dave..can you weld stainless (tig) .?)
underseal whole van
seam seal all welds

make new rear hatch
prep for paint
paint shell
paint poptop
refit engine and tank
refit electrics

refit all seals
refit glass
fit new seats
interior
mot

here's the latest pics.. enjoy!



bounce bounce bounce bounce Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tue May 06, 2008 9:37 pm

update: lots of stuff done!
all metalwork done etc.. engines all in. filled and sanded and filled and sanded some more!
roof off and roof-rack cleaned and sanded lots.

body in undercoat and shut edges sprayed and bits of interior...
bumpers and roof all sprayed and ready.

here's a couple of pics: sorry about the quality..



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