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57 Project

Post by Pie » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:36 pm

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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:40 pm

Got to get rid of those retro fitted front indicators as its a semaphore job, No wonder the suspension seemed soft!Image[/URL[URL=http://s459.photobucket.com/user/PYE-O- ... n.jpg.html]Image



Need some55-57 rear lights, and the brake light, need a bit of good luck with that!!Image
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:57 pm

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Re: 57 Project

Post by andy f » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:11 am

Looks a good solid base you got there, is there much bodywork repairs needed ?

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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:42 pm

andy f wrote:Looks a good solid base you got there, is there much bodywork repairs needed ?

Andy
Not too much mate, will be on it almost full time so hope to have it in paint next month!
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:44 pm

Did a trolly dash around Schofields today, Rick there was brilliant!!!
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Removed the front panel, it had a big ding in it and the metal had streached, As I want to keep any filling down to a bare minimum if none!! decided to replace it!The acid and coating had done its job it looked like new in there.Image[/URL[URL=http://s459.photobucket.com/user/PYE-O- ... 3.jpg.html]Image
New face ready to go on, none of them there indicators!Image

The illusive tool box, Rick had a new one in his stashImage

Got her up on stilts!Image
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Re: 57 Project

Post by 55bdkombi » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:24 pm

Is the new tool box a new repro panel or a NOS part? What's wrong with the old one as I need one for mine.
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:37 pm

55bdkombi wrote:Is the new tool box a new repro panel or a NOS part? What's wrong with the old one as I need one for mine.
Its a VW panel, i have been after one for a bit, the old one was missing, looks like someone started a walkthrough project, Schofields have started making the floor panel under it.
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:08 pm

Progress this weekend
New outriggers on off side,ImageImage

Inner sill

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Bit of damage in front of wheel arch replacedImage

Spot welds marked ready for drilling then floor will be welded from outside to keep it neat Image
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:04 pm

NOS Cross panel from Kieft en Klock, this was difficult to find though Rick at Schofields says they may well start doing them, hope to have it in place tomorrow, also the floor inside the loading doors, Great service from the guys ih Holland!!

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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:27 pm

Progress today
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:42 pm

Today I have mainly been drilling holes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Due to the Frankenstein neck damage on the R/NS corner and some damage to the sill I decided to replace the long side in total as we had the panel and I have more time on me hands than sense!! It would do away with any filler as well.

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Break for the eclipse
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A romantic moment, Me Arn the van and Bonie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart on radio one!!!

But then even with the welding mask we couldnt see awt for 10 mins!!

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Panel waiting
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Wolfsberg West sill and built in strengthner was twisted to hell had to be unstiched then re welded, ermmmm!!! More drilling!!
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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:50 pm

Now just the strip under the waist Problem is theres no tell tale puff of rust when you get through the first skin due to the acid process.


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Re: 57 Project

Post by andy f » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:07 pm

It's looking really good mate. Glad to see you had the correct eye protection on for the eclipse ;)

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Re: 57 Project

Post by Pie » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:47 pm

Cant wait till the day that these go oN!
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