Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

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Anyone know distance from rear I beam floor support to the next rear section back please?
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Bit more this morning.
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Just a little plate grafted in today, and a trail fit of b post with cargo door on.
Can figure out what to trim for sill to fit nice. Klassic fab inner post or the Wolfsburg west sill (strengthener fitted already)
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Made a piece for the walkthrough seat back and centre before fitting the top hat.
All going good until the gas decided to run out 🤦🏼‍♂️
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Yesterday was a good day! Spot welder arrived and got a couple of panels on. B pillar was a little fiddly trying to find out what layers it went on in.
Also welded on sill strenghener and spot welded all that had been missed previously
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Welded a new piece on the n/s seat back today and got the front top hat sitting in the right place. Hopefully get that and a few other bits welded in tomorrow.
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Looks great - your metalwork skills are fab!
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I wouldn’t go that far mate, bordering on ok compared to some on here!! Thanks anyway😘
A few things finished off this morning and I think I can say I’m finally done with the bloody chassis😂
Got Wolfsburg west floors delivered this morning too so trail fit of them, seem very good quality. One thing I will say is, if you are fitting these to your bus, don’t cut away the lip at the rear of floor because they don’t come with the return edge for welding. Leave a piece there to plug to I guess.
Anyhow, few bits put in place for pics. I’m happy to be on panel work now 😁
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Cut the long side off today only to find a battered wheel tub 😬. A bit of heat and hammer n dolly action and it’s looking ok 👍🏽
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Done a bit more during lockdown. Still working so fitting a bit in on the off days. Hope everyone is ok during this.
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Bit gutted as I bought the complete inner front frame to make life easier and speed up the job. This didn’t happen as took ages trying to line up doors only to find the panel had been made wrong 🤦🏻‍♂️😟
Good job I cut it up tho, as inside it was already rusting! No treatment in there at all!! Be careful if you fit these guys, get the cavity wax in there as soon as you can!!
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Spot welded the inner wheel tub in today and repaired the lower section on the passenger side one.
Will get pics tomorrow.
Hopefully make a start on the other pillar the too and get started on lining the door up 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Done a bit more today, quick hour tidying up wheel well work and test for n/a pillar. Looks ok.
Then new sand blaster decides to blow out the side of. All valve 🤦🏻‍♂️
Tomorrow will be a good day as long as the mrs allows it.
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