Swedish 66 Crew Cab

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Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Post by mabbo » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:38 pm

Alex bought his Swedish 66 crew cab to us for metalwork and paint.

As you can see, the chassis is in a bad way:

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We decided the best way to approach this was to build a new chassis. I had been looking for a Celette or Car O Liner chassis jig for ages but couldnt find one so made one, and had a few brackets cut out which were welded up. We used my 61 split to build the jig and brackets as my chassis is nice and original / straight. Here is the finished jig / brackets, and with the replacement chassis trial fitted to the jig:

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Fitted the cab doors to check the gaps were all good before anything was braced or cut out. They are pretty good considering how bad the rest of the van is. The cargo door and gap needs some work. The door is pretty badly twisted:

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Broke up now till the new year and I cant wait to get in and get stuck into this :)

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Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Post by mabbo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:55 pm

Got the rear chassis section removed:

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Started stripping the old chassis rails and handbrake tubes etc off:

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Ready to go to the dippers. Gonna have a few repairs to do though... Was hoping this section was going to be better than it is, oh well:

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Should get back on it the end of the week :)
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