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#31 Steelie600

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:21 PM

'Ning subjects

Been busy bee today. Wanted a lie in but me Saturday job rang up with a breakdown on one of the boats so I got up early and was in twiddly mode. So rear beam has stripped totally, the hubs have been removed off the stubs, the beam wire brushed and welded one of the new spring seat brackets on. I would have welded 2 on but me like a moron only ordered 1 and not a pair. Yes I am a di%$head!! I alse wire brushed up the hubs and rust reated everything like normal. And then painted the hubs in wheel silver, and the beam in stonechip black, so it stays looking good for a bit longer.

I aim to have the beam back in the car by tomorrow weather depending, so I can then get the axle stands UNDER the axle and then itll be a bit more secure to work on as its quite precariously balanced atm. Onto the evidence!!

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#32 Steelie600

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

ANY HOO, atlast my spring shackles doth arrived!! So I could put my back end back on the owd girl! Also fitted some brand new Kayaba Gas shocks for the 75 so they'll be a bit stiffer than the 55 ones. And another thing I found out this week is ive got the 75 springs on anyway so even stiffer on the back end. Im just waiting for a reply from a Spax dealer now as to weather I can get just front shocks, cos they only sell em in sets and obviously I only need the front ones.


Just need another break in the weather so I can get out and touch up the underseal and then the back end can be raised up with the stands under the axle.

Heres the evidence

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#33 Steelie600

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

Me again!!

Right after my little rant about AA Autowindscreens, Ive taken the screen out completely and its behind my wardrobe where it cant get bust. Glad I did cos there was some nasties under the sealer. So will drown them in rust treatment in a sec. Ive also taken all the doors off and put them in the shed outta the way so I can get on with painting the shell. And finally ive fitted my rear caliper brackets. 

Like a mong again I ordered the wrong ones, but I made em have it. Granted its only got 3 bolts in BUT they are welded on on the other side so are going nowhere in a hurry. Just need my wheel bearings to arrive now and I can put the hubs back on and forget about them for a bit.

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#34 Steelie600

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

DYING dot COM.

Ive been out all day with my flap wheels and removed all the paint from the sides of the van and all the fillerdisillusionment.png 

I only rubbed down the roof because the paint job on there was actually really good. However I have subsequently primered the whole van now with 2k etch primer which will create a good base for the filler to adhere too later this week. Im gonna go n have a lie down in a darkened room in a sec cos im sweating like Jimmi Saville on Top of the Pops, and I need a beer or ten. Anyhoo heres the evidence

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#35 Focus-Jonny

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

Any updates Steelie?


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