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  1. Cheers. Yeah I've thought about painting them gold but the silver/grey is in pretty good condition, just need a good clean. Think ill clean them up, get the curb rash then see how they look before i go changing the color. Anyone got any good deals on tyres? Was thinking 185/60s, same as the wide steelies.
  2. Not much of an update. I've panelled the inside of the van with some cheap ply which came out pretty sweet. I'm hoping to stain it next week. The motors been running like a bag of dicks. I've yet to really go over the essentials but instead have picked up a spare 1300 which I'm hoping will solve everything. Hmmm thoughts on the wheels? Picked these 13x7 Cheviots up last week. Have been thinking about changing wheels lately as I'm getting a bit of rub in the rear when the vans loaded up. I think they might look OK if it sits low enough.
  3. Where do people buy the bike carb rubber manifold inlets from? I'm on the look out for some but i may have better luck to just buy some tubing and cut to suit.
  4. Well done on the work. That's impressive stuff! Nice to see it getting down correctly.
  5. Once the necessary welds were cleaned, everything underneath from the firewall back was blown out, scrubbed, etched, tarred and painted. As always, all hollows were sprayed with 2pot epoxy stuff and then cavity wax. Have since put it back together and used it again. Come at me wof man. //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/52065-bmxnz11s-81-escort-van/
  6. The wheel arch and surrounding area was pretty rotten where dirt and moisture had gotten between the layers. All 3 layers were cut out and replaced. I started with the middle section, the strengthening inner piece and then the outer wheel arch. Was a bit tricky to make as the original pieces were no good as templates. Once the structure had been put back into the van I did the outer quarter. I reused the bumper bracket area as this was fine, but remade the rest of the quarter with 4000 small folds in the folder.
  7. So the drivers rear quarter was no better, full of holes, dirt and speaker mesh. As i kept hitting areas with the wire wheel, it revealed the true damage of the thick layer of dirt. The entire lower rear panel had holes in both the outer and inner skins. I started on the rear, folding up a couple of long sections for the outer and inner skins. Following it along I rebuilt the inner rotten inner corner with 2 pieces.
  8. Haha cheers Beav. This is what happens when I procrastinate about getting an office job. Hopefully it'll be at the next monthly meet.
  9. After the drivers rear side I don't plan on cutting into it again. I've done the big big jobs, that's good enough for me. So much for a 'I'll only get it up to a warrantable standard' attitude.
  10. Last repair to do on the passenger side was the rear section, behind the wheels. The bog here was over 15mm thick in places. Fucken rough. As it goes with chasing rust, this ^^ soon turned into this. The outer and inner skins were rooted where the dirt and shit had been sitting for years. New inner skin was sused. Then the outer was made, including around the back behind the bumper. And before it was hit with the rattle can. Short story, the passenger floor annoyed me so I replace the entire lower half of the van. Tomorrow I'll put it back together and drive it for a week before I replace the drivers rear wheel arch section. When is enough, enough?
  11. New sill. I then had to tackle the top of the passengers guard. To keep the theme up is was rust covered over with bog. Cut all the shit out. Made up a new inner section before making up the outer skin. I tried to take my time shaping the metal to the correct specs. I was pretty stubborn about not wanting to put anymore bog into this, so I tried to make all the repairs as correct as I could.
  12. Bit slow on updating but that doesn't mean I haven't been working. I made up and welded in another seat rail. I then folded up some sills out of lengths I had laying around, which happened to be thicker then the original steel. I also replaced the bottom of the guard, and made up the remaining floor panels. Photos or it didnt happen. Cut the drivers sill out. Replaced with a new sill. The remaining original sill was cut out after this. Back of the sill and guard before being primed etc. There was a crazy amount of dirt in behind the sill. Replaced the inner rusted strengthening piece. The passengers floor looking better.
  13. This only lasted a trip down to the bmx track and the monthly meet before I got stuck into it again. The passenger floor has always bugged me so it was time to get into it and repeat what I had done to the drivers floor. The passengers floor was covered on the inside and outside in bog. Underneath were just patches tacked on top of the original floor. Ive cut most of this out. I've replaced the lower section of firewall with new metal, put a new piece in by the gearbox tunnel and now I'm here. After the floor is done, I'll put in the new seat rail and take the sill out. It's rusty from the front to the rear, so I've decided to replace the whole thing.
  14. Cleaned up a better heater bubble I had cut off a wreck a few years ago. Plug welded this in, rattle canned it, seam sealed it and canned everything one more time. 100x better. Every new panel was painted inside and out, sprayed with this 2k epoxy everywhere and seam sealed where nessecary. Its so much more solid and the cunty repairs are now finished. Long story short, it failed a warrant and I changed chicken mesh into metal to gain road legal status. Stoked. Most of the garbage I replaced.
  15. I cut out the top sections and made up repair panels. Then I made the awkward last piece. Lots of cutting and bashing to make it a good fit. Smoothed everything out. Gave it a couple coats of the rattle can and some sealer.