bmxnz11

bmxnz11's 81 escort van

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Just playing catch up, will get it up to date tonight or tomorrow.

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Is that mig or tig?

Honestly I can't get my mig to do that

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Not seen this around town, looks great!

 

Nice wheels, who widened them for you?  

 

Nice job on the repairs also!

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Is that mig or tig?

Honestly I can't get my mig to do that

 

Its mig. Its a real nice welder to use, never had any trouble with it. Those repairs took me a week though so i was taking my time lol

 

Ha, i'd sell the van before i sell those wheels!

 

 

Not seen this around town, looks great!

 

Nice wheels, who widened them for you?  

 

Nice job on the repairs also!

 

Cheers! I just use it to potter around the hutt. I'm too afraid to take it on the motorway ha

 

I purchased wheels already widened. Looks to have been done a long time ago. The centres were punched out and welded into new 7inch bands so technically no widening? Who ever did it, did a real nice job though.

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Just read your story Dan , top work too mate  :thumbleft: 

 

Love the deep dish steels , I used to run similar ones on my daily , look perfect  8) 

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If you dont mind me asking , whats the welder you were using ? CheeRS 

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Just read your story Dan , top work too mate  :thumbleft: 

 

Love the deep dish steels , I used to run similar ones on my daily , look perfect  8) 

 

Thanks man. Yeah I saw the ones in your thread, must have been running 175/50s? They suit the mk1 very nicely.

 

I'm using the Neweld Turbo 220 mig welder. Can't find any info or pictures sorry. I'll take one tomorrow.

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Cool to see ya back into it after the trip dude!

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You've been busy! Light at the end of the tunnel now I hope.

Rust free instead of free rust?

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Fix Or Repair Daily mayte.

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14 hours ago, Nominal said:

You've been busy! Light at the end of the tunnel now I hope.

Rust free instead of free rust?

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.

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 you're an animal on rust repairs! (In a good way haha)

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2 hours ago, Beaver said:

 you're an animal on rust repairs! (In a good way haha)

Haha cheers Beav. This is what happens when I procrastinate about getting an office job. Hopefully it'll be at the next monthly meet.

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haha in that case, you definitely don't want to got back to accounting!

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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.

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Paint the wheels gold in the center they look great 

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those wheels should look good on it - awesome van by the way too!

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On 8/16/2017 at 10:29, shaneo said:

Paint the wheels gold in the center they look great 

 

20 hours ago, oldrx7 said:

those wheels should look good on it - awesome van by the way too!

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.

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