Project 'red van' (says the 4 year old) build thread

Finiterex Jun 23, 2019

  1. fbnss

    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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  2. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    received_2236879096381343.jpeg fortunately this turned up and several boxes from Milners and roughtrax.
     
  6. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    More adventures in the world of rot last night! Plenty of welding to do!

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  7. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Pity there’s no ‘don’t like’ button. How can anyone ‘like’ such a depressing sight:icon-cry:
    Heaps of respect tackling this one, you’ll need loads of stamina and bucket loads of tea... :thumbup:
     
  8. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Thanks Clive! I'm extremely lucky to have a great and gifted welder and fabricator in our extended family.. He'll be getting heaps of tea, cider and pizza! Plenty of photos of the rebuild to come!
     
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  9. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Like many others, I've loads of tee shirts chasing rust around old vehicles.

    The worst one I tackled years ago, was an MGB GT which looked a beauty on the outside, but rotten as a pear underneath. I pulled the front wings off just using my hands, and most of the rest of the 'chassis' came with it as dust.

    What a nightmare. At least you seem to have some steel to weld to, unlike my MG...
     
  10. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Sounds familiar! I had a very similar Fiat 131 Mira Furi and a Lancia Delta Integrale with a firewall made of compost.
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Sorry for the threadjack, but these horror stories are only intended to boost your morale :lol:

    I worked on an old Alfa Romeo (Junior GT IIRC) trying to patch the engine mount chassis rails, and try as I might (using gas weld in those days) I couldn't get flow on the weld. It turned out that the chassis boxes were foam filled, a trick Alpha used to get away with using thinner steel... to stop the boxes collapsing under load.

    I think it was all to do with collapsible zones in those days, trying to make bad driving safer for the occupants. :think: :?
     
  12. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Gotta love Alfa! I have a Guilia Veloce as the daily driver now :)
     
  13. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Bit more stripping down this evening.... guess what... MORE ROT!

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  14. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Oh and had to post this.... guess where I found these!!!!!!! Prize for the closest answer.

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  15. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    Stuffed inside the rear cavity’s above the body mounts. Bloody stupid idea by Toyota!
     
  16. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    I'm not sure if i should envy your ability to put it right or to pity you :crazy:

    Bravo for doing it but i got to wonder if it wouldn't have been more cost and time effective to buy a better truck in the first place .
     
  17. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    1kg of rust on its way to you sir! I mean seriously WTF? Why???
     
  18. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    You are more than likely right... But... I needed a project and this particular truck has a bit of a place in my heart... Although I'm not 100% sure why!

    Binning it has crossed my mind... But I'm a bit invested now.
     
  19. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Yeah i get it , i got a d4d 90 that could very easily be made to look new but its just a car , the 1kz on the other hand has been knocked about and battered but its my black beast and it makes me smile every single time i drive it .

    To make one exemplary from the two is never far from my mind but i have enough unfinished business to even think about actually doing it .
     
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  20. Finiterex

    Finiterex Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    There are some vehicles that become more than machines... They become family... Part of us and we just can't let them go. I think its something about being a 'man'... The need to fix and manipulate things into something that is 'ours'.
     
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