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Author Topic: Van project / Bus project Pg 2  (Read 3577 times)

Offline andycafe

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Van project / Bus project Pg 2
« on: Apr 08, 2012, 06:49:43 »
Hey all, thought I'd add the van that my wife and did up together, storey with the van starts with me moving into my first flat in Australia in 2001, found this van becoming part of the vine fence in the back yard, asked the flatmates about it and it used to belong to a previous flatmate who they were still in touch with. So little time later The guy gives me a key and signs it over for free happy to see someone doing something with it. so after removing it from the fence and bit of investigating turns out the only real issues with it are the clutch drive plate and the tyres, replaced them and drove it around for a couple of years. by this time I was dating my now wife and we decided to clean up the van for her to get around in so with no mechanicals requiring repair it was pretty straight forward so here are the pics which speak for them selves.
« Last Edit: Mar 25, 2013, 08:46:23 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2012, 06:55:04 »
after taking out mos of the interior we then got to stripping the paint of back to bare metal, (about 4 coats of house paint and the original white.

Offline guernz

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #2 on: Apr 08, 2012, 06:56:54 »
I want a van project! Vans are awesome.  8)
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Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #3 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:00:07 »
so after we got it back to metal, we gave it a good clean before i primed it ready for top coating, i had a fiend who was a painter so we were able to get it into his paint booth for a proper finish

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:04:04 »
undercoated

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:07:33 »
oh yeah and I resealed the floor black to cover over all that nice red and blue rattle can work..

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:11:53 »
I want a van project! Vans are awesome.  8)
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Vans are cool, but I had to move up to a bus for my next 1 which I turned into a motor home, i'lol post that up next
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2012, 20:35:02 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #7 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:15:39 »
Ok now into the painting booth, anyone guess who picked the new colour? LOL.....

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #8 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:16:46 »
and now to start putting her back together
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2012, 07:29:48 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #9 on: Apr 08, 2012, 07:24:26 »
then came new glass with tint and some new vinyl lines to to complete
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2012, 07:27:42 by andycafe »

Offline ProSimex

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #10 on: Apr 08, 2012, 09:21:31 »
badass!
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Offline OpTiCz

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #11 on: Apr 08, 2012, 09:28:46 »
Agreed! Awesome

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Offline haplo_84

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #12 on: Apr 08, 2012, 10:39:49 »
Man i was so drive that van around! Real men can drive pink vans without any issues!
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Offline YogiBear

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #13 on: Apr 08, 2012, 18:21:10 »
that's really cool that your wife got in and got dirty doing the work. the van turned out sweet too

Offline troybilt

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Re: the van remake project
« Reply #14 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:49:03 »
Awesome project!!!! I agree that its cool that your wife got involved! She seems like a keeper!! ;)
and the van turned out vantastic! ;D
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