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Beachbuggin 6th August let me know if your planning on going.

Sat Jul 22 2017, 21:29 by Grizzly

Who's up for beachbuggin they have booked out club pitch just need to know numbers please . . . it is a great one day show on southsea common next to the beach . . . lots to see and do let me know if your going as I have to book you in and you have access at reduced rate £5 I believe it is

Camper and Bus show and August events - what are you hoping to do?

Sun Jul 16 2017, 13:06 by carl & helen

Club days out August
 
Are any of these of any interest? Or are you planning something different that we can group together on?
 
Don’t think any of us are doing BugJam so our first possible weekend is

Camper & Bus, Camping at the Castle – 28th, 29th 30th July. We love this in the Malvern’s  so we are going back. Any takers?
http://www.volksworldshows.com/camper-and-bus-weekend-home
We …

Hessich Oldendorf and Euro Bug In 2017 - European trip details

Sun Oct 09 2016, 12:34 by carl & helen

HO17, Germany - http://www.uraltkaefer.de
Quite a few of you have already talked about coming to Germany for Hessich Oldendorf or for Belgium Euro Bug In next year in late June and early July.
 
Together these give us an incredible, every four year European trip to Hessich, Germany, on to the factories in Wolfsberg and Hannover and the back via EBI - Euro Bug In the following weekend for those …

Stonor Park 2017

Tue Mar 28 2017, 15:04 by Grizzly

Hi Folks I will be needing some assistance at Stonor Park on the 4th June. As well as the camping I am also organising club displays in return you will have free entry & camping.
I will need assistance on white pond gate for club display pass hand outs and lining up aircooled avenue & watercooled way.

And anyone that wants to help me out with camping.

Lastly as Aircooled Konnection are running …

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Mon May 22 2017, 21:43 by Grizzly

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

AK Meet & Eat 31st March @ Chalkhill Blue

Tue Mar 28 2017, 15:23 by Grizzly

AK vw meet and eat at the Chalkhill Blue Andover from 19:00hrs locatied at the Commercial Park, SP11 8 Andover, Hampshire,


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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Wed Mar 07 2012, 18:45

Didn't get down the workshop tonight but I did do this:


Busselecta doesn't have a late bay option on it. Not sure about wheels and white bumpers would be far better as well as less work Smile
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Re: Boris

Post by Liam on Wed Mar 07 2012, 19:40

Theres an app on iphone that has late bays on it. How about boris like this?
The app is called bus generator




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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Thu Mar 08 2012, 22:41

Im liking that.
Mmm not sure I'd stay with a white roof. Was thinking of painting it red to save time. May change my mind though.
Will have a play on the app. Cheers liam
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Sun Mar 18 2012, 21:52

Had quite a productive week despite working ridiculously long hours at work. I'm starting to look around the van and realising there's a lot fewer bits that need attention. This is a good thing. I've even started rattle canning some primer on to see how the shape of the repairs are looking. Not so bad from my estimation Very Happy


Still trying to tackle the rear bottom corner which is a bit tricky




Some work on the tail gate to get it as flat as possible and not a wavy mess



Other bits I've been doing






Plugged hole in roof



Painted le servo


Yesterday I bought one of these combination ladders to get better access to the roof sections. Should be good for when painting


Started getting some grey primer on the repair sections




It's looking like I will need to start thinking about buying primer and paint and getting the spray gun on it Smile
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Thu Apr 05 2012, 22:56

Been fairly busy lately in the workshop.
I got to a stage where there seems to be less issues to sort out on the bodywork so I've started scuffing the remaining paintwork with 240 grit. It's pretty boring and dusty work but it's progress and I've got tunes pumping out of the radio to keep me going.

Some recent developments...
I've painted the cab floor with some stonechip. It looks pretty good if I do say so Very Happy




Will be painting over it with red eventually

I've been getting really dirty lying on my back and degreasing all the crevices in the engine bay. Also been getting some seam sealer in there to reduce the chances of water trapping




Been getting the cracks out of the panel seams with a bit of filler and my index finger




Giving the doors a bit of attention









Finished the back corner that was giving me a bit of hassle. Was finding it difficult getting the curves in properly.


Sorting out the section below the gutter


Keying the paint on the body






Been getting a bit of a perfectionist streak and doing some bits again like this wheel arch



I'm now coming to the end of my forth tub og U Pol easy sand!

A lot of it ends up in my clothes and on the floor though


Going to be picking up a sliding window tomorrow that I won on ebay then going on to Wheels Day so will be a day off Very Happy

Getting excited about the priming now...
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Mon Apr 09 2012, 22:31

It's been a busy Easter weekend. Not had much time to pig out on chocolate. Friday - went to Hayling Island to pick up a sliding window for the middle section of the van. Unfortunately it turned out to be an incorrect size, grrr. Oh well, I may just list it on eBay as a T25 one which I think it is.


Went on to Wheels Day for the rest of Friday which was a quality day out.
Saturday was back on the farm getting some repairs done on the last door.


Sunday, down a car boot getting some bargain tools and some pictures to decorate the workshop with Smile



Put these alongside the a picture of Rambo and the free poster from Volksworld.
More of this...







Got the tunes on to keep me sane



This is tub number 5 of U-Pol!

Living the dream with the trusty bit of cardboard and scraper


Getting some on the door:






This section is coming together. It was a bit lumpy but some good old elbow grease sorted that while perched on my Belgian beer crate.


Also spent some time getting more degreasing done in the engine bay with a bowl of hot water and some Cillit Bang. Then I thought what the 'eck I'll just drop the gearbox out cos I wanted to get to all the nooks and crannies!


Hmmm, gonna need to do some more scrubbing now Sleep
The bit on the top left in black was sprayed with a rattle can of hammerite. Not a bad finish from that. Will see about connecting the compressor and undersealing in one hit now the GB is out.
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Re: Boris

Post by Big Red on Tue Apr 10 2012, 09:52

Wow, great efforts Orb,

Loadsa progress for a long w/e.

Good stuff.
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Tue Apr 10 2012, 22:19

@Big Red wrote:Wow, great efforts Orb,

Loadsa progress for a long w/e.

Good stuff.

cheers,
You know with the gearbox out it is an ideal time to change the starter motor bush! You will never have an easier opportunity...certainly no chance of dropping the old one into the bell housing and requiring engine removal to find the little brass blighter lol!
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Re: Boris

Post by Liam on Fri Apr 13 2012, 21:02

Coming on great guns dude!! Cant wait to see it at action ;-) ;-)


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Re: Boris

Post by Big Red on Mon Apr 16 2012, 11:47

Rob, on a mundane note, remember Cilit Bang is acidic (most household cleaners that are designed to tackle limescale have a low pH) just be careful what you use it on and how long you leave it on there.

For example Magnesium does not do too well in an acidic environment.
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Mon Apr 16 2012, 18:22

@Big Red wrote:Rob, on a mundane note, remember Cilit Bang is acidic (most household cleaners that are designed to tackle limescale have a low pH) just be careful what you use it on and how long you leave it on there.

For example Magnesium does not do too well in an acidic environment.

Woop woop I love a good mundane thought.
Good point though, I also use gunk and Swarfeger Jizzer so have to ensure it's washed down with a sponge so there's no reactions.
Going to the paintshop in the morning to pick up primer. Should get round to applying it this week! Yay
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Fri Apr 20 2012, 00:19

This week I was intending to get the primer on but then there's always something else you discover that you think could be better. Also, I misplaced my wallet so couldn't get to the paintshop. All sorted now.



So, here's what got done...

to...


Not sure if painting it is really necessary as some peeps do, just need it clean so it's less unpleasant when creeping below the bus.

Most of this week has been spent with production paper in hand getting the body ready for priming. Along the way I've come across bits I'v



It's quite satisfying when the surface is flatted when theres no ridges when you run your digits over. Living the dream!

Been shopping just round the corner from my work on the industrial estate


Got quite a lot of thinners but theres a fair amount of cleaning to be done too as I'm using an old gun. Fingers crossed it works alright.

More rubbing...












Last streaks of filler



Been quite hectic, just about made time to put this post up while listening to the band as Levon Helm passed away today.
Priming the bus is got to be happening very soon Smile
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Post by Aussiboris on Mon Apr 23 2012, 23:38

I've started to get a feeling like I've made a lot of progress as primer has been sprayed onto metal in the last couple of days. It's been a bit of a slog getting to this point but they say it's all in the prep. It's been quite tough turning down invites to social things at weekends, stag doos and music festivals in wiltshire but I'm starting to see the benefit Very Happy

Liam did say put it back together and come to Big Bang. I think I'm a little far from making it at this point. The question I keep being asked is when will it be finished? I don't know but I know that it will take as long as takes to get a reasonable finish or I will be kicking myself for not doing it properly. Can't wait for it to be back on the road so I just keep going at it, better than rotting on the sofa watching tv anyhoo.

With these updates I always find I have to look back to see what my last post was about. Memories not so great must be getting worse with exposure to strong solvents.

Last time I had been shopping and got myself some primer. I have also taken delivery of my rubbers from custom and commercial.



Have been on a mega mission rubbing the van down ready for priming...





Then cleaned up a borrowed gun with thinners soaking overnight, reassembled it and got to it!





Overall, I'm really pleased with the way it looks. In some places the panels look pretty straight which you can't see when there's a mixture of colours and filler etc.





I've been spraying primer onto the doors on the trestle, placing a heater underneath to heat them up a bit.


I've had a few runs here and there, nothing too bad and primer is very forgiving. Going to have to flat it back anyways with wet and dry. On top of this though I've had some issues with the primer reacting with some touch up paint that has been applied. Bit annoying as it means it will need to be taken back and sorted out again.


On the tailgate it is pretty bad. Appears to have reacted with paint where it has been feathered.


After resolving this I got the roof left to do. Been getting into the technique a bit but a bit skeptical about using the same gun for the colour coat as it does blow a bit intermittently. May have to try something else.

Some more evidence of a busy few days:


Lots of popity ping meals lager and cola!

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Re: Boris

Post by Liam on Tue Apr 24 2012, 00:37

Looking good dude must be a great feeling seeing boris all one colour! Dont set a date to finish it just let it get done when its done this is the most important stage. If your not happy with it now you never will be!

P.s your bins a lot like ours in our workshop!


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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Thu Apr 26 2012, 21:26

Tonight I think I overcame my paint reaction issue Very Happy

Flatted back, cleaned with panel wipe and put some of this on:


A little bit of isolator yellow oxide stuff.
Will remember to be carful with touch up paint in the future...everyday's a skool day!







Gonna go to the pub tonight to celebrate me thinks then get on with the rest of priming and flatting from tomorrow.
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Pictures at last

Post by Erna & David on Sun Apr 29 2012, 16:37

Hi Rob, apart from the first couple of posts i hav,nt been able to see your pics, just read the text, but today after Erna,s been fiddling i have spent the last hour going through the whole lot reading and making sense with the pictures at last, whats that saying "A picture paints a thousand words" or something like that. anyway great progress you are making and remember you only get one shot at this so make it count,i,ll be watching now.

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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Sun Apr 29 2012, 19:03

Erna & David wrote:Hi Rob, apart from the first couple of posts i hav,nt been able to see your pics, just read the text, but today after Erna,s been fiddling i have spent the last hour going through the whole lot reading and making sense with the pictures at last, whats that saying "A picture paints a thousand words" or something like that. anyway great progress you are making and remember you only get one shot at this so make it count,i,ll be watching now.

David

Thanks for the message!
I didn't realise it wasn't displaying the pics. I'll have a look into it. I've been hosting on Flickr not sure if it has something to do with that - can be a little fickle sometimes.
You could try looking on Flickr itself in my Resto album
I think there will be a few thousand words painted for you there Very Happy
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Post by Erna & David on Mon Apr 30 2012, 18:12

Its our end Rob,nothing to do with you. David
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Mon May 07 2012, 21:54

So heres a few things that I've got done over the last week or so...

The roof has been cleaned and primered. Very Happy


Also been cleaning the fuel tank up and also put in a new sender as my testing showed the old one was faulty. It had a tendency to just show the fuel level at half when it was a full tank, this dropped off quickly leaving me guessing




Been cleaning the interior constantly and scuffed the areas that will be sprayed like pillars, windows and bulkheads. Scraping off left over glue and parts of stuck down carpet.
Put on some barcoat


I have a plethora of stonechips showing through on the front panel still so I'm in the process of scraping on a bit of stopper. Theres so many chips you notice when shining a light across it!



Going to have to get the elbow grease in soon with the wet and dry.
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Re: Boris

Post by Liam on Mon May 07 2012, 23:57

Not seen the pics as im on my phone but im sure its good work as allways dude! Keep on at it and it will soone come together!


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UPOL shortage in Devon - anyone know whats going on?

Post by Guest on Tue May 15 2012, 23:06

I had heard Halford's have a shortage on UPol down in Plymouth. Now I know why Rob! This truly is a restoration of epic proportions mate. Seriously, big ups and respekt of the highest order deservedly be lain down on dis one!! Jeez I thought I'd done well replacing the thermostat housing on my van. I now feel wholly inadequate and unable to call myself a VW enthusiast!

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Re: Boris

Post by Grizzly on Wed May 16 2012, 14:14

Well done Rob great work mate . . . you will be done before mine Very Happy


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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Thu May 17 2012, 13:20

saltee wrote:I had heard Halford's have a shortage on UPol down in Plymouth. Now I know why Rob! This truly is a restoration of epic proportions mate. Seriously, big ups and respekt of the highest order deservedly be lain down on dis one!! Jeez I thought I'd done well replacing the thermostat housing on my van. I now feel wholly inadequate and unable to call myself a VW enthusiast!

Nick

Cheers Nick. I think that most of the filler is now dust around the workshop and in my nostrils. I don't know how to change a thermostat so you're ahead of me if I had to work on a T25.
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Thu May 17 2012, 13:23

Grizzlys wrote:Well done Rob great work mate . . . you will be done before mine Very Happy

Not racing you but I can't wait to get it back on the road.
You have had another project happening since you started yours though Very Happy
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Re: Boris

Post by Aussiboris on Thu May 17 2012, 13:34

The quest to get the panels and body sorted goes on...I've been sat on my Chimay crate applying cellulose stopper stuff and wet n drying back for hours!!!
It's amazing how many blemishes, stonechips and pin holes you pick up when the van is all one colour! A little disheartening to be rubbing back parts of the primer after feeling like I've been making loads of progress but I guess that's the way it goes.
Here's some pics of the application and flatting of the toothpaste green substance:





















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