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Post by Aussiboris on Thu Jun 27 2013, 17:10

I did get to know the staff at my local paint shop quite well after my frequent visits.  Still have a box of receipts from spending way too much on paint.  It's expensive stuff.
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Post by Grizzly on Wed Mar 26 2014, 09:52

I went up the workshop the other week and started cleaning and painting the beam pretty much took all day along with the drum, backing, plate and spindle, got another spindle to do then put it all back together. Got some other bits and bobs to do.

In the great scheme of things, the van the front doors tailgate are all ready for painting (probably need a good clean before hand) only the cargo doors and tailgate need finishing off before the whole van can then be sprayed with final coat so need to save some pennies and see what paint I can afford.






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Post by Grizzly on Wed Apr 09 2014, 15:57

Back up there this Friday hopefully finish off some bits and bobs and get cracking on the engine lid and cargo doors prior to the primer going on so I can actually get working towards final coat and getting the van out of there.

Need to really get a shifty on as government have started charging VAT on storage so rent has leaped up. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Grizzly on Mon Apr 28 2014, 21:02

A windy and wet day last saturday down the workshop, but the good news is all the panels are now prepped and primer-ed, to do list for now.


  • Rubbing down & prepping for paint.
  • Bit of sealing & stone chipping to finish.
  • Put beam back on
  • Buy csp brake kit (stole mine for the junkyard)


Getting there very slowly . . .  Cool
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Re: 64 (Fire Truck) Panel Van

Post by Ronnieboy59 on Mon Apr 28 2014, 21:17

If you need a pair of hands Daz let me know

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Post by Grizzly on Tue Apr 29 2014, 10:40

@Ronnieboy59 wrote:If you need a pair of hands Daz let me know

Ron

Cheers Ron, be more likely when I get it back home and need to put it back together cannot see that being a quick job

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Post by Grizzly on Tue Aug 05 2014, 09:34

carl & helen wrote:How did you get on up at the workshop Daz.

After this Aug & Sept show rush, I can give you loads of spare time for rubbing down etc ...

Carl

Well the beam was a bit more difficult than I imagined on me tod, three attempts before I finally got it on then realised I forgot my new bolts and washers so have not tightened it up so I can swap them over. Next thing was trying to remember how all the link pins go back together, fortunately I managed to buy a set of damaged stock link pin kit with all the shims, seals etc included and this worked out cheaper than buying all new seals individually. Unfortunately the manuals do not give you a decent diagram of how they go back together so it took me a while to figure it out. Once i worked out the tow in, to set the shims and a way to force the torsion bars to get them back on they eventually went on only to find I have lost my pinch bolts Evil or Very Mad hopefully I can buy some at the weekend.

I then finished some of the sanding and priming and will look into buying a spray gun and paint and maybe have a go myself otherwise I will be waiting forever for my brother No

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Post by Grizzly on Wed Aug 06 2014, 10:51

Bit the bullet and ordered a spray gun, will look at paint option and ordering some up next month once paid. Will need to look out for torsion arm pinch bolts at the show or will have to order some up god knows what I have done with the old one's . . .
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Post by Grizzly on Sat Sep 06 2014, 23:14

We are having issues with our internet so have not been online for a while.

Anyway after having a bit of a set back with the compressor connector snapping off I have managed to drill and chisel it out, the so called easyouts didn't work . . . the front beam, drums etc are all back on and have virtually finished most of the sanding hopefully can sort the compressor out and buy some paint soon to get started.
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Post by Grizzly on Sat Sep 13 2014, 06:13

After a few issues with the compressor ball valve snapping in the compressor (only could happen to me) and having to re-tap it and get a new ball valve, fittings etc it's back up and working.



Had to clean up some cracking on the dashboard and re-primer



Beam all back on and bolted up, pinch bolts, tie rods just got to buy a new drag link . . .





And after much thought and not being able to wait for my brother any longer I thought I would buy some paint and have a go. I have never painted anything before and brother is probably going to be a bit peeved but hey I will be dead by the time he's ready!

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Its never going to be a show winner and I need a bit more practice got a couple of runs on the side arches where I got a bit too close and some dust has stuck to the front panel so going to need to do some rubbing down, but it's a start.
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Re: 64 (Fire Truck) Panel Van

Post by Grizzly on Sat Sep 20 2014, 16:09


Quick stint up the workshop so started on the long panel today . . .

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Post by Grizzly on Mon Sep 29 2014, 09:30

Sorry some of the pictures are a little dark, but here we go the first base layer of final coat . . . Like a Star @ heaven









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Post by Grizzly on Sun Oct 26 2014, 23:11

Started top coat on the front, cargo doors, tailgate nd engine lid etc.

Will get some pics as soon as I can.
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Post by Grizzly on Mon Feb 23 2015, 21:15

Frustrating have been down a couple of times but it is just too cold to finish spraying . . . looking forward to getting it out of the workshop and put back together.

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Re: 64 (Fire Truck) Panel Van

Post by tint1n on Tue Feb 24 2015, 07:00

Looking good Daz
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Re: 64 (Fire Truck) Panel Van

Post by Grizzly on Wed Jul 01 2015, 18:06

The van is all but finished couple of blemish on the one cargo door and the engine lid which need re-doing but it is as good as we are going to  get it in our farm yard shack . . .






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Re: 64 (Fire Truck) Panel Van

Post by Grizzly on Sat Mar 12 2016, 18:15

Wow I wasnt working its not raining and I have managed to start working on my van today;


Steering box back in, bloody draglink is a pain in the arse.
Tailgate back on
Doors bolted on, catches and locks on all but one of the cargo doors
Bumper irons on waiting for the bumpers to come back from Justin :-( and the front badge
Starter motor in thanks Gaz :-)
Managed to pick up some commercial mirrors too.

Not a great deal but certainly progress . . .
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