Another rotten vehicle thread

  1. lotus 30

    lotus 30 classic car enthusiast mostly lotus

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    that has transit formed it

    Nice one Great trucks loved mine i did 198k never touched the motor the floor rotted out under the wood floor in the back i should of spilt more oil
     
  2. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    Yes, we always use zintec sheet, keeps the tin worm at bay for a while longer.
     
  3. Powermyster Member

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    Cool. I'll have I see if someone stocks it local to me. I might have a few panels to make soon
     
  4. BuiltnotBought

    BuiltnotBought Perfect will never be good enough

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    It is soooo nice to see someone cutting out and replacing. I use to work for a Landy specialist and the amount of stuff we had come in that had been patched over was unreal... and then I found an article in Land Rover Monthly promoting a business selling ready made parts that are oversized to just slide over the rusty stuff:doh::mad:

    nice work.
     
  5. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    It takes a bit longer to do it properly but the repair lasts much better. You can see why commercial garages often repair that way as customers want it "fixed quick n cheap" but it costs in the long run as the rot comes through the patch in no time.
     
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  6. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Truly lovely truck Jim,Always shows that you run a good company when your attention to detail even extends to your transport fleet,
     
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  7. trikerdrew Member

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    Your a good bloke for putting that amount of love into a old motor. Pishes me off, throwing away good vans/cars etc because they are older than a few years...crazy consumer based stupidity!!

    Loved reading your thread. Spent a hour and don't regret it

    I have a minor project compared to your skeletal tranny...lol!

    Mine is a old fiesta courier combi estate 1.8d on a x plate.

    Proper strange thing. Never seen one before . The raw power(not) of none turbo seduced me....

    Grande job..bl76dy hell how do you stay motivated working outside???Do tell!

    Mine is going to get welded up in the road...terraced house, the joys...lol

    thanks for sharing 114.jpg
     
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  8. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Only ones I've seen had a wheelchair conversion like a Popemobile, looked like you were parading the disabled person around like the village idiot in the stocks!
     
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  9. winchman

    winchman Member

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    Nice to see another old vehicle saved
     
  10. I'm getting on a bit Member

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    Viewing that build i almost wanted to buy a Transit :whistle:

    Lovely job you've done on it though
     
  11. plum loco Member

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    Fantastic,it's great when everything comes together.
     
  12. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    How do I stay motivated? The prospect of not being able to deliver gas to customers we fought hard to get and keep and letting them go because we had no suitable transportation was the choice we faced. Things are better now, the money is there for newer vehicles etc. but in a perverse way it was kind of satisfying afterwards, looking back, in the warm fuzzy embrace of hindsight, but not an experience I'd be keen to repeat. In a nice warm shop though, with a ramp, that's another story...
     
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