It's nice to work on the chassis nice thick steel...
looking good i have done more than my share of these had a bay with 3 rear corner over the top of each other a couple of years ago
3 !! Christ, well I’ve got both rear arches panels welded over top, lower rear corners and the front crossmember all welded over top, I mean I’m no expert but surely it can’t take much more effort to do properly, especially when you take the amount of filler on side panels into consideration.
Nice work. I also have a soft spot for these buses, mines a 73 crossover that had the low lights and the high lights fitted, probably due to someone fitting a late upper panel years ago but not removing the upper indicators. Not put a torch near mine in a few years now but once my new garage is done in the next year I'll be able to get stuck in without fear of ruining my bikes with weld and grinding spatter.
I did see that thread but none of the photos are showing due to the fact that photobucket are massive dicks !
I'll try and update it over the next day or two. Ironic that they display on my PC.
Visit this link if you use Chrome browser and it'll fix the issue in the short term at least until they break it once again.
Worked for me.
Just had look on pc, fair play,some work gone into that, I’m hoping when I get mine on it’s side it’s not that bad.. but at least I know where to come for advise if it is
See you have a t5 as well, I’ve got a t4 camper so like you this is just a project toy.
Cheers bud, every once in a while after looking at the work I've done I get quite enthused.....it usually wears off quite quickly. Haha.
Yep I know that feeling, I bought this bus on a whim in August 2016, took it to Garage I rent and started ripping it apart, but a four and two year old seem to sap all my time.
Recently cleared the garage out at home so bought it home so I can nip out to Garage and do bits whenever I get the urge or kids get on my nerves
That's cool. My 98 R1 is up for sale now and when the garage base is finished I'll have the opportunity to park the 675 up on a hard standing behind some large secure gates so that means I can at least do some more work on it this year.
That’s what this is going to be like I think, time/motivation dependant, want to do it justice so won’t be a quick project plus it’s all new to me.
I built my t4 myself from just a van but a rusty old bay older than me is another ball game !
I like the patina look, But all the old work and bodged repair work has got to be done so fair play to you for taking it on, Its hard with kids but just think of all the fun you can have after, Is it going to be a day bus or camper?
It’s just going to be a Day van type of set up, I had a Bay when I was 18 and always wanted to have a go at restoring one.
My t4 is a full camper so the bay will be just a bit of fun, I’ve built the t4 from a panel van to camper, did everything apart from elevating roof myself, custom bodywork, Paint,built units from scratch but this Bay will be a whole new set of skills to learn !
I have been looking around for a T4 to use as a every day driver and also a day van. I need a bit of extra room so i want a long wheel base with barn doors, I think i am going up the caravelle type root.
Stunning van Pepe.
Here's mine now.
Long wheelbase t4 caravelles fetch strong money as they are the ideal base to convert but it’s all relative, although it may cost a fair whack to buy one they hold their value well and have definitely risen in price from when I bought mine in 2008.
Exuptoy, nice van, definitely nicer to drive the t5’s but I’ve got a special place in my heart for T4’s.
Saw a T4 camper advertised locally today for £11k. Mine is probably only worth £13-14k!
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