Rotten VW T4

  1. The Falloonatic

    The Falloonatic New Member

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    Love this thread, hope you sail through the MoT, but will be gutted if it does and this thread stops!
     
  2. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    oops, I forgot to update this thread!

    My welding skilz have been validated. It passed the MOT. The eBay ad has written itself on the advisory: underbody corrosion.

    Meantime, I'm a little more happy to share some of the err, techniques I had to use to get it ready in time.

    The headlight adjusters are made of plastic and fell apart when I took out the lights, leaving just a stub.

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    So I need to get a thread in there which locks onto the hole while allowing some play for adjustment. Didn't have any plastic on hand but I have machined mahogany before with good results so...

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    Needed to shave it to within a few 1/10ths of a mm to get it to go in but still grip.

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    Then relieve it to allow it to flex.

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    Wrong size spring and body too long.

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    Bigger spring and cut down body, job done!

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    I have ordered the right fittings, in fact one of them turned up today (I forgot to change the qty) but couldn't keep putting off the big day.

    I HAS A VAN!!!

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    woohoo

    S.
     
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  3. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I like the h/light thingy....bodgery at its best! :clapping:
     
  4. The Devils Reject

    The Devils Reject is probably talking rubbish.

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    Not bodging, it's making use of available resources...
     
  5. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Nip to the cookery shop and get a nylon rolling pin to make your plastic bits
     
  6. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    Got some nylon bar stock now, off eBay, ready for next time. But yes, cookery shops appear to be a good source for machinable plastic. I used an HDPE chopping board for some lathe jaws.
     
  7. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Great idea there :clapping:, Lakeland here I come. :p
     
  8. penfold

    penfold Ambassador plenipotentiary

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    Only if you're rich! Pound shops, carboot sales and lidl/aldi are a better source.
     
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  9. cliff366

    cliff366 Member

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    Just found this good thread :clapping::clapping:
     
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