'63 11 window

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Re: '63 11 window

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If you can’t inspire people with stalled projects Rusty, nothing can.
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Re: '63 11 window

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Looking good buddy 👏🏻
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Cargo door side B pillar fitted and welded up. This was a tricky repair as I had to redo both hinge mounts. The autocraft skin required some tweaks to the hinge mount as it was nearly 4mm out of alignment. Happy with the outcome, still some grinding to finish off...

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Re: '63 11 window

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Great stuff Rusty, bit by bit your making good progress.

The cargo door looks like it fits real nice after redoing the hinge mounts. I bet that wasn’t easy.
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Killing it as usual. Nice work mate.
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Great stuff mate
Almost done a full 360 on the bus now
Keep up the great work
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Need to get this build up to date as I approach the 12 month mark of the build. Short side is on. Paint and weld through primer in the structure and inside of the skin. Some excess glue to clean off and welds to grind...

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Well done mate, very nice work
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Left side battery tray and splash panel welded in. This battery tray required a little more re shaping then the right side but I forgot to get pics.

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Cross member in front of the beam removed and front section of the heater tube removed to make it easier to strip and sandblast. Left a few areas as they will either be getting replaced or getting more attention when i get to them. Stripped, blasted, rust treated and primed. Much cleaner under here now.

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Sandblasting showed that the metal behind the cross member was very pitted and had some rust holes. Cut the section out and replaced before welding in the new panel.

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Nice work rusty
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Cable guide tubes going in. Started with the heater cables. Removed the tap sections are rewelded like factory to avoid seeing the join. Welded back in, just need to grind back the welds.

Clutch and accelerator tubes also installed. Flared the front part of the clutch tube as per factory. I have had the cables running through to make sure the bends weren't too tight. Front and rear cross members welded in place and welds ground back.

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Smashing it mate, well done. You’ll be cruising in no time.
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Cargo floor is welded in. Still some welding around the heater tubes to finish off but I am happy it's in. Used a tip from Brads mango build thread of drilling into the i beams to get the weld to penetrate slightly better. Plently of drilling, plenty of welding and grinding...

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