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by iainintenbury
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 948cc engine and gearbox for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 788

948cc engine and gearbox for sale

948cc engine and box for sale. From a long dead 1960 traveller. Engine siezed but complete with all ancillaries.
£75 for everything. Space needed.
Can leave out for socially distanced collection or wait till lock down ends.
by iainintenbury
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Latest Roof repairs ....
Replies: 7
Views: 4543

Re: Latest Roof repairs ....

I'll second the tig welding comment. I'm a recent convert myself - neat and precise like gas welding but with very little heat spread and distortion. I'm filling side windows in on a van now and butt welding it all so no ugly lap joins visible on the inside. Very satisfying!
by iainintenbury
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 5.20 x 14 tyres wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 5436

Re: 5.20 x 14 tyres wanted

I've certainly got some. Will try and remember to put a couple in...
by iainintenbury
Sat May 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: My little van
Replies: 5
Views: 3589

Re: My little van

Well done. Glad its on the road after all this time. Still enjoying the space in the workshop here!
You're not missing much not being on facebook. May well give it up myself....
by iainintenbury
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: Bonnet chrome(?) strip.
Replies: 7
Views: 4091

Re: Bonnet chrome(?) strip.

Bonnet badge holes are the same for both car and van types of badging so no holes to alter, other than the side trim holes which need filling in if you're using a car bonnet.
by iainintenbury
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: Ride height?
Replies: 7
Views: 4148

Re: Ride height?

Easiest way to set ride height, with or without engine or bodywork: When the torsion bar is in place and you are about to slide the bottom arm onto its splines, measure from the outer end hole, the one the trunnion pivot goes through, to the bottom edge of the round hole in the inner wing. I usually...
by iainintenbury
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: Cargo back
Replies: 17
Views: 9727

Re: Cargo back

The rubbers you get now are the same profile as what goes on the ends of the flitch extension behind the grill panel. Not 100% right but does the job well enough. In the past I've used modern car boot or tailgate seal which has a lot more flex which can be handy depending how well your floor edges f...
by iainintenbury
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Time to wake up
Replies: 16
Views: 9735

Re: Time to wake up

I always do roof off. Makes it so much easier for access and choice of welding methods, and any shaping and planishing. Also without taking the roof off, its much harder cleaning the rust off the top of the van sides properly. I guess its the difference between key hole surgery and full elbow room....
by iainintenbury
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: good news for me!
Replies: 4
Views: 3175

Re: good news for me!

I find forums much more civilised than facebook. Easier to search on info too. :)
by iainintenbury
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Information
Topic: chassis welding
Replies: 4
Views: 3316

Re: chassis welding

If its a join in an original place which you're replicating, then spot or plug welding is fine. If you're letting in a repair section, mid panel then it needs to be seam welded. So if you're replacing part of the chassis top section, where it joins the lower chassis rail, it can be plug or spot weld...