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Benf
25th February 2019, 02:30 PM
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Not really a build thread as such but just thought I would post of photo of work done so far on my velle, shes had new front wings and replacement front doors too, so far we have painted the front end and the roof in red oxide primer which I personally like the look of, im sure it will divide opinion but im going for the rat look, im having to do a section at a time because I only have weekends to work on her and shes my only form of transport. The rest of the bodywork will have the same treatment including the bumpers. I have 60mm lowering springs which will hopefully be fitted the weekend and she will also have a set of passat 17s in gloss black and a set of side rails to match the wheels.

Will post more photos as I go, the next job is a nasty rust patch on the passenger side just below the sliding rail, its currently covered with gaffer tape which the previous owner painted to match the rest of the car (top job!)

rjhoy02
25th February 2019, 04:45 PM
"Will post more photos as I go, the next job is a nasty rust patch on the passenger side just below the sliding rail, its currently covered with gaffer tape which the previous owner painted to match the rest of the car (top job!)"

Must have been a mondeo owner... [emoji23]
You're doing a fine job there Ben [emoji106]

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Benf
25th February 2019, 04:57 PM
"Will post more photos as I go, the next job is a nasty rust patch on the passenger side just below the sliding rail, its currently covered with gaffer tape which the previous owner painted to match the rest of the car (top job!)"

Must have been a mondeo owner... [emoji23]
You're doing a fine job there Ben [emoji106]

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Cheers roy, if only I had more time

rjhoy02
25th February 2019, 05:30 PM
That's a commodity we could all do with more of Ben


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S49
28th February 2019, 06:19 PM
Don't know why it took me 4 days to spot this, keep the updates coming Ben.

Benf
28th February 2019, 11:38 PM
Don't know why it took me 4 days to spot this, keep the updates coming Ben.

Will do si, it's been fun so far, I've got myself a helper which makes the jobs much easier especially taking doors on and off

S49
1st March 2019, 12:38 AM
Are you going to lacquer over it when its finished.

caravellvis
1st March 2019, 01:49 AM
I quite like the look of working around the van, one section at a time and then finishing it up in the red oxide.
Show's what you've done and where your aiming to get.
It's a cool look!

arfur fox-acre
1st March 2019, 06:58 AM
I'm liking the red oxide too. Looking forward to seeing it progress

Benf
1st March 2019, 09:00 AM
Are you going to lacquer over it when its finished.

It's one idea I did have however it looks good as it is so I'm probably going to leave it like that

Jumbungla
1st March 2019, 02:14 PM
Looks good with the red oxide. This gives me hope for my van - i just need to commit and start grinding rust away....:eek:

Benf
1st March 2019, 02:21 PM
Looks good with the red oxide. This gives me hope for my van - i just need to commit and start grinding rust away....:eek:

Yep! I've been waiting for some decent weather so I could get started, no going back now!

S49
1st March 2019, 05:49 PM
It's one idea I did have however it looks good as it is so I'm probably going to leave it like that

Only saying as grey primer is porous, but Mollys pikey relations paint barns with red oxide and it lasts ages so I suspect its not the case with red oxide. mind I know f all about paint and painting.

rjhoy02
1st March 2019, 06:01 PM
Yes I was thinking the same about red oxide Si


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Benf
1st March 2019, 07:08 PM
It's what is used to paint some of the steelwork we fab at work and typically you will see building frames painted with it too, it does have a sheen to it unlike grey primer so I suspect you are correct si

Benf
10th March 2019, 11:52 AM
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Time to cut the rot out

S49
10th March 2019, 12:31 PM
Is it me or is your photo not showing?

rjhoy02
10th March 2019, 12:33 PM
No it's not showing for me either...


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Benf
10th March 2019, 01:06 PM
It's weird, it previewed ok but it's not showing, will upload some photos tomorrow from my computer at work as it won't work right on my phone

Activ8
10th March 2019, 02:11 PM
It's weird, it previewed ok but it's not showing, will upload some photos tomorrow from my computer at work as it won't work right on my phonePut a space between the pic and text using the phones editor.

Benf
11th March 2019, 02:19 PM
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so as you can see I had to cut the rot out to stop it spreading, it does require a bit of filler to get the shape right in the panel but on the whole not a bad first attempt.

I also prepped the bumper but sanding then 2 coats of plastic primer followed by 2 coats of 2k etch primer

Benf
11th March 2019, 02:20 PM
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heres the bumper prepped, quite happy with how its come out so far

S49
11th March 2019, 07:39 PM
That's taking shape Ben.

Benf
11th March 2019, 07:56 PM
It's just having the time si, having use of the workshop at work helps for the painting side of things

damien devil
11th March 2019, 10:12 PM
Nice job can't wait to see it finished.

Come rain or shine I'm out in mine!!

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Benf
18th March 2019, 11:06 AM
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ok so its time to see whats under the colour coded gaffa tape, ive been avoiding it but its the last job to be tackled on the bodywork

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Aaaaaaarrrrrrghhh!...……….its worse than I thought, time to cut out the rot, angle grinder in hand (keeping the guard on unlike si!)

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rot cut out, time to weld a new piece in

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using a piece I cut out of one of the old doors because its the same profile, quite happy how it went actually, time for some filler though

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a bit of fettling to get it neat, rubbed with some wet and dry to get it nice and smooth, time for some red oxide primer!

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just need to fit the lowering springs, fabricate some side bars and fit the gloss black alloys, im happy with the progress so far, all bodywork rot gone and now she is protected against the elements

arfur fox-acre
18th March 2019, 02:08 PM
I'm liking the red oxide

Benf
18th March 2019, 02:17 PM
I'm liking the red oxide

Cheers, I'm sure it will divide opinions

S49
18th March 2019, 06:51 PM
Like that.............

damien devil
18th March 2019, 07:04 PM
Great job

Come rain or shine I'm out in mine!!

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Benf
18th March 2019, 07:30 PM
Thanks guys

Ricky Gareth Rykala
20th March 2019, 09:57 PM
Good work mate the welding work looks spot on


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Benf
20th March 2019, 10:05 PM
Good work mate the welding work looks spot on


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Cheers, Photos can be deceptive! Just taking my time blending in with filler now

Thebigredone
20th March 2019, 11:07 PM
Good job mate, I'd rather be rot free with the odd blemish, not that you can see any [emoji106]

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AndyLeach
20th March 2019, 11:18 PM
Good Work I hope I do mine as much justice 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽


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Benf
21st March 2019, 08:33 AM
Good job mate, I'd rather be rot free with the odd blemish, not that you can see any [emoji106]

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My thoughts exactly, it's not perfect but it's rot free now

Benf
21st March 2019, 08:35 AM
Good Work I hope I do mine as much justice ������������


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Cheers Andy, it's just time and patience

Benf
27th March 2019, 11:27 AM
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Finally got the new black alloys on dingle and im happy with the look, just need to fabricate the side bars and finish them in gloss black too

S49
27th March 2019, 06:58 PM
That's shaping up nicely Ben.

Benf
27th March 2019, 07:19 PM
That's shaping up nicely Ben.

Thanks si.....not finished yet

S49
27th March 2019, 08:20 PM
Those are the same wheels that I have. Look good in black mate.

Benf
27th March 2019, 09:55 PM
Those are the same wheels that I have. Look good in black mate.

Yeah I think they suit the look i was going for si