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  1. KAZIMONDO

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    Hi I am a newbie just bought a Crewe bus conversion, unfortunately it leaks bad:cry: so i thought you guys could help what is the best way to make it water tight, what materials or is there a company near Manchester who specialize in repairs, but not too expensive, the van cost allot, so very little left, Cheers
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    A picture or more details about where the leak is, what vehicle you have, how old it is, what damage if any the leak is causing, whether the leak is from the windows, roof, doors, plastic trim etc . Without this information it would be very difficult to offer help. I had a leak once.... nearly got arrested for it:Blush:

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    Hello

    The vehicle is a 1992 Ford Transit 150 with a Swift Conversion, the damge seems to have been caused by someone prior to us purchasing it fitting 2 sun roofs incorrectly and the water damage as run down through the wood and made it rotten, all the way through, all wood as been damaged:Sad:, i wanted to know if it was possible to use fiberglass to seal all around the edges to make it water tight
     

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    Hi Alan

    I am attaching a video of the damage and the poor state its in, if you can suggest anything to help that would be great and much appreciated :Smile:

    Sorry it doesn't look like the video loaded, i will get photo's when i return home from work and post them.
     
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    I regret to say, if the roof timbers are rotten then the cost of repairs will exceed the value of the van unless you do the job yourself and it will entail removing the roof then replacing all rotted timber before refitting a new roof. I suggest taking it back to the seller and getting a refund, failing that use it as a donor vehicle for a selfbuild. Rot will not go away, it will spread especially if you try to seal it in.:Sad:
    Fibre glass will only separate from an ali roof it need doing properly.
     
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    fibreglass wont seal the leak, as the joint between the different materials will expand and contract at different amounts. you need to take the skylights out and reseal them with non setting mastic, which can move with the vehicle.

    as for rotten wood in the roof, it can be done but its a big job. take down the ceiling boards then remove each rotten piece of wood and renew, 1 at a time. then leave it open for all the insulation to dry. when dry fit new ceiling boards. wont be easy to do but assuming you can do it yourself, should only cost a few hundred. paying for it to be done would be more than the van is worth
     

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