Terry's self build Transit

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  1. Terry

    Terry Funster Life Member

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    It's finally arrived today at around 4 pm :thumb::thumb::thumb:::bigsmile:
    On the out side she in very good condition :thumb: inside I'll leave you to judge ::bigsmile: but let's say she needs some work :Smile:Just spent the last hour and a half taking all the crap out of the van and filling the wheel y bin :thumb:-Tomorrow a good sweep out before the fun starts :thumb:
    A few pics -the carpeted board was fixed to the roof on the 2 x 1 lowering the height :Doh: and the 3 x 2 fixed to the floor with a mixture of silicon and something like sikaflex -the silicon was a right pain to scrape off the metal floor the sikaflex stuck really well but simply cut through with a Sharpe paper scraper :thumb: With out doubt the Sikaflex held the timber better :winky:
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    some more pics
     

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    Looks like the dog likes it :thumb:
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the transformation.
     
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    I see your best friend was helping you that should keep you out of trouble for a few weeks keep posting the pictures Terry:thumb:
    you never know maybe when someone on here sees it after a bit of work you may get an offer
     
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    brill i think, are you starting a fleet? as per the others one to watch good luck
     
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    I'T'S LIKE BUSES they all come at once -just been offered a cracking van at good money but it's not ready for another 3 weeks :Smile:I have half a mind to sell the tranny and wait :winky: or in 3 weeks time it may be close to finishing and the guy will take a large deposit and hold it for me :Smile:
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    Looks good Terry just a wee tidy up inside and its ready to go :ROFLMAO: look forward to seeing the updates.
     
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    ha ha photo bombed by your mutt, :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    now the fun starts.
     
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    Good van , by the looks of it.
    We shall be watching this thread with great interest :thumb:
     
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    Look forward to seeing how you get on Terry, whichever Van you choose. Will come down & see you when you've got started :thumb:
     
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    it looks great on the outside, and will be on the inside once youve done your magic.

    Its a shame about the other vehicle coming up, is it much better.
    If is much better, flog this one, or buy the other line it up ready for your production line , lol
    But dont overextend yourself, financially or time wise.

    Best of luck
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    I managed to sweep the van out ::bigsmile: one large wheelie bin full of crap and bits of particle board, also took out the small bulkhead all of 6 screws ::bigsmile:20 mins later it was raining so I spent almost 4 hrs tidying the garage :Smile: I can now make a bench from all the 3 x 2 and mdf out of the van ::bigsmile: that will make life easier for when I start :winky:Paul called for a coffee and pulled some wiring out from the crew cab bit o now I can start boarding roof and floor plus insulation before things start next weekend
    terry
    edit forgot to say Julie has covered one of the seats in a rather spectacular aqua green leather --she just has to cover the armrests then a picture will follow
     
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    Spent another hour or so clearing the garage and moving my patio table to use as a bench :thumb: only to find once in place with a 8x4 ft sheet on I had no room to work around it so dragged it outside :thumb::Smile:--
    I then started on the van and got in a good 5 hrs or so :Smile:Managed to get 95 % of the insulation in and fixed the roof ply ready for the finished ply :thumb:Not quite as easy as it sounds simply because where the felt had been stuck to the roof the "grab" from the glue would not grab ::bigsmile:so a little juggling took place -no problem on the non felt bits, worked as it should :thumb:Any way self tapped the ply to the roof ready for sticking the finish boards at a later date :thumb:--Its easier to self tap a ply board to the ribs ready to glue finish boards to it or you get bellys between the ribs :winky:-
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    Monday's update Did about 5 hrs again today- cut and fitted floor then did the same on the new floor with the underfloor insulation :Smile:Took up the insulation and floor then the wind came :Eeek: let's just say it got interesting ::bigsmile:laid the insulation then floor on top :thumb:All screwed down :thumb:Then onto the roof ply finished boards all fitted and glued up. :thumb:Finished insulating the cab front and called it a day :thumb:-It's quite a while since I did anything like this so I have now got some aces and pains which I hope a good soak in the bath will cure ::bigsmile:
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    once a self builder always a self builder eh terry:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Must say terry you are doing a cracking job of the insulation on this van, great pics too.

    Paul.
     
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    It's been drizzling all day so only managed to cut and fit one wall board and take a near enough pattern off it for the other side :Smile:Water and me don't mix well so went and did a bit of shopping,paid some bills --No pics simply because wet sawdust trails all through the house so ended up vacing all the kitchen hall stairs and landing -- did go over to Julies to see if she had completed the armrests for the seat but even shes done nothing but she says she may finish one tomorrow :thumb:
    I did take some pics of the small camper she did over the weekend though :thumb::Smile:
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