Don’t look!

Yep, you guessed it, more areas found that will need attention… well I will only be getting the job done once, so I might as well make sure it’s done right!

Bit of a monster post as the guys at Southern Kombi Parts have been really busy on the van and making excellent progress – no complaints from me!

What is beyond repair gets cut out ready for replacement metal
What is beyond repair gets cut out ready for replacement metal
Rot cut out, area cleaned up ready for the next stage
Rot cut out, area cleaned up ready for the next stage
All cleaned up and given a coat of primer ready for the next stage
All cleaned up and given a coat of primer ready for the next stage

Gutter/window perforations can let the water in and it ends up rusting from the inside out without you being aware of it.

Small areas of damage are isolated and cut back to allow new metal to be put back in place
Small areas of damage are isolated and cut back to allow new metal to be put back in place
External perforated metal removed to reveal extent of work required
External perforated metal removed to reveal extent of work required
Rusted window frame has caused rot at the bottom inner/outer sill area
Rusted window frame has caused rot at the bottom inner/outer sill area

The front cab steps needed work on both the inner and outer sides

Cab steps need work on both the outer and inner sides
Cab steps need work on both the outer and inner sides
Poor quality inner cab step ‘repair’ simply plated over rusted metal – it’s got to go!
Poor quality inner cab step ‘repair’ simply plated over rusted metal – it’s got to go!
Replacement metal in place and given a coat of primer
Replacement metal in place and given a coat of primer
Outer repair beginning to take shape
Outer repair beginning to take shape
Inner repair can now take place
Inner repair can now take place
Inner repair begins to to get welded in place and take shape
Inner repair begins to to get welded in place and take shape
Replacement metal in place and taking shape
Replacement metal in place and taking shape
One section of metal repair work begins to come together nicely
One section of metal repair work begins to come together nicely

During the stripping out of the van, we found some inspirational words to keep us motivated as the work progressed…

A hidden sign of encouragement revealed :-)
A hidden sign of encouragement revealed 🙂

‘I need stronger Passions to create’ – wise words indeed!

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