With the Early Bay Westfalia SO67 camper interior in the back removed, it is much easier to spot any little areas that have been hidden away that need attention. Fortunately, the main area in the cargo/passenger side was all pretty good and solid and needed virtually no real work at all. However, there was one small area just behind where the fridge/sink unit fits behind the front passenger side of the bulkhead that did require a little work, however.
So the usual process begins of cutting back the rusted affected area to get back to good solid OG metal, and then cleaning up the area before welding in a replacement section. By now, the guys at Southern Kombi Parts are getting rather good at this process, so out comes the ‘hot stick’ again to work a bit more of their metal magic!
Soon the old rusty section is but a distant memory!
Then it is time to clean up the repair area by grinding down the protruding parts of the welds and cleaning up the repaired section…
…before giving the area a coat of protective red oxide primer
…and then finishing off by applying seam sealer over all the new welded joints to further protect them from any future ingress of moisture.
So that’s that little section sorted, so where else did the water that caused this problem also affect?