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My Mk7 v2

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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:35 pm

Another eBay purchase

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£45 which I thought was a bit of a bargain seeing what other sets go for. Especially as they'll need the plates welding in and sandblasting and painting/powdercoating, it seemed daft paying a lot for some. Not 100% sure on what colour to go for yet but I quite fancy white on white.
Then just need to sort the suspension out
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:26 pm

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Although the plan is to go for 195/65/16, I may have to test fit just to see what they look like with these on :lol:

Van goes in on Tuesday for repairs and then possibly a few quiet months update wise
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:18 pm

Ford ####ed up and sent the wrong parts to the bodyshop (or at least thats what I have been told) so it's now going to be another week before it goes in which means cutting it fine before my next trip away :shock:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Doors on back order with Ford having no idea when they'll be back in stock :x
Guess that means I'll end up trying to sort the other bits as the summer weather ends. Start a new job where I wont be using it to commute every day though which may come in handy
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby Super Manx » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:51 pm

Nice one Yessir!
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:43 pm

Super Manx wrote:Nice one Yessir!


did wonder if there were any other locals on here
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:03 pm

I'm told my door should arrive in a few weeks now.
Felt I'd been pushing luck with the number of long trips I'd done without a jack etc so went mad and spent a tenner
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:42 am

and as if by magic
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Was planning on doing my wheels, tyres and suspension in one hit once the bodywork was sorted but looks like tyres and wheels will be coming earlier
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:09 pm

Wheels blasted

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Laser cut discs arrived ready for welding

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Just a bit of welding and then paint. Think I'm going for Frozen White when I get the other little bits sorted out
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:59 pm

Finally got repaired, although had to take it back as there was paint all over the rear suspension where they'd obviously not masked at all and clearly didn't give a shit. Couple of small drip marks in the paint too which despite me pointing out weren't rectified. Insurers didn't seem to care either so no wonder the cowboys are still in business. TBH any normal person wouldn't notice.
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Going to give the rest of van a good polish to try and reduce the areas that will need repainting

Today, the rear refit began.

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Ive managed to salvage my original ply lining kit and have fitted it properly so it doesn't look as much of a state. Just another tiny rust hole to fix and then finish it off
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:28 pm

Been quite satisfying seeing the difference a bit of polish is making

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Company up the road is opening soon doing various wheel and bodywork bits and he was looking for some volunteers for free headlight restoration to get some before and after photos and try out some new products. So, dropped the van off with lenses looking like this

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Will post after photos when I see the van in good light again :lol:
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Stolen from his fb page

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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:11 pm

Headlight bulb went so I changed it

Yes, progress has once again slowed to a crawl. Hopefully pick up again in the coming months
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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby dantranvan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:08 pm

It's going down

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Re: My Mk7 v2

Postby RustWidow » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:24 am

Umm, I hate to be a killjoy but it doesn’t look like you have any rubber in that there wheel sir lol looking good though
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