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We’re on YouTube! Okay, so we have been for a while, but we realise that we need to get further into the 21st century! Please head along and subscribe to our channel.  After watching our promo first, of course…

Nothing gets done in the rain

The problem with a Transit is that it won’t fit in a conventional garage, and so any work needs to be done outside.  Anyone who’s got a modicum of sense knows that it’s rarely not raining in Britain, which makes… Continue Reading →

Windscreen Welding – Part 1?

There was a break in the weather today, which gave me an opportunity to get over to the van and test out some of the steel pieces we’d made up for the windscreen (thanks Greasemonkey). As you can see, the… Continue Reading →

It’s Putty Time

Last time I went to do a job on the van, it turned out the putty I’d got had gone off.  I thought I’d try this particular brand because it was Polish, but it wasn’t a patch on my usual. … Continue Reading →

Winter Coat

That metalwork isn’t going to protect itself.  Today I spent an hour going over the new welded bits (and some of the other bodywork) with some anti-rust primer as a sort of winter coat. It’s needed it for a while,… Continue Reading →

Return of the welder

I haven’t been over to the van in some time, owing to putting my back out (twice).  I’ve been meaning to do so for a while, in the return of the welder. Today I popped over for a few hours… Continue Reading →

The welding begins…

Following on from last week’s antics, it was time to get some more welding done.  I had the apprentice over this weekend, and aside from some gossip, we actually managed to get some work done. First things first, adding to… Continue Reading →

More filler than pillar

We’ve finally managed to borrow a welder (thanks Rik), and through investigation with a screwdriver, I’ve discovered that this windscreen frame is more filler than pillar. I managed to get a bit of mild steel to fashion to repair the… Continue Reading →

Transporter time…

Well how about this for an unexpected Father’s Day present? Apparently it drained his first battery pack (yeh, I suspected that might happen).  But it went on the back of the tow truck (although I didn’t think it could be… Continue Reading →

Pre-MOT Work – Part 6

The plan for today was, as always, simple.  Remove the windscreen, and start to tidy up the frame underneath it.  But as we’ve learnt with this project, nothing is ever simple! The windscreen removal tool is a brilliant bit of… Continue Reading →

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