Through the looking glass

Well today was the day we’ve been waiting for… Windscreen time!! Hooray! Thanks to Steve for putting the new glass in.  Definitely a job for the professionals! I’ve got some work to do on the scuttle panel, like renewing the… Continue Reading →

On the home stretch

This post is the combination of a few visits to the van, where I got loads done, but didn’t get many opportunities to take a lot of pictures.  But now it looks like we’re on the home stretch. The first… Continue Reading →

New battery start up

Another fine day, another chance to weld a new patch on the windscreen pillar. Also stuck in the new battery, and after a few seconds of cranking, she started up as if she hadn’t been sitting around for a year!… Continue Reading →

Windscreen Welding – Part 4

Pictures won’t upload for some reason, but at least you’ve got a video with some narrative!

Windscreen Welding – Part 3

Well what a lovely day it’s been today!  A nice, clear, hot day – it’s almost as if summer is on its way!  I even managed to convince the apprentice to come along. The first job today was to empty… Continue Reading →

Windscreen Welding – Part 2

Windscreens are wonderful things, when you think about it.  The properly installed and functioning ones, I mean.  If you’ve ever wondered how good they can be, take a look at this… That’s a 35 litre stackable tub – you know… 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 →

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