Follow the progress of Jim and Liz's 1971 RHD VW Devon Campervan as it undergoes a full inside & out restoration.

With the fuel tank tray now in, we can get the wheel tub in place ready to fit.

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Time to take the old corner off and assess the damage.

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Some bad areas of rust that threaten to weaken the vans frame…..no problem we’ll cut it out and put a new bit in…..

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The new Off Side rear corner arrived ready to be disected for its skin and the pillar to make the necessary repairs to Jim’s bus.

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First offering to check the fit of the new fuel tank tray…..as expected, because this is an original piece cut from a rust free van the fit is perfect.

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Final prep and cleanup ready for fuel tank tray.

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Once last small repair needed before the new fuel tank tray goes in.

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Next up, removing all old paint and muck, ready for offering in to place.

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The original fuel tank tray of this bus was well and truely rotten, so we have this donor section cut from a rust free van to make the necessary repairs…..First job on the list, remove all the excess metal.

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A couple more localised repairs to fill in the blanks…

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Offered up, welded in and finished off, another chassis repair completed to make this bus solid again.

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cleaned up, painted and ready to fit.

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