With the fuel tank tray now in, we can get the wheel tub in place ready to fit.
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…..
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.
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.
Once last small repair needed before the new fuel tank tray goes in.
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.
Near side inner wheel arch finished off in red oxide to protect the repairs.
B pillar repair adjusted to fit and the closing panel all made to fit and finished off.
The inner front wheel arches need some attention along with the ‘B’ pillars so these are up next….
valance deformation panel in place and welded in.
The bottom of the A pillars need some work to fix them up before the valance goes in!!
Front Valance offered up and ready to weld into place to tie the front chassis rails back together again.