With the fuel tank tray now in, we can get the wheel tub in place ready to fit.
Time to take the old corner off and assess the damage.
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…..
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.
Final prep and cleanup ready for fuel tank tray.
Next up, removing all old paint and muck, ready for offering in to place.
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.
A couple more localised repairs to fill in the blanks…
Offered up, welded in and finished off, another chassis repair completed to make this bus solid again.
Chassis area all ready to accept the new piece.
Once again we have the correct part reclaimed from the USA ready to clean up and fit.
The support beam behind the chassis rail that sits under the fuel tank tray was in a pretty bad way too so out this comes ready for a new piece.