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Hot!Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto

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2018/08/01 22:04:14 (permalink)
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Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto

I was meant to start this a couple of years ago, it was given to me as payment for making a fibreglass bonnet for his other project. This is the day I received it




As you can see it's in usual worn condition with some bonuses like a full length hoodliner but has some surprises to expose as I go along ..

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/01 22:51:23 (permalink)
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    Loving what youve done with it last time i seen it at your place marty! Makes me want to put it in my garage.
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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/02 09:00:44 (permalink)
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    Thanks Robbie,. It's pretty close to turning the key, if I can find the key..
    A few more pics from early on
    Full hood lining with rips, usual..

    STD rot in the floors and bulkhead ..



    So now I've assessed the rust/damage, I took to it with grinder and drill to remove the front panel which was bashed to bad to repair, also removed the drivers front guard


    A quick email to Motorsport Tools for new front panel and both front floors, just waiting for it to arrive in a few days..

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/04 20:06:50 (permalink)
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    The floors were very brittle as with most vans neglected
    The bash on the front driver side caused some light folding of the inner wing, nothing that can't be unbent later on.
    Rotisserie time..

    Now I can get serious at getting stuck in to the panel work..
    When I seen this I was sceptical of what condition the centre is in... This diff must've been just bolted in for rolling about..

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/04 20:13:27 (permalink)
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    One of the best parts of this van is the rear deck.... It had lived under a mattress and plywood since near new , when I removed it all , this is how good it was ..
    It was just a small shame the plywood base was screwed down so it'll be the holes welding and sanding..

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/05 12:20:59 (permalink)
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    cool project Marty.
    Either it must have been a pretty sweet bonnet you made, or else you just got a nice bargain :)
     
    A   2lt van would be quite handy.
    Most of the ones I've seen online recently are just about rusted out.
    Future plans? Staying yellow and original?
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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/05 15:34:27 (permalink)
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    Haha, I think I got a bargain .. The bonnet was about $450 so he thought it was fair.
    The van is staying yellow, I think originality is the key these days plus it can run on seasonal rego .. I'm working on this van as well as removing the zetec which I sold from my mk1 to be installed in another mk1 destined for Sydney
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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/05 15:54:16 (permalink)
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    After speaking to a guy from Sydney who came down to Adel to look at my mates car and while here also look at my mk1 Mex zetec, he decided to buy my mates mk1 with pinto but came back to me to buy the zetec from my car and swap it into his car before it ships out to his place in Sydney

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/07 20:54:37 (permalink)
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    Back to the van , and having a serious look at this crumple I was going to chop it out and weld new metal in but thort to just bash it out and worked rather well..

    Had to notch the front frame to accept the front panel lol
    New panels arrived

    Front panel is a Magnum pressed panel, not sure if the van guard was out or the new panel was out but was a minor problem to be bothered about .

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/11 20:51:12 (permalink)
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    New front panel in and welded the slam panel back in place

    Started in the heater area, this was quite easy to repair, since I've done with a lot of them now

    Bit of time spare and recreated the notch that sits just below the heater bubble, it's not exact but still it's better than a flat plate ..


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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/16 22:10:12 (permalink)
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    Once the engine bay was finally prepped and tidy I gave it a coat of 2pk sealer

    Once the sealer/etch had dried I have it a dry sanding and hit it with 2pk primer filler

    I spent a good afternoon beating the 7 bells out of this guard and it finally came good, on some small areas where the panel has stretched causing a easy pop in/out I tried a method of drilling a small hole of about 5mm and mig welding it up hoping the heat will pull the wobble tight again , it helped but not a cure .
    I didn't worry about the crease that's noticable in the pic cause I'm fitting mk1 twincam flares, once the old factory arch is removed it'll make the panel more pliable

    I've fitted twink arches to plenty of cars over the years including Dat1600s and Toyota Celica TA22 . Fitting them to the van will look standard but unless up against another you prolly won't know.. the patches of filler are only light layers. Arch is on for test fit before the full installation

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/25 10:37:08 (permalink)
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    Floor was swiss cheese so that came out



    Kept finding brittle rust and the hinge post was bad

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/25 10:50:05 (permalink)
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    I made up the inner sills using my folder to get the creases correct and match the original. While doing floors I decided to open out the tunnel a little bit wider but not too much using CAD Cardboard Aided Design !

    Then transfer to metal and weld in

    Next was drivers floor and part of the wheel well needing attention

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/08/25 18:02:16 (permalink)
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    Great work Marty!!!

    Cheers

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    Re: Late 1980 yellow load lugger resto 2018/09/14 21:31:59 (permalink)
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    Thanks Paul 😀
    That's the floors all sorted out and primed

    First coat of primer went on mainly to cover any bare metal

    Speaker holes in doors is not a Good thing so making replacement pieces was required, a little finishing filler and good as new!


    Underbody deadner was applied to the whole undercarriage once any loose old stuff was removed.... This is why I rotisserie my projects, make the whole repair process so much easier
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