Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:04 pm

Still having issues with the Bay brakes, I removed the front flexible brake hoses and found them to be totally blocked.

Had some new ones made, and fitted them.

Also fitted new door pull's on the inside of the two cab doors,

Herman


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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by 73type2 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:18 am

Brake flex hoses can look good from the outside while it has collapsed internally. The internal diameter is something like 3.1mm, so I always replace all flex hoses when I first start working on an old car's brakes.

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:58 am

73type2 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:18 am
Brake flex hoses can look good from the outside while it has collapsed internally. The internal diameter is something like 3.1mm, so I always replace all flex hoses when I first start working on an old car's brakes.

You totally correct.

When I got the bay the PO had replaced the hoses, and it all worked fine.

Till it was parked for nearly a year with the body work and then the upholstery,

and in this time of no internal pressure the inside collapsed, and blocked the pipe.

I am sure it has to do with the seal swell agent that is introduced to brake fluid to prevent seals from crimping,

thus if it stands the inside of the pipe will swell unhindered.

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1952 Split Beetle 1835cc (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:02 pm

So the Bay went out on her 1st outing since being dolled up.

Had her wash and dry , then a good fuel stop and off to the JKKK outing in Jefferys Bay

Was a nice sunny day and fun was had by all


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Herman
1952 Split Beetle 1835cc (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

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