Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

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Re: Retrovans 1971 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Tony Z wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 pm
no pics?? We dont believe you ;-)
Manage to see her during "Visiting Hours" before being ushered out... :shock:

Only a Polish and dressing away from a Photo shoot... :wink:

Herman...


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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:29 pm

So finally the Bay is back home after her new Paint job. :D

No she has not gone for upholstery yet, this will happen soon. :wink:

So you will only get distance shots of her as she is still shy about her interior.... :oops:

My apology if the R50k paint job ...... is lacking quality... :shock:

Will assemble her as and when I have time, other things are getting priority at this time ...

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PS, I should ask @Tony Z to change this threads name to 1972, as the original 1971 must make poor @fig cringe having told me a number of times its a 1972... :?
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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by Tony Z » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:28 pm

first post and the above post name changed, others will remain the same (as if anyone will really notice).
Future replies will now read 1972... and topic title will read 1972...

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 pm

Much appreciated as always Kind Sir.

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by Tony Z » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:11 pm

my pleasure

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:49 pm

OK, Bays back :D

Yes she has new Paint on her and she has been to the tailor for new threads... :wink:

She is now banished to the garage till her windows are fitted, and some internals are adjusted to make her a more desirable companion.

As she is currently very camera shy, photo's are out, and we will have to wait till she is ready for the "coming out reveal"

As she has such an checkered past, and noting about her is what it seams, a provenance steeped in clock and dagger stuff,

Tied up in mystery, :shock:

I have decided that her name should reflect as much as possible without giving anything away.

So she will be "Knot Black & White."

Oh !! , and by the way that also has a indication to her colour . :roll:

Till then

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1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:50 am

Spending time on reassembling the Bay after all the work done to her.

As old age is a bugger, and I did not remember that the side door windows need to be fitted in the right order,

I had to do the job 3 time in the drivers side.

But learning from my stupidity, I managed the passenger side with ease.

Now for the windscreen and rear door glass.

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by Terry Phillips » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:51 am

Its a hellava thing this old age and its not like flu that goes awawy this is here forevermore. Hows about some pictures of your mystery vehicle and your kombi just a sneak preview. :lol:

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 pm

Sorry old Chap, the photo's are still a way away.

Fitted the glass as well as the door and hatch rubbers.

Need to de-rust the front disk brakes calipers and pads, from the long stand.

Both front brakes bind from all the rust accumulated from wet workshops for the last 9 months

Done the driver side, need to do the passenger side this weekend.

Also need to tackle the "perfectly good" bumper that was bought over the phone.

Need panel beating, smoothing, filling and painting, before the rubber is added.

So till later

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by 73type2 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am

retrovan wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 pm

Also need to tackle the "perfectly good" bumper that was bought over the phone.

Need panel beating, smoothing, filling and painting, before the rubber is added.

Herman
Ag Herman, who wants to buy "perfectly good" parts anyway! At least now you can spend some quality time with your bumper.

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm

73type2 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am
retrovan wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Also need to tackle the "perfectly good" bumper that was bought over the phone.
Need panel beating, smoothing, filling and painting, before the rubber is added.
Herman
Ag Herman, who wants to buy "perfectly good" parts anyway! At least now you can spend some quality time with your bumper.

That may be as maybe......

What if I RUB her up the wrong way .... (the bumper that is)

"Oy vey" .......

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 pm

Terry Phillips wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:51 am
............. Hows about some pictures of ..... your kombi, just a sneak preview. :lol:

She heard you ask and guess who is peeping back ..... :lol: :lol:


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More to follow.

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by retrovan » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:45 am

73type2 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am
Ag Herman, who wants to buy "perfectly good" parts anyway! At least now you can spend some quality time with your bumper.
:lol: :lol: Yes I did...

Must say, the bumper came out better then I thought it would, as it was obviously in an accident as some stage.

Cleaned up the inside a bit, after all the work done on her.

Found the brakes not as required, and after investigation, found the brake booster being the problem.

Stripping it out was not too bad, but landed up with lots of little bits that came out, that should not have come out.

Fortunately I had a spare T3 Booster and will be fitting it to the bus today.

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1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by Haans » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:49 pm

Jeezzzz !!! ,........but she is camara shy !!!!

What are you going to promise her when she's all dressed up? ...ready to party!!!! 🤔😳🤣

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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Post by 73type2 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:34 am

Haans wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Jeezzzz !!! ,........but she is camara shy !!!!
Like you always say Herman, if there's no pics it didn't happen!

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