While I've been playing with my new
'bean to cup' coffee machine and MacBook
Tony has been steaming ahead!
we suspected the off-side of Vera
is pretty rotten.
front chassis mountings are all rotten.
they have now been repaired!
Preparing the floor plan to take the
new heater channels was quite a big
job as the old section just pulled
off due to rust.
braced and ready to take the front
length now fitted and ready for the
recently primed heater channels. Vera
has had at least two set of channels
now but hopefully after some oxide
primer and waxoil these ones will
last a bit longer.
Well it's nearly the end of
the first year for Vera and she is
beginning to come together now. Although
she may not look it she is in much
better condition now with lots of
holes welded and problems identified.
the bottom of the spare tyre holder
means that one side of Vera is now
ready to be seam sealed and primed.
has had two new jacking points fitted
(VW store in Haxby) and there is a
new rear apron ready to weld on -
probably on top of a bit of the old
one as that looks like the simplest
As Tony said
"Oh dear, it's made of plastic."
Lots of work is going to be needed
when you look a the state of the rust
underneath - at least this time the
work will be done properly not just
last some good news - the back of
this side is in good condition - we
had to rebuild the whole section on
the other side.