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Post by mandi on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:18 am

Just thought i might post a few piccies up here of gavin, the time has finally come to actually put in the hours and do a full on restoration on gavin.... ps i am having a lot of help........ well james nearly does all of it except sanding!!!! i'm very very good at using the palm sander now :eek2:

so far body off shell, floor rotten, new 72 floorpan acquired treated tarted up and painted,









new shocks, gear box back in, and pedal assembly back in.... AND PINK BITS IN











and just this week the body is braced up with a steal support to remove the very very rotten non existant heater channels.

yay hope you like the new gavin..... soon to be malcolm

tee hee mandi xxx
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Post by Clarkson46 on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:03 am

Nice work, keepm the pictures coming. Very Happy
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Post by mandi on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:58 am

What with moving house, christmas, new year and the boys building a spray booth things have been a bit hectic and there wasn't a lot of progress being made on gavin.....

James pulled a few eveings in the barn and a 16 hour day this weekend and we have some more progress pics,


some seam sealer on the new welded areas



nice new welded areas









bare metaled and primered waiting for the rest of the welding to be done
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Post by mandi on Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:51 am

well the aim is to have him done by this summer, then we have the winter to restore the bus ready for going away next summer!

until we get more projects and they take over lol bloody volkswagens
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Post by mandi on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:59 am

anyway this weekend gavin gets a new nose.... well a new spare wheel well, but has taken ages to reform his new nose as most of the good metal had rotted away.


reforming section on the passenger side to attatch new front to, just got to do the drivers side now and get the rest of the front done...... oh it's all coming together wooo hoooo flower
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Post by mandi on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:39 am

James has been a very busy boy again this weekend, and gavin is looking pretty damn good! getting excited now as he is really starting to take some shape. afro

reforming the front curves of gavins nose,



new front clip





and also worked a little on the drivers side where there was more filler and mush in my poorly little car,



aparently the last two metal repair panels are on order, and once they are in the body is ready for blasting back to bare metal and painting ohhhhhh how exciting yay yay yay I love you
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Post by Chrispy on Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:12 pm

looking good, where you getting the work done?

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Post by mandi on Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:43 am

Chrispy wrote:looking good, where you getting the work done?

My partner james is doing all the work at the workshop opposite out house :@)
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Post by rustydubs on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:55 am

where you getting it blasted?
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Post by mandi on Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:27 am

rustydubs wrote:where you getting it blasted?

erm somewhere in ponsanooth near perranarworthal?? the boys at 50-67 recommended him
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Post by mandi on Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:26 am

repair below, and filling in the rear vents








inner wheel arch passenger side repairs










off to be blasted.....
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Post by rustydubs on Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:14 am

i see its made the latest issue of volksworld, good stuff!!! page 25 Very Happy
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Post by mandi on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:26 am

rustydubs wrote:i see its made the latest issue of volksworld, good stuff!!! page 25 Very Happy


YAY YAY YAY oh my god how cool is that we don't get a copy till they come out in the shops so haven't seen it yet how exciting woop woop
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Post by mandi on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:40 am

This weekend gavin got painted!!!! nearly as exciting as getting him in the mag!!!!

Oh my god yes!!! my boyfriend is amazing!!!! this whole project is a learning curve at the start he had never welded in his life and certainly not painted a car......

so this weekend after a few tips of the boys at the unit, and after reading his car prep and painting book back to front a few times we finally have..... SHINY GAVIN!!!!!







SOOOOO excited i could wee

Mandi xxxxxx





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Post by rustydubs on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:09 pm

looking good
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Post by geldof on Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:06 pm

lookin sweet
always good when you see the paint on,
big hurdle out the way Very Happy
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Post by noticen241 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:46 pm

Nice work, keepm the pictures coming.

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Post by mandi on Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:06 am

we decided after we had finished the floor pan and it was in paint and bits were being bolted back on, that we would take it all back off re take the paint back and re paint gloss black rather than satin black!!!

the underside of the pan has also had a couple of coats of underseal??? ( i think thats the stuff)

and the doors, decklid, rear valance, petrol filler cap and glove box lid are all preped primed flattened back and ready for top coat.

just a hell of a lot of work to do on the bonnet as after having grown men jump on it years back it's pretty bumpy :@( bloody vandals :@(

watch this space many pictures hopefully to follow after this weekend woop woop
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Post by mandi on Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:00 am

been busy every evening this week working hard on the car! even i've been getting my hands dirty!! Shocked










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Post by rustydubs on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:55 am

looking great, when i sprayed my bug i did the same, shell first! such a pain spraying all the other parts, more time consuming. finding somewhere to hang them. be good to see when its all done and finished, keep up the good work.
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Post by mandi on Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:02 pm

yeah finding homes for all the parts is a proper ball ache, we had a slight accident, kinda dropped the preshly painted and primed deck lid and dented it up pale

but .................

Gavin is now on the pan!!!!

















swit swit swooooo i'm gonna have one sheeeexxxxxy car!!! mwa mwa mwa thank you james. xxxx
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Post by rustydubs on Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:23 am

do you work or used to work near chester road shops? always used to see it parked up there?
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Post by mandi on Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:49 am

rustydubs wrote:do you work or used to work near chester road shops? always used to see it parked up there?

yeah still working on chester road, just in a red golf now until the bugs done. see a couple of other bugs parked nearby on a regular occassion and pine to have mine back.

the majority of the parts to complete the resto are due monday so fingers crossed we get him finished for jambo/action

having to leave a few major bits to save up for and get done over the winter but should have it semi on the road for the shows, just been over the workshop and the deck lid, and other two wings are being painted as we speak, so it's just the bonnet that needs some more work then thats into the spray booth too.

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Post by mandi on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:10 am

New parts have arrived Very Happy


Things have been sprayed pink..... which did look quick sureal all hanging in the booth.... oh yeah and the booth is now pink! sorry boys.







and.... he is slowly going back together!!!!


Check out my fuel tank.... well yes the underneath is hammerite black but the top of course..... is going pink!!!!!


Oh yeah and look at my shiny new steering columb.... which isn't pink Tee Heeee

WOOOO HOOOO HOOOOO

oh and i'm told that my handbrake lever, and gear stick are in now as well, but that happened after i took photos and went to bed....

Love you baby working all night out there for my wee little Gavin.
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Post by rustydubs on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:51 am

pink seats????
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