Vanagon – fix the nasty beginning

Body work is hard. But then again it’s quite satisfying. And especially if you’re not trying to be perfect. Today , well yesterday too, I cut out the rust and removed the temp patch I made about 8 years ago ( thinking it’d fix proper soon, but didnt).

Today was cutting replacement metal, using the roof section I cut out years ago to make tin top into westy

Nice little Miller mig welder at work, 0.023 wire, in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing it’s a great machine. I’m having issues with my skill level. Good friend Donovan stepped in to tack the metal I had cut…

Btw, check out Donovan’s main gig here

Btw, the seat belt anchor point is reinforced on back. You can see my mig skills showing thru on that. Took the pic after seat in , as I was prepping to drive home. Not the best pic.

The side and corner still to be done . Lots of repair needed inside. Don’t get on my case, I know, I know . But I have a corner clip and a side clip , but the latter might not be used, I might want to make a feature on the side.

Steel is so dirty compared to my usual aluminum work. Tomorrow is another day, next chapter.

  1. #1 by edbee on August 21, 2021 - 11:01 pm

    Looking good!

    • #2 by albell on August 21, 2021 - 11:40 pm

      Thanks Ed.



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