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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2013, 01:53:58 PM »
The guards themselves usually rust in 3 places, across the top by the screen, down the side beside the door and around the wheel arch.
If you don't have rust in any of these sections it's probably not worth it, but to see if there is rust under, which there are only 2 parts that rust, take your top door hinge out and shine a torch up there, the other place is under the wheel arch on the joiner panel (bad design), take the wheel off and look at the centre, the joiner panel is usually only rusted if it's been leaking for a long time, but the guard (under the door) can rust out, which is above and back of the joiner.

To get the guard off though it's a combination of spot welds, braze and mig weld. it's brazed on the front panel around the front indicator, spot welded top and around the wheel arch and spot and mig'd down the door seam area.
If the top of the pillar is rusted it's likey the little drain panel under the top of the front guard has rust too
If you do take it off, fit the door and align to top and back and fit guard to suit, it probably wont go back in exact same spot but thats ok
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "watch me"

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2013, 06:01:22 PM »
Cheers Buddy ;D
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2013, 07:35:49 PM »
Thanks so much for the info busy kiwi very interesting... I'm still processing that information :) why don't you drive your bedford as a daily?

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2013, 06:43:21 AM »
why don't you drive your bedford as a daily?
Because I had to many toys, I had 2 vans, a car and motorbike, the motorbike was my daily driver. My fiance lives in Hamilton and I in Auckland (am in Hamilton at the moment), I was coming down every second week, now a days I come down for several weeks (hense why no work is getting done on the customvan, plus the fact I got sick). but I recently sold the bike and the standard van is also used as storage for parts and stuff so use the car which is also a bit cheaper to run than the van. I need to get the standard van sold and hurry up and finish the custom van
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2013, 07:26:39 AM »
Out of interest, how much will you be selling your standard van Busy Kiwi? I'm on the lookout for options  :)

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2013, 09:46:33 AM »
no idea to be honest
when I say its my standard CF, I mean standard compared to my custom CF, the standard CF has VN commodore running gear, tank, dash, steering, wiring ... but the body is standard
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2013, 12:22:41 PM »
Yep cool let me know when you decide Busykiwi :) I would be interested. Especially if you are selling later on in the year :)

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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2013, 01:58:20 PM »
Hi Busykiwi,

Quick question please, when you say the front and rear pillars for rust, is this where you mean to look for rust where I have circled?? thanks very much indeed


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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
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Re: Who can do full body fabrication and rust repairs?
« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2013, 07:49:47 PM »
bottom of the back door pillars, and bottom of the side door pillars for structure (where the pillars joins the floor), inside the front door hinge pillar is common too.

the bit you circled under the fuel cap is common to rust as well but isn't as structural as it has that whole panel for support
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