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Re: Another van.

Postby midget » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:32 pm

Next on my snagging list is the wooden packers that are fitted between cab and body.
Picture shows what there is left of the original ones that I have. Did try to use these as templates for replacement, but not enough left for accuracy. Could not find any of these listed on any of the usual sites?

What have others done,as I am sure these are vital for finishing? Also what was the point of them?

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Re: Another van.

Postby les » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:45 pm

I copied the originals and made new ones from pieces of oak. Unfortunately I didn't keep the old ones. They are there to fill in the spaces that are utilised for the hinges on saloons, as lcv's used the same pillar, I think there may possibly have been some lcv's with their own unique pillar, that didn't need these fill ins.
All you can do is shape some timber to fill the spaces so they are flush with the rest of the panel, and seal round them with mastic, from memory, there are holes in the packers to access threaded holes.


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Re: Another van.

Postby midget » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:24 pm

Thanks for explanation Les. Yes that sounds correct--forgot that the B post would have been the same across the range.
Mine were located with self tappers. I will fabricate my own.
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Re: Another van.

Postby les » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:48 pm

Yes the actual infills are held in place by self tappers but there is a larger hole for access to the thread in the posts.


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Re: Another van.

Postby Propshaft » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:54 am

Yes I did mine exactly as Les described

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Re: Another van.

Postby midget » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 pm

Pretty close to completion now that the cargo body is finished apart from the rear doors which need fitting check before paint.
About to fit the body,but wonder if there is supposed to be a seal between the flanges of the front lower front X members of body and van?
I cannot remember removing them, and it is not clear from the Workshop manual that one is required? I cannot see one listed in suppliers lists? I do have a roll of 1" wide adhesive insulation material(from the building trade) which may be used?
Also need to check that the leather mounting pads which are mounted between the rear X bar and body are replicated on the Chassis "hump" at the wheel arch? I am lucky enough to have saddlery close by to have some of their off cuts.
Also waiting delivery of a N/C headlining and windscreen fitting to complete the assembly.
Apart from these jobs I think I'm there...for now.
Sorry about the blurry image--I didnt check it this morning

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Re: Another van.

Postby philthehill » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:35 pm

John
There is a seal listed in the BMC 1/4 ton van service parts list AKD559 which may be the one you refer to.

It is described as...……. Rubber - Sealing - front body cross-member to 'B' Post. Pt No: ADA591.

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Re: Another van.

Postby Greenie » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:52 pm

olderisbetter wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:18 pm
Cracking effort your putting into it, a decent work space makes all the difference to a project, i just need one i can get a bedroom and a bathroom in.
Love the dog my favourite
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Re: Another van.

Postby olderisbetter » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:17 pm

That small dog in the picture is now quite big, She still has a bit of filling out to do but she is big enough to run the house and loves life.
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