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Myvanwy the mini van

Post  TONYELF on Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:50 am

I suggested this Section so I suppose it only right I should start it? Very Happy
If there is no objection I will put Myvanwy in the spotlight. (They are all minis anyway!)
My progress so far has been very little as shortly after I got her 510XYD arrived back from the spray shop so Myvanwy was put on hold (It's next to impossible to do two project at same time is it not?)
Photos show van being collected .
Work done so far. Offside outer cill removed (almost by hand!)
Part of inner cill and drivers Footwell panel removed. (photo to follow)
Work halted until I weld some support struts across door opening as I feel the shell is too weak to withstand any more rusty metal removal until new panels are welded in.

http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/TONYELF-2006/New%20mini%20Van%20%2007/

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Post  hornetob on Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:17 pm

Hi,
Just wanted to say that I love your minivan.

Always wanted one.
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Re: Myvanwy the mini van

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:22 pm

looking good!
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Post  hilbert on Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:00 pm

a good projeckt a mini VAN also a great car to have
i also do own one almost ready for the paintshop
pictures are on
http://picasaweb.google.nl/riley.elf.1968/MiniVan1978#

is this also your car and wat colors are on the car
picture found in your photobucket



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Re: Myvanwy the mini van

Post  TONYELF on Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:41 am

Mine is Florentine Blue/Old English White roof, see forum link below.

http://elf-hornet.4forum.biz/intruduce-yourself-f1/hello-from-chester-uk-t48.htm

I have a few little issues to complete on Elfie for the Bingley Show next Sunday after which I hope to get restarted on Myvanwy. Quite looking forward to it!

Your van is looking good.

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a little bit of progress on the van

Post  TONYELF on Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:37 pm

A possible start in the near future? (I hope)

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Progress!?

Post  TONYELF on Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:33 am

My son(Phil) and I had a good session on Myvanwy last night and managed to put it on a home made Spit loaned to me by a fellow miniaddict. The van was stripped except for steering rack and column.
Don't knock the primitive method of supporting the shell because IT Works, and it did for my mate when he did his van!







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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:59 am

an excellent bit of spit-roasting mate - gosh, how that floor reminds me of rusty!
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Post  CJ on Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:14 am

never mind rusty it also reminds me of my Austin 1100 countryman lol

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Post  TONYELF on Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:34 am

Big_Al_Smith wrote:an excellent bit of spit-roasting mate - gosh, how that floor reminds me of rusty!

The last owner bought it when he was 16, his Father and Uncle run a international haulage firm. The lad had some "professional" welding done to the floor and wings. the floor panels were just welded over the top and the wings are too far apartwhich means the bonnet has 1/2" gaps either side! Professional my A**e ! Laughing
anyway the whole floor is coming off and a complete one weld in (if I can find something to weld it to!) Laughing Wish me luck!

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Post  asahartz on Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:19 pm

My last experience of "professional" welding (aka "garage to get it through an mot" welding) was one of the main reasons I learned to do it myself. When I picked the car up the underseal was still wet - it was that which was hiding the crap job they'd done, with no paint protection. Next MOT, it needed doing again...

Needless to say, it was the last time I used that garage.
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