Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

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Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 02 Apr 2010, 20:02

This is going to be interesting

start point...
Remove the roof, fit new canvass, replace all rusty panels, repaint whole van...it sounds easy when you say it quick :shock:

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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 02 Apr 2010, 20:12

Nearside front step
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Offside front step
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Offside rear window
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Other end of window frame
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Under front roof rack
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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby gaz f » 03 Apr 2010, 12:51

That will keep you busy for a while! :shock:

Do you know what hit the pillar in front of the sliding door? That will have taken some force to do that to it I would have thought.
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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 04 Apr 2010, 18:30

I should be finished all the welding and have it sprayed by the end of April, and I was told it accidently hit a metal post while turning right.
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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 04 Apr 2010, 18:59

Needs a bit of work around the 240 volt hook up

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Off with the roof

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Roof canvass changed

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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 04 Apr 2010, 19:06

After you turn the roof over, and mask up the new canvas your ready for prep and spraying.

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Its a good idea to spray the front roofcap/roofrack section at the same time

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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 04 Apr 2010, 19:15

Its now time to strip the rest of the van down, including removing all the rockwall from behind all the interior panels:its highly flammable if your welding}
then mask up the inside of the van including the roof lining


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Then start cutting

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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby camperman » 04 Apr 2010, 19:45

Offside rear arch, and rear of window rear frame welded ready to be trimed down, and the bottom edge of the same window has also had some work.

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Front arch repair panel first test fit.

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Re: Rebuilding a T25 westy Joker

Postby gaz f » 05 Apr 2010, 11:20

Ooops! :oops:

I just noticed in your pics showing the front arch that you have positioned the top lip of the new panel under the original panel. I recently (2 weeks ago!) replaced my front arch but I did it the other way, with the original edge under the lip of the new arch. I did this reckoning that it would be easier to get a decent looking lip after the weld was ground down and a wee bit of filler applied rather than trying to grind/shape the actual edge that is visable when the door is shut.

You obviously do this for a living so is there anything wrong with the way I did it?

Be as brutal as you like. :lol:
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