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My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

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vessey44

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 8:10 pm

I dont mind as it was for the right money & all this work makes it feel yours.

I can never just use something i have to turn everything into a project Very Happy

My VW was perfectly useable as it was but it had to be diesel & then the list just grows & grows

German Ebay is dangerous...


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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 8:11 pm

You can sort it out Matt, the bed board is easily replaced. The window is a shame but also fixable and anything else you do to it is probably just because you really enjoy doing things like this .............. no point in paying a high price for something pristine if your going to Pimp it anyway. Very Happy

Really looking forward to your pictures.
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vessey44

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 8:14 pm

Im going to do a little here & there before we use it in June...Its dividing my time between the VW & Dandy now...

Dandy will make a good retro addition to the VW though as its an 83 & VW is 84
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Cazz on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 10:05 pm

They will be cool together, Looking forward to seeing the pics.

The VW to do list, cross one thing off and add two things on. lol!












PS We bought German import diesel in the first place, no salt, no rust.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 10:30 pm

Ive not got problems with any rot...Just a few bleeding joints

Previous owner was very good to her with waxoyl

Im currently scraping old underseal off & re applying it with modern stuff...Powder coating all suspension components,poly bushes etc. etc.

Like you say its an on going project and when TDi conversion is finished its not because ill be fitting a fully rebuilt engine later in the year
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Cazz on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 10:42 pm

The seams can be a pain, Mad It's excellent you've got no rot issues, so many have had a hard life and not the right care, we used to have a 68 bay before which had more rot than metal. affraid

Steering bushes are on our list, unfortunately probably for this year, we'll see what Mr MOT man says.

Sorry if I already know, lol, what's the rebuilt engine you are fitting later on?

It will be well smart when it's done, have you got an 'agreed valuation'?

I think we need an 80's Dandy as well. Laughing
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 1:35 pm

The new TDi engine will be a fully rebuilt version of the one thats going in now...Im fitting an AHU TDi 90HP & Intercooler

Good strong engine as i used the golf it was in for a while (The golf thrived on abuse - see below) I will rebuild another AHU from scratch & use this with a few tweaks (Injector tips,turbo larger I/C) to get about 115-120hp & a good torque curve before considering remapping the ECU to cope with the T25's lines of a brick rather than the golf is was meant to be in

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Ive removed all of the old underseal looking for a problem & found one hole about the size of a 50p which ive cut out & joggled so it sits flush for a stealth repair

The old underseal had started to shrink after 27years so ive removed everything & will start again with some modern stuff which hopefully will give me another 27years of protection

Ill keep you updated on My Dandy/My VW Project
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 6:54 pm

Vessey

If your always into new projects and have a penchant for VW's have you seen [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I would have thought the application of a pressure washer would have changed things suitably?
I thought these days even bay shells were worth more than £500?
Just too many VW Camper entries for any enthusiast to see them all?
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by mike on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 7:01 pm

Tow Itch wrote: Vessey

If your always into new projects and have a penchant for VW's have you seen [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I would have thought the application of a pressure washer would have changed things suitably?
I thought these days even bay shells were worth more than £500?
Just too many VW Camper entries for any enthusiast to see them all?



I suppose any thing is repairable and worse ones than that have been done
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 7:08 pm

Worse have been done as mike said but you end up with more new metal than anything original

To be honest i would weigh that one in & cut my losses...Boat tops dont seem to be as popular as the rest
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 7:33 pm

Remove this:

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Replace with this:

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Just need to grind this up,coat in zinc primer,seam seal full arch,shultz & paint VW Timor Beige (Original Colour)
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Nick on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 8:33 pm

given its age the van looks pretty solid underneath.Nice welding
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 9:02 pm

To be honest for the size of the hole & with it not been structural most people would of patched it with fibreglass matting or isopon P38 but I like solid steel...Now it's repaired properly it's forgotten about as it would of always been on the back of my mind...

Got to weld the diesel battery tray into the engine bay tomorrow on the same side & remove the whole of the panel pictured but on the opposite side so I can mount my intercooler

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 1:39 pm

Just updated my thread title to "My Dandys / My VW T25 projects"

Will be collecting my second Dandy on Wednesday Very Happy

I will be using the designer but not 100% sure what to do with the Discovery yet...I listed it on Ebay this morning but i will keep it for something to do when/if the VW ever gets off its axle stands
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 5:01 pm

Emma's already excited about the next new dandy forum...she hasnt even seen the discovery yet as its tooked away at the bottom of the workshop
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 8:10 pm

I bet she can't wait to collect the designer Very Happy You've got the bug, two Dandy's in a fortnight lol!
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 6:00 pm

Can i have some blue dandy forum stickers please Very Happy

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 6:16 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers



Brilliant News Matt
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 7:15 pm

vessey44 wrote:Can i have some blue dandy forum stickers please Very Happy


yes matt nick will sort when he sees you in 2 weeks
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 9:50 pm

Thankyou Vickoir Very Happy

The camper park

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The new designer outside RAF Cranwell...I am very happy with this and havnt even put it up yet (Looks dirty but it had a wash before been packed away)

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Ive put my Discovery up tonight as i have a viewing tomorrow

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Originally when i got it home & saw the smashed window i lost all heart in it and left it

A few interested parties called tonight and wanted to view it so i put it up in the workshop tonight & instantly fell in love with it (Is that normal?)

Its not as bad as i make out im just picky...I forget how old things really are Smile

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 10:07 pm

no thats normal matt but you do need to know this is the slippery slope now lol!
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 11:57 pm

Looking at the Dandy outside Cranwell. The nose up profile.
Reach for the Sky?
I feel your drawn towards the older Dandy, all those sepia photos.
One Dandy for the T25 one for the newer van?
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Thu 23 Feb 2012, 12:21 am

I keep thinking about keeping the older Dandy but i have to be realistic and understand i dont have time for everything

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Thu 23 Feb 2012, 9:08 am

The old Dandy has tugged at your heart strings, some people think were nuts but I think it's a normal reaction jocolor I think Emma will win though because her heart strings will be tugging along with that lovely designer. Laughing

Get ready to be upset when someone drives off with your discovery even though you have only had it a short time, the lad we got the orange dandy from couldn't believe how upset he was when he helped us get it out of his garden and hooked up to our car. Sad
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Thu 23 Feb 2012, 5:07 pm

The Discovery is now sold to a forum member Very Happy

So emma will be enjoying here new designer once we get it put up & cleaned/polished

Ill be upgrading all the tail lights & marker lights to LED's & fitting the propex blown air system in place of the original underfloor heater

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