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Decided I wanted to get the cabinets done so made a start on tge waterbox.
Wanting to keep as much as original as possible I thought I would use the back of the box on the front. The problem us there us a bit of rot on the wood at the bottom.
1st I needed to rebuild the box. I had run out of the correct size panel pins so used screws.




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Looking really good...keep doing a little ...bit by bit..
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Pics or it didn't happen

Im using tap talk so not 100 % but I do believe these next two pics show the options I have. Repair the bottom but there'll be all of it on show. Or. Repair the top. Itll be more noticable but a fair bit will be underneath the ali trim
Which to choose.

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this is what is left of the original piece that fits to the cushion over the engine and I thought I could use the veneer from it. As it matches well.

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To repair this I needed to take back 2 out of the 3 layers of the ply like I did on the kick panel earlier but this time as it will be on show more I want to keep the repair as small as posible.

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Check the thickness of the different layers against what I have.

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And then start glueing the layers back on.

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I decided that I would put the repairs at the top as a good partvof it wouldbe hidden behind the ali trim.
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I had recently been to a show and whilst the put a container with some oil in it on my sink top.
some oil was on the jar and got onto the formica. It really bought it back to life and I wondered if it could make the waterbox top be a bit better.Image

I tried 3 in 1 oil on one corner and some used engine oil on the other.
Used oil worked better.
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At this point I gave it a good scrub with some washing up liquid and water and it looked a lot better but after carried on with the oil.
I couldn't believe the difference. Image

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The other night got busy cleaning up some uprights and today finished the roofrackImageImage

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Stained the cabinet door today but the og screws to the latch are toastImageImage

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Looks like the oil made a good difference
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Got the new top to the cabinet and glued on the OG formica top Image

Ali trim fitted using OG pins and then attached back to cabinet again wirh OG screws

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Pinned on the front to the waterbox using OG pins when they're on show until they ran out.
The new box is a little shorter than the original one, floor must be thicker.
Cut the extra bit off. Couldn't resist for photo purpose placing and balancing the ali and formica top on.
Im really pleased with how its starting to come together. ImageImageImage

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81dubber wrote:Looks like the oil made a good difference
Yes.
I was just hoping for something but its come up so much better than I ever expected.
Im really pleased with the result.
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Safari seal
Cargo door bump stop
Fit Cargo door table leg
Fit main table
Make table leg
Fit table leg
Kick panels - started
Cab door cards
Sundial waterbox - started
Glue rear hatch seal in
Finish roof rack
Find missing sundial handle
Fit arm rest
Secure RnR kick panel
Cargo door cabinet - started
Glue inner rear cupboard
Stain and varnish rear cushion strip
Driver seat cushion
Oil pressure switch leak
Curtains
Curtain cover strip
Stain inside arm rest
Rear interior light
Tassles
Gearbox seal
Fuel sender
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See you are using the list to measure achievement..
Like your cut n splice work......ecactly what I have and will be doing again.
Rear seat board next for Sherry..
Titebond 3 here we come
Looking very good

Look n feel..
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I decided I'd tidy my camper up , fix the kick panel and take Laura to my friends wedding just over the Severn crossing at the weekend.
Broke down !
I needed RAC to take me to a garage back on the other side. I chose Interpro from the the map on the technical or vw chat section.
Missed the ceremony but made it - with a massive cheer as i arrived - as they were serving up 2nd course.
It turns out the geometry on the gaps was too tight which caused the engine to sound so bad.
All sorted and has a new starter motor as well.
I'll be heading back to Interpro after a few hundred miles to have them checked again.
So now I can cross off one of those jobs off the list.

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