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Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:47 pm
by 59wagon
Going nicely mate. A few shots of the tailgate repair process would be good :D

Cheers,

John

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:02 pm
by Spaghettijet
I got the inside frame of the upper tailgate sand blasted, by having it half in half out of my small cabinet, came up ok, there’s plenty of small pin holes in it right across the bottom section now. my preference is to reinforce the inside with another skin and then lead wipe the holes on the outside, I could fabricate new sections and weld in as the other option but in this case I’m concerned I might get too much twist in the frame by the amount of heat . The most important part is that all the rust is gone and with some POR15 after the repairs, I’m sure it will last another 30 years!
Any recommendations?

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:46 pm
by Spaghettijet
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repairs and reassembly underway. I’m having rouble uploading pics due size

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:26 pm
by Spaghettijet
More pics

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:10 pm
by Spaghettijet
Hi guys, I m in need of help, I need to buy an upper tailgate handle as mine is rusted in half, also I need a lower tailgate handle as the end is broken off, if anyone has some spare they may wish to sell me at reasonable price. 0402763370 thanks, is there any other handle assembly from another make that will fit,.? I almost thought about the Bunnings sh d handle except it would need to be bolted on

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:26 am
by Harv
The upper end gate handle assembly (7411267) is common for EJ-HR. Not sure about the lower handle assembly.

Cheers,
Harv

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:56 pm
by Spaghettijet
Blocked back and re primed today. Scuff back tomorrow and a couple of coats of colour.

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 pm
by Spaghettijet
Well another coat of primer and blocked back again with 600 grit today, was hoping for a good day tomorrow to paint, but looks like that ain’t going to happen as forecast raining. The photo shows the undercoat wet after block back

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:14 pm
by Spaghettijet
Lower tail gate blasting and priming, still got to do the repairs, and reskin, has anyone used one of the fibreglass repo tailgates?... are they any Good?..

Re: Ej van project

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:20 pm
by Spaghettijet
Lower tail gate blasting and priming, still got to do the repairs, and reskin, has anyone used one of the fibreglass repo tailgates?... are they any Good?..