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Post by Brungle on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:33 am

Morning gents,

I've got a little mpv (Nissan Serena (same as Vanetter/LDV Cub)) that I'm converting into a weekend camper and I've been stripping it out and as expected there is a few little bits of rust (its old). This is the worst of it where there is a little hole in the rear corner.

Can you recommend some products to sorting this please? I understand you can get some kind of mesh that you put resin/fiberglass/filler over. Just not sure what to buy?



thanks alot
Rich

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Post by Logi on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:04 pm

Yeah, oxygen, acetylene, welding rods, metal.....
Are the boltholes securing anything important?
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Post by Brungle on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Bolt holes were for a seat belt no longer being used

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:19 pm

The old 30cm MOT rule is the one to look after.

"any load bearing or supporting structure or supporting panelling within 30cm of the mounting location."

http://www.motuk.co.uk/mot_appendix_c.htm
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Post by Brungle on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Its just passed an mot so thats not an immediate issue. I bought a fibreglass repair kit earlier will see how that turns out.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:44 pm

As a bodge I would recommend PU adhesive / sikaflex / tiger seal / windscreen bonding and some metal cut from an old car door, bonnet etc.

Same way they glue body panels to cars in the factory.

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Post by PFM on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:26 pm

Brungle wrote:Its just passed an mot so thats not an immediate issue. I bought a fibreglass repair kit earlier will see how that turns out.

Must get me a MOT there! Very Happy

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Post by Brungle on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:28 pm

To be fair it was under carpet and there wasnt a hole until I prodded it a bit.

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Post by Brungle on Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:34 am

I decided to get a proper job done so I'm getting a mates garage to cut out the bad and weld plates on both back corners this week.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:22 am

Wise move if your about to fill the rear out with camper conversion! You'll never have easy access again.
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Post by Brungle on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:07 am

Heres some pics of the finished job, I can't see it rusting again! Smile:


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Post by waz on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:33 pm

neat job there, could he come and weld my bike for me.
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Post by Brungle on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:38 pm

Bob over to seem him at his garage in Otley

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Post by waz on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:56 pm

Brungle wrote:Bob over to seem him at his garage in Otley

would do but would take me 2 days on me Honda 90 Razz:P
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Post by Brungle on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:57 pm

Haha

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