Builds BJ42 Restoration

-MaTTi-

 
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I see you have the weatherstrip channel on your 1/2 tub. Fabien builds them like that now but mine was an early model so I don’t have it. I could weld it in but I feel that it would be weakening the corners where the outside sheet metal meets the corner. So I have opted not to cut and go with the overlap like Teseven recommends
There is some issues with those channels, they are too deep at sides (should be 15 mm, but they are 19-20 mm) and the bottom (sill) is not straight in any direction. 😩 I have to buy a second can of aluminium bondo.

The tub was also a little bit too long too at beginning, HT sides didn’t went over the edge.
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A 12 hour day today, only stopped for one meal, I’m actually really tired. Tomorrow I will put in the modified jump seats and fiddle with the ambulance door alignment a little bit more. I might as well do this now before it’s painted and then I can’t make anymore adjustments.

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There is some issues with those channels, they are too deep at sides (should be 15 mm, but they are 19-20 mm) and the bottom (sill) is not straight in any direction. 😩 I have to buy a second can of aluminium bondo.

The tub was also a little bit too long too at beginning, HT sides didn’t went over the edge.
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Yes I see that, very deep channel indeed.
 
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Monday is seat Porn! My jump seat
Turned out really good, not sure if I’ve posted these before but I had to lower the rear seat stations because the inner wheel jumps are about 1” higher so I can easily clear larger tires. It would have been nice to know before I powder coated the seat frames but I ended up moving the brackets and welding them and then redoing the powder coat. Today I will install these.

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Monday is seat Porn! My jump seats turned out really good, not sure if I’ve posted these before but I had to lower the rear seat stations because the inner wheel jumps are about 1” higher so you can easily clear larger tires. It would have been nice to know before I powder coated the seat frames but i didn’t so I ended up moving the brackets lower and welding them and then redoing the powder coat. Tomorrow I will install these

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''Aluminum body filler'' I did this and found out about electrolyse ! aluminum and steel together will cause electrolyse. Corroded my steel tub !I would look at a rummer membrane instead.

There is some issues with those channels, they are too deep at sides (should be 15 mm, but they are 19-20 mm) and the bottom (sill) is not straight in any direction. 😩 I have to buy a second can of aluminium bondo.

The tub was also a little bit too long too at beginning, HT sides didn’t went over the edge.
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