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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 11th 2020, 12:08am

Eek! I have a (potential) subscriber! Better up my game to keep it interesting...

...but...

...cold and rainy today. I daydream of enclosed, dry, well lit, heated workspaces for tasks like this.

Well, my buddys got a shop with a lift. Downside, its 40min away. I figured id be finishing this project there. Tedious task of paint is done. Whats left is remounting the cladding (I STILL CANT FIND THAT TAPE, OR WHATEVER I NEED...PLEASE HELP).Then spraying the cavities (local auto body suply store recomended cavity wax, vs fluid film brand). Then undercoating wheel wells and rockers.

Sooo much work...

...totally worth it...

...hopefully.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 12th 2020, 2:39am

Sneaky peak...

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I think i found an alternative mount method for the door panels.

Tune in next time for the ongoing adventure of Foxy's follies...
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 13th 2020, 1:41am

Aha! My re-engineering seems to have worked!

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I ended up using strips of aluminum c channel, taped on each side, to replace the thick foam tape at the bottom of the door panels. Took a bit of mocking up to find the ideal location, but now it lays good and straight. Seems plenty secure already too (and its 45deg here...this adhesive makes a stronger bond with warmth and time).

Too dark out for pics...tomorrow maybe.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby Rod's Trucks » November 13th 2020, 4:16am

That looks like a great solution. Nice work.
Yes, with the contours of those panels, getting it at just the right height would be a bit tedious.


I just tried to remove a rear DS seat belt winder assembly. They are only held in place with one bolt, but I had a heck of a time figuring out whey I could not get it to come loose ( it is partially behind some new interior structure ).
I finally figured out it is not only bolted, but it is also glued to the wall. I actually bent some of the sheet metal prying it loose from the structure. Industrial adhesives are really getting used in many places now.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 13th 2020, 6:08am

I ran into the same situation removing the rear seat belts in the camperization process. Removed the bolt, but the feker wouldnt move. Tire iron pryed it off, but i may have raised my voice a couple times in the ordeal.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 14th 2020, 10:14pm

Got around to a final rinse and some glamor shots:

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Overall, it does the job. I have some lines/angles id like to change...and I think when I paint between the side windows (next spring), it'll ballance the visual 'weight' better. The mission of protection and preservation was accomplished.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby sixsix » November 15th 2020, 1:14am

I applaud your devotion, skills and attitude.
New members and their rides are why we hang out... to see who shows up with what...

Not particularly liking the look of your van - sorry:

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Then I thought of this - LOL

Wheels would fold up,
foxfire's working

I was thinking... duh,
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Van floats away,
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Then Looked again... not so bad.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 15th 2020, 2:39am

Dont worry, I'm not that excited about it myself. To be fair, i was on a whole lotta prescription pain meds and whiskey when i formulated the plan. Just whiskey when i executed it. In any event, I welcome all opinions. And, it'll last a bit longer cause of the efforts...which was the ultimate goal.

I do like the white through the fender detail, but thinking less bold may be better. Whipped this up on the ol' 'puter the other day:

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I'm gonna revisit this come spring (winter is setting in quick here).
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 15th 2020, 2:43am

On a black and white vehicle, theres a fine line between 'utilitarian' and 'cop car'.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby 90safari » November 15th 2020, 7:38pm

After seeing all of that hidden rust, I'm glad my 88 or the 90 didn't get the cladding. At least with the 90 I can see the visible rust on it (it's gold). Living in the salt belt, it's also why I don't drive my 88 in the winter.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 18th 2020, 2:14am

Dang...no love, eh? The best i get is "don't like it, but (poetic) afterthought, not so bad".

Tough bunch...

Truth told, my ladyfriend dont like it so much either.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby sixsix » November 18th 2020, 4:24pm

LOL - You'll get it !!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby AstroWill » November 18th 2020, 9:05pm

I think filling these in would make a huge improvement.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby Rod's Trucks » November 18th 2020, 10:03pm

x2, that was my first thought also.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 19th 2020, 2:20am

Is that what it is? I was going for something different...maybe its too different.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby Rod's Trucks » November 19th 2020, 4:50am

In my opinion; those 'intrusions' into the black area around the wheel opening, just look odd.
I would probably consider to blackout the whole cladding surface, but that might be pretty glaring on such a nice white body.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 23rd 2020, 9:20pm

I agree, all black cladding on the white body would be much.
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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby foxfire [OP] » November 23rd 2020, 9:32pm

Im definitely not satisfied with this look, however I do like the "intrusions"...just want them toned down a bit. I think it adds some visual interest.

Downloaded Gimp (Photoshop-ish program) and did a bit more fine tuned fiddling than my concept pic above. Really liking this...what ya'll think?

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Re: cladding removal, rust mitigation, cladding remount

Postby AstroWill » November 24th 2020, 1:46am

Better than it was IMO.

Gotta go with what YOU want for YOUR van. :)

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