Feels like the rebuild is finally going somewhere, nice to be bolting big chunks back on!
Fuel tank in, new tank straps, new bio diesel safe fuel line and adapter fitted.
Made a start on the brake pipes too.
I’m keen to start getting the running gear back on so we can get on with the roof.
As the van was a delivery vehicle (252) then it came from the factory without rear seat belt mountings.
The rear seatbelt mountings are buried beneath the fuel tank on a syncro so while the tank was out and not really knowing what the future would hold then I thought it prudent to bob a set in. As it happens we had some prototypes on the shelf so the van was also a good test bed! While the tank has been out we’ve ground the rust out, treated it, lots of zinc primer, chassis black and then undersealed! Hopefully that should see it right for a few more years.
Next job, fuel tank back in. Deep joy.