Tailgate back from the college.

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We have a nice relationship with our local motor vehicle college to the point of them letting their students loose on some of our panels! First panel is back, a brand new windowless tailgate. Well impressed with their work, it puts some real bodyshops skill to shame. Well done Kirklees College Motor Vehicle Dept, can’t wait to see the rest of the panels of this one is anything to go by!

Masons marks.

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Spotted these in a dry stone wall while out for a toddle. Looked them up when I got home, seems they could be 1 of 2 things.
1. Masons mark, like a signature. Used as a way of distinguishing which masons did what so they got paid accordingly at the end of the week.
2. Orientation markings to instruct the builder where to put the piece of worked stone in relation to the building.

I’ve no idea which they are! Interesting though. Makes you wonder where the stone came from and how it came to be where it ended up, built into a dry stone wall in semi rural Huddersfield.

Fuel filter retro fit.

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Fuel filter now installed. Seeing as this van started it’s life as a petrol and now I’m doing the honourable thing and installing a worthwhile engine I’m having to fit the extra parts required. Having a quick squint through etka I found there was a factory bracket to retro fit a fuel filter with a thermo valve. Parts duly ordered! I’ve had to drill the body to install some rivnuts to allow fitment.
Battery tray next I think.