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Old 30-12-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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A customer bought his Swedish 66 crew cab to us for metalwork and paint. While Iv got a few days off I thought Id put a thread on here as I thought you guys might be interested in seeing progress...

As you can see, the chassis is in a bad way:







We decided the best way to approach this was to build a new chassis. I had been looking for a Celette or Car O Liner chassis jig for ages but couldnt find one so made one, and had a few brackets cut out which were welded up. We used my 61 split to build the jig and brackets as my chassis is nice and original / straight. Here is the finished jig / brackets, and with the replacement chassis trial fitted to the jig:








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Fitted the cab doors to check the gaps were all good before anything was braced or cut out. They are pretty good considering how bad the rest of the van is. The cargo door and gap needs some work. The door is pretty badly twisted:






I cant wait to get back into work and get stuck into this

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Got the rear chassis section removed:




Started stripping the old chassis rails and handbrake tubes etc off:




Ready to go to the dippers. Gonna have a few repairs to do though... Was hoping this section was going to be better than it is, oh well:




Should get back on it the end of the week
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Customer watching with interest lol
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Moved onto removing the front section of chassis.

Got the doglegs, tubs and cab floor out. They needed replacing and were in the way. Bulkhead needs a bit of work too:




Then got the front chassis section out:





Need to get this cleaned up and off to be blasted ready to fit to the new chassis rails.

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Looks great

Did you make the new chassis or it's something that can be bought?
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Looks great

Did you make the new chassis or it's something that can be bought?
Itís a new set of chassis rails from AH Schofield - they make full rails for all years of split vans
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nice work so far them new chassis rails look great
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Cool

I wonder how much shipping to Oz would be? Not that I need any but just piqued my interest
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