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    With the body off I could drive the truck out, blitz the workshop and start the job of cleaning and preparing the chassis for a service and paint. I've found a few things that will need repairing (leak off lines, steering ball joint rubbers, 1 uni joint, wiring to tidy etc)...

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    With a lot of crud removed and the shed clear I shifted the truck back in, removed the wheels and continued with the clean. The chassis will sit for a while now as I fix a few probs. I plan to get the body floor in and insulated.

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    You are now all up to date with progress, as this is how I left the chassis this evening.
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    The exciting job of cleaning... NOT!

    So, I'd like to say I've had an exciting weekend working on the truck, but I have to say I'd be lying! I've had the most boring soul destroying two days cleaning and sanding the chassis ready for some paint. Before I parked the truck in the workshop, I steam cleaned it at work, and thought I had it pretty clean... I was wrong! I enlisted the help of a workmate, as it all seems to happen quicker when there's two of you bouncing off each other. Saturday was the most productive, and by Sunday lunch we'd managed to get a full bucket of crud of the chassis, axles and trans. I also managed to undertake a slight suspension lift at the front by means of a 40mm spacer between the springs and the axle. The rear axle already had a 40mm spacer, and just before I started the strip down I measured the difference between the front and rear and 40mm was the difference. With the truck on stands, I lifted the spring off its position and slotted the spacer in (one side at a time!). With both sides in and tightened I could look to the clean up...

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    Saturday afternoon and Sunday was spent scraping and sanding everything. The large swivel joints now look a lot better, as does the chassis. Once I have fitted a few parts that are required, I think another weekend of cleaning should have it ready for paint! Tom (GG), I could do with your patience when it comes to cleaning stuff with this job!
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    1969 (Now know! Thanks Diana!!) Ser 2 Tdi SWB

    2018 VW Amarok Ultimate

    'When there's smoke, there's plenty of poke!!'
    'The more the smoke, the more the poke!!'

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    Mate if I was allowed out of the village of the damned, I would be there in a jiffy to help out!

    Great work on the truck so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Mate if I was allowed out of the village of the damned, I would be there in a jiffy to help out!

    Great work on the truck so far.

    Yep, it looks like a bought one. Better you than me Gunga Din.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Mate if I was allowed out of the village of the damned, I would be there in a jiffy to help out!

    Great work on the truck so far.
    We need a new sign on all the freeways as you come into Melbourne “Welcome to the City of the Damned - you can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave”


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