8 months after I bought and presented my van
, I've started working on it.
As I said, there is quite a lot of rust (depending how you're used to it or not
) under the van.
I found a company that goes to people's home to sand their car's frame and everything that needs it and paint all those parts.
I told them to wait a bit as I prefer to remove most of what can be under there so that sanding and painting
will get rid of more rust and protects more parts.
That's also the opportunity to change many parts that are as old as the van and to re-start from scratch.
The few times I drove the van were not so enjoyable with shocks being more than worn out, I was hearing noises here and there, so there should be room for improvement.
I built a storage tunnel to have the van at home, keep it in a dry place and be able to work on it "comfortably".
At the moment, I've removed the biggest parts (bumpers, sway bar, control arms, shocks, leaf springs) . The rear axle and drive
shaft are still in place because I don't have imperial wrenches to remove the break line.
I'd like to remove the crossmember that would need to be sand blasted, but I'm not sure how to properly support the engine.
I saw people here did it, but no photo of the process making me feel confident to try. Any details on this ?
For now, here are some pictures.