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Brit in Czech occasionally posts on the Skoda Yeti Appreciation Facebook site and he still has a blog.
 

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A little more time in the garage over the last week...

After a bit of fun with the glue gun, Doris has a floor again. More work to do on the front edge when the front subframe comes off, but it's in straight and solid :)

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At the other end, the shell stand has been moved under the floor so i can remove the last crusty bits of original boot at the sides..
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Structural cardboard time...
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Nearly metal again.
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Hmm, hotter weather coming and lots more welding coming up. I need to invent water cooled overalls!

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In other cardboard fabrication news, you know when you have ended up with some really large sheets...
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(Apologies for historical inaccuracies)

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After a bit of fun with the glue gun, Doris has a floor again. More work to do on the front edge when the front subframe comes off, but it's in straight and solid
You seem to be getting on well with the rebuild. :) We have similar welding machines; mine is a 160TM which does not take the fluxed wire.
I used it last week to do a small repair to the LH sill on the Discovery. I found out that I can no longer straight lift the full gas bottle (91Kg) onto the platform on the welder. There's always another way though.
I use structural cardboard too although I haven't yet made a table top tank. :)
 

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It was only recently that I discovered the reason behind the name for door cards.
 

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The welder about 20yrs old now and still does a good job when I get the settings right ;)

I only have a 16kg gas cylinder, but I am far too lazy to lug that around, so it's attached to a bracket in the corner of the garage and feeds the mig via 10m of braided pvc hose.

Cardboard tank = educational opportunity to get Andrew to do some sewing and some cardboard template practise. I'll have him in the garage for the front bulkhead stuff ;)

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The cardboard flooring reminds me of an old Trabant that used to turn up at a nearby shopping precinct. It hasn't been around for a few years, maybe they parked it in the rain or a puddle.
 

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The welder about 20yrs old now and still does a good job when I get the settings right ;)
I previously had a SIP welder which did several years of service and I managed to weld aluminium with it. The Clark one is much easier to use and I usually sacrifice some steel for practice and settings before getting near the proper work piece.

I did the long hose thing for the gas when I replaced all the log roll edging in the garden with 3mm steel sheet, but the most space efficient way to store welder and gas bottle is with the bottle on the welder. I really should have demolished the garage and built a new one instead of extending it to the rear.

Ulterior motive for the tank build educational opportunity noted. ;)
 

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The shovel has landed with a few other panels, so we had some fun over the long weekend !
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Boot hinge panel glued on, plus rear corners.
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Plenty fun chopping!
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Getting a lot lighter now...
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The pictures of your rusty boot and i just replied on another thread reminded me of some years ago my mate had an old mini and 4 of us were off down to Whixhall breakers yard one weekend, on coming home there is a hump back bridge near there and my mate driving decided to try and make it jump over it, well it did slightly but on landing a big hole must have come in the boot and another mates tools fell through the floor all over the road, he got them back and they were in a sack type bag and threw them in the boot. A few miles further on and the car started to fill up with smoke coming through the back seat from the boot, he'd only threw them across the battery terminals in the boot and the bag was on fire.
 
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