I thought I’d found the perfect way to hold the box van while I painted it.
An off cut of wood fitted snugly inside the van. This could be supported by this 90 degree clamp. (The clamp was an impulse buy from a tool stand at a market but, like many impulse buys, I’ve never actually used it).
Everything was going well. The wood and the clamp were a great way of holding the van, the painting and weathering were complete and I took the van outside to varnish it.
Unfortunately, I’d forgotten to tighten the clamp holding the wood, the wood slipped out and the van landed on a paving slab.
Ouch! The van roof was damaged in two places.
I can’t live with this. I will have to replace the roof. Getting it off without damaging the rest of the van is not going to be an easy job.
Ugh, how annoying!