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Hot Heads

Hot Heads

Hot Heads, It has been a while since the last post, Christmas, the cold weather and trying to work out how to achieve what we wanted, got in the way. However, we have now finished the two bar wiring, I did have to call in some professional help as I bottled it when it...

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Shine on

Shine on

In order to help recharge the leisure battery when we are not on site, we decided on a solar panel install. We liked the idea of a roof mounted panel, but these rely on the van orientation being correct, and no shadows like buildings or trees, so we looked at the...

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Room With a View

Room With a View

Now it was time for the last two windows, well one actually as one was to be a dummy window, to keep the lines of the van symmetrical, we decided we didn't like the finish from the previous window, so we bought some windows trims, this allowed us to cut the windows...

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Misty Eyed

Misty Eyed

Our van didn't come from fog lights and this was on our list of modifications, so we bought a specific kit for our model of van. It came from Travelinlite  https://travelinlite-transporters.co.uk The kit was very comprehensive and came with a new switch, a relay, a...

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Not Quite a Silver Lining

Not Quite a Silver Lining

So after popping our window fitting cherry, it was time to fit some more and do some carpet lining at the same time. Before we fitted them, we had to paint the metalwork behind where the windows will meet black, so this was masked off and painted. Fitting the...

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Tanked Up

Tanked Up

After a lot of deliberation we have decided to fit an underslung freshwater tank, mainly for when we stop anywhere en-route, we will have water on tap to make drinks, without having to use bottled water. The waste water will be going into a portable tank when we are...

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I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

Its time to put some windows in, to start with, we will insert the rear windows, as we are not going to be carpeting the rear doors. In preparation for the fitting, firstly we had to mask up and paint the edges of the door recesses black, this is so you can't see the...

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Sound Investment

Sound Investment

Now its time for the last of the sound deadening and an upgrade to the sound system, so in order to sound deaden the cab floor, we had to remove most of the trim. Firstly we had to remove the passenger seats, the swivel seat base (again) the leisure battery, and the...

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Floored it

Floored it

In order to have a nice solid base for the furniture to sit on, and the floor not to flex when we walk on it, we needed to ditch the 9mm ply floor, that came with the van and replace it with a nice 12mm ply one. We have had a 10' x 5' sheet of 12mm ply taking up all...

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On the Pull – Part One

On the Pull – Part One

One of our requirements for our van, was a Towbar, we needed this to fit a bicycle carrier that will our hold four bikes, and also tow a small trailer, should I ever get around to doing another track day on my bike (if I ever get time to fix it) We wanted one that had...

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