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Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by tillis, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Yes Barry and so was the sliding window in the sliding door!
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    but not to worry...sliding door on...havnt painted the valance yet
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  2. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    on the home straight now..literally...
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    five holes to be welded...two rust and three useless accessory holes...
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    but the radar says storms coming fingers crossed but hopefully can get those holes all done and spray the lot to finish before xmas!
     
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  3. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    my best quality 'ozito ' bunnings grinder packed up...i've had it about three years so went and picked up a new one...says on the box "three years replacement warranty"..heheh how can they plan that so accuretly? anyway...back to work...or raindancing...weather makes me cry!
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Lasted longer than the also ones.
    They start sparking after about 10 hrs.
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Quick question about the window fitting, were you doing it alone, or was it the JK rubbers that made it difficult? :rolleyes:
     
  6. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    yes was fitting them alone til my son came along...all good now
     
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  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Amazing how much rust the old fridges cause to kombis - they clearly cause a bit of condensation moisture to drip down onto the floor where it sits until it rusts a hole through and creates drainage and even better ventilation.

    Great job - all kombis have massive panels and are a defeating proposition to most of us - I like your plan of doing a section at a time - much easier.
     
  8. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Ha! nothing to report here on progress...beautiful QLD is throwing everything at us! three inches of rain in two hours the other day and heatwave today Brisbane going over 40c and gusty winds here...tried to do a bit but decided to batten down the hatches and wait another day...be safe!
     
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  9. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    ok back to beautiful QLD weather so back to work...

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    out with the bad

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    in with new

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    and

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    tomorrow make that rib piece the rubber seal locates on....this was the most complex fix so far rest should be easy....
     
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  10. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    worried about shiny new steel so wine in hand sloshed some WP_20191217_006.jpg primer on!
     
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  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Nice work!

    maybe leave that last bit out - that is the bitch piece to get the rubber over :eek::rolleyes::oops:o_O:p

    Gotta love my Caravelle C - no pesky head lining to deal with at window level ;)
     
  12. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Barry nice to have a bet each way huh? Bay and T3
     
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  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Great job.

    I would put that last piece in - just make it a little smaller and taper the big sections to match. It is there to stop water tracking in.

    Will look great all in 1 colour :D
     
  14. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Got a bit done which amazes me with so much to do! Three holes i dont want...from the top...240V plug...i have a second battery and inverter..gone...water tank filler hole...what outside so it can be used as a urinal...or worse...gone...some sort of vent was here probly for the fridge but i;ll rethink that...

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    Welded new metal in...

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    little bit of sanding but very happy with progress...geez can see the light at the end!
     
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  15. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Great job Tillis !

    I also have the same holes in my trakka.
    Are you doing away with all the camping interior?
     
  16. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't yours come with a locking cap keyed same as fuel tank?
     
  17. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys, keeping and improving the camping interior. I dont need the 240V connection I'll be using solar panel and an inverter. The water filler is now mounted in the bulkhead behind front seat and I'll be fitting a new stainless marine vent for the fridge...have just been held up with other urgent jobs!
     
  18. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Agree, amazing how good and cheap the solar panels are these days.

    Runs my fridge no problem.

    Park the van in the shade and stick the solar panel out in the sun via a long lead. Works very well.

    Just turn the fridge down a bit overnight and crank it back up when the sun is out. :D
     
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  19. saabman

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    well done thats looking really good again.
     

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