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New-ish Silver AUTO Caravelle

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Syncro27, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Been down that track with the gold auto aircon I had here for a while.....;)
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Only thing I have an issue with is one of the previous owners hacked in some speakers to the small triangle panels next to the back seat. Dumb spot for speakers as it destroys that panel totally.

    Will be on the look out for some replacement ones without the speaker holes.....
     
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  3. Andy.

    Andy. Active Member

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    Sounds like it's going to be brought back to a great van Scott, good to see :)
    The AC systems do work Scott!! Well mine does, and my brothers T3 years ago had the same and worked. Not without maintenance though!
    Where do you put speakers in the rear? When I had my interior out recently I ran cables to the back, but no speakers there yet (or a radio to drive them).
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Mine are mounted in the kick panel of the rear seats, facing forwards..... but my bus is used mainly as a 2 seater, and sometimes a 5 seater, with the middle row removed most of the time. So the sound is blasted forward to the cabin area. ;)
     
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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 wedge shaped speaker boxes that hose 6” x 9”
    They wedge nicely between the seat pedestals
    No cutting involved

    Can also be placed under the middle seat facing either way

    Want to keep the kick panel for storage space
     
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  6. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    I have 4 trim panels ruined by idiot speakers and a AC outlet, :mad: why would you want cold AC air to be blowing directly on your bottom and hip ? :eek:

    I prefer to listen to the Subaru 6 cylinder symphony gently massaging my ears while on route to the next destination..................too much ? :D
     
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  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Agree Geoff.

    The bone head that installed the speakers totally destroyed the panels - if they installed them in the kick panel or even on the side back area cargo panels - they can be easily replaced.

    Not so the side panels.

    Even the 2.1 waterleaker sounds great but speakers at the bottom of the front doors and speakers in the rear kick panels or in custom boxes under seats are a much better idea.

    Will see what I can find.....
     
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  8. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha!! I used to drive my bosses brand new Honda accord in my first job in 1986, I'll never forget him telling me that it wasn't a turbo but that if I turned off the A/C going up a hill it had the same effect!! It was true
     
  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Agree, the air con systems really suck power out of the petrol motor.

    Doesn't seem to affect the turbo diesel Golf.
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Doesn’t effect my Polo GTi :)
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Found that speakers @ the bottom of the front doors are susceptible to being kicked :eek: and mesh cover damaged and even the speaker itself :rolleyes:
     
  12. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    True but not many other options for the front.

    My syncro has the factory spot at the top next to the dash but you need either the factory speakers or extremely thin faced ones to do that.
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I also have a tiny but powerful ser of Bluetooth stereo speakers that just sit on the dash.
    200mm x 40mm x 30mm?
    I just hook my iPhone to it and blast away when driving.
    Bloody loud.

    When I get to camp site they get put next to the fire.

    One of those brilliant buys in my book

    :)
     
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  14. Maccas

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    Nice Scott,
    Now all you need is a DA into CCC for a multi story carpark in the front yard and you'll be sweet as!
     
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  15. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Dont tempt me Ken.....:eek:
     
  16. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Ive been having trouble downloading photos from my phone to my computer and hence no updates here.

    Got another cord and it all works again!

    Anyway, I put the silver caravelle into the panel shop to fix all the rust and dings and give it a new coat of paint to survive quite a few more years of service seeing the mechanicals have already been done.

    So far the van has been completely repaired but only the roof re-painted as of just before Christmas when the panel shop closed for a few weeks.

    He said he is back this week so hopefully some more progress - then will need to refit the windscreen and the side windows.

    In the booth:
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    Roof shiny:
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    Taped up but all repaired:
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  17. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Finally some updates....

    I didn't get any photos of the front and back done as last Friday he was painting and didn't answer the phone so I missed it and the passenger side being painted.

    Anyway, its all done apart from the drivers side (being done today) and the inner front arches (later this week).

    Here are a couple of in booth shots prior to finial finishing.

    He had a tiny repair to fix on the back wheel arch and after blowing off the area with compressed air a large strip of old repair came off - so he had to repair that this morning and the heat lamps were on it to help cure prior to paint.

    At least he is fussy....

    A sneaky view of the passenger side all done:
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    Lower front:
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    Small imperfection on drivers door being fixed:
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    Back wheel arch repair:
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    Back to be finished:
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    More later this week hopefully - may even get it back this week.:D
     
  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Are the tail lights still on under all that masking? :confused:
     
  19. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he didnt remove them - one had a crack and he was worried he would brake one if he removed it.

    I accept that - he removed everything else - actually, I removed almost everything else :D
     
  20. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Nice progress, wonder when he could do the High Top
     

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