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MartyMan



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PostSubject: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:06 pm

Happy cruising all you late bay owners!

I thought it time for us to say hello, and join this mighty fine forum you have going here Surprised)

We recently had a beloved Brazilian camper completed. Has been one hell of a long road I must say.. Some sleepless nights, but in the end, we are both very happy campers! (Pardon the pun...)

A bit about us, An aussie and a britt. Marty and Mel. Our van bought new and striped and built ground up the way we liked it. Our buses name is Seymour, named after my father. We are hanging for some adventures in him! Since at the moment he's in hibernation. BRING ON THE HOLIDAYS!! WHOOP!!!

Now for some pics of our new member of the family:

Seymour in white






Time to paint






Final measurements for the floor



Seymour's floor design



Seymour needs SOUND....




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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:15 pm

Thank you Surprised) I was going to share more pics on this post. Perhaps I should post it in 'Your Bay" area?
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:18 pm

It awlays makes me sad leaving Seymour behind after driving around in him..

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:29 pm

Hi & Welcome
Nice & Bright Orange Kombi you have there Cool
There are a few other Orange one's on here - becoming a popular colour Wink
Rooby Roo
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:41 pm

Cracking bus. Super bright as well. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:56 pm

Many thanks mate Surprised) Hope to see you guys at some meets!
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:28 pm

One ace bay looks very nice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:55 pm

Liking this alot
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi and welcome, great job, love the graphics! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:04 pm

Hey ... I've actually met Seymour before at VWK. The end result looks great - you must be thrilled.

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:08 pm

Welcome, as someone who is going to the paintshop a week today, the pics are great. We are however only going to paint the outside lower half , but your inside pics are stunning.

Very interested in the box your making and I notice in your last pic in the carpark your pop-top is not all the way down it's caught on the gutters.
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:14 pm

Wow - that is quite a Kombi - splendiferous! Good Name too.
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:47 pm

Hello und welcom here in the forum. very cool pictures. all the best from germany

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:09 pm

TimV wrote:
Hey ... I've actually met Seymour before at VWK. The end result looks great - you must be thrilled.

Ahhh... Ha! Was wondering if / when someone would pick up on that. Cheers mate, am stoked!
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:14 pm

Skytiger wrote:
Welcome, as someone who is going to the paintshop a week today, the pics are great. We are however only going to paint the outside lower half , but your inside pics are stunning.

Very interested in the box your making and I notice in your last pic in the carpark your pop-top is not all the way down it's caught on the gutters.

Cheers mate. Yeah my other half and I had some rather "heated" discussions when we made that box. After all the measuring etc, it almost didn't fit! Here's a pic of it in:



Haven't had a chance to even tune it all properly yet... Just been too busy. Can't wait for some time off

I was wondering about the roof too TBH.... That position is "ment" to be down.. Think I will have to look into it. Any advice is appreciated!

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:24 pm

When lowering the roof you need to walk around and tuck the roof in the guttering before you secure it.

Also make sure the canvas isn't trapped on the inside.
When lowering the roof you need to tuck the canvas outside the woodern edging.
It's a bit of a faff but you get used to it.

That's quite a huge box, what size is the Sub? I've got a 10" under the seat using a standard box. Gives the passengers in the back a lovely massage

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:03 pm

Wow! Congratulations - that's a hell of a van you have there!

Green with envy - it's pure awesomeness!

Welcome to the forum, guys! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:32 am

kiteman wrote:
When lowering the roof you need to walk around and tuck the roof in the guttering before you secure it.

Also make sure the canvas isn't trapped on the inside.
When lowering the roof you need to tuck the canvas outside the woodern edging.
It's a bit of a faff but you get used to it.

That's quite a huge box, what size is the Sub? I've got a 10" under the seat using a standard box. Gives the passengers in the back a lovely massage

Cheers mate, will deff look into the roof next time I see the van. The sub is only an 8 Inch. Box is quite big due to all the bracing inside. Hense our "fun" building it, working out volumes etc... The Sub is a JL W7AE8

http://www.jlaudio.com/8w7ae-3-car-audio-w7ae-subwoofer-drivers-92117

Always wanted a JL sub back in the day, but could never afford one. I very greatful I could get one for the van! It still needs proper tuning. Only just got my hands on some test tones etc.. Haven't run it very hard, quite looking forwards to hearing what it's capable of. Might be a bit under powered tho...

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PostSubject: In search of Seymour......   Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:45 pm



Beautiful camper - Ian at VWK has done you proud!

Almost makes me wish we'd gone the way of the orange!!!!

Enjoy


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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Cracking paint job shipwreck, I run a sharp 8 watts per channel combo, not bad eh? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:34 pm

When raising room lift front first then rear and when lowering drop rear first then front then follow Kiteman's instructions below.

kiteman wrote:
When lowering the roof you need to walk around and tuck the roof in the guttering before you secure it.

Also make sure the canvas isn't trapped on the inside.
When lowering the roof you need to tuck the canvas outside the woodern edging.
It's a bit of a faff but you get used to it.

Very nice box and sub combo, where are you going to put all your beer now thats filled that space.
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:55 pm

Skytiger wrote:
When raising room lift front first then rear and when lowering drop rear first then front then follow Kiteman's instructions below.

kiteman wrote:
When lowering the roof you need to walk around and tuck the roof in the guttering before you secure it.

Also make sure the canvas isn't trapped on the inside.
When lowering the roof you need to tuck the canvas outside the woodern edging.
It's a bit of a faff but you get used to it.

Very nice box and sub combo, where are you going to put all your beer now thats filled that space.

I disagree with the idea of pulling the rear down first when lowering the roof. The Danbury roof specifically has a plinth across the front of the inside of the top that butts up against the front inside edge of the frame. You lower the front of the roof so that this plinth is in the correct position, then pull down the rear. Does the VWK roof feature a similar plinth?

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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:01 pm

Sorry my mistake the wife usaully has to remind me front first if going up or down duhhh!! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: In search of Seymour.... FINALLY WE HAVE FOUND HIM!!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:03 pm

TimV wrote:
Skytiger wrote:
When raising room lift front first then rear and when lowering drop rear first then front then follow Kiteman's instructions below.

kiteman wrote:
When lowering the roof you need to walk around and tuck the roof in the guttering before you secure it.

Also make sure the canvas isn't trapped on the inside.
When lowering the roof you need to tuck the canvas outside the woodern edging.
It's a bit of a faff but you get used to it.

Very nice box and sub combo, where are you going to put all your beer now thats filled that space.

I disagree with the idea of pulling the rear down first when lowering the roof. The Danbury roof specifically has a plinth across the front of the inside of the top that butts up against the front inside edge of the frame. You lower the front of the roof so that this plinth is in the correct position, then pull down the rear. Does the VWK roof feature a similar plinth?
At the handover I was told lower back first Tim maybe Danbury could confirm?
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