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PostSubject: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:09 pm

Come on..... we've all wondered how our vans would survive a crash....and hopefully none of us ever get to find out, but it seems some unlucky camper has recently taken a hard knock and now the van is on eBay being stripped for parts!

despite the obvious high impact the cab area looks "reasonable" just hope the occupants walked away!


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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:58 pm

A link to this auction would be useful please Rp.

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:13 am

Luckily the family walked away but were very shaken up, the driver escape with minor injury's and a broken foot i believe.

They were hit head on by someone who had fall asleep at the wheel.

It was a camper we sold a while back and was there first family holiday in it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-VW-Transporter-T2-70-13-Brazilian-Breaking-Conversion-Door-Engine-/390964566877?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item5b074ddb5d

Just glad everyone was ok, its pretty horrific!

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:52 am

A lucky escape indeed.

Think the asking price of 30 grand is a bit of a dream though. Realistically the parts are worth a third of that.

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:55 am

I think by law they cannot sell the whole thing as its a complete write off, they are just breaking it for parts!

We have already got some very good hard to find items from it to get the Aqua bays on the road ..!

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:22 am

What is that behind the driver's seat and between the seats? Some sort of wrap around table? It looks like a Danbury interior but I've never seen anything like that!
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:25 am

@AnotherBlueOne wrote:
What is that behind the driver's seat and between the seats? Some sort of wrap around table? It looks like a Danbury interior but I've never seen anything like that!
looks like door panel and front grill
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:42 am

Yes it's the door card off the now defunct sliding door and the remains of the radiator grille.

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Oh yes I can see it now! Embarassed On my little laptop the back of the door card looks like part of the interior!
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:14 pm

I spent over 10 years in the airbag business and crashed many cars, including rolling over Range Rovers.
Knowing the construction of our vehicles, I cannot see how they could possibly meet EU regulations now, but they must have got through on 'adaptations' to the original design.
I would never want to see one of our vehicles put through a crash test sequence as I fear the results would be shocking.
And yet, knowing this, I still own one, but then knowing motorbike statistics I still ride powerful bikes.
Life is for living, not safely cowering under a rock.

Would I put children in our vehicles? Yes! But only in the back with the lap-straps done up securely. None of this loose loop stuff. Preferably, if possible with 3 point belts. Also, preferably in the middle seat and not next to the furniture (cupboards etc).
Stay safe folks Smile

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:36 am

I hope it doesn't put them off Brazi bays and they are all OK as Ronnie says loose stuff in the cabin can be really dangerous too
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:07 pm

Do you think the steering wheel is still ok after the impact....( i haven't forgot you asked over mine when i get a wooden one RayC)...

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:53 pm

Cheers Smile personally I don't use anything from crash damaged especially not safety critical items like wheels/steering/brakes, unfortunately it also looks totally goosed like the final edition did Sad
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:33 pm

I emailed the seller to enquire about the steering wheel. They replied to say that it is no longer available.
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:00 pm

have to wait and see what Santa brings then...

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:28 am

Hi,

We have some Brazilian Steering wheels in stock at ours!

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:14 am

We have both standard steering wheels in stick and the wooden finish ones too at Danbury
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:48 pm

ok so, whats the cheapest we can have a wood steering wheel for our 2011 danbury for, and annything else needed to fit it please...

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:51 pm

Timmm, said "ok so, whats the cheapest we can have a wood steering wheel for our 2011 danbury for, and anything else needed to fit it"

...pulls up chair and waits for the gasp... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:58 pm

The cheapest way is to buy direct from Mark at MCJ Products , he makes the Billet Alloy steering wheels for the Brazilian Campers and supplies the main people in the industry. Just make sure you order it with the correct Brazilian steering boss, there very easy to fit also. His web site is http://www.mcjproducts.com...

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:33 pm

If you want to fit it yourself, skytiger did one of his cracking 'how to' posts.

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:09 am

Thanks Ian, looks like well be having one of them.

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:18 am

Absinthe.... just looked at the prices, lend us your chair after you've finished your gasp..lol.

look good though.... think were gonna have to have one.

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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:23 am

Sounds like one for the next danbury special offer ?
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PostSubject: Re: crash survival.....   Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:44 am

We've got one - I think it's great.

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