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PeteH

PeteH

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 9:57 am

Cheers Scooby, I'll let you know how I get on.

Looks like you had a great trip to the New Forest on the weekend.

As there is zero wind here today I'm about to re-do the gas strut ends on the pop-top.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 2:37 pm

OK so I've managed to do the front pair of struts. It was bit of a struggle but now the ends are replaced I think they should work a whole lot easier. Most of the struggle was me being arthritic and not being as strong as I used to be. Compressing the strut to get it to fit on the ball joint without trapping my fingers behind the strut was a challenging manoeuvre.

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Tallulah

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 7:45 pm

Shifted some timber. 1, 2, 3.

One load of waterlogged OSB board to the tip, two loads of fire wood to a friend and three loads of partly rotten former log cabin logs to our very own nature reserve to build an insect hotel/wildlife habitat.

Here’s a pick of the last load about to be unloaded.

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Bumble

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 11:22 pm

Fitted the microphone, so my phone can be hands-free in Bumble.

(not sure why I didn't do this a couple of years ago when I fitted the DAB radio. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyThu Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm

Refitted the solar panel leads, after Bumble having a service and MOT.

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Treated Scooby to a Meguiar's Wash this afternoon - his coat doo shine Cool

This was the "proper job" required after last weekend in the wind, sand and salt!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptySun Mar 24, 2019 8:09 pm

Another trip to the tip. This time with a load of plastic flower pots to off-load. The new mirror worked really well and I didn't hit the big green skip when I reversed. The rear view camera is pretty good, but does distort the verticals so judging distance still takes a bit of getting used to.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 5:33 pm

Treated Scooby this afternoon to a Meguiar's Wash, then a Mer Polish and then a Meguiar's Wax - his coat doo shine Cool

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Moved to Summer Time.
Maybe the last time?
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Purple

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyMon Apr 01, 2019 9:58 am

@sparkysteve wrote:
Removed all the camping equipment and cushions.

Ready to remove all the interior for the welding to commence.

Hello Steve - what part(s) of the van are needing welding?

I had work done to the offside panel and inner arch behind the battery tray a few years ago, but no damage to the tray itself, so wondering if this is a common weak point?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyMon Apr 01, 2019 10:38 am

Max helped me move a TimberWolf around the site to clear some branches. What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 Img_1210

Tallulah helped move the last few old beams and logs from the renovated log cabin that will be used to build a bug hotel/animal habitat (pic to follow)

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyMon Apr 01, 2019 3:39 pm

@Purple wrote:

Hello Steve - what part(s) of the van are needing welding?

I had work done to the offside panel and inner arch behind the battery tray a few years ago, but no damage to the tray itself, so wondering if this is a common weak point?

Every part of the lower 3-6 inches is a week point on bus!

Sliding door outer sill and also the rear wheel arch on the same side.

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Hemlock

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyMon Apr 01, 2019 5:51 pm

Roof rack is off, repainted and has had its first coat of varnish this evening. :-)
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Ronnie Ringding

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptySat Apr 13, 2019 6:58 pm

Engine Service done.
New air, oil and petrol filter, spark plugs, oil and rocker cover gaskets..
Tappets set last week and checked today.
Cylinder Compressions tested. No. 2 looking low (all 150 PSI except that one 105 PSI Shocked )
Have to keep an eye on that Suspect

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Bumble

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptySun Apr 14, 2019 10:37 am

Stripped off the solar panels, ready for replacements (which have already arrived). I have tested the new panels by sitting them on the roof and the whole system works perfectly. cheers

It's a bit disappointing that the existing solar panels needed to be replaced after less than one year (i.e. still in the warranty period). But the new panels come from a different manufacturer and are better than the existing panels.

Pictures to follow.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyMon Apr 15, 2019 8:12 am

What went wrong with the old panels Paul?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   What did you do to your VW today? - Page 5 EmptyMon Apr 15, 2019 8:18 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
What went wrong with the old panels Paul?

Well, one stopped working (for some reason) - no charge coming from it - and the process of demonstrating this to the supplier meant that both had to be removed and replaced (under warranty, I should add).

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Replacement panels arrived quickly and I have been removing the old Sikaflex which was holding the panels in place.  I was recommended DeBond marine Formula polyurethane Sikaflex remover, which is really good at breaking down the old Sikaflex, so it can be scraped off with a plastic implement (I'm using an old scrubbing brush!) Marks on the roof are the dirt lines, not anything worse!

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Once I have completed removing all the Sikaflex and given the roof a good wash and polish, I can look to fit the new panels.

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Treated Scooby this morning to a Meguiar's Wash - his coat doo shine Cool

Raised the pop top and cleaned out the gutters - then washed, polished and waxed them!

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Completed 'rust-proofing' (undersealing) both sill seam edges under the sliding door and the main panel on the near side and also tidied up the panels inside the engine air intake grills.

Also completed fitting the new back box onto the bike rack. This is to make it easier loading stuff into the van (awnings etc.) rather than lift them onto the roof rack (which I now struggle to do).

Tidied up stone chips and gutter edges with a touch-up kit.

Made a small modification to the rear view camera mirror I fitted a few weeks ago. The weight of the new mirror was causing the original mirror to slowly sag and look downwards. Sue came up with the idea of a prop at the back of the mirror. A spare sat-nav windscreen mount was found in the spares drawer and positioned behind the mirror and with a bit of adjustment the mirror sag has been banished.

To celebrate completing the jobs list we took a trip out on Friday to the Bathhurst Arms (North Cerney) for lunch. Fabulous food in a traditional pub.

It's been a busy few days.


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Marty

Marty

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Fitted a new set of curtains ready for the summer!

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Fab looking curtains Cool

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Treated Scooby to a well deserved wash this morning after our trip yesterday to Bournemouth beach Cool

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Like the stripes Very Happy
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Came home after a lovely weekend away Crying or Very sad Rolling Eyes
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The Surfwagen got 4 new tyres fitted ready for the late spring and summer adventures
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