LDV Convoy build

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  1. Craigderby

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    It's all been a bit slow of recent. Today I managed to get a light over the side door, and the flying saucer on the roof

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    Very pleased with myself today, as I've wired up the solar panel and it works :D
     
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    You're getting there :xThumb:
     
  4. Craigderby

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    The floors down

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    What's the green stuff under the ply mate?
     
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    You might be lucky and have the Albion axles instead of the crap they produced in Brum.If it's a 54 plate you will have.(y) When the LDV contract finished we did the previous gen. of the Sprinter axles.
     
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    The heat gun trick is used in the bike trade a lot on old s/h bikes to rejuvenate faded plastics, but as mentioned, it does not last long and when it fades back will be even worse !
    Basically the heat draws the oil out of the plastic
     
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    Today I've fitted the roofvent, and put the first roof board up. Under the roof board is 25mm insulation, along with a layer of silver bubble wrap.

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    Coming along!

    What other body mods do you need to do?
     
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    Nothing much. Just a few holes for things like the hookup point, water heater flue, cassette toilet door, that sort of thing
     
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    It was a nervous day today. Normally the van lives in doors, but wanting to test I'd sealed the roofvent properly I left it out in the rain all day and then had a blat down the dual carriageway. Very happy to report that there was no water on the inside :D
     
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    Great news (y)
     
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    Lunchtime today was time to get the holesaw out. All went to plan, and the socket for the hookup fits. Still have the holes for the toilet, fridge, and water heater to do.
    It's not sealed yet, as I want to paint the bare metal first

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    I bet you can't wait to get out and about in this eh?? (y)
     
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    Too right. It needs to be done by July as we've booked to go to the Silverstone Classic for 4 nights. The wife won't be impressed if we end up going in the tent :rolleyes:
     
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    Hmmm, that's only about 25 weeks away :eek:

    Please do keep the pics and updates coming, great thread!
     
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    Yes, the time will soon pass.
    I've got a week off work in Feb which will be fully dedicated to it, so that should move things along a bit
     
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    A little more done today.
    I started on the overcab storage.

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    That allowed me to mount the screen for the rear camera.
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    I didn't want it to come on only when in reverse, as they'll be times when we tow a small trailer and I'd like to be able to check on it. Instead it's all powered from the now redundant load area light, which I can turn on from the dash.:D
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    I can't tell from that angle, can you still stand up from the drivers seat?
     

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