The deal is done

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  1. Terry

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    Yesterday I went to look at a 2007--72,000 mile lwb hi roof Tranny that someone has started to convert and packed it in ::bigsmile: --It's going into body shop next week for a couple of marks redone making the outside very tidy -then 12 mths mot put on all ready for me to pick up a week on Friday It's a crew cab with twin front windows --everything the guy who started it is coming out :thumb: Good thing is he's put 3/4 of a ceiling up and fastened a load of 3 x 2 to the floor before covering it in MDF :Doh:--4ins off floor height and around 3 ins from roof :Doh: made a tranny that you could have stood up in into a van that I could not ::bigsmile:
    Anyway the search has started for the inside stuff / fridge etc etc and a lot of boards -bought a loo and shower cubicle sink and cooker top yesterday and a few other bits :thumb:
    Will be paying O'leary's and Magnums a visit next week :thumb:
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    Good luck with your new baby Terry:thumb:
     
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    Good luck Terry enjoy yourself:thumb:
    I know what satisfaction David got from doing his self build.
    Hours and hours of work but sheer pride when it was finished.:Smile:
     
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  4. Terry

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    Picked up a few things from O'leary's today(£1500) to go with the things I got on Monday so gathering it all ready for the vans arrival a week on Friday
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    After the USB drive saga it looks like you make a habit of buying something that's supposed to have more space than it really does Terry :roflmto::roflmto:

    Hope the project goes well :Smile:
     
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  6. Terry

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    Now now Graham I know the tranny has the headroom :Smile:It's just the idiot that started it :Doh:No big hardship to take it all out :thumb: then I will have a lot of 3 x 2 etc to play with ::bigsmile:
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    Get stuck into it Terry, you need to complete the conversion, re register it and sell it on before it dissolves::bigsmile:, well it is a FORD (Found Outside Rapidly Dissolving):ROFLMAO:.

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    but of course we know most trannies like bending over :Eeek: not that i know anything about such things having lived a very sheltered life..... bus shelters and workshops actually :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. Terry

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    Not my first choice of van Dave (prob one of the last :winky:) but it presented itself at the right money and dent free with a couple of scratches repainted thrown in -- very hard to find a straight van at reasonable cost :cry:::bigsmile:
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    Was informed last night that I won't be getting my van until late next week :Sad:--already had a warning call on Tuesday - It's been for a pre MOT upon which they found it needed a rear oil crank seal -nothing to do with MOT but they are doing it for me (gearbox off) and now it's sat outside the paint place waiting it's turn :Smile:-hopefully Monday start -then it's back for the MOT proper :thumb:He said he could have done the MOT but wants me to get it with full yrs test so will test it and deliver the same day :thumb:
    It needs to come soon as I am running out of room to store things --cannot see my Pool table I just know it's under the pile of stuff :winky:::bigsmile:
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    Please keep us updated on your progress Terry... and photos would be great!

    When you are ready contact me and I will give it a damp test as some very kind person provided us with the necessary equipment... :thumb:


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    Hoping to get rid of it before it needs a damp test ::bigsmile: besides I kept a couple of testers back just in case :winky:
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    Here you go JJ a few pics to be going on with
     

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    more --Some things may get into the van others may not BTW I actually paid for the SOG unit against all my instincts (made my own for free:winky:) the pricey sum of £5 :thumb:::bigsmile:
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    Heck Terry get all that into a trannie and you will have to get it up-rated to 5000 Kg
     
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    I got a little carried away on the boards side of things -- they where cheap - £25 double sided light oak 12mm -from John at Durham caravans and £15 each for 3mm wall and ceiling boards -lot's in stock to choose from :thumb:
    http://www.durhamcaravans.com/index.php/contactus2
    everywhere else wanted 20 / 22 for the 3mm and cheapest I could find was £45 for the 12 mm -- After I bought the boards I got a call from Knolbeck saying they have reduced their boards to 20 quid but they are block-board not ply :winky: besides I ordered a cooker top/sink top/ shower cubicle /loo last week did not want paying or deposit but would save them for me :thumb: went to get them and he had sold the lot :Eeek::Angry: so he can stick his boards where the sun don't shine -- I will use them when it is for my benefit
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    Terry, is that a roll of fabric on top? Looks like really good upholstery material, where did you get that?
     
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    OMG Terry:ROFLMAO:
    are you starting up in competition with Oleary's that is quite a few boards you have:Eeek:

    as JJ said keep the pictures coming as we are all following this project with great interest
    have fun:thumb:
     
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    Reminds me of when David did his conversion.I didn't see my dining room table for 3 months I had the whole of the inside of a brand new caravan in my dining room. He found a brand new caravan that had been driven into in the dealers yard brought it home and stripped it out on the drive before taking it back as they wanted the alko chassis for a trailer.:Smile:
     
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    Yes it is really good stuff :thumb::thumb: Got it off John and Gillian at Durham :thumb::thumb: they have quite a few fabrics in -all good stuff -- lots of gold sunken spot lights ::bigsmile:
    Just ordered a couple of Hides to trim edges in -- Julie is going to cover the front seats (that's one in the pics) that are going in as soon as the hides arrive -got a pale blue to match a bit of the fabric
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