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by petethefeet
20 Oct 2020, 12:10
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Manky steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Re: Manky steering wheel

I have used Milton Sterilising solution (tablets dissolved in water) on a clean rag to work quite well at getting rid of the sticky feel.
by petethefeet
13 Oct 2020, 21:50
Forum: Campers
Topic: Devon Moonraker side elevating roof struts
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Devon Moonraker side elevating roof struts

Hi,
Not sure where the struts came from as they were fitted to the van by the previous owner. 
Sorry I can give you more info.
I assume the Double Top roof is the standard side elevating roof ?

Regards

Pete
by petethefeet
31 Aug 2020, 19:38
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Sliding door grab handle mod
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: Sliding door grab handle mod

Hi,
Thanks for posting this. 
The lack of a proper VW handle has bugged me, we have a couple of brass handles fitted by the previous owner.
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Is the handle that is fitted the same as the A pillar handle?

Regards

Pete
by petethefeet
26 May 2020, 21:05
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Best spark plug socket
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Best spark plug socket

use a short offcut of garden hose to fit the plugs so you can feel that they are not cross threaded and not put too much force on them, only use the socket for torqueing up against the crush washer Same method here, I have found that the sockets with the rubber lining apply too much side load and c...
by petethefeet
27 Jan 2020, 13:16
Forum: Campers
Topic: Mattress for side opening pop-top
Replies: 9
Views: 2264

Re: Mattress for side opening pop-top

Hi,
The Devon has two board made from a hardboard skinned egg box cored board, quite light with a about 3" of foam velcroed to the top. The board is very similar construction as an interior door, not the strongest but OK for kids to sleep on.

Regards

Pete
by petethefeet
14 Aug 2019, 07:54
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Re: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion

We use velco, best to glue or sew to the bottom of the cushion.

Regards

Pete
by petethefeet
07 Aug 2019, 07:50
Forum: Campers
Topic: Something to hold my cuppa and keep the front tidy
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: Something to hold my cuppa and keep the front tidy

Not quite suitable for a cup of tea but ok for water bottles and all the normal stuff in a van.
http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... ilit=+ikea
by petethefeet
03 Jun 2019, 18:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Solex carb question
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Solex carb question

Hi all, I am running some after market Solex Brosal carbs on my CU engined van. It runs as well it can be expected but it has a vent with a cap on each carb , it has been like this for approx 6 years we have owned the van. The vents are intended to be piped to a carbon canister to reduce emissions??...
by petethefeet
24 Apr 2019, 20:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trouble starting when hot
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: Trouble starting when hot

I have the same will it, won't it moments when starting from hot. Normally ok after filling up with fuel, but leave it for a bit longer and it will spin over well but will not fire, eventually it will fire and run ok. Often thought it is the fuel evaporating due to the heat of the engine bay and tak...
by petethefeet
17 Apr 2019, 18:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Autobox final drive diff pan seal
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Autobox final drive diff pan seal

I cleaned up the base with a scraper and some solvent. Check the bottom of the diff cover as it will probably be slightly bent were the bolts go round the edge, I knocked then flat carefully and ran a file over the face to make sure it seated properly. I also used a oil resistant sealant (not too mu...
by petethefeet
16 Apr 2019, 21:44
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Make a T25 safe for kids!
Replies: 19
Views: 5066

Re: Make a T25 safe for kids!

We have a Devon with an original back seat/R&R bed, I welded some tubes into the existing frame with some detent sprung catches that hold the VW head rests in place. To use the bed you lift out the head rests. Very similar to the CC kit. The tube used is from B&Q about 5/8" square https...
by petethefeet
06 Apr 2019, 17:05
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Front seat side storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Front seat side storage

Having looked for a while for a small clip on pocket to go on the side of the front seats. The pocket would be used for phones and odds and ends. I found these in IKEA late last year , part no 503.037.35 about 99 p each. They simply clip in behind the trim panel that is fixed to the side of the seat...
by petethefeet
29 Mar 2019, 19:16
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: upholstery recommendations please
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: upholstery recommendations please

Another recommendation for Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers.
Did my front seats using some material supplied by me and vinyl supplied by them.
Quick friendly service worth the 1 1/2 hour trip in the car to drop them off. :ok