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by PeteandNikki
21 Feb 2021, 17:37
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Post Winter Mini Valet/Detail (photo heavy!)
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Post Winter Mini Valet/Detail (photo heavy!)

Hmm... shame you’re so far away from Somerset. I’d drop the van around in the morning, just to save you getting during lockdown!
by PeteandNikki
06 Dec 2020, 11:30
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: wheels?

Surely the Vito is a similar weight to T25?
by PeteandNikki
06 Nov 2020, 18:35
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Fitting / sealing roof vent
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Fitting / sealing roof vent

Sikaflex lastomer 710, made for the job and never fails. Plumbers mate would probably do it but it’s quite ‘stiff’ and would need quite a bit of pulling down to guarantee no small gaps.
by PeteandNikki
11 Sep 2020, 06:29
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Help! How much to repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Help! How much to repair?

Yes it’s impossible to be exact with a cost. If you are going to pay a reliable professional to carry out the body work and paint then you can say goodbye to a minimum of £5k. That’s from personal experience and then there’s likely to be mechanical work as well. So unless you are going to be keeping...
by PeteandNikki
27 Jun 2020, 20:05
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Centre Cap
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Centre Cap

Search on eBay, they’ll probably be from China ‘genuine’ items. Allow 6-weeks!
by PeteandNikki
15 Jun 2020, 21:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hydraulic Power Steering pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Hydraulic Power Steering pressure

Have you got any further with this project ?
by PeteandNikki
02 Jun 2020, 06:17
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Stripping off
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Stripping off

Ebay... 4” rubber wheel sticker/decal removal tool. Soft rubber wheel that fits in your drill. Seems like a strange concept but they actually work really well and need no solvent!
by PeteandNikki
01 Jun 2020, 20:28
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Rear springs
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Rear springs

Thanks for replies and offers. Even more strangely the heavy duty springs have disappeared this afternoon from the heritage website. I may ring them tomorrow and try the standard Suplex ones if the others are not available.
by PeteandNikki
01 Jun 2020, 08:46
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Rear springs
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Rear springs

Strangely Heritage have Meyle ‘heavy duty’ rear springs and Suplex standard. The standard are about £15 each more expensive. Yet the heavy duty Meyle fronts are more expensive. Anybody had any good or bad experience with either brands?
by PeteandNikki
01 Jun 2020, 06:35
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Rear springs
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Rear springs

I’m in the process of overhauling the rear suspension on my Foster & Day coachbuilt. I’ve stripped it down ready to fit new trailing arm polybushes and Ian Holman’s disc kit. The near side always looked more of a sag than the offside and I can now see that someone has replaced just the offside s...
by PeteandNikki
09 May 2020, 15:24
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Warped/bulging pop top
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: Warped/bulging pop top

Brilliant! I’m a bit ashamed of myself for not spotting the obvious, having done the same myself previously. Guilty of overthinking and trying to be ‘clever’ maybe!
by PeteandNikki
08 May 2020, 07:59
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Warped/bulging pop top
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: Warped/bulging pop top

Personally I would suspect a combination of the hot weather and the restorer. GRP does expand and contract slightly with temp change. I would think that maybe the restorer soaked into the GRP and caused it to expand ,although only by a little, Anywhere else on the roof would be able to move freely, ...
by PeteandNikki
01 Apr 2020, 09:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Flexible Coupling At Steering Relay Unit.
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Replacing Flexible Coupling At Steering Relay Unit.

Is there now any noticeable improvement/difference?
by PeteandNikki
16 Mar 2020, 20:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: VW specialist near Bath
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: VW specialist near Bath

Temple Cloud Garage, just south of Bristol on the A37. Paul is a long time VW man and knows them inside out.
by PeteandNikki
25 Jan 2020, 22:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel bearing welded to stub axel.
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Wheel bearing welded to stub axel.

I had exactly the same thing happen to me in Brittany a couple of years ago. Had the ‘ride of Shame’ to a local Vw dealership where they had a big laugh and relied on an overnight delivery from uk for a new bearing. I was not prepared to risk the stub axle after all that heat, so I replaced it as so...