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by keynsham1
24 Feb 2021, 17:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: High Top Removal

I think you might be right!! I just got sick of patching up rust all the time, so as we are not going anywhere soon, I thought now is the time. As soon as we are allowed out and about, I want it to be ready to go!!
by keynsham1
24 Feb 2021, 17:14
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: High Top Removal

So I have spent today attacking my rusty gutters. And I have to thank all the people on this site who have done this job before as it has made the job so much easier. I am not sure I would have even started without their posts! I bought some proper cutting discs for my angle grinder and cut out the ...
by keynsham1
20 Feb 2021, 12:18
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: High Top Removal

So I now have the high top off. What is underneath is really what I was expecting to see. Here it is!!! https://i.imgur.com/1vlivKC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xLkNpjZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AktgTLr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UShtmE5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SU2tdK0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rX7ROn9.jpg http...
by keynsham1
18 Feb 2021, 13:00
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty hightop gutters +
Replies: 25
Views: 5283

Re: Rusty hightop gutters +

Thanks! I think I will need all the luck I can get!!
by keynsham1
18 Feb 2021, 10:43
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty hightop gutters +
Replies: 25
Views: 5283

Re: Rusty hightop gutters +

I am in the process of fixing the rusty gutters on my van and look at your post regularly for inspiration. My hi top is bonded all around to the top of the van except for half way up one edge and across the front where the rust seems to have separated it. I was wondering the best way to separate the...
by keynsham1
13 Feb 2021, 14:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: High Top Removal

Inside is now pretty much stripped and I can get all the way around the roof edge from the inside. There is nothing but sealant holding my roof on. And it has come away from the roof for around 50% of the periphery so probably a good time to start looking! Separating the hi tip from the van will be ...
by keynsham1
11 Feb 2021, 17:10
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: High Top Removal

The fun has started! The first thing I have noticed is how much sealant has been used between the high top and the sides of the van roof! I have a metal support bar across the roof but it doesn't actually attach to the roof itself! Moe fun tomorrow if it isn't too cold. https://i.imgur.com/wugv1Jz.j...
by keynsham1
11 Feb 2021, 16:24
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: High Top Removal

I have decided to just go for it! I am presently trying to remove a twin side cupboard in the high top. One end was held with two nuts and bolts and the other by two very large rivets! I have so far pulled out a roof lining plywood panel and found some suspicious wiring under it. Old carpet came fly...
by keynsham1
11 Feb 2021, 13:51
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 324

High Top Removal

I have rusty gutters on my T25 Devon Eurovette high top. I have made an attempt at temporary repairs in the past but a better look is now needed. I know some welding will be needed too. My question is how much stripping really needs to be done to get the top off, or at least up and out of the way. I...
by keynsham1
09 Feb 2021, 13:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol fallback
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Petrol fallback

How often do you use your van? I have exactly the same problem with my 1.9DG. But I often don't drive mine for a few weeks and I suspect the petrol in the carburettor evaporates away, bearing in mind it is is a warm engine bay when you stop the engine last. The small mechanical pump then has to pump...
by keynsham1
08 Feb 2021, 10:51
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Square Headlight Conversion Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Square Headlight Conversion Kit

Has anyone bought and fitted the Type 25 Square Headlight Conversion Kit (UK Beam Pattern) which is sold by Cool Air Volkswagen Specialists?  I like the look of the square headlights and improved lighting is always a benefit but it is quite pricey so Any feedback would be useful! Type 25 Square Hea...
by keynsham1
03 Feb 2021, 09:04
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: 3 across the front?!?
Replies: 23
Views: 2746

Re: 3 across the front?!?

Forden341, How wide is the double seat you have used? I am guessing it is wider than the standard front twin seat from a van? I actually really like the idea of what you have done as you end up with three proper seats across the front!
by keynsham1
02 Feb 2021, 10:03
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: 3 across the front?!?
Replies: 23
Views: 2746

Re: 3 across the front?!?

Ive seen a single seat adjuster mechanism added to a double seat to make it self supporting , you’re going to block the walk way either way, the double slides onto the single seat runner with no mods I have been playing with the idea of a double front passenger seat and have even gone to the length...
by keynsham1
31 Jan 2021, 22:02
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Centre rear seatbelt fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Centre rear seatbelt fitting

I can't offer you a supplier/fitter in your area but would recommend contacting  https://www.quickfitsbs.com/index.php  for your belts. Just a note. I used this company to refurbish a set of static seat belts for a classic Rover. Not only did they lose all the original fittings when replacing the w...
by keynsham1
16 Jan 2021, 16:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBX broken stud replacement notes
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: WBX broken stud replacement notes

If there is any stud showing at all, I have always welded a nut on and got the remaining piece out wit a spanner. The weld can be rubbish, as mine usually are, but it's usually strong enough. Nothing lost if it doesn't work either!!