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by Michael4
12 Jan 2021, 10:11
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Rust bubbles under paint
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Rust bubbles under paint

When we got our van I considered spending £££s on rust, arches, steps etc but then I changed my mind and spent significantly less changing the garage door so that it can stay in the dry. 

The rusty bits haven't got much worse or maybe I have just learnt to live with them. 
by Michael4
31 Dec 2020, 22:39
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Sliding door switch & interior lighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Sliding door switch & interior lighting?

I think Devon made a conscious decision to disable the sliding door light because campers would have the door open all day?
by Michael4
23 Dec 2020, 22:46
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: removing hi top
Replies: 21
Views: 2020

Re: removing hi top

In days gone by I removed a roof from a Citroen DS (they were glass fibre and bonded on to a metal frame). The trick I was taught was to organise plenty of jacks and bits of wood inside to exert continuous firm pressure upwards from the inside, then warm the bonding with a hot air gun and increase p...
by Michael4
25 Sep 2020, 13:41
Forum: Campers
Topic: Best (?) compressor cool box
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best (?) compressor cool box

Ta, the hunt is on for a used example!
by Michael4
23 Sep 2020, 10:50
Forum: Campers
Topic: Louvered window design fault from the '80s
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Louvered window design fault from the '80s

Ah well, I've had a good look and it won't work out. The vertical alloy mouldings which have the glass holders on them include the flange that makes the unit's edge and if I move the central ones out to the ends they won't be long enough. In principle it is quite cleverly done but mine is not so cle...
by Michael4
22 Sep 2020, 21:44
Forum: Campers
Topic: Louvered window design fault from the '80s
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Louvered window design fault from the '80s

I took the unit out a few months ago to attack the rust, sharp edges fought back but fingers are more or less healed now.  I should have taken notice of what I was looking at, I'm sort of thinking that it all undoes and can be re-assembled in a different order by swapping the two windows over.  Just...
by Michael4
22 Sep 2020, 21:39
Forum: Campers
Topic: Best (?) compressor cool box
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best (?) compressor cool box

Hi Gary, Thanks for the pics and info, very helpful, I will go on a search, 

Thanks again,

Michael
by Michael4
22 Sep 2020, 14:47
Forum: Campers
Topic: Louvered window design fault from the '80s
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Louvered window design fault from the '80s

If you open our cooker lid you can't open the louvered windows. Excellent! So, the question is, can you dismantle a louvered window and put it back together so that the opening handles are on the ends of the window (by swapping the left hand one for the right hand one). Anyone done this?  (Cor, I li...
by Michael4
21 Sep 2020, 21:39
Forum: Campers
Topic: Best (?) compressor cool box
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best (?) compressor cool box

Gary thanks for the info, sorry to be a pain but next time you are looking at it could I have the model number?

Ta
by Michael4
21 Sep 2020, 15:55
Forum: Campers
Topic: Best (?) compressor cool box
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best (?) compressor cool box

I think I may have seen one of those in the flesh. Does the compressor run when only on 12v?
by Michael4
21 Sep 2020, 10:28
Forum: Campers
Topic: Best (?) compressor cool box
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Best (?) compressor cool box

I should add that I am looking for one where the compressor runs on 12v not just 240v, if such a thing exists.
by Michael4
21 Sep 2020, 10:22
Forum: Campers
Topic: Best (?) compressor cool box
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Best (?) compressor cool box

I know this subject has come up before but what is the current favourite when it comes to compressor cool boxes? 

Some of these seem seriously expensive so any suggestions regarding 'unknown' brands very welcome.
by Michael4
25 Aug 2020, 13:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Workshop/garage for fibreglass roof repairs
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Workshop/garage for fibreglass roof repairs

GRP best det with by a local boatyard. There are specialists who deal dings on boats.
by Michael4
05 Aug 2020, 10:42
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Damaged pop-top roof - newbie looking for advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 2496

Re: Damaged pop-top roof - newbie looking for advice!

Look for a mobile glass fibre repair bloke in your area, there are plenty in Sussex/Hampshire because there are plenty of boats so there must be some in Kent. Generally not that bad £££ wise and results can be invisible, at least for the first few years. Obviously a repair will still be shiny when t...
by Michael4
19 Jul 2020, 16:04
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5436

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Is there a way of testing the fan switch without removal? 

I'm disinclined to go searching for traffic jams with cardboard taped over the radiator...

Also, I assume a two speed fan is a single fan with two speeds, not two fans?!