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by mike.g
29 Aug 2020, 19:46
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

It should all work out in the end. The tilt is not too far from you, but I need to find it myself, and we could drop it over to you, but it may be a while away.. We had planned a trip about now, but life has a way of changing things. If I was making something for my Doka, one day maybe.. would thin...
by mike.g
29 Aug 2020, 19:42
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

If I’m right, those are the standard vents on the Doka? As I’ve removed the upper vents from the rear, I’m guessing that I’ll have to find some way of introducing more air into the engine bay?
by mike.g
29 Aug 2020, 12:35
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

A morning spent pondering and trying to work out how to sort out the side sections and cap them. I think I’m going to cap them just above the swage line which is going to be fiddly due to the rear section where the vent is ( I also need to somehow introduce more air into the engine bay!!). Once capp...
by mike.g
29 Aug 2020, 12:26
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

Yes it tucks into the gutter and is held down by fixings, on mine it was tightened lower on the sides. There must be different methods to choose from. My canvas bed cover has a kind of awning rail to hold it, which is not a bad idea, it was a good bodge. You are welcome to the remains of my tilt, u...
by mike.g
29 Aug 2020, 07:21
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

One of my jobs to check over the weekend is to check whether the interior floor and the rear engine cover floor are the same profiling - I suspect they are but, bet to check. If so, I’m going to get a floor replacement section so I can extend the rear load floor into my bulkhead, creating a void und...
by mike.g
29 Aug 2020, 06:30
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: That Syncro look....
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: That Syncro look....

Many thanks!
by mike.g
28 Aug 2020, 14:09
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: That Syncro look....
Replies: 2
Views: 306

That Syncro look....

I’ve been researching wheels/tyres just to give the van what I would describe as the Syncro look. I’ve seen these steelies which seem to fit the bill but, I was wondering if there were any recommendations for tyres? I’m after the off-road look but, I don’t want lots of road noise - if that’s possibl...
by mike.g
28 Aug 2020, 05:59
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

RogerT wrote: 27 Aug 2020, 22:00 Trigger’s broom?

But with more heads and handles.....
by mike.g
27 Aug 2020, 21:55
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

I wouldn’t disagree with you there. I think if I can get the finish right it could look good although it may look odd as it differs from the normal, expected dimensions. In my head, I know how I want it to look, it just depends if I can make it work? If I get it wrong, she’ll look a right pig in kni...
by mike.g
27 Aug 2020, 18:57
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

https://i.imgur.com/NUEB79H.jpg https://i.imgur.com/691YN7H.jpg The sides wind be that high, I’ve just left plenty of spare metal while I work out a way to cap them tidily and allow for a frame to be fitted/fabricated for a canvas roof? I hopefully also pick up a Sprinter bulkhead with sliding wind...
by mike.g
27 Aug 2020, 18:52
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

Busy day today! The plan was to get the roof welded on and try and sort out all the internal faffing around and use the offside window from the RHD van for the nearside on my van. I thought it would be straightforward but, it’s turned out to be the most problematic part - I didn’t think that they co...
by mike.g
26 Aug 2020, 20:20
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

Not a problem. Thanks for trying!
by mike.g
26 Aug 2020, 11:53
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

I can probably make it work but, where are you?
I’m in West Cornwall........
by mike.g
26 Aug 2020, 10:17
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

It fitted well first time and the fixed window which is cut out of the RHD van would fit perfectly on the opposite side and most importantly, the sliding door upper roller assembly fitted first time! I’m just about to start tacking up the roof and checking everything is spot on and then it will be f...
by mike.g
26 Aug 2020, 10:11
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rusty roof chop
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: Rusty roof chop

At this point, I started pondering my options. As I had a blank canvas, I could do pretty well much anything I wanted........ Over the 3 years, we’ve gained an awning and a stand alone tent so although we use the van for camping, it didn’t necessarily need to be a camper. Also I’m really keen to tur...