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by DavidPallister
31 May 2018, 12:24
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: How to remove Westfalia hightop?
Replies: 18
Views: 6151

Re: How to remove Westfalia hightop?

I've pulled my framework out with no issues.

The 2 main hoops bolt into place, if you are that concerned, measure the width across the top before hand, fabricate up a couple of cross beams and bolt them back into place once the rest is off.
by DavidPallister
14 Dec 2017, 12:23
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Fresh air flow.
Replies: 35
Views: 11275

Re: Fresh air flow.

I think the 4th heater lever opens a flap in the bottom of the heater box to divert air into the front cross beam, and from there through the door beams, up the b posts and into the top rear vents. With no 4th lever, the air won't get in to that part of the system. Also, those vents are in no way at...
by DavidPallister
21 Nov 2017, 06:44
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: car towing frames
Replies: 10
Views: 3736

Re: car towing frames

There was a recent discussion of some of the issues involved in this in a thread entitled 'Towing', you will find it in this section a little further down the index page. Basically towing with a frame is easy but for most private vehicles used to tow the towed vehicle needs to be able to be braked ...
by DavidPallister
29 Apr 2017, 09:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Removing seat runners
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Removing seat runners

Just remember though, the seat runner steel is a lot thicker than the arch steel it is welded to, so doesn't take much to go too far
by DavidPallister
20 Apr 2017, 18:09
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: lowering my van for garage
Replies: 8
Views: 2582

Re: lowering my van for garage

remove tyres, remove springs completely and roll it in on the bump stops and bare rims
by DavidPallister
20 Apr 2017, 16:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ADVICE: Replacing rear brake lines
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: ADVICE: Replacing rear brake lines

worth checking the front-to-back pipe too, from the brake compensator back. when I 1st bought my van it passed its 1st MOT with no brake issues at all, about 4 months later I decided to go through servicing the brake system, typically everything was seized up, including everything into and out of th...
by DavidPallister
29 Mar 2017, 10:12
Forum: Campers
Topic: '88 camper, but what...???
Replies: 11
Views: 2944

Re: '88 camper, but what...???

Roof is a factory high roof panel van roof, not an aftermarket add on. Mine came with one and had an Autohomes interior. Holdsworth used them as the base for their conversions.

Interior could've been made by anyone at any time. Looks good though

Dave
by DavidPallister
13 Mar 2017, 06:27
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Question for the builders - garage doors
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Re: Question for the builders - garage doors

No, it's the main up-and-over door, one side is literally hanging by 2 strands of wire!

Not ready to replace just yet, but as long as I know I'm allowed to do it myself and don't have to pay someone for a job I'm perfectly capable of doing myself I'm happy.
by DavidPallister
11 Mar 2017, 16:29
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Question for the builders - garage doors
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Question for the builders - garage doors

I'm going to need a new garage door some time soon, I think the current one is the original door so is 30 yrs old.

Question is, is there any reason why I can't just make and fit my own, or does it have to be done to building regs, certified and fitted by a professional body (FENSA?)?

Ta

Dave
by DavidPallister
11 Mar 2017, 16:09
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: series 1 landrover
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: series 1 landrover

well in that case, best of luck :D
by DavidPallister
08 Mar 2017, 11:25
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: series 1 landrover
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: series 1 landrover

if it's that bad, wouldn't it be easier to buy a new galv chassis?
by DavidPallister
05 Nov 2016, 10:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBX solid tappets who knows?
Replies: 25
Views: 6990

Re: WBX solid tappets who knows?

My old DG had a VW recon stamp on it where the engine number should be, and official looking stickers on the rocker covers stating non-hydraulic tappets fitted.

Whether this means VW themselves fitted solid, or someone else down the line fitted them, I have no idea.
by DavidPallister
23 Aug 2016, 12:02
Forum: Campers
Topic: Andy's Atlantic (Wolfgang)
Replies: 110
Views: 40798

Re: Andy's Atlantic (Wolfgang)

where did you get the entry gland from?? looks like a very neat solution
by DavidPallister
09 Jun 2016, 01:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: What is this? Forgive my ignorance as a newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: What is this? Forgive my ignorance as a newbie

just bear in mind, it may have been there for 30 years or more, mine disintegrated when I tried to remove it