Strange brackets on left side of 1983 van A521 FLD ?? any thoughts..

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paul1432
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Strange brackets on left side of 1983 van A521 FLD ?? any thoughts..

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ImageImageImageHello, this is my first post- I am new to campers and T25s, at 59...

I imported this van -a 1983 Devon Moonraker Auto-  from Scotland to Ireland  (previously reg  A521 FLD - advertised on VZI-  anybody know this van for its first 30-35 years ! ).

Anyhow, I'm a bit puzzled about these brackets on the left side. The gentleman handling the sale asked the previous 2  owners about the the brackets and the best guess was something to do with attaching windsurfing boards or such !   - I cant see how it would work.   There were 2 other owners previous the them 2 , so one of them knew or knows for definite !  Unless Devon fitted them.

Are they some sort of strengthening brackets?   There are 2 in the front - one curvy , one flat - in the area between the door and the sliding door , and two in the rear- both flat but different shapes.  Any comments welcome !  Thank you. 
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Re: Strange brackets on left side of 1983 van A521 FLD ?? any thoughts..

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Does the hex head bolt in the middle unscrew?
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Re: Strange brackets on left side of 1983 van A521 FLD ?? any thoughts..

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Could be for some sort of awning, did it come with one
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Slowcoach - Yes, an obvious question, which I only investigated now- the hex bolts unscrew (4 cm thread x 1 cm wide) - there is about 5 mm of thread in the bracket for it to bite- rest of bolt can travels into the void...

TonyT25- an old awning, to possibly tie in with these bolt holes wasn't with the van. 

So maybe a system using these four brackets, with bolts attachments at each corner, could carry surfboards or such like...
Thanks again for replies,  Paul 
 
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