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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby ray900tap » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:24 pm

BROWNYS V6 wrote:proper moody shot that :wink: how much space between ur axle and bumpstops :?:


theres about 50-60 mm, and, very surprisingly (SP) it doesn't hit them, even when I loaded it with two gearboxes and 3 engines the other week...
fronts however, well, thats a little different :shock:
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:29 pm

cheers for the reply, looks like i need to get some skinny rear tyres :wink:
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby gavintwopies » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:56 pm

hi there you have quite littraly took all the main ideas i was thinking about and turned them into reality :D .

Just wondering what size tyres did you put on the front as it looks like you are running 205-60-r14 on the back???

When i was looking at profiled r14 tyres on paper everything seemed to small on the rolling dia hance i was going to stick it out and get some 15" rims as getting the same size tyre profile on the 15" rim would bring the rolling dia closer to the original 195 r14c tyres i have fitted but your pics prove that you cant work everything out to perfection on paperwork prior to swinging spanners

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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby Drizz » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:32 pm

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Need this pic in the daylight too!
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby ray900tap » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:31 pm

hi all, well I have a little update, not much of one tho sorry..

some good news, flew through its MOT :D , also I'm now re-insured but with adrian flux.. (real drama with my old insurance firm)

work wise its mainly been welding, but nothing fun, still got loads of cosmetic welding (including wings and arches) but, I'm progressing, slowly...
been pretty busy with the underside, removing a few bits and pieces ready for the twin exhaust, hoping to get that and the 'posh' sping hangers aorted in the same weekend, but...
I'm struggling to get hold of the rear spring shackle bushes (ones in the chassis)??... anyone help?

oh, and I've now got my rock'n'roll bed 8)

anyhow, a few poor pictures..

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really should take more pictures, never remember.. but all this is now fully welded etc (note I'm using the correct colour coded steel? :lol: )

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tatty engine shot showing an Xmas prezzie from my daughters.. (musical horns)

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and a few pics one of my daughters took trying out her new camera..

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hopefully the next update will be better!..
cheers
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby Hinneymac » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:57 pm

Hey Ray,
nice job love the twin exhast, just a note for you regarding insurance try when you have interior fitted and re-register sending interior pics to DVLA as a motorhome my mate did this and he now insures as a motorhome making his insurance cheep as chips :lol:

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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby tonypastie1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:30 pm

thats seriosly cool :)
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby Luke » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:25 pm

really love this van 8) 8) top work your doing - needs the clear front side repeaters to match tho :idea: :D

ray900tap wrote:note I'm using the correct colour coded steel? :lol:
what a great idea for saving time painting later :lol: :lol:
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby transitandy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:39 pm

Luke wrote:really love this van 8) 8) top work your doing - needs the clear front side repeaters to match tho :idea: :D

ray900tap wrote:note I'm using the correct colour coded steel? :lol:
what a great idea for saving time painting later :lol: :lol:

x2 a great idea :)
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby ray900tap » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:11 pm

hello people

again, thankyou all for the cool comments, with not having much time free at the moment it really helps me to keep motivated! :D :D

another tiny update..

pick up the bed, a bargin from evilbay, £30.. its an Ikea futon

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its a touch to long (140mm) but as a bonus, kinda?.. it had two slats missing, so

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I removed some of the slats and set about reducing the width

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I removed 140mm all around then tacked welded it all for a trail fit

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back again for some fine tuning.. then I ran out of time..

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(the seats you see are temp, the 'rock & roll seat/bed' will replace those)

just need to refit the slats ( which is now a full set) plus make up some longer feet, doddle.. beats £400ish any day,
the matress is going off to a lovely little old lady to be trimmed as we speak..

on a side note, still looking for tourneo interior trim? not seats, just carpets side and door cards plastic trim etc..
also, info on chassis bushes for the spring hangers?

cheers lads 8)
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby ray900tap » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:13 pm

managed an hour again tonight.. nothing amazing, but I'm pretty happy with it

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all the slats are in.. legs extended, just need to weld plates to the feet to secure it to the floor (will be changing the flooring before that), fits perfect all round
matress hasn't been picked up yet so a chance to see it all together, as I said, well happy :D

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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby Luke » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:19 pm

that's exactly what i want for the back of mine 8) 8) another advantage over a proper rock and roll bed it it'll be much lighter :idea: :D
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby gavintwopies » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:07 pm

Hi there any chance you colud shed some light on the tyre size you are running on both front and rear wheels cheers.

P.S. good work on the old gal. :mrgreen:
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my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby Tattoo22 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:45 pm

Nice work mate
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Re: my custom/camper SWB twink project

Postby newquay123 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:03 pm

ray900tap wrote:so I set about removing the locating plates for the leaf springs with the intention of re-welding them on bottom thus place the axle above the springs..


did you just cut the old ones off and re-weld, when its lowered does it put any stress on the prop ?
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