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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:43 pm 
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did a bit of work on the front arches and there huge gaps and improved them, put new pins in the rear cargo door so it shuts nice without hitting the front gargo door, rubbed it all down and gave the bottom half a lick of paint

not the best paint job, but I was in a rush to beat the heavy rain we had last week, so when monday weather looked OK on monday morning....and my neighbour was at work for once.....I masked it off and lashed it, gun was playing up and surging a bit, so the coverage isnt as good as i`d have liked...but will do for now, sanded back threw the new paint to show the Rokerij sinage

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still need to finish stripping half the roof, then , i`ll give the top half some fresh paint as it generally a reet state haha
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made some brackets for the battery and liesure battery, as I think you need them for the MOT man nowadays
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emptied all the crap out the back and gave it a wipe over.....think I may have struck a deal on my interior and sold it, as I have an almost identicle 64 one lined up, but mines a 65, and the bus is 64, so nice to put that right...fingers crossed, involves lots of dismantling, travelling, negotiations and chunks of money i wasnt planning, but too good an oppertunity to miss

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engines had a freshen up, standard fan shroud with heating :shock: standard exhaust with heat exchangers (obviously - if I want heating) downsized the carbs from 40 dells to 36 webers, 1 port tapped for vacum off to remote servo, CB pivot linkage, gave it all a lick of paint - replacement gearbox, ditch the electronic fuel pump...nowt but trouble whether I buy cheap or not so cheap, so mechanical one on and more than up to the job = less stress, things to go wrong
generally tidied up all the engine bay wiring
Bay fuel tank with 60 ltr capacity and working sender...so now have a working fuel gauge

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:26 pm 
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8-) somebody been busy, it looks great, very tidy.


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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Looking great Steve, whats the verdict on th steering rack conversion as far as ease of installation and results on the road?


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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:11 pm 
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The tow bar and electrics are also part of the new test and yep the batteries now need to be hreld down

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:53 pm 
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sima wrote:
Looking great Steve, whats the verdict on th steering rack conversion as far as ease of installation and results on the road?


drives great, for the little spin round the streets i`ve taken it, easy to fit once you`ve made the bracket to mount it

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:46 am 
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All the hard work paid off then Steve, Can't believe your changing the interior after all the running about up and down the country for bits, Should all be good to go for Stanford Hall now :D :D 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:35 am 
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He loves it gary its his porn

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:29 am 
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yep, took it out for longer drives over the weekend to check everything over, steering rack is amazing, can sit at 60mph in wind with no hands on the wheel....very nice

carbs a weeping a little where I swapped the top halfs around , so gonna give them a strip down and seal them this afternoon....all the littel niggles are ironed out and running nice

deal is done on the interior, selling mine and picking up the new one at stanford hall (not sure how i`m gonna sleep in the bus on Sunday night now ?? :lol: i`m pretty sure most people wont even notice its been changed, but the new one is nice and has some little touches i`ve never seen before and its THE RIGHT ONE :lol: :lol: :lol: must be mad.....gonna redo the floor before I put the new one in properly, as the board I used is a little thick and throws out all the furniture, where its cut to fit the bulkhead etc.....not sure how much success i`ll have at peeling the tiles off and re-glueing them, but worth a shot rather than just buying more

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
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try heating them first

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Maybe with a hairdryer rather than a blow-torch! :D

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