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Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:54 pm
by retrovan
Terry Phillips wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:51 am
... Hows about some pictures of ... your kombi, just a sneak preview. :lol:
Haans wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Jeezzzz !!! ,........but she is camara shy !!!!
Haans
73type2 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:34 am
Like you always say Herman, if there's no pics it didn't happen!
Well she is now fully dressed, and willing to pose

Had just done the brake booster and was on my way out for a test drive.

Thats why she is not clean, that will happen the weekend.

Brakes working fine now, after nearly going through the windscreen, when doing emergency stop test. :shock: :roll:

Also managed to set the Golf 1 lights as it got dark.

So her she is.........

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Tried to keep some of her old personality in some small things as she has such a cool provenance..... :D

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:26 am
by 73type2
Thanks Herman, good job with the roof liner. Having installed roof liners in my Mercedes pontons I have an appreciation for the amount of work it takes with these bow type liners. There's also one reason I prefer a single cab - less roof to worry about!

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 pm
by retrovan
73type2 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:26 am
Thanks Herman, good job with the roof liner. Having installed roof liners in my Mercedes pontons I have an appreciation for the amount of work it takes with these bow type liners. There's also one reason I prefer a single cab - less roof to worry about!
You so right :wink:

Thank you

Busy making Fridge / Microwave and Stove / cupboards for the Bay

Will post photos when all ply is cut and start making them

Till then

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
by retrovan
Finally fitted @Tony Z g-tec ignition to the Bay.

Sorry Tony but as the Bay was not ready, I did not want to fit it to a Bus that would be standing for 9 months.

Now that all is done to MY liking, :shock: I have fitted it as well as my Low pressure fuel pump.

Made sure I had a good earth and that there was a Bosch blue coil on the bus.

Sniped off the condenser and started her up.

Ran fine right from the start.

Did not test drive her as its a pig to get out of my tight driveway.

So if you can forgive me Mr Z its in and working thank you.

Will report back once driven on Saturday to a breakfast run we have here in J-Bay.

Till then

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:36 pm
by Tony Z
You'll love the G-tech ignition. No more condensor, no more failures - as long as you have a stock coil with the correct primary resistance.

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:31 pm
by retrovan
Will be trying it in longer and longer run's.

Now have 3 different systems in 3 different VW aircooleds, the only one now still on original distributor is the Fastback.

Will do a "Ignition Thread" when more Kilos have been done.

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:52 pm
by retrovan
So as I am busy with fiberglass, body filler, polish and wax, with the MeFusco,

So used this spare time to start one more thing .

I have taken some sheets of marine ply, cut them up and knocked up a little kitchen for the Bay.

Must say that with the 9mm ply and 18 mm nails and very thick fingers,

I have managed to nail it together, even if I modified my fingers at the same time. :roll:

And I must say the "Swear"jar is full again, because of that....... :shock:

Well that said, I must clarify that its not only for the Bay, but will be totally movable, and can be fitted into the Fleetline as well

The one will be the fridge, and microwave unit, the other the stove, table, pantry and hold-all for all things food.

Still not sure what the final coulor will be but have started sealing the ply with clear wood sealer, for the start.

When the final reveal is posted, I will explain all the thoughts in my head and what all functions will be.

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Will post more when coated and assembled.

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:16 pm
by Tony Z
hold the short nails with long nose pliers....
saved my fingers quite a few times.

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:20 pm
by retrovan
:lol: :lol: You right, started off that way, but found it too slow,

After all a bit of pain only makes the job more memorable.... :roll:

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm
by Terry Phillips
Nice cupboards Herman but you do know they have screws and glue these days no need for nails. He He . :hiding:

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:45 pm
by retrovan
Terry Phillips wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Nice cupboards Herman but you do know they have screws and glue these days no need for nails. He He . :hiding:
But think about it Terry...

Then I can not say that I nailed it.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:25 am
by Haans
You Carpenter !!!!!😂🤔😝
Who's got the key to the "swear" jar ?

Haans

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am
by retrovan
Haans wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:25 am
You Carpenter !!!!!😂🤔😝
Who's got the key to the "swear" jar ?
Haans

HEY !!! thats what my family all said .... :shock:

:lol: :lol:

Key under "Government"control :roll:

in other words, its shared between the family ... but excludes me.. :cry:

:lol:

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:59 pm
by retrovan
So as promise here are some photo's of the cupboards semi complete.

The small Stove unit will stand behind the passenger seat, and will be fixed for travel.

This will be able to come out to be placed under the lean-to rally awning.

The base must still be screwed under the unit to give a comfortable height.

The Fridge/ Microwave unit will stay in the bus even on the camp site as the bed can be open or closed with it in place.

So till they are all done, and installed into the bus, here are some teasers to keep you going... :roll:

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Till then

(photo's are bad as we have had cold, rainy weathers for 3 days and its late in the evening.)

Herman

Re: Retrovans 1972 Panel Van low light Bay

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 pm
by retrovan
Made a quick mount system for the stove unit so it will not attack the occupants of the van in the event of an accident.

The Fridge / Microwave unit is a bit more tricky as I do not want to drill a hole trough the side wall of the van.

so I settled for a single front mount and the bungy cord tie down for the back.

Need to get a Deep Cycle battery for the fridge and then install all the parts into the van.

Till then

Herman