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1982 Mercedes 508d LWB. Going green for the future.

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#181 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:31 AM

Not planning on using all of the caravan interior, using water heater, shower, shower tray, cold water system, &c.

Mostly filling and painting left now on the metal work, few patches on the cab to be done at a later date.
Got some more colour on yesterday, bit patchy looking in the pics but it'll get another coat yet.

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#182 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

Where is good to get fibreglass supplies from?
The roof has 2 terrible car sunroofs in that leak like hell and are too heavy.
I need to remove them and fill in the holes and make a few smaller repairs.
TIA.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:36 PM

Where is good to get fibreglass supplies from?
The roof has 2 terrible car sunroofs in that leak like hell and are too heavy.
I need to remove them and fill in the holes and make a few smaller repairs.
TIA.

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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

Allscot or Eastcoast Fibreglass


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Where is good to get fibreglass supplies from?
The roof has 2 terrible car sunroofs in that leak like hell and are too heavy.
I need to remove them and fill in the holes and make a few smaller repairs.
TIA.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

Enjoying reading this thread and watching you make progress.......I get my glassfibre supplies mail order from ABL Stevens resin-supplies.co.uk veryquick posting and good prices!
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#187 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:07 PM

Started the first part of the refit by putting some insulation in.

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That was a load of free kingspan from work, a load more picked up today. It's being pulled out of a house we are renovating and would be skipped otherwise so it's a Billy bonus for me. Not cheap stuff, especially at 40mm thick.
Normally 40mm is special order from the merchant.

Also got the first of the "insert choice expletive" sunroofs out.
My flabber is completely ghasted at who thought they were a good idea to fit.
Leaky, heavy and couldn't be opened for ventilation.
Goodbye.

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I did other small insignificant stuff and took no pics so you'll have to believe me on that.
It's true though.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:28 AM

You want some old coach skylights for that - preferably with the bright orange tinted glass...

That interior shot really does show how vast this thing is.
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#189 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:18 PM

Didn't bother with fibreglass for the roof repairs in the end, I just cut some thin aluminium off the roof of the caravan and used wide rivets and plenty of goop to attach it and fill the hole.
Spent ages with the hose running on it and no leaks to report.
Done a load of wiring and pipework, my brother is coming tomorrow to do all my gasworks.
Put some ply on the walls today, only one bit fitted and a template made for the wheel arches.
I've slowed down with the pictures a bit now as I'm just trying to get it done.
Will take some more when there's a decent amount to show.

Apologies for the finger in the way!
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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

Been following This with interest! Brilliant so far I'd love to have the nuts to take something like this on (or indeed anything)
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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:45 PM

At least it is a finger
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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:34 PM

He'd do well to get owt else hanging near the roof!
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#193 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 06:11 PM

More slow progress.
Includes a pic of Bro Foxhake, he's been sorting the gas out. Good thing as well, I'm not competent with that shit, my family will be staying in there and he's a gas Safe plumber by trade.
Paid him with the generator I was selling and a bullseye.


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He can do plumbing with his eyes closed.
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#194 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:07 PM

My 8yr old was trying to point out a van last night - I couldn't tell what he was on about……

 

This morning - on the way to school - we passed a slightly more modern version of the Merc LWB van. He pointed it out and declared:

"When I'm older - I'm converting one of them into a camper" ……… #parentinggoingwellmethinks

 

I'll show him this thread later - he'll be chuffed


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#195 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 04:05 PM

Got my P.V panels. 3x120w panels. Got the controller, made the cables, just need some inline fuses and to fit them

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

Fantastic work on this so far.
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#197 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:58 PM

Catering spec, stainless kitchen is go.
Still needs some trim to cover the batten.

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#198 ONLINE   binhoker668

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:47 AM

This is all just great.  Keep the pics coming!


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#199 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

This kitchen is taking some time.
Small progress again but there is no room for error. I don't want any gaps in the stainless.

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Still a work in progress.
More after the weekend.
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#200 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Solar all fitted and working.

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I've got a dead battery attached to the leisure battery with jump leads, hopefully the sun will bring it back to life.
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#201 ONLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:11 PM

Sideways pic apologies.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:43 PM

Tremendous:)

How easy was the solar to fit and wire?
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:20 PM

Piece of piss.
All the connections are marked. Either + or -.
If you make your own cables then you can't go wrong.
As long as you have a crimper tool, it should work.
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