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Arthur Foxhake

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

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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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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.

Allegedly ships chandlers

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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.

Surfers or surfboard shops.

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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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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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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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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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