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Old 21-02-2020, 11:18 AM   #551
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Steering wheel looks really shiny. You realise its now set the standard for the rest of the cab? Gear lever and handbrake will need painting and polishing too now.
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Steering wheel looks really shiny. You realise its now set the standard for the rest of the cab? Gear lever and handbrake will need painting and polishing too now.
Or - I make the steering wheel look a bit more dull - easier to do than make everything else look good
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14.03.2020

Good weather today and nothing else in the diary so after doing some diy stuff and tidying up the drive and patio area I decided to add the tubing I bought for the heater cables.

I needed around 1.5 metres but could only buy 1 metre lengths of 10mm tubing. I had some 12mm tubing left over that I had from tubing I bought for the van (can’t remember what for!!) so used this as sleeving to join the pieces today.

A picture before the main work:


Showing the sleeve - had to slit it so it would fit over (nice tight fit) and give me somewhere to weld and not go through the tube.



The end of the tube still on the van.



First tube added and the sleeve





After cutting and bending the last section







I welded the sleeves but the battery on my phone died so will try and get some pics soon of the finished article (minus protective paint which will be soon).
Can now mount the heater tube, feed the cables through and look to mount the engine (gulp)
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Sleeves on the tube welded and ground down.



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Pushed the cables through the conduit and connected them up to the levers in the dash



Also, fitted the clutch cable:



Slowly but surely.
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Just been flicking through tis thread a bit. Nice work pal. How did it go from you buying a really nice looking bus, to you doing a full rebuild? haha
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Just been flicking through tis thread a bit. Nice work pal. How did it go from you buying a really nice looking bus, to you doing a full rebuild? haha
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To answer your question - what's known as rose tinted glasses
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To answer your question - what's known as rose tinted glasses


Mine westy was the opposite. It was a shitter to start with and just got worse.
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Nice day today so cracked on with working on the underneath.
Fitted the plastic and rubber bits to the end of the tubes that carry the cables for the heater tube flaps





Then proceeded to fit the heater tube - not enough room to weld so it's currently a push fit which is very tight and liberal amounts of Polyurethane glue stuff so will be good and strong







Once dry I can fit the blue tubes then look to finish off the heating area and think about putting the engine in (realised I need to get to earth straps - one for the gearbox and one for the engine….)
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