Looks good Geoff 👍
Looking forward to seeing this fitted .
Looking forward to seeing this fitted .
When I do start the installation I will post a few pics of of what I an doing. The factory SCA HT comes with a cloth internal lining, but without insulation. I shall probably bond a few cross ribs and a and battens down the length to make a cavity into the top whilst it is upside down for insulation. Once the vehicle roof is stripped out I think that cutting the roof out and bonding the top on should not take much more than a day or two. Once the roof has been placed on the adhesive I intend to tighten it down and hold it firmly in place by having about 3 heavy duty ratchet straps right around the girth of the van. I am really quite looking forward to getting on with this now. Geoff.I'm interested to see the install of this - it's certainly not something you see very often (if at all) so I applaud your skills and willingness to give it a go.
With regards to graphics - I don't have my own shop/produce them, but I can create the artwork for you to get made up and applied by any regular sign-writing / vinyl / car wrapping business.
I used to create full-vehicle designs for various vehicles in a previous job - from little Smart cars right up to large double decker busses for various promotional uses etc.
Sorry 64S, I got a bit carried away there! Thank you for your kind offer with regards to the graphics, not meaning to take advantage or push my luck, but what do you think about the boat graphics Idea. I live in the Lincolnshire fenlands and call the "make" of my vans Fenlander and the "make" of my boat is a "Fenliner". Geoff.
When the conversion is complete I intend to re-register the the van as a motorcaravan (it will comply with all the DVLA requirements). I shall inform my insurance company that the vehicle is now a campervan with a high top. If the insurance company require an engineers report I will have the work surveyed and submit a professional report. I do not forsee any problems in that direction as I have already told my insurance company that the van is currently undergoing conversion. Geoff.Are there any obstacles expected with insuring this vehicle after the conversion?
Not a problem! Drop me a message through here with what you'd like creating (saves you cluttering this thread up with unrelated info) and I'll see what I can do 👍Sorry 64S, I got a bit carried away there! Thank you for your kind offer with regards to the graphics, not meaning to take advantage or push my luck, but what do you think about the boat graphics Idea. I live in the Lincolnshire fenlands and call the "make" of my vans Fenlander and the "make" of my boat is a "Fenliner". Geoff.
Nothing new on the conversion front, but last week I bought a 6 ltr 12V/240v hot water cylinder for our conversion from a FB seller. Of course, nothing that I ever buy is local to me, but this was near Stirling in Scotland!!! We decided to make the trip into a a few days "short break" and travelled up via Barrow, Kendal, Alexandria (to visit the old Argyle car factory). We last visited the factory about 15 years ago when it had been converted into an Outlet shopping centre and housed an Argyle museum. This was (then) a really nice day out - the front of the building looked like a red brick palace, and had an impressive foyer with a large central marble staircase. All the factory buildings were long gone. but there were numerous wall plaques with photos and explanations giving the history of Argyle who were at one time the largest motor manufacturers in Europe. Anyway this time we were very disappointed as the museum is no more and whilst there were still a couple of shops still there it was very quiet and not much happening at all. Perhaps later in the holiday season it will be better. We then continued over to Stirling to collect our cylinder, then on Falkirk to visit the Falkirk wheel where we stayed for a couple of hours before returning to the van for a nice picnic lunch before setting off for home. We had left Bourne with a full tank of stupidly expensive diesel and on the way home left the M6 at Carlisle to refuel at Morrisons (£172.9/ltr as opposed to £185.9 on the motorway - saved over £10 for a detour of less than a mile). We had clocked up 615 miles since leaving home and the fuel gauge was reading just under quarter full so I was well pleased with the with consumption, if not with the total fuel costs. We then continued home having clocked over 820 miles on our short break. The old bus (now over 290k miles) performed well and we enjoyed our camping and the glorious weather we had for the few days that we were away. Geoff.