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Old 28th July 2016, 16:12
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I was thinking of the front being a permanent fix with lashings of stikaflex. It sounded like the best idea and just worry about brake downs at a later date 'if' they happen! I dont have the skill to be able to make it removable!
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Old 28th July 2016, 16:21
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I'll let you off then.............

(WCA that is!
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Old 28th July 2016, 16:24
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No Danny neither did I, but I thought a pound to a pinch of poo,
if I can't get to the rad, its bound to fail a couple of weeks after I've finished the build!

Imagine all the hard work to get the front on, then having to tear it all off to get a damaged rad out...................
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Old 28th July 2016, 17:18
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Would it be worth my while replacing the radiator now for a nice new 1? Get longer out of it wont i!
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Old 28th July 2016, 17:25
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Yeah you would, but all you need is a burst or perished hose......
At the end of the day, its really up to you what you do.

Hey Danny You do realise that the van already has a pretty good fan fitted to it don't you? Or at least mine has!

Have a good think about the whole thing, and you'll sort something out I'm sure.

I'm glad I went down the route I did though, as its done now,
and a rad change would not be too difficult to do.
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Old 28th July 2016, 17:49
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I don't know if this is any help Danny, but when I was at the stage you are now, I realised that I definitely need to cut out some sort of grille in the front to allow an adequate airflow for cooling.

It also seemed logical that if I was to do this, (and I HAD to)
it may as well be big enough to allow the rad to come out if required, so I did.

That's it really.
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Old 28th July 2016, 21:32
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Danny if you make the badge removeable and place it at the right height will it not give you access withe the use of a hose to top up and/or release the fixings to drop it down to replace?

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Old 24th August 2016, 12:58
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Ive gone down the fan route.......



Hopefully this will help me out a little. Il also be cutting out behind the VW badge but I need to find a bigger 1 on the net. Want 1 about 11" really to get the propertions right with the headlights!
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Old 24th August 2016, 13:00
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Also glassed the headlight holes in so j can cut them smaller to take mini headlights.....

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Old 24th August 2016, 18:09
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Cut out...

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Old 24th August 2016, 18:43
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Looking good.

Not wishing to anthropomorphise, but it does look surprised.
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Old 4th October 2016, 18:42
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Had a delivery today of some tv units for the camper. So had a go at mounting them....

Headreast out...



18 each from China....




Cut the shape out...



Mount holding part...



And tv unit in....



I also filled thr back with expanding foam but will wait till tomorrow to trip it all back.

Its a 6 seater so I bought and done 4 of them.

Also stripped the seats out and door cards off and took them to the shop to get re covered is some nice white with diamond stitch.
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Old 4th October 2016, 19:21
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I was thinking of the front being a permanent fix with lashings of stikaflex. It sounded like the best idea and just worry about brake downs at a later date 'if' they happen! I dont have the skill to be able to make it removable!

Could you bo;t the front on just below the windscreen with rivets or self tappers and hide them with a chrome strip, maybe the chrome trim from the rear wing of an MGB.
You should be able to bond some brackets to the rear of the panel to fix to the front crash bar, accessed through the headlights and finally a couple of chrome or polished stainless dome bolts up was side.
An alloy scoop mounted under the bumper could help direct airflow to the radiator.
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Old 6th October 2016, 20:06
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Too late for that now. Just bonded the front on and its not coming off now!

Before i bonded it on, i did fit a nice musical air horn....

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Old 6th October 2016, 20:08
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I suppose if it overheats you can keep honking the horn, that should push some more air through the radiator.
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