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Now we are getting somewhere...

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17" Mercedes Vito steels banded to 7.5" front and 8" rear. 225/50 17 properly load rated tyres fitted all round. VW Caddy centre caps.

This is starting to look the way I had in my head. Some more touches to come but onto the inside for now.
 

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Think I prefer the old wheels but in black
Pics really don't do the new ones justice. The metallic anthracite doesn't come through.

Fitment of the old ones was awful and more importantly not appropriately load rated
 

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Car sos this week was a T4 if you’ve not already seen it... some ideas perhaps? Pretend your Tim Shaw to get all the work done on the cheap?
Yeah seen that, was well done but not my cuppa that one
 

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Back to it's main purpose this week, trackday transport and support :)

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Stopped on the way back to secure some bits in the back and thought it's starting to look pretty good

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Started the trial fitting of the dayvan interior this morning too.

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Made quite a bit of progress with this (cupboards now have doors too and the roof is back up) but it's all sound deadened and insulated, has a proper floor and a rock n roll bed (which is removable for motorbike transportation) which needs retrimming. Had a good first proper camping trip using it as a camper and it was ideal

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lots still to do including pop top and full electrics set up and of course the rest of the trim. Swivel base for the passenger double seat is on the way currently.
 

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Lots of camping trips in this over the last couple of months (Cornwall, north Norfolk amongst them), along of course with track bike transport...

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Dropped a tyre profile on the front to make room for it to go lower (springs are here but not yet fitted)

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Off for bodywork in November. We've enjoyed the basic conversion this year so are going to go ahead and spend a bit more on it to really make it good for camping as we wanted to see how much use it got before spending too much, so jobs on the list before next spring...

- Side window on the other side (tomorrow)
- Bodywork to get it back to mint (booked for November)
- Pop top with bed so it's easy to pitch up for one nighters without the awing as that will make it 4 birth without the awning
- Fitted electrics for 240v and 12v with leisure battery and hook up point (as opposed to the camping hook up lead with sockets we've been using)
- Fit a proper worktop on the kitchen unit rather than the MDF we have.
- Wrap the units/build additional shelving
- permanently fix the Rock and roll bed.
- Tow bar (as i'll be using this to tow a box trailer for the bike next season and use this as a full camper at the track too)
- 12v/240v fitted fridge
- Fit a Diesel heater
- Fiamma F45 awning and privacy room instead of the driveaway awning for ease of use.

Also lowering it further and fitting the Golf VR6 splitter and red rear lights i've already got.
 

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Window now fitted on the other side too and towbar fitted. Another weekend and camping at Snetterton for the final round of the CRMC championship...

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And the reason for the towbar...

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7x5 box trailer for a bargain £590. Needs a pair of tyres and a good cleanup (removal of those stickers!) but this will hold all my trackday gear allowing for it to be permanently campered from now on. No more pulling the bed out etc.
 

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First use with the box trailer this week to Mallory.

Was nice having it set up as a camper so I could rock up, make a brew and relax a bit before unpacking

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Roof rack and most of the stickers removed from the trailer too.
 

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This is off to LJ autobodies in Cardiff tomorrow to stay with them for a couple of months.

It's having

- Screen out and rust cut out. New screen fitted
- four arches cut out (including inner arches at the rear) replaced, painted etc
- new filler flap
- Any other rust cut out and repaired properly
- bottom half respray (same colour)
- B pillars between windows black

should basically be mint when it comes back.

Then to SC customs for cambelt, waterpump, gear linkage bush replacement and a general suspension health check

As soon as it comes back it's off to Clockwork campers for the following

- Pop top with bed system (for our daughter to sleep in)
- Planar Diesel heater
- Fiamma F45 wind out awning with sides for quick easy camping set up
- roof mount solar panel

Then when back from there, i'll fit all the electrical bits i've been gathering

- Leisure battery using under bonnet bracket
- split charge system
- 12v Electrics (LED lights, 12v TV, USB charge points)
- 240v electrics for when on a camp site with hookup (with hookup hidden behind dummy fog light that's in the bumper)

Should be even better for next years camping and biking antics!

At some point next year it will get a window in the rear and the units repainted etc.
 

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Maximum ScEnE points then

What do you reckon the CoT will be on it when that’s all done?
Aiming for a 4.2 cot, could be optimistic though
 

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Rust be gone

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new rear arches are both cut out and new welded in, screen is out and rust being cut out, front wings and a few scabs next then paint time.

Bodyshop reckon 2-3 weeks and it soould be done.
 
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