Post by reliantscimitar on Jan 11, 2019 15:51:28 GMT
not a huge amount done today, I was up half the night with my grandson as some fool (me)gave him cake with lots of smarties and stuff on so he spent the night running around like the duracell bunny.
I got a few more blingy bits on. There's wind deflectors fitted to the front windows and a wind / stone deflector fitted to the bonnet.
I have cut the hole and fitted the table mounts to the table and floor, fitted the table storage clip and redesigned the panel that seals off the battery and heater as I wasn't happy with it. The water container sat to high and was not secured so I have cut out the top of the panel and it now sits 8cm lower on a panel installed above the heater so is now secure and easier to remove etc.
The blank for the bed is cut and just needs covering in lining carpet.
Post by reliantscimitar on Jan 15, 2019 17:09:05 GMT
have had a steady couple of days on the camper.
Added some running boards,finished making and fitted the last trim for the rear doors,cut and fitted the nose edge trim for the floor around the sliding door,have thoroughly trialled the electrics, boiled my first kettle of water and have had the fridge running.
On the downside, the main battery seems to have died so have fitted a new one this afternoon.
Tomorrow will see a full service including pollen filter, oil fuel and air filter and an oil change.I have also spotted a dead bush on the passenger side front wishbone so have got a pair to fit as well.Plus whilst i have the front in the air there's a bull bar to fit so looks like i will have a busy day.
Post by reliantscimitar on Jan 17, 2019 16:21:29 GMT
got a bit more done today
I spent most of the morning changing the front wishbones. Although she passed her mot with no issues I was not happy with the way she drove as there was a little twitch when coming of the power. On checking I found the nearside front wishbone bush looking a bit sad and the drivers side looked to be split.
Once the old ones were off it was easy to see they were knackered. Even the rear bushes looked a bit soft.
The new ones went in without a hitch and she now drives much better.
Thats all for today as its not got above 2 degrees and i'm frozen to the core.
Post by reliantscimitar on Jan 24, 2019 16:35:56 GMT
got a bit more done on the Vivaro
I removed the huge safety bar type rear bumper and step and replaced it with a new standard rear bumper.
I have fitted an awning rail.
The new rear bumper didn't come with reflectors so pooped over to the local Renault man and picked some new ones up. Whilst I was there they were bringing in a minibus for breaking so managed to nab the b post trim. On vans they finish 2 inches short so as to not foul the bulkhead but on mini buses they cover the full b post.
I had a couple more bits on bling to add, a leather gear lever boot and a matching hand brake boot. The gear lever went on ok but the handbrake boot would not fit plus I broke the hand brake lever trying to make it fir so that needs replacing now.
Anyways she's nearly, the next build will be on a Peugeot Boxer, can't wait.
Post by reliantscimitar on Jan 29, 2019 16:12:57 GMT
working through the last few jobs on the Vivaro.
Yesterday I fitted the curtain rails and made the curtains and tie backs. I have removed the earlier curtains and must say the traditional curtains are much better.
Spent an hour changing the handbrake lever as the old one got damaged trying to fit a new gaiter.
I have also made and fitted a retainer for the small top bed. I added soft edge trim to make it a bit more user friendly.
I have also been going through the interior cleaning and sorting out the odd niggle here and there. It should be finished tomorrow all being well so I will be going for a run in it on Wednesday, weather permitting.
I took delivery of this little beauty today. To say I am over the moon is an understatement! The bespoke services offered by Mike are second to none and his background knowledge is awesome! I wholeheartedly recommend a conversion by Mike to anyone.
up bright and early this morning as I had customers to deal with.
Got the single passenger seat removed and the new double passenger seat fitted along with a new swivel base.
Hope to get the split charge system sorted this afternoon all being well.
Cheers - mike
Hello there! What swivel mechanism / bits have you used for that twin passenger seat swivel?
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