Finally all finished! But stopping was fun in a vintage car with mad French brakes from the 60s. Clearly stopping when you put your foot on the pedal is unbohemian and somehow un-French. Seatybelts are dodgy too. Was a hairy trip.
Anyone reccomend a brand of electric brakes for a Sunny before I kill myself??
Mate, you must be happy with your efforts the combo looks great. I'm jealous, wish mine where done, im on the final straight with my Dodge then if it ever stops raining can start on my sunny again. Curious about the photo location, is it Swansea?
Hi Dorian. Guiche guiche ya ya dada Voulez vous coucher avec moi le soir. Lower your suspension + reconfigure the angle of your tow bar, that`ll slow you down better/quicker! Fantastic pairing to say the least. cheers gordon
M5/Hume Hwy locale. 1948/52 Mercury Teardrop.1962 PA Vauxhall.
Sacred Blu - very good ATOG! Yes, it was Swansea Sheppo (no flies on you) - you are not the owner of the Olympic and Sunny on Pacific Hwy in Pelican are you? And thanks Dave. Hopefully if I get some brakes on this thing I'll make it to the big VV meet down Coledale. Don't fancy Bulli Pass without them - merd!
Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 26, 2010 22:18:48 GMT 10
Your van and car look fantastic together. Well worth all the effort. Congratulations!
And you not only colour coded the Sunliner and the DS, but the sky as well. How did you manage to do that?
I'm not too familiar with the DS's suspension, except that I know it goes up and down - usually down when it's parked, I think? The rear of your car looks high in the photo - although the right height to keep the van level. Have you set it to ride high, or is that just the DS doing its thing? [That's meant as a serious question.]
The other thing I want to know is: If a DS can run on 3 wheels, can a DS + caravan run on 4 wheels? Just asking... [That's not meant as a serious question - just thought I should clarify!]
Fantastic rig though, Dorian. I think you need to take the two of them for a run around France. I'm sure you'd wow them all. A real ode to fibreglass!
Just thinking, perhaps you could call your trip "Le Tour de France"...or has that name already been used??
Some pics of the inside for those who missed it... Of course this Sunny is completely original - without renovation as van was hardly used and garaged for 40 years. Except the checkerboard lino of course.
Love the van Dorian. we must get a shoot together one day ( something coming up soon ,will keep you informed). Brakes.......... you can fit electric brakes to the van and not have to change wheel size but.............you will need to get some HR DISC BRAKE wheels. these have different off set to the normal 13" Holden wheel and I think are usually identified by a drilled hole where the hubcap fits.
Fibreglass fantasia!....2 Sunliners, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)...... also a late 30's masonite van plus a 52 homemade plywood......also a 61 Millard with Jones wheel and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '56 FORD Country Sedan for my towcars
Its easy to put a spacer on your hub as required. You can get them at tyre services or accessory shops.
The caravan hub has no dynamic ( turning) loads, just weight. Spacers will be safe. I put 25mm spacers on my sunliner, with longer wheel studs from aftermarket shop, to allow use of mags with original brakes.
No different to what they use on cars to clear wheels from hubs.
Post by noblesgarage on Aug 8, 2010 19:46:23 GMT 10
;D ;D ;D ;D Top looking unit Dorian About the brakes I've just fitted over ride disc brakes to our newly acquired sunny and still running the original 13s Had to fit new axle 40 ml longer to gain the clearance of the springs Told by many you cant do it They work fine if you need any info send me a post. Brian.