Nice mirror, sgtl! I hope you insure it separately to the van - darn thing would be worth a fortune, hey!! And I gather you were the winning bidder for those three vintage lights on ebay the other day (the mirror never lies... ).
No problem with using the old power point again, eh? Lucky you - "keep it original", so the ol' fella says.
Looking good! (sometimes I wish I could draw larger sunglasses on that stupid "cool" face - Who designed that dumb version?!)
I had the opportunity to go back and read the whole thread again - when you look back on the crumbling frame, thick white daubs of paint, and compare it to the crisp new paint job, the pretty trim, the killer mirror, and fine curtains, and the things that don't show like the frame and effort on the windows it must make you really proud. You've done an incredible job - and it will certainly show when you get out on the beat behind the matching striped car!
I noticed the old Parkinson stove is in place now. Looks the goods. Oh yes, and I did see the Hard Rock Pheonix sign - funny!
So it was *you* who beat me to the lights!
Great job as usual - can't wait to see it in the flesh some time soon! Seeshell
The Blue Flyer - 1951 Homemade Bondwood
Chryssi - 1966 VC Valiant Safari
The Seeshell - 1969 Olympic Riviera (deceased)
Post by shesgotthelook on Mar 28, 2014 7:48:43 GMT 10
Re the lights, well you now know I paid way too much for them! Will possibly be one to spare when finished. Not doing an outside light due to degree of technical difficulty. It is only single skin, so there is nowhere to hide the wires unless I come through the cupboard and then i think it would be in the wrong place. Just itching for all these little bits to be finished so I can get in there properly. My sparky is a lovely bloke but oh so unreliable. He fills you with a warm sense of confidence "Sure can Linds. see you tomorrow" & then doesn't turn up for a fortnight. He only put one of 2 downlights in yesterday & I'm worried he's forgotten the above sink one!
Anyway, enough waffle (had to get to True Blue somehow). Off to estapol the new ice chest door & pray that it matches the cupboards.
Post by shesgotthelook on Apr 2, 2014 19:52:32 GMT 10
I have a cracked front window Think it's my fault. When putting press studs for canvas back on, some little screws fell back out so i used some slightly longer ones. Looks like the crack has started from this & has gone from top to bottom. So cross with myself at the moment.
Hi SGTL Same Parkinson stove as in my Woody. My plumber used fixed copper gas line with a gas cut of switch in between left side of stove and frame. Saying it's safer to switch gas off inside the van when not using the stove. He wouldn't certify the stove as it did not meet the regs with regard to the height of the overhead cupboards above, so he certified the gas line to the stove only which met the regulations. From memory he said it had to be fixed, not flexible?
Post by shesgotthelook on May 11, 2014 9:49:47 GMT 10
Let there be light!
Power & lighting finally completed. We may still not have tail lights, nor a tow hitch, nor gas BUT I can boil the kettle Water out of tank a little rusty, well a lot rusty actually, so may require a lot of flushing.
Lookin great SGTL! Those lights were worth every cent ! There is a solution you can get for water tanks to clean them out safely someone else may know what it's called??? Interesting your chassis # starts with a V ?? Great work!
Post by shesgotthelook on Jun 5, 2014 20:48:20 GMT 10
Hi Rex, would love to see your photos! Please start a thread all about it.
A bit more progress;
I lined the cavity with a builders type foil
The finally finished ice chest
& in situ
I have since put a foam seal around edge of door. Also my builder man came out to deliver an exterior light surround he made for me & whipped in a put the door handle on---- in the wrong spot So I have removed it & puttied up the holes. Yoy will have to wait to see it with the door shut
It's no good SGTL... .... it won't work... ....you should know better, you've been on the forum long enough to know...... .... ......ignoring the ice box and tea towel rail threads won't make them go away so... ....I've placed those loverly photos in those threads.... OK ?
You really have worked hard on this van aye ?..... and she's looking great
Post by shesgotthelook on Feb 12, 2015 16:58:30 GMT 10
I was never overly happy with the upholstery. the materials & the upholsterer!. Found some fantastic vinyls via an e bay seller I picked some chairs up from. She put me in touch with a seller called the monster garage in Sydney who had just what I was looking for. Then, by chance again, Clark Rubber put me in touch with a sewing lady in Echuca. I couldn't be more pleased.