Post by bobandjacqui on Oct 16, 2010 14:48:19 GMT 10
G'day Atog and Smiley, Made a bit more progress to-day. Have all the windows out and the hatch off. Took the marconi track off, dug all the rotten wood/compost out. Next job will be to replace the framing timber. I'm going to cut it to size and paint each piece to give it a bit more protection. When the van was made they used raw pine timber. Where water hasn't penetrated it is still fine . My observation is when people see water at the bottom of a window they assume that is where the leak is But it usually comes in around the frame at the top. At some stage the rear window has been replaced but the repairer cut the perspex to short by 10 ml at the top so the water came in there but who ever ? put a whole tube of goo around the bottom
A small portion of the rotten wood
Also found an old news paper hidden in a cavity ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
They are a much better built van than a Sunliner, & very stylish. Quest made some really different stuff. I saw one down near Morgan in SA on our first nationals trip. It was fiberglass, with a one piece front done in a diamond pattern, with an oval "Quest" in the middle under the window. It was about 14' long from memory, & sides & top were glass, but made in what appeared to be big panels, held together over some sort of frame.
As it was locked & unattended, I didnt look really closely, beyond a serious lookover.
I've seen other "Quest" vans in caravan parks, & they seem to be all sorts of sizes & shapes.
Post by bobandjacqui on Oct 17, 2010 7:26:45 GMT 10
G'day JBJ,Banno and Joey,
Thanks for the encouragement How time flys This project has been on the backburner for awhile.Initially thought it would be a bit of a cosmetic makeover, started looking a bit deeper (as you do) anyway we're motivated now as Larry the Larrikan is coming up from Wangaratta in acouple of weeks to paint the van.
For those of you that haven't met Larry yet he is coming up for Canungra. We met him at the Nationals in May. He turned up there in a Triumph Mayflower with a teardrop in tow. Oh yeah, he's a bondwood freak He's currently doing up a Don lookalike van (his words) So to everyone going to Canungra please make him welcome ;D ;D ;D
The sun is out at the moment so better get the skates on and start cutting some timber to repair what I've pulled out...... it's all good ;D
it's looking great bob and jacqui i love the shape of the van, but come on jbj the sunliners were built as solid as a bowl of jelly with lots of gelatene in it ... i only have a 65 mm difference in the size of my wheel arches which makes it look like the axle is bent. any way keep up the good work folks looking forward to seeing some more pics
Hi Bob, Jacqui & Larry You are doing a great job Larry. How long did it take you to get there? I assume you drove the Mayflower!!! Bob & Jacqui, keep the progress photo's coming. Love photo's. Larry, did you take your dog with you? From memory at the Mildura nats, you only fed it top quality steak. Have Bob & Jacqui budgetted for that in the price??!! Keep up the great work, all of you. Well done so far. Cheers Steve