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by DOUGAL
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bike rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Bike rack fitting

I have a Fiamma bike rack with 4 brackets. The 4 brackets are bolted to the rear hatch though so you have to drill some holes in it. You can just take the bike rack off the brackets when you don't need it. Can't remember which of the Fiamma bike racks it is but it holds 2 bikes and is one of the sma...
by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: car stereo connection problems
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Have you tried the radio in another car which has iso connectors? Does the radio work then?
by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: TV 12V SUPPLY, ELECTRICAL HERO ADVICE NEEDED.
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Has anyone done this? I am looking into fitting a (LCD) TV as well to keep my little girl happy while travelling but can't find much information on the internet. Where do you buy a good suppressor and how do you fit it? Can you cut the supply lead off and put on a different plug as Bobbybus said to ...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: thermo mats for 15 windows??
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Have you tried phoning Just Kampers and ask if they can provide you with 4 extra side window ones at extra cost. You must be able to buy them seperate, what if one gets knackered?
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Where do peoples babys sleep in their vans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Depending on your interior you could make the whole inside of the van one big bed. We have a 16 month old daughter and we the self made cupboard and seat I create one big sleeping space. I cut a bit of wood the same shape as the seat opposite the RnR bed which you can flip over. With a couple of fol...
by DOUGAL
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 240v HOOK UP
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

I have small pop out catches. Another option I have is to put the lead through my sliding roof. At least I don't have to drill any holes.

If you put it underneath your van doesn't it get filled with dirt (and maybe water)?

Gertjan
by DOUGAL
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 240v HOOK UP
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

I have checked Towsure and their kit is about £20.- cheaper. I am now thinking of fitting the connection and the 'fusebox' to the rock and roll bed and have the extension lead through the pop out window when I'm parked up. I only don't know if the plug fits through the window. Anybody can me tell an...
by DOUGAL
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 240v HOOK UP
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

I was just thinking of asking the same question. I want to put the main hook up point in the engine bay just like Matt and just have the lead out with the engine lid slightly ajar. I have seen a mains hook up kit on the JustKampers website for about £80.- which seems a bit much to me. Any ideas wher...
by DOUGAL
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Petrol query !
Replies: 6
Views: 636

I am getting a 1600 fitted in my 67 split next week. The engine has been built by Laurie Pettitt and he told me to just use unleaded petrol (95 octane).
by DOUGAL
Thu May 29, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 'Painting' heat exchangers
Replies: 1
Views: 297

'Painting' heat exchangers

Don't know it this question has been asked before, can't find it anyway. Can you paint the heat exchangers to protect it a bit better from rusting? Maybe using Por20 heat resistant paint? http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=9499&frostProductName=POR-20%20Aluminium%20(473ml)&catID=24&fro...
by DOUGAL
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: front seats
Replies: 1
Views: 288

front seats

I am looking for 1/3 + 2/3 front seats for my 67 splitty. I might be able to get some out of an early bay. Would these fit? Also these are in a RHD van and my van is a LHD. Would I have to change anything to them?

Thanks for any advice.
by DOUGAL
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pics of Firetec installed
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Easy to buy?

Haven't heard of this system before. Looks very good. Can somebody give me some more info? Eg. What system type to buy, where to buy, what the cost is. I am looking into making my splitty a bit safer and this is one of the points I am looking at as well as 3 point safety belts in the back.
by DOUGAL
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: in need of a welder near oxford
Replies: 5
Views: 608

I want to get back on the road (if possible) at the end of august.
But that might be tight.
by DOUGAL
Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: in need of a welder near oxford
Replies: 5
Views: 608

in need of a welder near oxford

Can anybody advice me on a good welder near Oxford. No joy (yet) with the vanshack in eynsham. Their welder left and they can't do the work soon. My van needs a lot of welding done to it: The sills on either sides, the centre chassis channels, jackpoints and outriggers need to be replaced. Hope anyb...
by DOUGAL
Wed May 17, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: need a welder near oxford
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Thanks vanmonkey
Have given the vanshack a ring and give them a visit this Saterday.
Do you have any experience with them?