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by DoubleD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Westfalia bits and bobs update
Replies: 25
Views: 5373

Re: Westfalia bits and bobs

Have PM'd my address.
by DoubleD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Westfalia bits and bobs update
Replies: 25
Views: 5373

Re: Westfalia bits and bobs

I'll take 2 grey painted catches please. Not the rusty ones.

Thanks.
by DoubleD
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My '60 23 Window Deluxe
Replies: 1006
Views: 140808

Re: My '60 23 Window Deluxe

Tell me about it. Seventy-one next month - how did that happen!
Just hoping I'll have enough time to finish all my projects - 2 motorbikes, a Morgan 3-wheeler and a new house to build!

I think I should have started sooner!! :(
by DoubleD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Vw Bus Handbrake extension Lever
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Vw Bus Handbrake extension Lever

Can you send pics to dgd@ferndale.plus.com please.

Thanks.
by DoubleD
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: sold
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: ebespcher BN4

Can you post pics please - or email to dgd@ferndale.plus.com

Thanks.
by DoubleD
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator linkage kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Accelerator linkage kit

I think the part on the left of the photo is intended to be strapped around the adjacent cross member to provide an anchorage point for the spring. This saves drilling a hole for the same purpose. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong). I like the look of that throttle cable Jim - I'll buy one to ...
by DoubleD
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Any 'clean' propex installs for microbus interiors
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Any 'clean' propex installs for microbus interiors

Unfortunately not Graham - 2 periods in Canada and a first grandchild have knocked a hole in my plans over the last 12 months! I'm still at the pen and paper stage in reality, although I did at one point make a mock-up arrangement to test the theory, and it was workable. Now there are house plans an...
by DoubleD
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Eberspacher in engine bay with twin carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Eberspacher in engine bay with twin carbs

When parked, the eber's fan might well be sufficient on its own, in which case no auxiliary fan would be needed. When on the move, if you are operating the eber and the stock system together, I would suggest that a Y-piece is used at the point of entry into the main ducting to allow both systems to ...
by DoubleD
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Eberspacher in engine bay with twin carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Eberspacher in engine bay with twin carbs

Hi Mike, I'm intending to do the same thing and I'm also running twin carbs. I plan to make a supporting frame for the heater which would sit in the left hand side of the engine compartment behind the wheel arch, ie. where a leisure battery would normally be sited. If I decide to fit a leisure batte...
by DoubleD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My '60 23 Window Deluxe
Replies: 1006
Views: 140808

Re: My '60 23 Window Deluxe

Sorry Graham, I thought you might spot that! To minimise the offence somewhat, I do very much like the look of a well-made Devon interior, I'm just not sure I could live with it! I hate beds made of bits and pieces of the furniture with cushions wedged in various places. I'm more a rocker by nature!...
by DoubleD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My '60 23 Window Deluxe
Replies: 1006
Views: 140808

Re: My '60 23 Window Deluxe

It might be difficult to combine a part-Devon layout with another bed arrangement, although I'm sure you could make it look good by using the same type of wood wherever possible, eg. across the lower panel of the rear seat, etc. I think one problem might be the lack of any standing area, when the be...
by DoubleD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My '60 23 Window Deluxe
Replies: 1006
Views: 140808

Re: My '60 23 Window Deluxe

Not crazy Phil - just a case of changing requirements. What you do with your bus's interior depends on how you want to use it. Although I'll no doubt offend all the aficionados on here, personally I've never been sold on the Devon interior layout, despite all that wood looking so lovely. Those rear ...
by DoubleD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Belly pans, weld in or bolt on?
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Belly pans, weld in or bolt on?

I bolted all mine on (using captive nuts) for complete access in the future but, in reality, the outer ones should never need to be removed. As long as the underside of the floor, the inner sills and the chassis are well protected before fitting the pans, the outers can be welded in place. This will...
by DoubleD
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Creative rear shock mounts
Replies: 15
Views: 3697

Re: Creative rear shock mounts

As far as I am aware, the CE shock mounts are normally used with the early bay type of rear hub carriers. Yours look like the Beetle or Porsche variety, in which case the chassis shock mount and the hub carrier shock mounting point may not line up correctly. I may be completely wrong, but all I can ...
by DoubleD
Mon May 29, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dodgy steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Dodgy steering

I had a late bay some years ago which exhibited a similar steering response to what you have described. All the steering components, including the box, were 100% free of play, yet when on the move there always seemed to be a delay in the vehicle responding to any steering input. I never properly und...