3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by Fuch77 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:54 pm

And are yo saying powder coat is best option for bringing them back up to nice standards ?

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Post by clymoj » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:22 pm

That profile is the same as my 62 roof rail - the curved IC shaped one rather than the square [ shaped one Graham has.

It sounds like you have two roof rails so either one each side or you've acquired a spare at some point?
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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by clymoj » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:27 pm

Fuch77 wrote:And are yo saying powder coat is best option for bringing them back up to nice standards ?
There is some discussion amongst us nerds about whether they should be painted or left as bare aluminium. It is more likely to be the latter but may have varied by bus.

I think Graham polished his; I have had mine painted, so you take your pick I suppose.
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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by Fuch77 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:35 pm

Paint would seem the easy option ....can anyone say how long the polished up lasts before retuning to the cracked ice look it has now?


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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by Fuch77 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:47 pm

Also is there any way of knowing what type of awning it came with ?


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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by Hack » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:51 pm

just been down to check my 1980 lunar delta "meth lab" cavavan.

found this hanging off the bottom. two lengths 70" and 60"

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UK 1967 Devon Caravette Spaceway
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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by type21f » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:21 am

Ah...
Inspector Clouseau here..

clymoj..

Your bus was a Devonette...so did not have an awning or rail in the price list...

But the Buyer could have one and rail fitted as an optionsl extra.

Or it could be one was fitted later an an addition.

My 65 Caravette had a Devon Tent so had an extra long rail on the roof, with poppers on front bumper, around both front and rear wheel arches for the awning skirt.

I have replicated the poppers on my 64 Caravette.

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1965 Type21f
Westfalia Hamburg Type155i 003 viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64012
1965 Devon Caravette, L360 L289 Hammock, Tent, M W Pop
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Peebles 1964 Devon Caravette Gentlux Pop


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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by Fuch77 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:55 am

Fascinating photos of the rails and skirts...My van once had the poppers and i had always wondered what they were for
Now i have seen it so very grateful.
not sure mine had that many as i remember.
you say you replicated them type21f ? is there a Devon type popper ? and are they the same as the ones used in the rear roll up curtain ?

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Post by type21f » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:19 pm

They are the same.
The OG ones shown on my 65 were slotted...
Unable to find slotted so have used positive ones..in stainless Steel
Tonneau cover poppers...
Male with screws
Female with caps on curtains n skirts.
Jacuzzi makes also stock them..
On eBay too.
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Westfalia Hamburg Type155i 003 viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64012
1965 Devon Caravette, L360 L289 Hammock, Tent, M W Pop
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Peebles 1964 Devon Caravette Gentlux Pop

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Re: 3 devon Awning rails ? Advice please

Post by type21f » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:01 pm

Flat sided 64/ 65 upper awning rail..

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Westfalia Hamburg Type155i 003 viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64012
1965 Devon Caravette, L360 L289 Hammock, Tent, M W Pop
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Peebles 1964 Devon Caravette Gentlux Pop

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