Bit of cooker info needed please

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by aircoolsteve » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Many thanks for all that good info. I thought there was some bits missing! I don't suppose I'll find those shaped edging strips. Will end up making those but I don't really want to strip the wood on the case as I prefer the original finish but I'll do my best to match it on the side strips.
I'm also looking for any pics of what they installed into a walk-through behind the driver seat on a RHD. I know I'll never be able to have an original look bearing in mind that I have a full width bed. I'm trying to get a table and an opposing seat arrangement and making it all work if you see what I mean but I'll have a better Idea when I fit the floor!
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by chrystal » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:53 pm

This is mine:

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mine looks like it has been contoured. I have the metal bar at the bottom. However I don't know if mine is an original Pitt as I don't have a dented spare wheel well
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by e m p i » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:48 am

The bar at the bottom of your cooker is the same as I have on mine. If you have the original cargo floor have a look underneath and about 10" back from,the front bulkhead and 6" in from the cargo doors is there a square section about the size of a cigarette packet cut out or repaired? This would have been the top up for the under floor water tank on a Pitt. Also check on the M-plate to,see what it came with as most vans for conversion would have been supplied as a Kombi (van with windows) and nothing in the back. Also rhd headlamps and quite probably no battery (something to do with shipping?)

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by Terry » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:34 pm

My water tank is under the back seat behind the drivers seat. I presume it has always been there?
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by chrystal » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:03 pm

Sadly not original floor, but m plate as you described. I have a fiberglass tank behind driver's seat in the under seat storage
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by Terry » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:47 pm

chrystal wrote:Sadly not original floor, but m plate as you described. I have a fiberglass tank behind driver's seat in the under seat storage
Tank sounds the same as mine :) Most of my floor is original and I did not remember there being a plate so felt my tank must be original, nothing much had been done to our van before we got it and it had not done many miles either.
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by passion4 » Tue May 17, 2016 11:41 am

Just wondering, if the cooker units go on the front cargo door, does that make routing the gas pipe harder, as I thought the gas bottles were supposed to live in the engine bay and had their own specially shaped wooden unit to hold them in position in the spare battery tray area? I could of course be completely wrong on that! :lol: :oops:
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Post by e m p i » Tue May 17, 2016 6:55 pm

The gas pipe goes via a flexi hose to a solid gas pipe which is attached to the front bulkhead. This pipe goes along the floor sitting in one of the dips in the floor and through the rear bulkhead then comes back out in the engine bay on the same side and through into the void at the back. I didn't fancy my luck with a 50 year old bit of copper pipe so pulled mine out. I now have my fire extinguisher where the bottle went plus some oil cooler pipes so there's no room there anyway. To be honest, I know it seems crazy to have a gas bottle in the engine bay but as long as you disconnect it when you're driving I don't really see a problem. I've been to warehouses and workshops that are going up in flames and the bottles still haven't gone up as it takes quite a bit of heat before they go.
Mine now lives under the bench seat in the back and I just drag it out and connect it up when I need it and it just sits by the cooker on the floor of the bus when it's in use.

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by passion4 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Thanks! :)
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by type21f » Tue May 17, 2016 7:05 pm

My leisure battery will be going on the bottle tray so I will mimic the later Devons with the gas bottle under the rear seat...In my case it will sit under the rear seat and have plumbing to the propex under rear seat..to a gas tap outlet on the front of the rear seat by the cargo door to feed cooker outside and I will run the pipe under the floor and up to a gas tap on the front bulkhead cupboard to feed cooker inside.
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by e m p i » Thu May 19, 2016 4:22 pm

I've even seen a cooker pipe with a T-piece and a tap then a fitting that you could plug a gas BBQ on to :cheers: what a brilliant idea.

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by mo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:42 pm

Hopefully this might help ?

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by passion4 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:09 pm

mo wrote:Hopefully this might help ?

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Interesting, didn't think there was enough room to fit one on the front most cargo door? I assume the handle position would need to be altered to allow the door to open?

Maybe I'm think of a LHD frontmost cargo door as doesn't that have the lock mechanism on it?
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by mo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:15 pm

Nope door handle worked fine - mines a RHD CP :cheers:
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by mo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:21 pm

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Holes at the top that screw into the panels.

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Bar at the bottom and finally the edge

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