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Van Conversion / Adhesive remover
« Last post by antozzi48 on August 18, 2018, 12:37:14 PM »
Hi all, newbie here.

Just started to strip the inside of my Toyota Hiace ready for insulation and the tops of the ply wall panels were stuck with sikaflex type adhesive and its stuck to the metalwork like s**t to a blanket! Any tips on removing it other than a Stanley blade and a bucket load of patience?
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Van Conversion / Re: chevy g20 high top removal
« Last post by Camper_Dan on August 18, 2018, 08:42:29 AM »
Greetings & Welcome!

There should be some sort of cross refence online with that info.

Cheers!
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Van Conversion / Re: Reccomendation
« Last post by Camper_Dan on August 18, 2018, 08:40:15 AM »
Greetings & Welcome!

Thanks for the recommendation, hopefully it will be helpful to others.

Cheers!
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Van Conversion / chevy g20 high top removal
« Last post by hick.man on August 18, 2018, 02:40:33 AM »
hi all, I recently picked up a 1984 chevy g20 high top camper van that is a rust bucket but the high top is in excellent condition and I would like to remove it to install it on a van that is in better condition. does anyone know what years of chevy vans this top will fit? It looks to me like it might fit up to a 1995 possibly? I am having a heck of a time find any info on this. any help would be so awesome.
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Van Conversion / Reccomendation
« Last post by JaneF on August 17, 2018, 03:44:19 PM »
If you're looking for someone to do a top quality van conversion at a very reasonable price, then I can highly reccomend Affordable Van Conversions in Midsomer Norton near Bristol.
I couldn't be more pleased with mine which I recently collected. They provide a very friendly service and always keep you in the loop about the progress of your van. :)
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Van Conversion / Re: Campervan conversion and cooking facilities
« Last post by Nick123Jon on August 14, 2018, 09:16:22 AM »
Hi!!   
My name is Nick. :)
I think this post will be interesting for you about Class B Motorhomes or Van Camper http://whatmycarworth.com/looking-for-class-b-motorhomes-or-van-camper-get-usefu-tips
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Van Conversion / Re: Vauxhall Combo battery wiring in reverse (Colour only)
« Last post by Camper_Dan on August 13, 2018, 01:04:24 PM »
Greetings &  Welcome!

My apologies for the belated reply, your message got lost in a mountain of spam posts.

I would trace your wires and see which ones go to ground.  Wire color can be deceiving, but I have seen positive ground vehicles too...

Cheers & keep us posted!
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Common Room / Re: Monthly Expenses
« Last post by OliverFi on July 31, 2018, 06:16:46 PM »
For stuff like this, I think it's best to go to the insurance company directly and ask them. That's what a friend of mine did when he was building a van from scratch.
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Van Conversion / Vauxhall Combo battery wiring in reverse (Colour only)
« Last post by Rossy1210011 on July 29, 2018, 08:54:00 PM »
Hello,

FTP here.
So ive got a 2008 vauxhall combo that im kitting out as a mini camper for MTB, Ive started doing electrical work in the back (Inverter, lights USB ports etc.) and when wiring up the 100A cable from the primary battery (Secondary to come at a later date) I noticed that the red and black cable from the battery are reversed (Red goes to the negative post and black to the positive post).

Everything in the van works fine, the polarity markings on the battery are correct and because of this I have had to wire a Red wire (For the electronics im installing) on to what is essentially the black coloured harness. The pictures below will give more understanding of what im trying to explain.

My questions at the end of this is as follows; Is this normal? Is it a vauxhall thing? Is it bad practice/gonna fail a MOT? and finally, should I get this changed? Also, Am I being an idiot somehow?

https://imgur.com/a/JW8eNXr

Thanks for all the help and happy converting!

Also glory shot to show off the beginning of the electrics, not totally happy with the wire management but there is more to be added (Split charge relay + leisure battery, Kill switch and 100A+ relay for the inverter as well)

https://imgur.com/a/u5OUqQl

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Common Room / Re: Halleluyah!!!
« Last post by Vantwat on July 12, 2018, 08:09:45 AM »
👍👍👍
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