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by Ian
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: What are you planning for 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: What are you planning for 2019?

I started this thread so its high time I wrote a few lines of prose to update you all. After fitting a new gearbox and clutch, I drove the Dormobile via Monument Valley to southern Colorado in mid-May for a couple of weeks, then left it there for a couple of weeks before returning to it in mid June....
by Ian
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 6 Cylinder Dormobile for sale in Arizona
Replies: 1
Views: 334

6 Cylinder Dormobile for sale in Arizona

http://dormobile.blogspot.com/2019/03/o ... -sale.html

The Howard's Dormie is for sale. Really nice truck.

Ian
by Ian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: What are you planning for 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

What are you planning for 2019?

It has been quiet on the list, too quiet. So, where is everybody planning to go in 2019? Hopefully somewhere exciting. To start you off, I'm planning on yet another trip to Colorado and New Mexico via the Grand Canyon, hopefully with a new gearbox installed. It did get me back from New Mexico last O...
by Ian
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Classic Campers
Topic: Dormobile register
Replies: 14
Views: 1661

Re: Dormobile register

Hi Alex, Details of my 1962 RHD Dormobile: Chassis number 26200997 Dormobile number U80047 UK registration number 918PTD Oregon registration number 4R-4783 California registration 5ZUM558 Current California registration B725FO (yellow letters on black plate) Original 2.25l petrol engine fitted repla...
by Ian
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 Dormobile
Replies: 46
Views: 9578

Re: 1963 Dormobile

It looks like the wardrobe is missing from the last couple of pictures. Change of plan? Storage is one of the biggest problems in a Dormie. Where to put it all?

Ian
by Ian
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Christmas

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And a Happy New Year to all.

Ian
by Ian
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Member's motors
Topic: 1966 Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: 1966 Restoration

Very nice! The canvas is indeed hard to fit correctly. There's a trick to it but I'm darned if I know what it is.

I hope you have lots of great adventures in it!

Ian
(on the left coast)
by Ian
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Member's motors
Topic: What's under the tarp?
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: What's under the tarp?

Well done Robin! It looks like you have the basis for a good-looking truck there although the interior looks like it's going to need some serious work. Good luck with the project!

Ian
by Ian
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Getting dormobile canvas to stretch.
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Getting dormobile canvas to stretch.

Its not really the cold that makes the canvass brittle, just age. Cold temperatures will cause the canvass to shrink and brittle canvass will certainly crack. At some point, I'll have to replace the canvass on my Dormie - it is an absolute pain to do which I found out whilst helping TeriAnn Wakeman ...
by Ian
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Getting dormobile canvas to stretch.
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: Getting dormobile canvas to stretch.

Warming the canvass will make it stretch. The only trouble is that it will shrink as it cools and if you still have the original material, it tends to crack and split as it cools and tightens. I would drill extra holes in the stays so that the material doesn't get tight. Cold weather camping will do...