What's under the tarp?

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RMS
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by RMS » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:11 pm

Wheels make such a difference!

Popped a spare set (Defender white!) on today as I was checking the brakes, and look at the difference it makes to the overall appearance:

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Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by woollen797 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:37 pm

ok now I'm interested to see more of the vents, I'm guessing non original but they maybe better than having the big vent open on a night
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by Viamphie » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:07 pm

Looks lovely you lucky pup
I'm not really as bad as I make out. Despite what people say.
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by yakcam » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:32 pm

Hi Robin,

Great to see another Dormobile being found and rescued.

Such a shame the state they get in when left unloved by previous owners.

Looks however there is plenty of potential in what you have found.

Your'e welcome to stick your head and tape measure in my Dormobile if your'e ever down in Essex or maybe at Peterborough 2018!!

Please can I go on the list already?

Best regards Chris

AKM 217K

P S - I've got a dished deluxe bonnet going spare if you might be interested? (needs stripping and painting but frame good and skin with no dents)
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by RMS » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi Chris,

Yep, saved - just needs some work to the brakes to get it through MOT, I think.

It obviously needs some tidying up as a camper - replace the rooflight rubber, bunk material and some gel coat repairs to the roof, but no real hurry.
Perhaps a winter project once I get rid of the Disco donor from the barn to make some room.

A dished bonnet would be great - it had 205 tyres on, but I've got a set of 7.50s to go on so visibility over the wheel would be better if lowered a bit.
Would it be ok to ask you to hang on to it until we can sort something out?

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by Jabbawocky » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:53 pm

Hi Robin

Great looking truck, well it will be when you get it sorted. If you need any measurements give me a shout.

Mick
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by jerryd » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:23 pm

A Dormobile Convert at last Robin :gold: I knew you'd see the light !!

Looks to be a good find, will you keep the original diesel in it ??
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by RMS » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:38 pm

I'll probably keep the original Diesel in for now, unless I decide or need to use it as my 'main' camper.

I did try the original 2.25 Diesel in my Carawagon, but after running 200TDis it just seemed sooooo sloooow :whistle:

We'll see how it goes this time - I'm a bit older now so perhaps won't feel the need for speed :laugh:

Cheers,
Robin
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by yakcam » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:48 pm

Hi Robin,

Yes I can hang onto the dished bonnet.

I found that a dished bonnet made a big difference over the standard deluxe bonnet to forward visibility over a 235/85 x16 tyre on a standard 109 wheel rim.

Cheers

Chris
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Re: What's under the tarp?

Post by romanyrose » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:25 pm

G'day Robin, that's another one saved and i am proud of you, i some times wish i would do what you do but unfortunately for me i go my own way if only to be different :embarassed: .

Catch you later. R-Rose :tiphat: .
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