Another Carawagon!

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RMS
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Another Carawagon!

Post by RMS » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi,

Here's the latest addition to my stable :gold:

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I picked it up today from Dave (dpaz on here) and drove it 100 miles home.

I am quite liking the 2.5NAD - runs out of puff a bit on motorway inclines, but was still doing nearly 50mph at the top of Windy Hill on the M62 (Shaw to Saddleworth), just dropping out of overdrive near the top.
If I can sort out the 'heavy breathing', or at least put up with it with a catch tank, I might keep this engine in the vehicle for now.
If not, I've got a spare 200TDi or 300TDi I could drop in.

A slight problem with the brakes on the way home, but backing off the master cylinder pushrod to give a bit more play seemed to do the trick.

It won't take too much work to get it ready for use - replacing some of the roof woodwork which has delaminated and fitting a cooker to the back door (I've got a spare Dudley which I got to replace a modern one in one of my projects).
The double seat base could do with re-covering, the seams had split and are held together with duct tape, and the awning frame needs replacing as the old poles had seized in the roof (luckily I know someone who makes them :whistle: )

Then possibly a bit of door work, window runners and re-painting, and she'll be good as new :neener:

Another 5 door Carawagon Continental on the road - not too many of those around :tiphat:

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: Another Carawagon!

Post by DrivingDutchman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:00 am

Can't have too many campers Robin... :gold:

Is that checkered plate on the bonnet a cover plate for a hole for a snorkel? Some of the original old snorkels were fitted to the bonnet rather then the top of the wing...

Michiel
1969 109 sw dormobile Dora
1996 overland defender sw 110 Nellie
1962 109 sw safari diesel Hannie (sold)
1973 88 series 3 soft top in various bits on the drive...
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Re: Another Carawagon!

Post by RMS » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi Michiel,

Maybe just another one, an ambulance perhaps :whistle:

No, the chequerplate isn't covering a hole. I think it's there as a step to get to the roof before the roofrack was fitted, perhaps for cleaning :shrug:

Notice the handle on the front of the bonnet - Patrick worked out today that it was there to pull yourself up onto the bumper, toolbox and wing, all of which have chequerplate, so a previous owner certainly liked climbing :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: Another Carawagon!

Post by gossamer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:06 pm

Lovely
To infirmary and beyond!
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Re: Another Carawagon!

Post by dpaz » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi Nice to see her being loved. The checkerplate was to save the wings when putting things in the rack and yes the handle on the bonnet was to pull me up. Enjoy
Dave dpaz
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Re: Another Carawagon!

Post by Jonny72 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:03 pm

Congratulations- another 5-door - not so rare after all...
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Re: Another Carawagon!

Post by jerryd » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Needs a Dormobile roof Robin :wine: Nice purchase...
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Re: Another Carawagon!

Post by RMS » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:31 pm

Well, a year on and I decided it was time to sort this one out.

New wood, new seals and roof painted and replaced.

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Here are the two side pieces I removed, or rather, as they fell off!

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The previous owner thought he'd bought marine ply!
A lesson for everyone that just because the seller says it is marine ply, doesn't mean to say it really is!!

Time to start painting the rest, I think, and tidying up the interior.

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: Another Carawagon!

Post by dudley » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:08 am

HI Robin,

Looking good.

How are you going to decide which one
to use.

Regards

Phillip :tiphat:
1971 2a 109 diesel station wagon

1971 2a 109 petrol carawagon

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Re: Another Carawagon!

Post by RMS » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:57 am

dudley wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:08 am
How are you going to decide which one
to use.
I think I'll wait until I've got a few more on the road, then decide which two to keep as they are all different layouts.
It's always good to have a spare :wink:
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)
(patNrob on S2C)
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