Alex's White Dormobile

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RMS
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by RMS » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Fantastic, Alex.

Glad you got it home safely - I know how worrying it can be towing at full capacity!

What did you tow it with?

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:52 pm

hired a tri axle ifor williams and borrowed neighbours td5 90 :gold:
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by RMS » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:26 pm

Ah, I'll bet you had a lot less to worry about than when I've picked Carawagons up on my twin axle using a Carawagon as a tow vehicle :stars:

Hope to see it in the flesh soon - I really must get around to relieving you of that stuff you collected for me :whistle:

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: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by dudley » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:16 pm

hi alex,

pleased to hear you got home safely

so that's 3 dormobiles parked outside

and an 88" (no room to practice new steps)

regards

phillip :tiphat:
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by Eddi » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:12 pm

Wow.....good luck !
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:40 pm

Managed to do a little bit today

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Wings and front panel off - Keep the dumb iron for the chassis number !!

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nearly all the seats out, most doors off

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Dealers plate FWD Motors Kingston upon Thames.

Hopefully wont get distracted too much more. 2 others to finish
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by Toots » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:48 pm

Looking at this makes me feel better about having taken similar on myself :cheers:

Just two cylinders less :wink:
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:05 pm

Once I have taken off all the bits I need (interior, steering, seats, dash, seatbox, rear tub, sides, windscreen and roof, sills, middle floor, gearbox etc) and weigh the rest in, it all will seem so much easier!


Might keep the rear axle, but the front one seems very rusty, only worth keeping the diff. So, roll onto a trailer, take off the rear axle, pile on what is left of the doors and off to the local scrappy.
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by TheGreenlanecompany » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:25 pm

You're a very brave man to take up this project.

Hat deep off.

Just about to finish stage 1 of the 110 HT Camper project...
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by Ian » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:13 am

You are a brave man indeed. Although looking at it, the question one often asks oneself when considering a project vehicle is "do I fix it and mend it as I go along or do I go for a complete full-on rebuild?". I think the first option is completely off the table here.

A friend of mine over here in the USA has been doing a full-on restoration of his Dormobile for at least 10 years. He has never actually driven it. The work is awesome, the rolling chassis and restored 6-pot a thing of beauty. I just wouldn't have the patience. Been there, done that once upon a time with a 1933 Austin 10Hp saloon, the restoration of which started with a sump bolt balanced on a brick.

Good luck and keep us posted!

Cheers,
Ian
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