carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by DrivingDutchman » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:50 pm

Is yours an European version then, without the roof? Or was the roof lost over time?

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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by cam43 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:11 am

the chap i bought it off siad he had started breaking it and sold the "folding roof" and the cudboards. then changed his mind and was consisering a convertion to a double cab.

do you still have your roof for sale.?

cut the foot well out the passenger side tonight. ready to fit the new one tomorrow.
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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by cam43 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:41 am

Last night started stripping the roof of refurbishment

Interesting things I found so far are can't make my mind up if the door would have had a roof rack at frontal the wood not been shaped for it?
It has a flock head lining its in great condition but a strange colour.
The wooden tray mounted at the front, which I've guess it's a child's bed? Both my boys fit on it perfectly. It dose look quite in keeping with the rest of the roof any ideas if this is original?

The side and transportation mounts are the worth parts with the end planels seeming to be in good useable conditions
All the seal are missing or be replaced with intertube that been cut into lengths
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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by DrivingDutchman » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:43 pm

Good to see you already started on the roof.
Looks in better condition that I originally thought.
But... ehhh... I didn't know you lived down under??? :neener: It's very uncomfortable looking at those pics standing on my head... :shakehead:

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: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by cam43 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:53 am

spent the last week cutting new support and front roof supports.

I managed to removed the front roof sections with out dismantling the long alu angle .
I cut the sections out of 18 mm Marine ply . I need to cut the groove in the supports for the seal.
I bought from B and Q there bugit router and found it worked pretty well for making the groove for the seal.
and then 2pack primed them and then sprayed them in limestone
This evening I rebuild the front end.
New hinges and side wood panels to make this week. Should be finished next weekend!
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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by cam43 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:48 pm

This afternoon/ evening I changed the drivers footwell . It had been poorly repaired in the past with a tota of three repair panels put over the top of the original. The more i cut away the less there was to save. I ended up cutting the inter panel out of and remaking it. After a couple of trial fits finally got it in and painted. I remade the stenghtener that supports the pedal boxes .
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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by jerryd » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:25 am

I thought things were upside down only in Australia :whistle:
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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by Peaceand » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:44 am

Looks like excellent progress!

The images are a bit odd though - if you click on them to view the original it's the right way up...I'll have a look when I get home tonight and see if there's something odd on the forum maybe :shrug:

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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by cam43 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:23 pm

they the right way up when I see them in the post. Not sure what's going on with that?!
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Re: carawagon sw series 2 six cylinder

Post by Peaceand » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:03 pm

cam43 wrote:they the right way up when I see them in the post. Not sure what's going on with that?!
Looks like an Apple feature that's too clever for it's own good! Having done a bit of digging it looks like all the upside down photos were taken on an iPhone 6? and it's saved loads of extra data in the image, including this line: "Orientation Rotate: 180"
So when the forum generates preview images, it dutifully rotates them by 180 degrees! I'm guessing if you view it on an Apple device it ignores this (or rotates it by 180 again).

Not sure there's much I can do about it to be honest, but don't let it put you off posting them - people can click on the preview to see the original unadulterated photo anyway.

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  • Holly - 1972 Searle Carawagon Continental Ultimate (200 TDi)
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