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  1. Indeed it is! Fitted the solar panel to the roof and wired that up to a MPPT to the AGM battery. When fitted, the solar panel charges the AGM and the main battery, however i have a VSR fitted between the 2, excuse my ignorance, but does the VSR allow flow both ways? I understand the VSR opens when voltage hits a certain point ( 13.6v? ) to allow charge to the AGM battery from the alternator, but should it also open if the AGM battery is receiving charge and hits 13.6v also? When i crank the engine, both batteries drop voltage to 12.6v which shouldn't happen with
  2. I had one pass me by on the M6 the other week, i never gave it a second glance until the wife said ' that's a different looking car ' and pointed it out.
  3. A few more bits done to the build, the main one being the heating and shower set up. I have 2 webasto thermo top c's kicking about which i was planning to fit one to the engine as a pre heater and 1 for heating/hot water set up. There are many ways to heat water in a vehicle or a boat or even your off grid spoon wittling shack in the woods and i've studied them all. I took Webasto's idea as it was the more simplier way and reduced a need to fit bulky items and tweeked it abit for my own needs; Firstly i made a small box in the rear quarter section
  4. Ssshhh don't tell her that! I said you'd be wearing a kilt and everything!
  5. Good evening! I am still here, albeit not online as much, life gets in the way with one thing or another How are you doing up there? I threatened the missus we'd seek out geniune Scottish fabricator who could teach us a wee bit when we leave on our travels I must post some more updates to the build, it's a labour of love and i'm still enjoying it when i can
  6. Live work in my opinion is working on live cables from distribution to the meter/isolator, after that you isolate the supply, therefore not live. It’s horses for courses, what you’re happy doing, you do
  7. No reason why the tyre can’t be used as well The more footholds the merrier the traveller will be in times of need
  8. There is no live work. 80/100 amp fuse is pulled before tails from meter to a new metal JB for the connection of the SWA which runs to your new CU. Obviously it’s all done back to front and the connection is the last bit I’m not savvy on Scottish building regs, so you don’t need a ticket for electrical works on planning builds?
  9. The electrician’s job is pretty simple in this situation if I’m honest and if you have a decent brain you can quite easily do it yourself, however, if it’s under planning it has to signed off. If you don’t have a friendly electrician who knows your work then you’re paying for the ticket at the end. It’s not rocket science for domestic installs, commercial is a different ball game.
  10. I stripped the bongo seat for the frame work as there’s some decent sized tube which makes it up. At the base was a curved piece which would make a good step for the bars cut it out and welded it onto the bar the curved seat base had lots welded to it which needed removing, then tidying up. Welding 2 separate thickness bits together was a learning curve but it’s turned out all right. The horizontal part is a perfect step up onto the bonnet now I’m thinking of welding some loops to the underside of the bar in case I get a moo
  11. I’ve come cross a few I.D.Ten.Tee issues in the past. You can say it as much as you like because no one writes it down I.D.10.T
  12. It is a snatch bullbar 👍 As for cooling, i'm not convinced there will be a problem. I've removed a full sized A/C condenser which was slap bang in front the intercooler and radiator. Also i've removed the surround which housed the front grill which took up a large part of the actual area availble for the radiator ( if you take the distance between the front wings, bumper and bonnet ). I'm not saying it's better, but there hasn't been any difference in temperature that i've registered. Snatch landrover bullbars have been used all over the world in all environm
  13. The bull bar has a spare wheel attached to it, it’s solid enough in its design and is bolted through the bumper by 8 bolts ( 4 through the front of the chassis, 4 into the bumper ) The bumper is a generic, not HD and I’ve welded some 3mm plate across the bottom where the bolts go through as well as horizontally inside the bumper to beef it up abit. My thinking is, the bars along the wing down to the rock slider will absorb some movement should I bump anything head on as well as provide a wee bit of protection to the wings. lastly, the bars are great for getting up onto t
  14. Roll cage saddle. I've ordered 2 from the guy who sold me the tube, cheers Lrf
  15. Also today my tube arrived for the extension down the side of the wing from the bull bar. I had a rough idea of how i wanted it to look, and it was a simple case of cut it and see. So i did and this is what i came up with; A few spot welds I shall weld it onto the bull bar. The other end is bolted to the rock slider. It does mean if i ever remove the bullbar, the 2 side bars are attached, but it's not the end of the world, i simply place the entire thing on the floor in situ. I couldn't come up with a neat feature to have the e
  16. The insurance is still on going, i'll update as it progress's. In the meantime, it was time to work on the interior layout. Most trucks have a bench seat down one side and the cupboards, sink,cooker down the other. In a van this works as it utilises the most amount of space, however it's terribly boring and if you do sit down for something to eat, you're staring at a wall of cupboards. I got my thinking cap on and came up with a few ideas. First one was to swap out the standard front seats for a bench seat. This would also make up part of the bed for the rea
  17. I’m working full time 7 days a week on the conversion, I honestly have no idea how I would’ve got anywhere with it had I been working
  18. I was considering using flat bar ( as i have a few bits ) cut down to the ID and wedged in to help line the 2 pieces together. Saying that a scrounge around the workshop is bound to find some tube that might be persuaded to fit
  19. If it was a roll cage or something quite important or beyond my scope i'd consider it, but i like a challenge on simple project to whet my appetite
  20. Never seen one of these before, they don't look too bad.
  21. NFU have been great in the past, I know there’s only one in the office and she’s unsure, hence the current situation. I’m not driving it at the moment as I’m at home for another 8 weeks, so it’s not an inconvenience, more that it’s going to cost to get a report done.
  22. I thought, and perhaps wrongly, that IVA’s cover structural differences to a vehicle?
  23. The insurance company are throwing a little wobbler regarding my roof. Even though dormobile supply these roof’s as a kit, they want some form of documentation relating to it which I can’t supply as it was 2 nd hand. Advised not to use it on a public road until they get someone to look at it or I get relevant documentation. Might be worth looking into the IVA route
  24. I made a frame for the rear door to house the sliding kitchen unit, and whilst I was at it I had a go with 2 pieces of 3mm steel welding together. Prepped by putting a chamfered edge like Stephen said and did it in short runs rather than one big one. cross section shows I got the penetration 👍 now to order the tube
  25. I love a challenge too I've gone for 3mm instead of 1.5mm which matches the bullbar.
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