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The material for the bellows is off to be measured and worked out the best course of action as a suitable replacement.

 

Personally i would like a breathable modern tent material, however the original was a pvc type with a lining on the inside ( similar to the actual lining on the GRP interior ) but it was on it's last legs.

IF, and it's a big IF, i went along the route of the original pvc for the strength of the joints to the landy roof then i would look at a lining ( originally came with ) to reduce any condensation as well as fitting a shroom vent.

 

The original material is crudely held in place with aluminium strips sandwiching the material between these and the roof and then screwed into the roof of the vehicle.

I will look at better ways to seal this joint as it's pretty basic, but it did work!

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Chap in my village is a Fibre Glass Engineer by trade. He's self employed. I'm only up in Somerset

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A little progress today, roof struts and repair patches to the GRP roof inside.

 

i did fit some gas struts but they didn’t work as planned.

Gas struts don’t lock themselves into a pre defined position either, if I did use them then i’d need to come up with a locking rod of some sort, I dropped the idea and went back to the original spring loaded arms, which after 47 years are still in good working order.

 

ive created a timber bracket to hold the struts and to take the bunks, I will drop it down to my steel fabricator and get him to fashion replicas out of box section.

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and my my assistant for today was Millie looking her best....

 

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Love Millie !

Good to see progress

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She looks as daft as my dog!

nice progress.

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