Chilli, The funky green chillin' machine!

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Skyelectrix, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. from the picture it looks like a front hinged ie a early type westy roof, rather than the late/rear hinged like a berlin.
     
  2. Just asked SGS what the Force for the Westfalia strut is and they have stated 350N
     
  3. yeah, it sure does..im wondering is the ram for an assistance to the H bar or is it a stand alone ram. ill see if I get time to give them a ring to see if its a kit they offer
     
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  5. Managed to get most of the missing tinwear from Top Banana Racing (cheers). Engine is now stripped down to a crankcase. The heat exchangers are toast and so are the carbs! One head is good but the other has a sunken valve and the matching tappet screw was mushroomed, barrels don't look too bad. Just gotta split the crankcase now but will first have to clear some space in the workshop. Hardly any endfloat so let hope its all good inside.
     
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  6. Guess who made it home after a long busy summer! plenty of work to do now....only a year till our wedding!
     
  7. anxious moments unloading Chilli from the trailer....please don't scratch him! Seriously tho, the guys at Stepaside Coachworks have done a great job in transforming our camper. Thanks to you all!

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    Pop top fitted up with new M4 stainless fixings and attached to the camper with new rubber

    sealant used around all the pop top fittings...don't want any leaks!!!!

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    my mate Paul's moonraker in the background..
     
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  9. and straight into his temporary home...HEY! watch that paintwork sonny!

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  10. Had a big box from Bilt Hamber full of their ace waxy-oily stuff...so started to squirt it into all the nooks and crannies....seems to be really good stuff and im absolutely covered in it so hopefully i wont rust either! i used the s-50 where its hidden and then the clear wax in places like behind the headlights and the front grill. im going to use soundproofer in the doors etc so will give him another dosing when thats all fitted and before the door cards go on.

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  11. Utrolig flott !! :)
     
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  12. front end gets new lights, aerial and washers. Bought some 'best quality' headlight rims but i think the suppliers must have mixed them up with the Marmite ones! polised up the original rims and they are much better!

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  13. door handles going back on...nothing wrong with the og ones, just a quick polish, new gaskets and resetting all the barrels so 'one key fits all'

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    It took a whole day just to clean and fit all the locks and strikers etc...need to align the slider now...new rollers ordered from heritage...jeysus! £130 quid for the tineist box of bits!

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  14. I found all the old glass but it seems an angle grinder has f*cked up the lhs front wind-up window and the windscreen is scrap! Anyone tried polishing grinder marks out of glass and what are the heated screens like? Anyhoo, the rear screen has these cool stickers on so will try to keep them.

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  15. stripping westy towbar, seats and engine support bar for the powdercoater


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  16. Tiller going back in, along with a load of spagetti..

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  17. New horsehair pads and covers going on..they are seriously tight...had to get the missus to help with a bit of muscle!

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  18. I know our van should have the green covers but we really liked the blue covers when we seen them...and it is our van!

    Waiting on parts to come back from the powder coater so we can crack on with the seats, dash and the windows.

    Also need to decide on interior. We like the layout of the berlin but the finish is 'orrid! Im thinking of recreating it in maybe oak or cherry vyneered ply or similar..

    Engine needs building too!
     
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  19. This is looking great :)

    We went the same way with our interior, re-created from the original units in better quality materials, walnut in our case, although we've not done the full units yet.
     
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  20. I am literally drooling! You should go with a 2056 conversion and some slightly ported heads,different cam and some new Webers,40 idf's.You really should!
     
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