The Saga of Tortuga's "Resto"

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by [:DSbS:], Feb 1, 2014.

  1. More work on the camping electrics, mainly running cables around the van, but also on locating the fuse box, charger, heater, etc. out of the way under the back seat;
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    That's the heater at the bottom, the black box is the charger and the fuse box and bus bar are just in a 'mocked up' position. Right-hand rear speaker will go in front of that lot and I'm putting the consumer unit on the side of the wheel arch.


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  2. Just about finished running cables for internal lights and sockets. Picked up a consumer unit to link with the charger (probably going to put the mains socket under the van) so that and the split charge relay set up are ready to go in.
    Still waiting on the leisure battery tho. In the meantime, varnishing the headlining continues and I've finally 'walled off' the back of the overhead locker :)
    Moving on for Sumer Island Hopping on the West Coast of Scotland!


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    Ve haf power Herr Doktor!


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  4. So I decided to replace the sliding door seal as part of the prep to go island hopping round Scotland. Removed the door and the seal to discover galloping rust (!) under the roof channel. Three and a half weeks to go, so bodge time - I have no knowledge or equipment, let alone time to carry out a lasting repair.
    First time with filler;
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    And now covered in primer
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  5. So here's how the filler bodge above the sliding door turned out
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    Again, not the best solution, but it'll do until I do a full strip of the paint in a few years time - I got this to use, not restore to show standard!
    Next up, wooden bulkheads - fitting the buddy seat has shown there's still some fettling to be done with these, but that's going to have to wait til after the holidays
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    And finally the cooker unit; under construction...
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    ...and being trial fitted.
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    Under the hob will be a drawer and the cupboard will have a shelf above the water and gas canisters. I'm also going to fit a removable board in front of the canisters to stop them moving around. The position of the 'spice rack' is filled by a whiskey rack instead :)


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  6. Specifically for @Dicky (as he requested more photos) and showing the interior as it currently stands - all hand built and loosely based on conversion plans posted on here ages ago
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    Oh and today's work; the surfboard table, using my longboard as a template :)
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  7. Im liking that. My skills are somewhat limited and i tend to go at it a bit cack handed as im never quite sure how to achieve what i want. Its the finish that lets me down. I need some routing skills!
     

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