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    t7myp's Avatar You need to get out more (Gold)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassforce86 View Post
    Thank guys, I'll try and keep it up to date as we go along!

    Unfortunately came across a bit of a snag - nothing major, thankfully, but an annoying problem non-the-less!
    One of the wheel bolts in the front has been put in at an angle, and has since snapped off in the hub!

    So, after today investigations I have 2 top priorities to get done asap.

    1, Remove the snapped wheel bolt from the front hub, - hopefully just get it re-threaded and a new bolt put in - but possibly replace the whole hub.. we'll see...
    2, sort out the squeaky steering column! - This i highly suspect is due to a worn / incorrect bush on the steering column, but when I have a free evening to take it apart, the truth will become apparent I've no doubt!

    Suggestions, Hints, gotcha's any advise is always very welcome!
    Coming on great guns! I did loads to mine mate a lot of which was peace of mind. Look forward to seeing it coming along


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    So, the first evening spent out in the van was a success!

    First point is now repaired! Goodbye squeaky steering wheel (temporarily anyway).
    Turned out to be a really simple problem, the centre screw for the column housing was missing and it's hole smashed to bits! (sewer not intended, but duly noted).


    This basically meant that the faux leather of the steering wheel and the pastic housing were constantly rubbing together - so as you can imagine - somewhat akin to fingernails on a chalkboard with every slight turn of the wheel!


    So, with the donation of our neighbours verniers, we set about making a tiny plastic collar for the housing, and goodbye annoying squeak!




    Whilst I was busy looking at the steering wheel problem, Nat was beavering away measuring the back end to we can begin to plan layouts as we plan to make our own interior!
    So out came the pencil, paper and tape measure and she got to work.


    After an evenings work were now planning layouts and figuring out next stages. Electrics (we want campsite hookup as well as leisure battery so looking into split charge relays and how they fit in and work and where to store it before we put the floor in properly (it's not screwed down yet). Seating plans, cupboards & general storage, lighting... The list is long but exciting!!

    Later in the week I'm going to get down to B&Q (or similar) to source some thicker plastic to make the steering collar, because it's currently working, but very thin, so is going to need something more substantial to last
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    Good start to a promising build thread. Watching with much interest. Thanks.
    Ven vamos a follar los monos

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    Yes, keep us all updated.

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    Repair the top and bottom column casings. Find some bottle caps / injector caps for the lower casing then bond them on place after making a pilot hole. Then a couple of pan head self tappers left and right and an M4 centre should sort it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Repair the top and bottom column casings. Find some bottle caps / injector caps for the lower casing then bond them on place after making a pilot hole. Then a couple of pan head self tappers left and right and an M4 centre should sort it.

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    The left and right screws are still intact it's only the centre that's not longer with us!

    I've actually got a few long M4 bolts kicking around so I'll get to drinking and get some decent glue! I don't actually have anything to bond it with other than gaffa tape...

    Best choice of binding agent?

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    Superglue will do, or araldite

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    You went to Morwenstow with that numberplate?

    Were you around the Bude/Widemouth Bay area on Sunday - sure I waved to a white 'KGB'


    Oh and I have a lower column plastic if you want it - from my breaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    You went to Morwenstow with that numberplate?

    Were you around the Bude/Widemouth Bay area on Sunday - sure I waved to a white 'KGB'


    Oh and I have a lower column plastic if you want it - from my breaker.
    Yes we did! My sister is walking the whole of the Cornish coast national trust paths, that was the starting point! And also the vans first run for us

    I'm also aware the rear plate could do with replacing haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Oh and I have a lower column plastic if you want it - from my breaker.
    And Yes please Reg! - I'd rather replace with fully functional if it's an option Let me know how much and where you are and i'll come down and grab it off you
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