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My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

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Helen
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 4:46 pm

It's okay Matt, as Laura has just pointed out to John he can get off his backside and go over there to take her to the garage tomorrow with the 4x4 lol! Will get the measurements for you just in case.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by mike on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 6:24 pm

vessey44 wrote:Helen,no rush as i wont be travelling down till next weekend

If one of the lorries goes in the week it wont matter as he'll just crane it onto the back

Matt i have no idea as to the answer ime just raising the question,to crane it i presume you would use straps is the dandy of a design that would have the strength to allow for straps.

mike
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Nick on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 7:57 pm

i reckon the Dandy will be fine on sling straps,the Dandy's frame is immensely strong Very Happy
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:07 pm

It'll be fine he has a few spreader beams he could use anyway
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 6:04 pm

Had a busy day Matt but will get the measurements tomorrow.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by bgarston on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 6:44 pm

mike wrote:
vessey44 wrote:Helen,no rush as i wont be travelling down till next weekend

If one of the lorries goes in the week it wont matter as he'll just crane it onto the back

Matt i have no idea as to the answer ime just raising the question,to crane it i presume you would use straps is the dandy of a design that would have the strength to allow for straps.

mike

I can't find the picture but somewhere I have a photo of our Dandy 6 being craned on to the Scillonian III when my parents took it to the Isles of Scilly! In short the design of the space frame IS strong enough for lifting with straps.

If I find the photo I'll make sure I post it.

Ben
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Cazz on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 8:16 pm

an 80's match for your camper, lucky that. Rolling Eyes

vessey44 wrote:Im actually really excited about owning a Dandy...It was bought just incase but im already thinking it'll probably be used more than the vw camper Crying or Very sad

We found we did last year. Crying or Very sad

but it is nice not to pack everything up to go any where. And the Dandy is much better in the wind compared to the campers awning, but the campervan does feel a bit left out. Sad

Perhaps we should get her an 80's brown also, well it will match her brown Westy interior better. Shocked Rolling Eyes
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 10:02 pm

Not to worry Helen... Very Happy
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 2:46 pm

I bought the Dandy as a solution but its already turning into a project

Jobs to do:

  • Clean & Paint Chassis
    Retrim & fit new curtains/carpet
    Propex Heater


Jobs i would like to do:

  • GSM controller for the Propex Heater
    Mini Wheels
    LED Tail Lights


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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Nick on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 4:12 pm

Matt,vinyl is a better solution its easy to keep clean and you can just put a carpet over mat in like what we have,its attached to floor using poppers.
Our last dandy had carpet but prefer current set up.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 4:48 pm

Thats what ill do then...our Pennine Fiesta had laminate

Im looking into sinking the propex heater into a 3mm steel box in the floor so its not in a cupboard,reduced noise & easy access

My campers heater is also mounted in a box sunk though the floor just infront of the passenger rear wheel
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by mike on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 4:50 pm

vessey44 wrote:Thats what ill do then...our Pennine Fiesta had laminate

Im looking into sinking the propex heater into a 3mm steel box in the floor so its not in a cupboard,reduced noise & easy access

My campers heater is also mounted in a box sunk though the floor just infront of the passenger rear wheel

That sounds like a good idea because cupboard space can be tight.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Tow Itch on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 5:30 pm

vessey44 wrote:Thats what ill do then...our Pennine Fiesta had laminate

Im looking into sinking the propex heater into a 3mm steel box in the floor so its not in a cupboard,reduced noise & easy access

My campers heater is also mounted in a box sunk though the floor just infront of the passenger rear wheel

It reduces noise! Let me think who do we know who thinks that Propex heaters are noisy?

Oh you are making jobs for other people.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 6:58 pm

Tow Itch wrote:
vessey44 wrote:Thats what ill do then...our Pennine Fiesta had laminate

Im looking into sinking the propex heater into a 3mm steel box in the floor so its not in a cupboard,reduced noise & easy access

My campers heater is also mounted in a box sunk though the floor just infront of the passenger rear wheel

It reduces noise! Let me think who do we know who thinks that Propex heaters are noisy?

Oh you are making jobs for other people.


yes kevin your right nick is going to be a very busy boy!!!
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Wed 08 Feb 2012, 3:33 pm

Hi Matt, the measurement is 1480mm, this is from the inside of the tyre to the inside of the other tyre (the gap in between) if you need the measurement from outside to outside just say, I can measure each of my Dandy wheels as they are the same as Laura's x it by two and add that to the measurement.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Wed 08 Feb 2012, 3:50 pm

Helen...Thankyou Very Happy
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Wed 08 Feb 2012, 4:04 pm

Your welcome, sorry it took so long ...... the most stupid thing is I have just had my dad measure ours (just out of curiosity) and it's 1490, the designer and the discovery are the same size units just a different interior, the difference is probably to do with the fact that our tyres need a little air in them. I never even thought of measuring ours Doh! my dad also measured his - again curiosity as we were then wondering if they are all the same size even with external wheels and found it is a shorter wheelbase than ours.
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:01 pm

Collecting tomorrow morning Very Happy

I will post some pictures of this when i get it back into the workshop & built up
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by mike on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 1:43 pm

vessey44 wrote:Collecting tomorrow morning Very Happy

I will post some pictures of this when i get it back into the workshop & built up

Looking forward to that,hope it meets your expectations or even exceeds them.

mike
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Helen on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 7:30 am

Have a safe journey today ............ you must be very excited
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 9:29 am

oh cant wait to see it Razz
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 2:36 pm

The Dandy made it home & is sat in the workshop now..

Needs a little work here & there

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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vickoir on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 3:07 pm

cool matt can't wait to see it
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by vessey44 on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 7:55 pm

Havnt had time to get the Dandy erected in the workshop yet

Had a quick look inside & noticed the front panels window has smashed...I put this down to how it was packed away Crying or Very sad Plant Glazing can take a template & make a copy in toughened glass

Also with not having gas struts the upright supports have gone through the plywood on the bed base in the past and water has effected it a little as the board has warped

I knew it would be a project but its an ideal start & i like a challenge

After seeing pheonix's build thread i wanted to re-clad mine.

Might go down the ply route or have some alloy checker plate lazer cut to the original patterns painted black then block flatted to bring the alloy back through on the high points and laquered...I get a bit carried away sometimes Laughing

I also thought about going all VW on it and sticker bombing the whole thing
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Re: My Dandys / My VW T25 Projects

Post by Tow Itch on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 8:01 pm

vessey44 wrote:Havnt had time to get the Dandy erected in the workshop yet

Had a quick look inside & noticed the front panels window has smashed...I put this down to how it was packed away Crying or Very sad Plant Glazing can take a template & make a copy in toughened glass

Also with not having gas struts the upright supports have gone through the plywood on the bed base in the past and water has effected it a little as the board has warped

I knew it would be a project but its an ideal start & i like a challenge

After seeing pheonix's build thread i wanted to re-clad mine.

Might go down the ply route or have some alloy checker plate lazer cut to the original patterns painted black then block flatted to bring the alloy back through on the high points and laquered...I get a bit carried away sometimes Laughing

I also thought about going all VW on it and sticker bombing the whole thing

As your obviously practical and have a host of work based contacts not a disaster but oh the joy of buying sight unseen from eBay.

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