My 66 Sundial

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Safari seal
Cargo door bump stop
Fit Cargo door table leg
Fit main table
Make table leg
Fit table leg
Kick panels - started
Cab door cards
Sundial waterbox - started
Glue rear hatch seal in
Finish roof rack
Find missing sundial handle
Fit arm rest
Secure RnR kick panel
Cargo door cabinet - started
Glue inner rear cupboard
Stain and varnish rear cushion strip
Driver seat cushion
Oil pressure switch leak
Curtains
Curtain cover strip
Stain inside arm rest
Rear interior light
Tassles
Gearbox seal
Fuel sender
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Hi, Awesome resto! I have 66 Sundial and just stripped the interior. It was looking a bit tatty as it had delaminated in places, and had been stained dark pecan to disguise damp staining the white ash. So looks like a refit is needed. Do you still supply ply roof lining, and if so, do you supply side panels, too? I'm up for repairing cupboards, etc., but would be easier to fit precut panels than make them myself. Love the old hippy interior on yours. Thanks, Bob
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Waveycrazey wrote:Hi, Awesome resto! I have 66 Sundial and just stripped the interior. It was looking a bit tatty as it had delaminated in places, and had been stained dark pecan to disguise damp staining the white ash. So looks like a refit is needed. Do you still supply ply roof lining, and if so, do you supply side panels, too? I'm up for repairing cupboards, etc., but would be easier to fit precut panels than make them myself. Love the old hippy interior on yours. Thanks, Bob
Thanks for your kind comments Bob.
To answer your question, yes I do still make the roof ply lining (I think I have one in my loft) and I have the designs for the side panels and even the inner rear corners. Anything else just ask.

I'll send you , a pm with my number in it so we can communicate without being on line.

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It's been a while since I've done any work on Laura and I think it's about time I cross out a few more of the jobs on the to do list.

So 1st up is fitting the main table.

I recall there being a pice of right angle metal attached to the side.

But which way up, how big etc.

Is there out there with a sundial or an EZ camper that could post up a pic pls.

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So I've managed to find a bit of time for Laura.

Whilst going through some of my original fittings I found half a push latch that I wouldn't be using. Its the same as the broken one I side my wardrobe so I changed it over quick simple fix to get me going.
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So I've managed to find a bit of time for Laura.

Whilst going through some of my original fittings I found half a push latch that I wouldn't be using. Its the same as the broken one I side my wardrobe so I changed it over quick simple fix to get me going.

Next I wanted to start to cross off some of the list.

Fix the table to the van. Was next.

Sadly I have lost the originalal one but I did make a copy but it has white top instead of the wood Formica.

I recal there being g a piece of right angle metal that it attached to and it always looked odd but whether it was made like that or a hippy addition I don't know.
So keeping in that style I found some Ali right angle that was old and used and put that to use.
It was from an old fridge cabinet and had drill holes in it but I thought it looked like it goes well holes and all.
So it got cut to size and hinges were bought and hey presto, my table is no longer getting moved from one side of the garage to the other but it is now a permanent part of the camper once more.
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:cheers: Good to see you back at it Jay :cheers:

Are you going to Viccy Farm or Stanford Hall?

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rusty1962 wrote::cheers: Good to see you back at it Jay :cheers:

Are you going to Viccy Farm or Stanford Hall?

Steve
Hi Steve,

Yes it is good to be back at it. I've been so busy with work and trying to decorate my house poor Laura hasn't had much attention.

Yes I am planning on going to Vick farm and Stanford, it part of the reason I'm having a push with Laura.

I'd better go and get her MOT'd !

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Hi Graham, yes getting there :D

Forgive how I'm going to post photos and text. But I've discovered that I'll lose my text if I try and post pics from phone together.

So anyway.

Yesterday I decided I would have another go at my rear inner light.

I had done a bit of work on this before and (wrongly) discovered it was the switch on the dash pod.
When I took it off I noticed that the front and rear terminals are from the same side of the switch and therefore if the front worked the switch worked.
So I needed to check the wire.

I didn't have anymore bulbs to fit my diy tester so when I found another inner light fitting I added that to my tester along with a new piece of wire and a croc clip.
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With my new tester ready I tested the wire and discovered it was indeed live.

Progress.
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Now I knew I had power it was time to check the OG light fitting.

Which I wondered if I could get going again.

After having a look I thought that the switch was a push in/out one that must have gotten dirty and stuck.
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WD40 and a few minutes later it was a working switch, but needed to be checked.
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Checked and working so now I needed to clean the bulb holder and earth the unit and it should work.

I had one 6v single terminal bulb. And I can tell you that it does work :D
I pushed the bulb in a few times and it worked lovely, which was surprising as I have a 12v system now.
Dissapointingly tho as i was fitting the unit to the van I double clicked the switch and I think the two short loads in rapid succession was too much and the bulb broke :cry:
So no glowing bulb in the final pic.
Never mind, I'll get a proper 12v one soon.
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Tonight I've been back at it again.

The plan was to get a cad drawing done of the table leg and have another look at my kick panels but the washing machine started leaking so I had some fun and games in the kitchen 1st !
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