30-11-06

 

Ben's been on a mission the last week (Good work dude!) and Chris' Van is very nearly ready to MOT, It's sitting nice and all thats left to do is get the engine in and a few other little jobs and then the fun job of clocking up some test miles (looking forward to that!)

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Been moving the vans around and getting Dan & Julies into position ready to get on with it next week.

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Purdy the puppy popped in and decided to take Hanz Footz for a walk!

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29-11-06

So Far this week

More Progress on Chris' 57, all the electrics are now working, gear linkage all connected & working and the new rubbers are in..

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Tinoc !

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We have a new member of staff, his names Hanz Footz!

Here he is giving Dan a hand

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He's allready become very attached to Ben

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Hanz loves cool body-modifications, and decided to give Chris's van a 'Columbian Style' rear light conversion!

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Good work Hanz mmmm doesn't that look smart!

 

We are so pleased with his light mods, we may get him to sort some out for Beltek!

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24-11-06

 

More work has been done on Chris' 57 Kombi

Raised Steering box is done & Gearbox is in.

Front CSP Brakes, Narrowed Beam & Steering components are now on.

Locks are all rebuilt & fitted, and the front & rear windows are coming out to have new rubbers fitted.

 

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23-11-06

 

The engine & gearbox for Chris' 57 are cleaned up, checked out & painted ready to go back in

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Ben fits the adjusters to the narrowed beam

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Claire rebuilds the locks...

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22-11-06

Workshop Action

Its all go at the new workshop ( altho we've still got half the floor to concrete!)

 

Rach & Karls engine comes out for a rebuild..

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Ben's been busy stonechipping and getting the first coat of paint on the underneath of Chris' '57 kombi

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Ratty on the outside, minty underneath!

 

Dans been busy and stripped the 1776 so it can be checked out before it goes into Chris' 57

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This Week...

I decided that Paul needed a break what with all the mayhem of the workshop moves, so I booked a few days away near Buxton in Derbyshire for his Birthday!

We found a cosy looking farmhouse advertised on the net, when we arrived it had slightley more Patina than expected (& more leaks than a set of repro safari windows!) And was stuck in the middle of nowhere with views for miles!

It was an ace chilled out weekend, and we walked miles.

Spent most of the weekend quoting 'Withnail & I' If you have seen the film, you will know why!

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This is the Fuel & Wood situation!

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Middle of Nowhere... ohhh yes!

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Check that view..

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Wicked place, can't wait to go back - altho we may wait for summer, so we dont have to drag the bed downstairs to sleep in front of the coal fire to keep warm lol!

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15-11-06

 

More Action from the new workshop...

 

Ben gets the steering box raised on Chris' 57

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New recruit Dan started work at the Barn this week....

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The underneath of Chris' van is looking a lot better now .. 

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Yet more stuff being moved into the new place

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