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Pauls Relay – Update 6 – Finished

It’s been almost 4 weeks since last update so here goes
We got the van back from been painted almost 3 weeks ago so set about getting it almost ready for Paul to use last week for his hols :D-It was perfectly usable with a few catches missing and bits of trim but none of the upholstery done -simply slept on sheets and foam (y)Because of the crap weather P & A CUT SHORT THERE HOLS AND CAME HOME EITHER LATE WEDS OR THURSDAY giving us chance to get things almost complete -Just needs a waste tank, graphics and upholstery (y)
PICS BELOW SHOW THE VAN IN A NICE SILVER ;):LOL:some things have changed a bit :D

Pauls Relay – Update 5

Today’s update –it has all been rubbed down and ready for filling and a final rub down before painting (y)-We are prepping it and then painting it in Andy’s factory -Andy says he will paint it (y)or I can do it in the factory (y)but it looks like my mate Andy will be doing it ;)(y)hopefully over the next weekend :)Meanwhile myself and Paul fitted worktop sink, cooker and fridge/freezer and made a cupboard in the loo for the sink –Colin has made the frames for the Beds and are done ready to be fixed in place (y):D

Pauls Relay – Update 4

Well here’s the update –It’s been for the 600 quid respray :DPaul got it back on Thursday T time and what a lovely mess it is -After having the van for 13 days it has been returned and it’s been painted with a roller and brush:eek::eek::eek::eek: When Paul looked at it and told him refusing to pay the rest of the cash IE we gave him £200 up front -now he has threatened to take Paul TO THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO GET THE REST OF THE MONEY :D:D:D:LOL:Paul has spent all day rubbing it down ready for the next paint -No idea if these pics will show the orange peel but you will get the drift ;)Bodge is not the word for it :LOL:It looked better as a Rotting banana :DForgot to say he’s filled some dents but not rubbed them down simply brush painted them over
terry

Terrys Relay – Update 13

Update -Tuesday I spent about 5 hrs on the van and got all the upper locker handles /catches on,then boxed in the pull across bed frame in (y)I need to point out that I used a hand screwdriver and not a battery drill on the catches/stays etc 8 x 6 in total :LOL::DIt was pointed out to me last night by Paul that I have a small Bosch drill on my kitchen W.Top for just such occasions :(:whistle::rolleyes: Daft thing is I move it almost daily :LOL:
Anyway another first this morning I have wired (yes me;))up a light or should that be 3? No doubt Paul will laugh bit you turn each light on and off and they all work (y):)(nothing to this wiring lark)simply connect wires to wires and it’s done Paul tells me it’s the knowing which wires go together so on that bit of info I will go back to leaving wires to him ;)-After this coffee break I am going to start clearing out the van ready to pack for H/Pool (y)
terry

Pauls Relay – Update 3

Sunday’s update we managed to get 3 .1/2 hrs on the van -started (about 12.30 pm,) to make cupboard fronts and bathroom walls but then the heavens opened up and soaked us both while we were running around trying to get tools away/out of rain at which point we called it a day–Cooker and fridge are simply sat there for measurements -not where they are going to live;):D

Got a few more wires in place plus reversing camera video lead then did a few bits to cupboards / furniture /gas pipes in and a home for some batteries plus made the worktop ready to go into van.Cut and fitted for leccy/240v cable connection –
The guy is picking it up Monday morning for paint :) should be interesting by Friday -Alas I won’t see it while Monday (at Hartlepool )
terry

Pauls Relay – Update 2

Boxer update -well my good intentions went astray and all I managed to do was get some tools into the van and cut 3 bits of insulation for the roof -all of 3/4 of an hour in total IE 1/2 hour tools and 15 mins cutting/sticking insulation to roof :DI had some tubes of instant stick grab and hold adhesive which I now know is neither use or ornament and does not do what it says it does :):eek::oops:Long story short I stuck it up and had to prop it in place only for it to fall off next day which was last Friday:(Crap is not the word I choose but it will do for on here —
Last Friday Paul got off his work so we promptly stuck the offending insulation up with spray on contact adhesive along with 2 more bits and screwed a ceiling board up ready for finished board when the heavens opened up so we decided a trip up to Durham was in order to pick up Paul’s choice of furniture boards and a few other goodies (light oak was chosen)
We worked on the van last Saturday and Sunday while I travelled back and forth to Misterton meet come t time, and got home 10 .30 ish next morning to work on the van
Worked on the van again today and so far it’s gone really well (y)In the 3 days we have been doing it we have managed to fit in all the insulation into main part of van along with boarding it all out -fitted fresh water tank and outside filler in -most of the heating system and pipework along with 3 windows -finish ceiling boards and wall boards–I went and got a lot of gear mid week so it was ready to fit (y):)Pics below of what’s been done so far.Forgot to add Paul got a lot of the wiring in place -said now he had practised on my van he could do his right :rolleyes::D
terry

Pauls Relay – Update 1

Hi all I am starting on Paul’s Boxer van today because I cannot do anything on my own van so rather than sit on computer all day thought I would make a start while the sun is shining :DHere are the pics of the rotting banana as it has been nick named :LOL:Don’t ask me why he bought it he just did :rolleyes: said he liked it :doh::whistle2:He now wants my favoured layout that he persuaded me not to have on my van :(
terry

 

Terrys Relay – Update 12

Todays up date –Paul’s put me another reversing camera on so now have one to act as rear view mirror (y)and while he was in a good mood wiring wise I also got him to add some more lights :DWhile I made the gas locker door etc and boxed in some wires in the wardrobe and other bits and bobs -also boxed in the pipes in the shower below the sink (have to leave while another day for glue to set then we can seal it against water -The drivers seat is also fitted to match the passenger seat (y)
Copied a Idea of Ralph & Bevs van and fitted a drip strip hopefully to stop water dripping into van when it opens and took advantage of Pauls good mood and got him to stick some led lights under it ;):D-He did not moan once about no wires been there :D:D:D(he is after something)He is making me wary -not like him not to have a moan at me :LOL:
terry

Terrys Relay – Update 11

Update went away for the weekend and gave both heating/hot water a good test along with Fridge/freezer on gas all weekend (y)Came home Sunday afternoon and done very little on van all week but I have put in a odd hour oe two here and there- Removed all the white doors and remade upper cupboard fronts ready/waiting for the new doors to be edged –Made up the drawers again ready for the fronts -Redone the w/top edging strip that has come undone hopefully with a stronger impact adhesive than the last one -finised the sparkle boarding in the loo/shower so only left with a bit at the top and sealing all around so that it’s all w/proof once the door is on :LOL:
terry