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Pictures of my self build at last

I started last weekend, but got held up because my starter motor packed up, I've just finished replacing it, time to re-fit starter 10 minutes, time to refit the plastic front end 1 whole day, because every single fastener was rusted solid and despite 2 days of WD40 remained so, I had to drill the more visible ones out, but the rest just kept spinning as there isn't enough head to get a grip on, if it'd been metal behind the plastic I could perhaps have welded a nut to each one, but it's all plastic.

Take my advice get out there with a tub of coppergrease and do all of them, as even if you don't do your own mucky necking you'll have to pay someone so you still save.

For build pics see link in my signature.

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What a fantastic job Kev! Is that you in the first photos fixing the rear door glass, or did you get a firm to do it for you?

I will be following your progress with interest.

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What a fantastic job Kev! Is that you in the first photos fixing the rear door glass, or did you get a firm to do it for you?

I will be following your progress with interest.

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Thanks Colin, No I got the company on the signpost upper right to do it, £190 all in fitted, it would have cost me £175 to buy the glass etc, no brainer, took about an to do plus another hour for the adhesive to go off, I did all the windows and roof lights myself though, they wanted £280 to fit the Seitz windows, I didn't get a price for the others.

I'm looking for another Seitz about 1000 x 500 if anyone has one going cheap, not bothered about a little damage so long as everything is there and the glass isn't too bad, money getting very short now.
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Looking fantastic Kev, keep up the good work, not sure about pic 35 sealing the rooflights with mayonnaise though
Keep the pics coming, really interesting.
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great pics I will look forward to looking in on the progress. How or where did you manage to buy S5 windows I can only find S4s for sale and I prefer the pleated blind.
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Looking fantastic Kev, keep up the good work, not sure about pic 35 sealing the rooflights with mayonnaise though
Keep the pics coming, really interesting.
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great pics I will look forward to looking in on the progress. How or where did you manage to buy S5 windows I can only find S4s for sale and I prefer the pleated blind.
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Ha, rocking horse manure those buggers, the big one came from a lad in Stafford, he had 2 1300 x 600 Seitz windows £150 each with new glass in, so I zoomed down and bought them, I also got the Omnistor from him, £25 as he said it didn't work, but I put 12v to it and it has 3 speeds in and out.

The problem was 1 x S4 & 1 x S5, the S5 in the side door came direct from Dometic via their Ebay pages £200, again I couldn't move fast enough.

I need to run some conduit now then get it booked in for spray foam.
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Excellent work! Really interesting to see it take shape.
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Cor. I wish I could do clever stuff like that.

Looking good!


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Great job!
Keep them coming please. I built one once and have to admire your work. My main problem was fixing timber to the metal body and I ended up using a black urethane adhesive that they fix windows in with. It worked well unless you got any on your hands, then it got everywhere.
All the best; I envy you!
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