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  1. Jimmy van

    Advice on 1971 Commer camper

    Hi Cathy and welcome aboard. I'm sure it does feel like a mine field at the moment but like everyone else is saying all the rusty bits can be cut out and refitted with excellent hand made panels by Martin. I don't think there's many of us on the forum that haven't had to use any during there...
  2. Jimmy van

    Britain's Next Top Model

    Nice one Paul. I managed to get some paint made that matches my original colour. Apparently it's some sort of heavy duty industrial paint (don't ask me what it's called though lol).
  3. Jimmy van

    First getaway

    I'm sure it won't panky. Same can't be said for the wife though hahaha
  4. Jimmy van

    First getaway

    After 4 years of ownership Jimmy is at last booked in for our first few nights away this may bank holiday weekend. Its been a lot of hard work and dedication but we are very excited and even more apprehensive about it lol. Last night we managed to complete the interior to give us humble living...
  5. Jimmy van

    14" hub caps

    Like a cob perhaps. That makes sense. I will try and measure them if I get a minute. They are close but not close enough
  6. Jimmy van

    14" hub caps

    Basically they are the chrome hub caps that press over the 3 lugs on the steel wheel and cover up the wheel nuts and hub bearing. basically like the ones in the attached photo. Although they are 15"
  7. Jimmy van

    14" hub caps

    Does anyone run on 14" rims as I have just bought a pair on the understanding that they were 15". Obviously they are to small and are now sat idle and I fear they are a tad to heavy for a Frisbee.
  8. Jimmy van

    Nice Stamp Collection

    Ahh the half pence. Could you imagine the youth of today standing at post office counting out 19 1/2 pence for a stamp.
  9. Jimmy van

    Commer Spares

    It's not just the parts Martin it's the mass of knowledge that you posses on all things commer related. A scary thought that we will all be left to our own devices but saying that I wish you all the best for your retirement.
  10. Jimmy van

    Resto update

    Nice one dodgeram. He's got the ply lining up which would be great. Made harder for me by having 5 windows in the roof.
  11. Jimmy van

    Resto update

    I'll use the heat resistant glue just to give it the best chance. I was told by a guy ages ago that giving the roof a coat of pva helps, which makes sense as it's a waterproof adhesive primer.
  12. Jimmy van

    Resto update

    Brilliant idea Martin. Have you ever done this and if so did you use normal high contact spray glue or heat resistant glue or maybe something else? I have both but obviously the spray glue is a lot easier to use.
  13. Jimmy van

    Resto update

    I was thinking about bonding some smooth polystyrene sheet to it then painting it. From what I removed it looked like they had done that originally.
  14. Jimmy van

    Resto update

    It's attaching anything to the roof panky that is the stumbling block. I'm thinking of maybe attaching some thin board with screws. The problem is that you have to be absolutely 100% accurate as you must get the screws in the strengthening seams or they will go through the roof.
  15. Jimmy van

    Resto update

    Well that's the inside of Jimmy lagged and sound proofed it just leaves the roof to do which is a bit of a conundrum. Does anyone have any ideas?
  16. Jimmy van

    Interesting device for those with roof racks

    My thoughts exactly panky. Cutting all that rotten roof out left it a tad wobbly. So I welded angle iron all round the gutter top and then welded it all together with the roof rack/brace.
  17. Jimmy van

    Interesting device for those with roof racks

    Or you could do as I've done and have your roof rack on the inside lol
  18. Jimmy van

    made me chuckle

    Two sausages in a frying pan the first sausage said "phew its hot in here" and the second sausage said "my god a talking sausage"
  19. Jimmy van

    Van cover

    My only experience with a cover ended in a disaster as it caused micro blistering all over my mgb resulting in a complete respray. It was confirmed as both waterproof and breathable. From what I can make out condensation builds up during the night/early morning then the sun comes out and heats...
  20. Jimmy van

    Little Bus its first wedding.

    Hahaha you've got to love em
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