So what have you done on your truck today?

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Re: So what have you done on your truck today?

Postby seadog1 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Well its been a while since I posted anything of note on here but with the help of Andy we recently fitted the 14Rx20 wheels , and despite nearly flattening him with the spare as we tried to get it onto my cab roof (sorry about that Andy) it all went reasonable well , and whilst at times she does get a bit of a wobble on the ride is smoother .

Also you will see I gave her a coat of paint , not the best finish as I did it with a roller total cost £100 as opposed to the 3.5K they wanted for a spray job , so we are happy and not to precious about it when the trees come a rubbing against us , I also had the roof rack powder coated to give it a little protection and the solar panels are now on the roof and working a treat , little by little we are getting there .
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Re: So what have you done on your truck today?

Postby Ivan C » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm

That looks very smart, totally changes the look of the truck. I'll be interested to see it "in the flesh"
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Postby Brian-reynolds » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:45 pm

Nice work there you two! Well done.

I just saw your "avatar" on the welcome page and got confused as it looked like your truck but I was sure it was not that colour when I saw it last!

All has been revealed, very smart, and if I may say, I think it looks better.

See you both at the show I hope?

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Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:57 am

Looking really, really good Paul.

Hope to catch up with you and Andy at the show. I'm currently in communication with two more chaps doing the 9" STAR wheels / 14" tyre conversion and hope to have more info about the dreaded T244 wobble. For info - in Estonia, to clear a road-traffic situation, it was advantageous to briefly go much faster than I'd normally want to go. We did about 5 miles at a constant speed of between 60 and 62mph (sat-nav verified) without any handling issues. It's not something I'd like to do regularly but the truck didn't protest much.

Done about 7000 miles on the NATO tyres now and they're holding up well.

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Re: So what have you done on your truck today?

Postby Zoltan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:28 am

Tom_DAF wrote:Hi Jon,

I think another torsion test with ballast is a good idea before cladding. We'll be at AO although not in our truck for obvious reasons, definitely keen to meet everyone in person.

I've also sent you a PM.

Tom


I think a part built truck would be as interesting to a lot of people as a finished one but if it is no way roadworthy then fair enough

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Postby Tom_DAF » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:50 am

I think a part built truck would be as interesting to a lot of people as a finished one but if it is no way roadworthy then fair enough

Yeah, I'd love to bring it but it's just not road legal at the moment. I bought it with an MOT but SORNed it as I couldn't drive it without a tacho and under-run protection which I didn't want to pay for. Going down the Motor-caravan registration route after the conversion.

Since my last post I've added some bracing and although there are a few things left, we can start painting the top and front of the frame, and get some cladding done. We had to slide the frame back on the bed using two jacks (they don't operate well sideways) so we can access the front to clad it but need to push it back before fixing it to the bed permanently.

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Postby christyler » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Looking really good there, Paul & Bev.

nice colour as well

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Postby bromleyxphil » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:48 pm

seadog1 wrote:Well its been a while since I posted anything of note on here but with the help of Andy we recently fitted the 14Rx20 wheels , and despite nearly flattening him with the spare as we tried to get it onto my cab roof (sorry about that Andy) it all went reasonable well , and whilst at times she does get a bit of a wobble on the ride is smoother .

Also you will see I gave her a coat of paint , not the best finish as I did it with a roller total cost £100 as opposed to the 3.5K they wanted for a spray job , so we are happy and not to precious about it when the trees come a rubbing against us , I also had the roof rack powder coated to give it a little protection and the solar panels are now on the roof and working a treat , little by little we are getting there .

Nice job there mate, looking forward to seeing it in the "metal" next week.

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Re: So what have you done on your truck today?

Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:18 pm

Tom_DAF wrote:
. Going down the Motor-caravan registration route after the conversion.
Tom


Hi Tom, is your truck already registered? Private HGV?

I strongly recommend registering it as a Private HGV prior to the build, then change it over to a Motor Caravan.

See here.... http://home2roam.uk/wp/registering/

I can elaborate at the show if it helps.

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Re: So what have you done on your truck today?

Postby NeilandPat » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Brian

I think it must be as Tom says when he bought it it had an MOt but he then SORNED it so it must be registered as something

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