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Re: MAN L90

Postby Rusape » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:45 pm

Howzit Neil,

Yep it's slowly taking shape, with various delays that I didn't factor in.

The colour is RAL 7012. - Basalt Grey, using Cromax LAB values though, which have slightly higher % Blue and a drop of Yellow iirc.

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Re: MAN L90

Postby NeilandPat » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm

Looks great. Love the colour

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Re: MAN L90

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 am

Just a reiteration really, unless you have exactly the right bonding agents, huge presses and can control environmental conditions (temperature especially) self-made composite structural panels are very likely to end in failure. It may take a while, but they will almost certainly delaminate.

I don't know of any true horror stories about CVR, Phil's composite floor panel (I think) was slightly off but they replaced it without quibble. My CVR panels were just fine and are proving strong and reliable (8 years and 40,000 miles now).

Brian reported one sheet of CVR-supplied ply warped - but that was only a ply / single grp laminate - and the ply was about 15mm / the grp about 0.5 mm (from memory). So basically, what happened was a sheet of ply with one flimsy grp skin warped when moved from CVR's warehouse into the new environment of the barn and even this would probably have been less likely had it been a grp/ply/grp composite.

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Re: MAN L90

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Re: MAN L90

Postby NeilandPat » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm

Looks dramatic and mean

Your spotlamps on the front are in exactly the right place. If i use my lamp on the roof in the rain all it does is illuminate the rain. Very pretty but distracting.

Having them below the windscreen would be better, although a bit more vulnerable for being stolen.

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Re: MAN L90

Postby Rusape » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:44 pm

After many delays, the box build finally begins...

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Re: MAN L90

Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:46 pm

Brilliant! That is the way to build a box!

Happy days!

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Re: MAN L90

Postby crinklystarfish » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:49 am

Go Lazz... :D

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Re: MAN L90

Postby Ivan C » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:22 pm

Looking good, it's encouraging to see something going from paper and your own imagination to reality.
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Re: MAN L90

Postby Michael » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:44 pm

Looking good Lazz.

That's a pretty sizeable living box by the looks of it 8-)


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