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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by ElliotH » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:11 am

Looks like a great plan, I will be very interested to see it all come together.
Bought my caddy from RRK too, nice guy and very helpful. I saw yours when I went to pick mine up.


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Post by Cheney663 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:42 pm

Like your idea, Hoping to make a similar bed/storage system that I can remove after use so the tools can go back in Monday morning. Look forward to seeing the system finished. Good luck with the project.


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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Golfchick » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:55 pm

Yeah that’s the plan with this as well. There’s already nuts in the floor from some racking so can hopefully bolt it in there so it’ll be quick and easy to remove it.

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Golfchick » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:50 pm

Build went well at the weekend, got step flap cut in, two new rear door panels cut out, bike mount fixed to the floor and most important all the parts of the bed built. Been painting it today and will put a second coat on tomorrow. The side panels will have to wait until I have the carpet, no point fitting them without. Going to stick the rubber matting down this week which will improve it no end.

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Golfchick » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:36 pm

Got the flooring glued down properly and ordered the foam for the bed so took it for a maiden voyage Friday night into Saturday. Still more changes to come and things to do but really happy with how it performed. A perfect first test!

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Golfchick » Mon May 28, 2018 6:20 pm

Been a bit of a delay because injector number four went kaput and I've been sulking since. Spent some time today finally wiring in my fusebox on the top of the leisure battery and I've ordered enough wire to run back to the panel above the bed that I'll be putting in.

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Liam » Mon May 28, 2018 6:48 pm

great work so far
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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by btaylor2k » Tue May 29, 2018 8:06 am

Where did u get the front wheel clamp from? Looks ideal for what I need too.
Love the van BTW.. team red for the win :P
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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by ed1119 » Tue May 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Great neat and tidy work on the van!

I need to add a leisure battery too...just haven’t been brave enough yet!

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by SnoodyMcFlude » Tue May 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Nice looking bike and project, similar to the reason that I'm looking at buying a Caddy! I was hoping I could fit my bike in without taking the front wheel off but looking at yours it seems unlikely. I'll be watching this thread to steal ideas though :P

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Post by Golfchick » Wed May 30, 2018 12:43 pm

You can easily fit a bike in with the front wheel still on but I find this way a lot more stable and secure and also simpler to do from outside the van. Don’t need to get in to load up this way.

The one mount is a saris traps fork mount 9mm for £20 from Halfords. Then the adapter for my mtb is Yakima 15mm adapter for £35. I found this a cheaper way than any alternative but there’s a few different options out there.

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Golfchick » Thu May 31, 2018 7:27 pm

Really chuffed with my seat covers, sent the fabric over to my mum in France and it arrived back today. She's done a cracking job, aint mums brill! Refitted my roof lining in the load area today as well, now have six dinky LEDs fitted which will be powered off the leisure battery once I buy the necessary switch panel.

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Liam » Thu May 31, 2018 11:41 pm

great work alison keep it up
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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by ConnorL » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:30 am

Looks awesome mate, wanting to do something similar with mine once purchased.

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Re: GolfChicks Red Van

Post by Golfchick » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:28 pm

Few more jobs done. Friend told me about nifty little mount for helmet that screws in place so got on the side of my van now. Stop helmets from rolling around and means it can be drying out after use.

Also ordered and wired up my switch panel which runs off my leisure battery. Really happy with this, means I can run my lights and charge my phone without worrying.

Also started the job of the side panel for the bed unit. Originally I was just going to cover it in stretch carpet and secure it in place but it's really handy being able to completely access the underneath of the bed so I've used some thumb turn catches so the panel can be taken off easily.

Really tempted to order some carpet now even before sound deadening so that I can start to get some bits covered up. The panel especially as that colour will do my head in! Got some retro fit tweeters on their way so that'll be the next job.

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