My ex British Gas conversion

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:15 pm

Next bit of progress, got the near side carpeted and the cover panel above the arch done. Sorry for the crappy pic the light wasn't that good by the time I'd finished!

Next up is to sort all the electrics, box in the arches and start sorting the roof lining.Image

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:45 am

robblowen wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 pm
@cy russ oh right never heard of using heat with the carpet, just vinyl and stuff. I don't know if it would be easier or not? Seemed to go on ok with a good dose of glue and some abuse! Image

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Same as....and plenty of 'pokey' things!

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Cy Russ » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:19 am

Stedlocks wrote: Same as....and plenty of 'pokey' things!
I didn't use heat when I done mine and to be fair it's not the greatest of jobs. I was a bit concerned about using heat with the high temperature adhesive. I have more to do at some point so will try different pointy things


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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 am

Bit more progress last night, carpeted above the rear doors, also took the rear door cards off and carpeted the hole doors. The still look a bit untidy as my last can of glue had a dodgy nozzle and was spraying everywhere and then ran out! I'll tidy the edges up when I get some more, then I can get the black film off the rear windows and get them tinted!ImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by chris577612 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:11 pm

Tidy job! When you carpeted the walls did you go right around the internal corner to the rear doors in one or did you need joints?
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Post by robblowen » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:21 pm

@chris577612 each side is one piece except for the little panel above the wheel arch, you have to work the carpet in but it will stretch loads!

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Post by chris577612 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:10 pm

Fair play! Touch wood mine turns out vaguely as tidy as you've managed!

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:18 pm

Cheers man, it's not too bad to do once you get started!

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm

Little bit more progress tonight, got the 2 roof l-tracks trial fitted, they're just held on 4 bolts at the minute, I need to knock up some brackets to attach them to the other 3 cross members. Then I can get the roof lining cut and wired in.Image

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:52 pm

Thats a good idea!

There aren't many pop studs in the middle :D

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by buczu83 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:20 am

Hi Dude,

Very nice work man, it looks amazing.

Currently I am working on 61 Ex BG myself and was wondering if you have a plan to remove those silly little antennas from he roof. Personally they don't bother me too much but when I was about to wit a roof rails one of them was int he way. My initial thought was to remove the antenna all together and stick a backing plate, thin steel poece using JB weld and then work the surface out from above. Any thoughts pal?

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Post by robblowen » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:21 pm

@buczu83 cheers man, you got a build thread on yours? I was going down the same route as you ref the antenners, remove them completely, attach plate to the inside the fill and spray. I've seen someone on here did the same thing. Could be worth doing a search?

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:33 pm

A couple of little mods this morning, swapped the boring og gear knob and gaitor for the knob and leather gaitor from a skoda Octavia E edition. Also got rid of the cigarette lighter and wired in a double USB socket and voltmeter.ImageImageImage

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by ilovefullstops » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:07 am

Tidy job here! I've just picked up my ex-Sky '14 plate Maxi and am trying to do a lot of research first. How easy was it to get all the internals out?
If gas pains persist, try Volkswagen...

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Re: My ex British Gas conversion

Post by robblowen » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:40 pm

@ilovefullstops cheers man, I don't know what racking and stuff you've got but in mine the racking was all just bolted together with m6 Allen heads then bolted to the floor through the lashing points, bulkhead is just m6 bolts down each side then a strengthening bar in the middle, all the original boarding in the doors and sides are just held on trim clips. Search ebay for trim clip pliers, they're about £4-£5 and the clips fly out (literally). You started a build thread?

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