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Mine will be a slow burner too I will have to pull my fingers out and make a start on the thread but I will have to find some photos first
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I look forward to having a read mate, so yeah, get one started


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Looking forward to seeing your rail covers on.
When are you getting them back from paint?
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Me too Sean. I’ll have them back Monday.
Now I think of it, I may need for tree clips to clip them on at the rear. I can’t remember if there’s a fitting for them on the rail.

I’ve got some m6 chimney nuts and bolts to secure them at the front, I’m hoping that will work.


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I’ve had my van up to the paint shop this morning. The guy has done a great job and fitted the spoiler for me. I’ve just got back home and put the side rail covers on.
I used these chimney nuts and M6 countersunk bolts to attach them at the front and some A pillar trim clips and sleeves to fix them at the back. All seems well.

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I’m well happy! Splitter to go on next as soon as I get time……which isn’t often!

I’ve noticed a noise coming from what sounds like the near side front that changes in pitch with the speed I drive. Sounds like I’m behind one of those awful 125cc 4 strokes. I’m a bit worried it’s coming from the gearbox and hoping it’s just a wheel bearing.


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That looks tidy 👌 I like the side rail cover it really tidys up the side of the van
Let's hope the noise is nothing serious a wheel bearing not to bad but a gearbox problem can become expensive
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Cheers Andy. Another mod off the list!
Yeah I’m hoping so too. I’ll let my mechanic have a drive of it ASAP and see what he thinks.


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Brilliant!

Looks a really good match


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Cheers mate, yeah I’m happy with the match. To my eye, it’s perfect.


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Looks great!
The rails finish off the sides so well.
Great work
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Cheers Papa Bear


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Looks great Pete, so much cleaner.


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I agree mate. Should’ve done it years ago!


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Amazing the difference those covers make! Looking good buddy


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Cheers mate. The mods don’t come fast on this build!


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