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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Darius_Gold » Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:18 pm

Absolutely love you van, so sick. What size diameter exhaust did you have done if you dont mind me asking?

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Sandstorm_caddy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:51 pm

Great thread mate ! Just ordered the skirts to finish off my alltrack maxi , concearned as to why they’re £250 Nearly and come in two pieces ? Any reason for that … surely if they’re made for the maxi they would just be the right size ? Cheers

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:26 am

Hi @Sandstorm_caddy

I hear what you're saying mate, but as you know, getting bits for the Maxi is a bit more difficult say than sourcing bits for the SWB, there seems to be loads more choice ?
I was looking at going Alltrack skirts, and would have had to shell out for pretty much two full sets plus fixings etc ? and then have to cut them up anyway.
The skirts from RK are in two parts as you say, and mostly for packaging reasons I think, but my body shop were OK with them, as they were able to make the minute final adjustments/fettling prior to fitting up
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Sandstorm_caddy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:31 am

Hi mate , the skirts came today after some stupid customs charges amongst other things

To say the quality is poor would be an understatement! The edges look to have been cut with a blunt hack saw , there’s no rolled edge to marry up to the sill , literally sharp edge of plastic . No idea what to do , cost nearly £350 in the end and it looks like I’ve been sent some household guttering

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:45 am

I’ve no idea how but I’ve totally missed this build thread. I’ve just had a good read through. Van looks amazing mate! The side skirts look factory. The steering wheel is something else too. Top work all round mate


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Post by Ripley55 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:30 am

Thanks for the comments Pete :D
@Sandstorm_caddy I'm very surprised by this mate, and gutted for you, I'm sure it was the same for @Mark1a, but mine when I opened the box were absolutely fine mate. I think it's fair to say that he even got a few quid off the fitting of his as the body shop he used priced against possibly having to work with Poo, and found that they were pretty straightforward to fit (I'm sure he'll chime in).
Might be worth having a word on the side with the supplier ? as it sounds like their QA arrangements let this one through the net ? :roll:

Mine is back on the road as of today, and have brought it in to work today for a run, heading back to Kent on Friday for Easter :D
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by mark1a » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:40 am

Agreed - and yes my body shop commented on them being "excellent quality for aftermarket, I've seen some utter cr*p before", he'd quoted me £400 for fill, paint, fit & finish, and then when I picked picked it up, he charged me £200. The job had taken less time, he'd quoted for poor quality GRP, including a day to make good, in the event he didn't need that day, as being ABS, they came out fine after filling & painting.

Obviously being in multiple sections, they will need joining and I think any body shop will acknowledge that the join will need filling before paint (see @Ripley55's photos of fitting), but I figure this is normal.

Anyway, I'm really pleased with mine, they look absolutely OEM factory (Dave sorry to contaminate your build thread with Blackberry).

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:50 am

Love a bit of Blackberry mate 😂👍
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Sandstorm_caddy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:47 am

I think whatever they have sent me are either the wrong thing or done on a Friday afternoon , the top edge of the skirt is literally a striaght Peice of cut plastic , no rounded edge . I don’t know how to add pics to here but if either of you have Instagram , drop me a DM to @sandstorm_caddy and I’ll send you some pics so you can tell me if you received the same item / quality ?

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Post by Ripley55 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:07 pm

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@Sandstorm_caddy, your Caddy is absolutely amazing mate, gorgeous 👌

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Post by Ripley55 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:06 pm

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Post by Ripley55 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:41 am

The Postie that just keeps giving Image anyone fitted these ? Error free as described ?
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Post by Ripley55 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:28 pm

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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Giddy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:59 pm

Nice work @Ripley55 they look good.
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Re: Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:33 pm

Thanks @Giddy, I’m really pleased with them mate, and happy that the fog lamps were error free as well 😎
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