'Park it in a hedge' Spec Maxi

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Post by chris577612 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:33 pm

Sounds good.. Have to get some pics up when you have it all in!

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Post by samwises » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:47 am

Newbie to the forum. I'll get a build thread up soon!

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Post by chris577612 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:55 pm

Few bits to update..

I've swapped the seats for Touran sport seats so now have comfier seats, under seat storage, rear trays and the passenger seat folds flat which is great too when camping in it. We'll worth it..

Whilst I was at it I fitted an underseat sub under the passenger seat but above the leisure batt electrics. Bit of hastle and far from perfect but does a job!

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Post by chris577612 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Also added a table to the rear door. Wanted a detachable table that was easy to store away and could be used with the door open of closed. Used 18mm ply and a US aluminium rail bracket. Comes in 75cm length so may add the other half of the door side bracket elsewhere to give another table mount option.

Whilst I was there I've put some 20mm blank grommets in the rear door hinge holes to close them off. Maybe a waste of time but tidies it up and seals it off a little.
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Re: 'Park it in a hedge' Spec Maxi

Post by m9yty » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:56 pm

Rear door table is a great idea tbf! :idea:

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Post by samwises » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:19 pm

Great idea with that removal rail bracket! Think I could use that for project ;)

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Post by chris577612 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Cheers, The rail stuff does work nicely. It's mounted on a curved piece of wood to take out the bend in the door panel. The hidden fixings I used for the door panel weren't man enough for the loaded table so had to add the screws on the panel top edge. Might be a cleaner way of doing that..

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Post by chris577612 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:51 am

Only little bits and bobs done recently. Table edges routed and varnished. Bolts fitted to the sliding part of the bed to secure it when driving and a few cheeky nights away.
Also just done an oil and filter change including addition of a drain valve. Nice quality bit but won't be able to pass comment on if its worth it until next service! ImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by chris577612 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:09 pm

Half size golf undertray (1K0825237J) fitted today in an attempt to reduce the amount of spray up in to the engine bay in bad weather. Chose the half size version to keep servicing as quick as possible.ImageImage

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Post by Brebuilds » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:05 pm

Love the headliner, nice idea, looks neat 👌🏻

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Post by chris577612 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:48 pm

Today I finally got round to fitting the speakers I bought about 6months ago!

Used rivnuts and m5 bolts to fit the speaker adaptors following what others have done on here. Image Would recommend that.. Really solid even on the plastic adaptors.

Modest amount of deadening on the outer skin and inner door panel.

Butchered the original tweeters and inserted the new ones in thier place. Then fed the tweeter cables down to near to where the original loom cables go through to the door.
Identified and spliced into the original speaker wiring here to give input and door speaker output and mounted the crossover to the chassis.

Also put some left over insulation on the backs of the door cards whilst I was there.

VERY happy with the results.. Deadening has reduced the road noise and the speakers sound much better with the underseat sub where it stood out a bit much when I had the original speakers in.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by chris577612 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:21 pm

Few little bits done recently. Lesser spotted engine cover tracked down and fitted..

Worked out that the AGM leisure battery I have isn't suitable for charging solely with the split charge relay I was using. Therefore needed either new leisure battery or to swap the split charger relay for a battery to battery charger. In the end I went for a Votronic B2B charger which is now in and seems to work nicely.

In getting that swapped over I took the underseat sub out and have mounted it on some alu plate rather than the ply.. Still not a great job but had to cobble it together with what I had at hand. Will improve that when I get some time.

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Post by chris577612 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:20 am

New Varta E44 096 battery and Golf battery box to replace the old 027 battery and cat hair ridden blanket.ImageImage

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Re: 'Park it in a hedge' Spec Maxi

Post by Vag wag » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:51 am

A great thread.. thanx
Lots of interesting ideas..
You must be pleased with the results..

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Post by Bobtknob » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:33 pm

Very interesting and well thought out van

Love the pallet wood interior, and the table on the rear door, will be looking into doing something similar for mine


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