50 shades of Grey

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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:21 pm

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So this is how the air was installed when I bought the van. Not ideal when you have tools in the back.

I wanted something to protect the air ride kit but still be on show when I want to. The obvious option was to make a box Perspex panel etc and carpet or cover. But I wanted something a bit more trade orientated.

Milwaukee had just released its new pack out range, and as I’m a massive Milwaukee tool geek didn’t take much to sell me.


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

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Re: 50 shades of Grey

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Re: 50 shades of Grey

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50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:24 pm

I’ve still got to have some 3D printed trims made up to dress the holes cut into the boxes and have the tank sprayed / wrapped

I’ve built lighting into the boxes but it’s only cheap ebay stuff and not happy with it.

Having played around with Morimoto/Profile kit since, this will be replacing the eBay crap

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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:27 pm

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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:31 pm

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Thought it was time I cut my teeth with some proper mechanicals. As an electrician my initial reaction was to run away from all the dirt, but I persevered.

Picked up a Citroen berlingo 1.4 petrol scrappy to get back on the road. I wanted to do some work on the van that would require it being off the road for a month or so, enter Cyril the Citroen.


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:36 pm

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rebuilt the engine with the guidance of my mate who owns a garage, and it worked !

Got Cyril back on the road, great going to plan. Then my mate who owns the garage decided he needed it as he’s going to build a 4.2 V8 caddy with 4 wheel drive!

As I’d been trying to convince him to do the conversion for the past 6 months I obviously encouraged this.


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:40 pm

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Change of plan take everything off put the van into winter mode and rebuild everything, then I can still use the van until the V8 is built.


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:41 pm

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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:25 pm

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I decided the rear bumper needed to be lower


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:27 pm

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This was the original idea but ended up having way to many lines


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Grifnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:28 pm

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Managed to keep the side profile of the rear diffuser


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by R22LRM » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:54 pm

Great build and wicked looking van


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Re: 50 shades of Grey

Post by Stedlocks » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:20 pm

Its a shame, but it looks like a Good van now the problems are sorted👍

Pure grey is my second favourite colour...!

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