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Offline UK Mark

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Re: Race van
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 2017, 14:09:01 »
Eh up mate looks like you gonna be travelling in style that's a real cool set up gives us all a bit of idea what can be done and the tail ramp is perfect defo takes the back ache out of getting the bike in, hope to see you and ya new project at the classic TT mate

Yeah, should be handy and we're looking to use it for the Classic TT this year instead of the lorry.  First maiden trip will be Stafford in April, so we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Race van
« Reply #11 on: Jan 16, 2017, 14:14:02 »
UK Mark,
excellent find with that Iveco, and nice work adding in a small kitchen. That is an awesome bike transporter, nothing better than having a small lift in the back of the bus

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Re: Race van
« Reply #12 on: Jan 16, 2017, 18:57:24 »
very nice
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Re: Race van
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2017, 15:18:07 »
That's a really nice looking van.
We have used a van for donkey's years for the annual TT trip. We found that a coach built minibus worked well, as the bigger body allowed us to get 6 bikes inside and all strapped down on the Unwin tracking. We mounted some extra tracking on the landing area, and managed to squeeze 2 more seats in the front. Good reliable old bus.....though 365 miles to Heysham at 55mph max was a bit epic.

Seen here at Fleshwick Bay Isle of Man.

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Re: Race van
« Reply #14 on: Feb 19, 2017, 16:26:32 »
Still plodding away at this.   Got a load of tiny marks and stone chips all fixed, so will be hitting it with a new coat of paint in a week or so.  Could have left it as it was, but it'll look so much better.

The crappy looking blue stuff is guide coat. 

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Re: Race van
« Reply #15 on: Feb 23, 2017, 17:49:55 »
inspiring, I havn't got a bike to transport yet and I want to build one lol keep up the good work
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Re: Race van
« Reply #16 on: Mar 05, 2017, 16:13:33 »
Got it painted yesterday.  Used some decent 2k with a fast activator and it came out pretty nice.   Touch dry in a couple of hours, which wasn't bad this time of year.

I added some matting agent into some gloss black and painted around the window sections on the sides today.  Depending how much you add, you can make a satin or Matt finish.  Loads better than aerosol cans as they wear off real easy and don't stand up to wear and tear.

Also re-fitted a load of trim and locks I'd taken out earlier, so got quite a bit done today.

Just needs a light nib off and a compound polish tomorrow and I'm on the home straight.  thought I'd keep updating this as it will be a handy thing.

 

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Re: Race van
« Reply #17 on: Mar 06, 2017, 05:05:08 »
Nice work Mark .................................... am I envious of your workshop as I sit in my 5 foot wide ex. wood store ?????? Of course I fargin well am !!!!!!   ;) ;)
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Re: Race van
« Reply #18 on: Mar 06, 2017, 05:38:52 »
I bought my workshop building from an engineering company that closed down for 250. I had to take it down and transport it home, but so glad I got it. It was used as a pattern store and wasn't very old....... bargain.

I did my engineering apprenticeship with that company - Bryan Donkin Ltd after leaving school, so it has sentimental value too. 


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Re: Race van
« Reply #19 on: Mar 06, 2017, 10:01:27 »
This thing is sweet!