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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #75 on: May 23, 2018, 09:52:49 pm »
Got the doors in place yesterday after work  whoo fits nice and tight with foam seals to keep the crap out too  Banana



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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #76 on: May 24, 2018, 09:33:51 am »
Looks good. Lots done.
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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #77 on: May 24, 2018, 09:09:10 pm »
Looking good,
Can I just ask a couple of cheeky questions
1) what do you use to cut the chequer plate with ?
2) where did you get the catches from.?

Have been doing a rear door cover and shelf so need a catch to secure it.

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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #78 on: May 24, 2018, 10:25:51 pm »
Just used a angle grinder with a cutting/slitting disk and a steady hand with a heavy straight bit of metal clamped along where I was cutting too as a extra guide, will try and find a link for the catches had them a while now
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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #79 on: May 24, 2018, 10:48:16 pm »
Looks a bit neater than me doing it  with a jigsaw.

Will have to get the slitting disk fitted to give a try.

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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2018, 10:20:12 pm »
Decided to move the position of the switches for the interior and awning lights to aid access from the front to the rear and vice versa, and also because the dogs like to turn them on as we drive along too  rbchn So today I popped into Screwfix (other suppliers are available) for a connection/ junction box to mount the switch panel onto, as well as add another switch to turn off the power to the light switches and volt meter but still keep power going to the usb ports and cig lighter socket.





Just need to find some trucking for the cables and tidy that up.
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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2018, 10:23:58 pm »
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All the right bits, but not necessarily in the right order.

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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2018, 06:08:29 pm »
More progress on Batty Wagon yesterday, as much as we love Rex and Maya, on the long journeys it can get a bit too much when Rex jumps on your lap and blocks your view or the road ahead! So we've fitted a dog guard to keep them at bay. It is a Debender one so the top mount didn't quite work so I made some adaptions to use the loops we've already fitted in the roof to back it easy to remove when its not needed.




It did mean though I had to move the switch panel I made the other day back a bit more to clear it though! (can still reach the kill switch with it in place though) and also added another cigarette and usb socket to the drivers side as well, which we'll need to power the cb radio and Transcool in Scotland next month.





The other week at work I took in one of my old military water jerry cans and modified the big cap to take a tap on it.



Then yesterday I fitted a holder to the tailgate/veranda.



A bit of bodging later to change the front upper part to hinge open (as its in the tailgate recess) the jerrycans fits and now means when we lower the tailgate/veranda we have water on tap  whoo



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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #83 on: June 17, 2018, 07:43:51 pm »
Hi
Did you ever find the link for the locker catches .

Also do you have any way of keeping the chain from covering the number plate or do you have friendly plod as that would probably get a tug round me.

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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #84 on: June 17, 2018, 10:04:18 pm »
Sorry no luck yet with the link for the catches sorry 😞 with the chains we tuck them in behind the tailgate to clear the number plate.
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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2018, 10:45:48 pm »
Finally got round to connecting up the drivers side fuel tank  whoo  First thing was to borrow the return fitting from one of Tet's fuel tanks whilst he's still in bits.


Took the change over tape that wasn't being used off Batty Wagon to rebuild and replace the cork gasket



Also had to sort this out  FRSsml


Refitted and set up for the fuel supply.



And dug out one we we kindly given 3 years ago after we took the AWFFR to Goodwood and connected up for the fuel return, both are set up so you turn the leavers towards the tank being used.


Instead of using the switches on the taps to connect to the fuel gauge, I fitted another fuel gauge instead. Batty Wagons military gauges has the fuel on the bottom, leaving a blank space on the right.



Also fitted some little battery powered LED lights to the storage lockers as well to help at night time.


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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #86 on: May 27, 2019, 05:45:59 pm »
Been doing some woodwork in the back of Batty Wagon lately. Sara's always wanted an easier way to access things kept under the bed, so a few measurements etc and a trip to B&Q later I bring back a jigsaw puzzle!


First thing was to make up some spacers to allow the draw to be pulling out and pushed back in without catching the door etc.

Once that was done and I knew the size I could use the draw was made up.




Instead of using draw runners like most people have, to keep it more simple to build I opted for a few (40) ball bearing runners.


Along with a small lid/table top to go on top as well its all ready for testing before we do anything else to it  wdesmle

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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #87 on: May 27, 2019, 08:05:06 pm »
wow i like those runners! Good idea  8)

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Re: Batty Wagon (Sara's 109)
« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2019, 05:22:55 pm »
With the 4 leaf para's still riding too high a very good friend kindly gave me their old spare set of paras to try out on Batty Wagon. They had been outside for a while and fitted with polly bushes so until I get chance to fit them I'v been getting rid of all the rust and getting them painted to match the rest of Batty Wagon.













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