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    Posted: 21 Jan 10 at 14:02
Finally finish my new Leisure battery fitment in it's new box come seat come coolbox container..



My van is used for Motocross so I wanted somewhere to sit while getting changed..



Give a bit of storage also and neatly contains my leisure battery and coolbox..



My new AGM totally sealed leisure battery... Better than the leaky acid one I had under the passenger seat..



Coolbox in place with a little room for some other odds and sods....

The lid of the box will eventually get some pockets put on it. So I can keep tear offs, goggle lens, gloves etc in a easy place..
Having a handy place to sit when changing is gonna be such a bonus while at the track...

Hopefully the Fiamma Awning turns up tomorrow so I can fit that ready for Saturday's first ride of the year...
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Gonna need ventilation for the cool box.....
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It has got ventilation....... Tongue

For coolbox and battery........
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Cool!...LOL
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Awning turned up today.

Unfortunately it was dented and both end caps were cracked. So they're delivering another one on Monday.
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Originally posted by Digs Digs wrote:

Awning turned up today.

Unfortunately it was dented and both end caps were cracked. So they're delivering another one on Monday.
 
Who delivered that - "Careful Couriers"?LOL
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Digs that is one fab set up.  I'm thinking of putting something similar together in my van and that's a great inspiration.  Nice one!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marksabs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 10 at 10:46
great coolbox setup. that's also one impressive bit of carpeting. My wheel arches didn't come out like that!

what fixings did you use for your panels? I tried to use the standard vw trim fixings but they aren't long enough for my plywood panels
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Thanks chaps.

I fixed the panels in place by first working out where I need the screws to be positioned to hold it in place, cut a 10mm slit in the carpet, pull the carpet back and screw the board into place. Once done spray some glue on the open slits and screw head and re-stick the carpet.
It's near on impossible to see once the carpet is back in place.
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Digs, I'm guessing from that reply you carpetted that yourself, right?   What carpet/glue did you use?
 
Also, is that a Kombi or panel van?  If it's a Kombi what did you do about the built in seatbelts (see my "Lining my Kombi" thread for why I am interested)?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Digs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 10 at 13:35
Hi Blakey, yes I did line it myself and it could easily be done over a weekend. I'd say the time consuming part is cutting the ply to the desired shape and fitted the carpet to the metal parts.
It's not really a hard job, bit fiddly but once it's done it's very rewarding.

I got all the lining carpet and adhesive from Roadmark69, a member on here.

Unfortunately I couldn't tell you about the seat belt situation as I only have a panel van.

I would suggest doing it yourself tho.
Saves being without the van and a shed load of money.
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Originally posted by Digs Digs wrote:

... ready for Saturday's first ride of the year...
 
Just think how that pristine carpet's going to look on Sunday LOL
 
Hope ya win, dude!
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That carpet has been in there for over a year now and so far it's kept up well and the van has moved my bike at least once a week during that time.
I have a chequer plate with my Lock-n-load bike clamp attached to it that my bike sits on, when in the van. That gets muddy, but is easily brushed off once dry. Also a Fro workshop mat under that which gets taken out once in a while and jet washed.
No excuse for a dirty van even if you do a dirty sport.   
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