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    Posted: 05 Apr 19 at 15:44
I've recently bought a LT35 motorhome, bit of a beast at over 7m long. Plan is to do it up over the next year and then take it round Europe for 9-12 months (Brexit permitting). With 2 little kids!

Missus is looking after sprucing up the interior and I'm looking after bodywork and mechanical, and I will be making full use of the tech forum as I am not mechanically gifted!

Current to do list:
Rust work on doors
Rust around windscreen
Engine service
Replacing rear seating (currently a wooden bench with loose cushions) with something capable of safely holding 2 children car seats
Fitting solar panels
Fitting awning

I'm sure the kist will get longer before it gets shorter.

In case anyone is interested the full model is Niesmann Bischoff Clou 670F. Unfortunately the avatar is not my picture (I wish!) But hopefully one day it'll look that good.

I tried putting a pin on the map but seems zeemap is no longer free. I'm based in Manchester.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steptop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 19 at 23:49
welcome Paul, 
I acquired my first LT just before Christmas. It's been fun to see how my own 'to-do list' has evolved since I started getting to grips with mine. My first LT but not my first vehicle project. Hopefully for you with yours being a coachbuilt you'll have less issues with body rust than some people have to deal with!
Lots of great info in this forum's threads. 
fallen in love with the LT, and I think it's going to be a long-term thing...
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Thanks Steptop. As you say these lists evolve very quickly, just spotted some water damaged plywood on the floor that I've not pried up yet...

I spotted the coachbuilt forum but it's fairly quiet over there so getting most of my info from the LT one. I am grateful that the back is aluminium as I've already been spending a fair amount of time sanding down the rust just on the cab and found enough patches that will need welding as it is!

First purchase has been this acoustic blanket from Noisekiller - as on the drive home from purchasing the engine was a tad loud!
Had a chat with them and they said the medium should work for the LT1. Will update as to how effective it is.
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Welcome Paul, if you look in tech there are topics on welding & rust treatment etc.
I use different products depending on the situation, if it's gonna rain etc.
They all use phosphoric acid so always wear gloves. Easiest to use is also the most expensive.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tiggerandfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 19 at 16:38
Welcome Paul . I’ve had my LT for a few years and my to do list never seems to get any shorter 
We’ve certainly had some fun family holidays in her and I’ve had loads of support from this forum as I am sure you will too. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paul_b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 19 at 09:50
Cheers Andy. I've just read your post on the Restore products, looks interesting.
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Thanks Tigger. Full of info on here, it's my new bed time reading :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nooberdoober Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 19 at 09:18
Welcome to the forum!  Interestingly for a 1982 LT, yours has Mk2 front lights on it. Early ones had round lights I thought. Might be newer or had an update?
I got me a 2.4 straight Six......and it's a soundin JUICY!

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Id love to see some shots of the wagon inside and out?
I got me a 2.4 straight Six......and it's a soundin JUICY!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paul_b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 19 at 10:52
Hi Nooberdoober -  yes the photo is of a later model and isn't mine, it's just one I found when signing up. I've been trying to sort out some rust issues and have not uploaded any photos yet. I'll upload some this weekend.
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