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My new T3 cheetah

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Topic: My new T3 cheetah
Posted By: Davecrook1
Subject: My new T3 cheetah
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 21:08
Always wanted one of them and always admired them from a far. But having a little lad and wanting family holidays it seemed to make sense over the beetle. So beetle went and I went and bought this..
Also lowered it today with a fair bit of help

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Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 21:18
It's in need of a bit of tlc. Wood work is slightly damaged and seats missing buttons..
So..
I fitted a new led strip for the awning and summer evenings as the old one was broken.

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I also got my good old dad to fix the bunk steps as they were uneven and lose.. So he fixed the steps glued them and painted them

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So mom got involved with her ocd type cleaning and the love of bleach and started to strip everything and clean it.. Starting with the bunk

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The homemade sink cover was covered in a green wood effect vinyl, and stood out a mile.. I tried to find a decent light oak effect vinyl and went at it, stripping all the old crud off and cutting the worktop to fit level..

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At the moment some of the cupboards have been removed as they have been broken and lose and battered. Dad is useful at the wood work so I've left it to him to fix. So more updates to come


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 22:10
Tidy! Nice van

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Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 22:15
Originally posted by jason k jason k wrote:

Tidy! Nice van


Cheers dude


Posted By: Titus A Duxass
Date Posted: 11 Jun 16 at 23:35
Nice van!

What is it about these things, they are so desirable.

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Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 12 Jun 16 at 09:01
Don't know. I think it's the limited numbers and the fact that they are actually really quite spacious inside.. But I love the stumpy look. They are so tall yet not very long at all


Posted By: jason k
Date Posted: 12 Jun 16 at 09:12
I had a cheetah many years ago! Utter pain in the arse to work on the motor!! Good camping layout tho

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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 12 Jun 16 at 09:21
Originally posted by Davecrook1 Davecrook1 wrote:

and seats missing buttons..

all the buttons missing or just some?


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Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 12 Jun 16 at 10:25
All unfortunately. Must be about 6 per cushion. Immature I spotted that a similar fabric is still made so was going to get some to stitch back into the cushion.


Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 12 Jun 16 at 10:26
Yeah.. Can't wait to work on the engine.. Not.. It'll be a fiddle but im sure I'll work around it


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 12 Jun 16 at 14:11
buttons in matching material, 14 door side, 16 toilet side, 9 under back window and 3 in the back centre base
obviously the back of the seats are never seen so do not need matching buttons unless you are ocd 

if you still have the head cushions fitted to the toilet wall/entry door wall then one of these could be sacrificed (totally or strip and halve the thickness of the foam to free up material) to provide the material to cover new buttons
or
how much material is pulled around the back of the rear wall cushion varies van to van, you need to check yours, you might be lucky and have plenty to do the buttons
or
if you are good with a sewing machine then take a piece of material from the underneath of the overcab mattress cover and replace it with plain material, nobody sees under the mattress Wink

blank buttons and correct length twine are readily available



working on the engine can be a pain but you dont really do a lot unless its a bag of nails Big smile


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Posted By: Davecrook1
Date Posted: 15 Jun 16 at 22:26
Cheers busbuddy.. Much appreciated. I didn't think of stealing some fabric to cover the buttons



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