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Hilo roof booked for feb

Discussion in 'Camper/Day Van Conversions' started by andythom188, 5 Jan 2017.

  1. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    well I've had my instalation date slot for fitting the Hilo roof Monday 27th Feb will be saying by by to the van for a full week while my stealthy poptop gets fitted.
    Just booked me train tickets to get meself back home once dropped off and back again to collect, so I'm all sorted now.
    Was going to tow a vehicle down on me AFrame but with train tickets costing £35 return couldn't resist it but a 30 miniutes bus ride to Leicester then 3 station changes then I've got 3 miles to walk to get home or taxi oh this is going to be fun
     
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  2. DaveyB

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    You could always pause in Leicester and take in the wonderful sights. Oh yeah there are none, that's why I moved away having been born there and spent the first 20 years of my life there. The best place is the Tigers ground at Welford Road.
    I do go back every now and then as all of my family still live there. Be really interested in how you get on with the install as that is the roof on my list and Leicester is only an hour up the road for me.
     
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  3. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Market harbourough it's going to m8 so 30 mins from Leicester centre he gave me 2 dates 20th or 27th I took the 27th as it suited me better , I'm excited now carnt wait to see it all done.
     
  4. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Oh yes, to the South East of Leics, know it well.
    You'll not be so excited at watching them cutting your roof out.
     
  5. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    @andythom188 whereabouts in Shropshire are you from? My wife's grandad and uncle have a dairy farm at Affcott between Church Stretton and Craven Arms.
     
  6. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    If the van wasn't so new and shiny I would of cut the roof out myself I did my 2.5 t4 a few years ago with no problems at all :thumbsup:
    I'm not that excited about the train and bus journey though
     
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  7. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I'm Oswestry Shropshire around 30 ish miles away
     
  8. Fish

    Fish Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Whole hr from me then...
    @andythom188 what spec did you go for mate? Vandoc doing mine, hoping end Feb/march.. just wanting on a few more details from HiLo...
     
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2017 at 22:37
  9. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Where is Vando @Fish ?
     
  10. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Blimey, that's brave, wouldn't dare do that, I know I'd cock it up.
     
  11. Fish

    Fish Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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  12. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Yes m8 I did a anaerobic digester instal in Ludlow a couple of years ago on a farm that we had to go over the a river bridge looked a very nice place Ludlow
    The installer had a special on over December free upgrade to scenic canvas ,polished hinges and I've gone colour coded roof skin , just standard black canvas.
    What spec you going for m8
     
  13. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I've seen there work very nice they do some nice lighting displays for rear of the van
     
  14. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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  15. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I did the side windows first opted to do the sliding door first it went well so got stuck in and did the lot
     
  16. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Wow, that does look impressive.
     
  17. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    They are Mobil aswel so no need to travel but only about 45 mins from you.
    I havnt got a clue what lighting to go for in the van
     
  18. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    yeah, Redditch is a simple hop up the M40 and M42, StudleyGlass's part of the world. If you don't mind me asking @andythom188 and @Fish how much is it costing you?Would you PM me if you don't want to put up generally.
     
  19. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Standard price is £4740 colour coding is extra or keep it standard black £320 for colour coding
     
  20. Fish

    Fish Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Trying to determine if the the carbon roof is real carbon weave, a wrap or a ply based carbon sandwiching another material..
    My concern is heat/uv damage..
    If all else fails gloss black top
     

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