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Lowered van drivers- tiny feet?

Discussion in 'Suspension Steering Brakes' started by Polzeylad, 6 Jan 2017.

  1. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad California 204 4motion T6 Legend

    I often stand on my wheels to wash the upper parts of my van; but it's a fairly snug fit in my size 10s and one error led me to nearly breaking an ankle as I hopped off the wheel but left my foot jammed in the arch.

    How do you lowerers fit your feet in the arches?

    o_O :geek: :whistle:
     
    Last edited: 6 Jan 2017
  2. T6 dork

    T6 dork Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    size 7 here :p
     
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  3. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    My van measures 1970mm to top of the roof bars and I'm 5ft 8 and can clean the top of the van very easy but need the step ladders to do the roof or dads plastering stilts :)
     
  4. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Even 'aired out' I have to use one of those foot tall step thingies from Argos!!!
     
  5. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    What's your measurements aired out and fully raised walski Did you manage to get her in the garage
     
  6. Stripy

    Stripy Member T6 Pro

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    I have to use steps for the roof, but these are useless for reaching the middle of the window screen.
    For the window screen the only way I can reach is pulling myself up on to the front wheels by grabbing the bonnet with one hand and the wing mirrors with the other , the dismount is a bit ungainly and has had me on my Bum!
     
  7. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I reckon I'm about 186cm at the highest part of the van at the middle of the poptop roof at the back. That's not fully aired out but just rolling front and back. I can't turn the front wheels much at that height but yes it rolls straight back/forward in and out of my garage :);)

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  8. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I'm 6'5" and use a macallister platform from Screwfix. It's about 40cm high and from that a can reach easily to the middle of the roof.
     
  9. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Very nice
     
  10. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad California 204 4motion T6 Legend

    Using the wheels, sliding door ledge and passenger side step I can just about get to all the roof washing it.
    But putting surfboards on the roof in a strong wind is near torture; hang on with one arm, attempt to fling straps over the boards, repeatedly fall off.
     
  11. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I don't wash the roof, you can't see it.
     
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  12. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Agreed, i stand on front wheels to wash the front of roof above the windscreen and the rest just gets left, do it maybe once or twice a year
     
  13. CRD

    CRD Senior Member T6 Guru

    I take mine to the local car wash to get done

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    I asked the young lady if she could try and remove a stubborn bird-poop from my side window which I'm pleased to say she did

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  14. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I use stepladders.
     
  15. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad California 204 4motion T6 Legend

    Seagulls live here; if I didn't wash the roof it would probably dissolve.
     
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  16. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Loads of seagulls in Anglesey too, thankfully lots of rain too.
     
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  17. Chriswhit

    Chriswhit Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    With 50mm lowered springs and 20" tyres there isn't much room the stand on the front wheels but use some small steps .never used to wash the roof but since I've Been bitten by the detailing fairy I evan dry the roof . Can't bring myself to take the van to a car wash .
     

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