Friday, 13 July 2012

Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia

Andrew & Rachel Hayden are now members of the CMCA.
# W78325

We look forward to meeting and talking to members of the club, sharing each others views,experiences and opinions. We also hope fellow members will enjoy reading our motorhome project blog and will follow our long road ahead.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Rear Engine Door Installation !!!!!

A.C.P weighted down with objects
Well as you are aware, we had fabricated the frame work whilst awaiting the adhesive on the rear apron to set. So I don't have any pictures of this part even though it is basically a square frame and is measured to fit the rear recess that accesses the engine bay. I did how ever welded in some supports where the two locking handles were to be fitted, these locking handles and the gas struts were purchased through eBay and at a good price, the piano hinge was sourced through the local hardware store. Once I had the main frame welded up and checked for square (very important) I then did some prep work on the welds, like grinding them flat where the A.C.P was to be secured, again I use sikaflex to secure it down and used objects to apply even weight all over the

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Long Awaited Return, The motorhome That Is !!!

Well on my last write up I'm sure I wrote I'd be letting you know very shortly of how the progress was going, But I had to drop tools on the bus and finish another project that I was slowly doing on the side. This is a Toyota Hilux, 2000 model that I had picked up off the boss, it had been in a slight front end accident and was in need of some repair. Any how my dear grand dad thought it would be a great little car for him, instead of his F250 that he has owned for the last 32 years.