Time to start a new build. Ex BG maxi. Hereford.

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Thanks for the laugh :lol:
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FishermansFriend wrote: Thu Jul 13, 2023 9:57 pm Thanks for the laugh :lol:
Got the translation now.
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A bit of fabrication today as drilling holes in the bumper cross beam was not happening last weekend.
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Also sorting out the wiring for the fog/driving lamps.
Tomorrow new harness for the “Elk spotters” and connect up the rest.
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All back together.
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Just need to wire them now.
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Time to start on the inside.

Picked up 2 lengths of 20mm hollow section. But before getting started with that it’s time for other things.
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Closer panel tomorrow.
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Next delivery fitted.
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Air vent will be changed over the weekend when I will also be making a start on the interior.
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Whirligig air vent gone new solar one fitted.
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Then this evening was mainly spent with this lot.
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Those that have done similar will know why the spark plug socket is on there.
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that solar whirlibirdi looks nice
the low profile makes it less noticeable
did it slot straight into your old hole or did you have to make some adjustments ?

what did you use the rivnuts on ?
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The hole needed enlarging.

Rivnuts and cabinet bolts to hold the panels on.
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Come in a selection of lengths and have a nice big head.
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hopefully it wasn't too much or a ball ache
have to say, the end result looks good
you've either got to fill the hole with metal. prim and paint or get done at a shop
or, replace with a similar product
the later looks shmick !!!
no wires required as it's solar ;)

so the rivnuts went into the back of the panel and you've put "big theaded" bolts in from the front - hex head (hard to see on my device) ??
they look pretty flat, do u have any pics of the nuts by themselves ?

what size, M6 ?
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stu_b wrote: Mon Aug 14, 2023 10:11 am hopefully it wasn't too much or a ball ache
have to say, the end result looks good
you've either got to fill the hole with metal. prim and paint or get done at a shop
or, replace with a similar product
the later looks shmick !!!
no wires required as it's solar ;)

so the rivnuts went into the back of the panel and you've put "big headed" bolts in from the front - hex head (hard to see on my device) ??
they look pretty flat, do u have any pics of the nuts by themselves ?

what size, M6 ?
Yes M6.
The holes for the VW plastic fixings needs enlarging as many don’t have much room behind using a socket etc as a stop works well.
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ahhh yes that looks good
the flat head bolts are a nice touch, sleek
the eyebolt is nice too, what do u plan to use that for ?
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stu_b wrote: Tue Aug 15, 2023 11:56 am ahhh yes that looks good
the flat head bolts are a nice touch, sleek
the eyebolt is nice too, what do u plan to use that for ?
They are just useful.
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yes I agree
wasn't sure if you had grand plans for them :)
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As the headliner joiner was not present. A strip of 3mm alloy. Rivnuts and cabinet bolts. Will coming off after it has set in shape and will get covered in vinyl .
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Like the speaker pod.
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