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Topic: cheetah inside
Posted By: vw venom
Subject: cheetah inside
Date Posted: 13 Jun 09 at 09:30
hi having not seen one but want one
do the cheetahs have any belt systems in the rear?or has anyone fitted them?
is there a legal issue when carrying more than 2 ?
any help on this matter would be great cheers



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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 13 Jun 09 at 19:59
got 3 belts fitted by karmann in back of my cheetah but framework needed is easy to replicate, I think 2 on offside 1 on nearside
 
there was a post somewhere with pics, I'll try and dig it up tomorrow


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Posted By: vw venom
Date Posted: 13 Jun 09 at 20:03
thanks bud 
as have kids need to know,cant have em rattling about


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 14 Jun 09 at 17:27
think the post was lost
got my pics though
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
pretty self explanatory and easy to do, just need to strip seats out which aint hard, there are quite few karmanns with rear belts


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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 14 Jun 09 at 17:29
Originally posted by busbuddy busbuddy wrote:

 I think 2 on offside 1 on nearside
 
 
wrong LOL
 
2 nearside 1 offside
 
 
 


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Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 17 Jun 09 at 14:28
Will you be at Bus stopover?
 
We've got one little'un with another on the way. This is something that I'll have to sort out sooner rather than later otherwise we can't use it when the next one tips up in August!
 
Just wondered if you were there could I have a look at your van and get some pic's of my own so I know what to start fabricating etc. We'll be taking ours this weekend as well.
 
Cheers


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Posted By: vw venom
Date Posted: 17 Jun 09 at 16:35
jeepers its not just me then,ha ha
im in same boat and just refuse to give up the vans


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 17 Jun 09 at 19:09
not gonna be at stopover coz killed an engine a week ago so I have a small gap in the back LOL
 
 
I am collecting engines at the moment to give me a choice what to put in Big smile
 
I am only in LE7 which is 10 mins down the A46 from wymeswold if you are desperate to see it


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Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 18 Jun 09 at 12:36
Thanks for that, not desperate at the moment.
 
First problem for today is tracing a gas leak, checking cooker, understanding why the fridge wont work, blah blah blah
 
Wonder if we will actually have it working in time for the off tomorrow! Confused


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Posted By: Bluebays
Date Posted: 18 Jun 09 at 13:13
Originally posted by busbuddy busbuddy wrote:

not gonna be at stopover coz killed an engine a week ago so I have a small gap in the back LOL
 
 
I am collecting engines at the moment to give me a choice what to put in Big smile
 
I am only in LE7 which is 10 mins down the A46 from wymeswold if you are desperate to see it
V8 FTW Wink

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Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 18 Jun 09 at 13:27
he,he,he
 
Smokin! Clap


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Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 18 Jun 09 at 13:33
Just in case, if you plan on LPG'ing it my uncle is an approved fitter in Sheffield.
 
Mainly does them on P38 Range Rovers and big Audi's.
 
all the modern stuff is all sequential injectors and if I remember rightly he can map them more accurately than the factory ECU for petrol.
 
 


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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 18 Jun 09 at 19:22
thought about a v8 but only use big block fords and that engine bay aint big enough for that, even thought of chucking a cossie on kevs adapter LOL
 
 
i SHALL be at vanfest, for a week and half, so if you wanna see it grab me there Wink


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Posted By: vw venom
Date Posted: 19 Jun 09 at 12:52
has anyone updated a interior on one of these coachbuilds? pics?
i call them marmite wagons you love em or hate em ,i love them and cant wait to own one


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 19 Jun 09 at 20:34
depends what you mean by update, karmann pretty much got it spot on with the interior, I personally don't like the colour of the gipsy interior but thats just me which is why I got a cheetah
 
 
I replaced this bathroom
 
 
with this
 
 
 
and replaced the rear skylight with a big heki one
 
 


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Posted By: vw venom
Date Posted: 19 Jun 09 at 21:46
very smart,love it,what i was asking about replacing seats and cupboards with up to date materials bcause im thinking about getting one and in the future letting calyipso play with it or do it myself


Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 19 Jun 09 at 21:57
ah I see, yep can be done, I know of one with retro vinyl with piping on the rear seating area
 
the interior can all be stripped out to leave an empty box but note that most of the gas, water and electrics run in the cavity between the vw van floor and the interior floor which makes it harder to relocate appliances about should you wish to
 
you have pm Wink 


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Posted By: vw venom
Date Posted: 19 Jun 09 at 22:43
ok thanks for pm have joined this week but not had time to look yet
my idea was to updat not strip out completely


Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 22 Jun 09 at 10:30
Lov'in that revamped bathroom.
 
Where did you get the units from and are they a straight swop?
 
Mines still got the original sink but all the other stuff (toilet, vanity unit, cover under sink) is all missing. Just got a great big mirror where the vanity unit should be and it looks a bit of a dog's dinner, especially in a morning when I see my reflection LOL.
 
Main reason for getting a gipsy was to have a bathroom for sorting out children, rather than trying to hover them around in portaloo's.
 
Could you let me know, cheers


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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 22 Jun 09 at 20:37

all caravan based stuff, there are some tricky bits like moving the corner, moving the heating and the passenger side fixings of the sink and vanity unit being outside the wardrobe

 
the mods are on here, page 3 I think   http://rustydubclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Projects&action=display&thread=3299&page=1 - http://rustydubclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Projects&action=display&thread=3299&page=1


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Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 24 Jun 09 at 10:36
Had a look at the thread for your bathroom.....good work!
 
Am I being dense or did you have to cut the other hole to the outside so you can remove the crapper cartridge?
 
Not quite following why you had to move one of the interior walls either. Was the new toilet unit slightly wider than the original bathroom dimensions.
 
As mines a Gipsy I don't think I'd have to re-route as many pipes as you due to the sink being in the right place already.
 
Thanks again


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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 24 Jun 09 at 18:41
yep, hole cut to remove toilet cassette
 
corner of bathroom on some gipsy/cheetahs has a corner cut out to aid access to rear seat, to squeeze your ass easier between table and bathroom, hard to explain coz not got any pics to show you
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Aspo13
Date Posted: 25 Jun 09 at 08:39
Mines a 1986 model if that helps. Do you know if its something they did on later models or did they just chop corners of some vans and not others?
 
Looking at it I don't think mines had a corner chopped to make it easier to get in the back seats, so who knows, maybe I'll be able to tidy the bathroom up without having to do as much work as you have Tongue.
 
I'll post up some pic's of my interior if you wouldn't mind letting me know if it looks the same as yours or not.


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Posted By: busbuddy
Date Posted: 25 Jun 09 at 19:47
some and not others I think
 
if you have a perfectly rectangular bathroom then you will be fine


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