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    Smile Attaching Moleskin to plywood

    What adhesive would you recommend toattach Moleskin to plywood. I am re linning my van and I have had all sort of problem in the past with carpet and material coming away from the wood in the summer heat. It is hard to know what adhisive to use that works but will not ruin the material.

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    Battery

    Hi really great conversion!

    I'm just starting a t5 conversion myself and was wondering if you made any upgrades or changes to the battery and alternator to cope with the extra power being drawn by the amps.

    Also I'm guessing you added a leisure battery what gear did you use for that?

    Any help appreciated!

    Cheers!

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    Nice!

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    wow, i'm amazed you took the time to learn to program to make your own front end. What were your reasons for creating your own?

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    Hi doynie,

    All I have done is install a leisure battery under the passenger seat. The negative of this battery is earthed to the chassis. I then connect the positive of this battery to the main battery through a 100 amp relay. This relay is energised only when the engine is running. I have also put an 80 amp fuse at each end of the cable.


    Hi Zarthia,

    The reason for writing my own front end was simply because there wasn't anything out there exactly like I wanted, so I made one. Also, if there is something I want to change, because I wrote the front-end, I can do it, rather than finding work arounds for other peoples software.
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    Battery install

    Hi again doynie,

    Thought I would post a couple of pictures of the battery install and where to take the feed for switching the relay. It is really hard to get to the alternator on a T5, so there is an easier place to pick up the feed.....



    These relays are underneath the main battery. After taking the battery out, you will see some relays on the left hand side. There is one relay sitting in a purple base. The blue/yellow wire is the one you want to turn your large battery splitting relay on. This wire has 12 volts on it when the engine is running.




    Here is the 100 amp relay and 80 amp fuse holder. The small black wire is grounded and the purple wire is connected to the blue/yellow wire mentioned before. The large red cable on the right is connected to the main battery, then though the fuse, then the relay and then all the way to another fuse next to the second battery (under the passenger seat).


    Connecting the second battery this way allows it to get as much charge as it needs, rather than being limited like when using a 'split charger'. The alternator in a T5 is well capable of the current needed for charging both batteries, I think it's rated at 180A. Mine has been fine for the last 2 years anyway.
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    hi, just stumbled across your thread whilst looking for ideas for my T5. I must say your build is absolutely amazing especially the head unit computer

    I'm about to start pretty much the same as you but have started outside first, got the wheels, lowering springs and chrome stuff and have just aqquired some stainless steel through work to try and make my own sidebars. I noticed in your thread that you had made your own and was wondering if you would be so kind to point me in the right direction. I have all the tools at hand to make them but haven't a clue on where to mount them on the van and where to weld the brackets and obviously sizes.

    If you could help me in the way of pics, measurements etc I would very much aprreciate it

    Thanks again

    p.s you ever surf over south wales way at all?? My local break is Rest Bay Porthcawl and head to the gower also

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    dude awesome work; and instead of writing free candy on the side, just write free video games and you'll get all the 12 year old boys your heart desires
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    Here's my attempt at something similar, from a different forum though, I have yet to post work log and pics on mp3car.com

    http://forum.club8090.co.uk/garage_v...ehicle&VID=391

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    Hi Picotrain,

    I can't remember the exact measurements, but basically all I did was remove the bottom plastics from the van and just under the sides of the van are some 20mm pre drilled holes. These are where I attached the side bars. To attach the bars, I used 'Zebedees',

    http://www.flints.co.uk/acatalog/Zebedees.html.

    I cut the spring part off them and grinded them a bit and slid them up into the holes to give a threaded hole to attach the side bars. The holes nearest the front are very shallow, but with enough grinding and alot of tapping into position with a hammer, it is easy done.

    Hope this helps


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