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Post by jeffo on Sun May 24, 2015 4:38 pm

First post after my 'Hello'. Sorry if its in the wrong place

My Bedford CF Autosleeper Clubman SV100 1981 has a smashed pane in the back door. I rang Autosleepers and the guy I spoke to asked the other staff there and then concluded they didn't think they had ever converted a Bedford ever!
Any ideas? It should be brown tinted. I did find a guy who could make it but I lost his number when I lost my mobile and Ive tried so hard to find him again.
Should there be a manufacturers ID plate on my AS? I think it is one of the very first Autosleeper clubmans built, judging by the idiosyncrasies.
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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by Paulmold on Sun May 24, 2015 5:04 pm

I don't know when they started putting a 'build number' on a label in the glovebox but if have one it will be a genuine AS conversion.  Thats not to say it isn't it may have been before they put labels there.

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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by frederic on Sun May 24, 2015 5:18 pm

Bedford CF Clubman SV100 
Just Google and up comes a wealth of info.
They must be very young at A/S!!
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Post by moggyminor1966 on Sun May 24, 2015 5:37 pm

Found this on eBay has been sold but lots of pics! Suggest you send a link to A/S!!
Good luck with your search

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/261846145816?nav=SEARCH

Or better still send them this-they cannot deny making them then! smile!smile!


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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by roli on Sun May 24, 2015 6:38 pm

Don't know who told you that AS certainly did do conversions on Bedfords,have a look in the vans made at Willersey i n the fact sheets section . There are a few in the Classic Motorhome Club and can occasionally be seen in their reports in 3m's magazine

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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by peugeotboxer on Mon May 25, 2015 11:36 am

jeffo wrote:First post after my 'Hello'. Sorry if its in the wrong place

My Bedford CF Clubman SV100 1981 has a smashed pane in the back door. 

Any mobile windscreen replacement companies should be able to help.
They will be able to cut a piece to fit.

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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by richardstubbs on Tue May 26, 2015 7:18 pm

The people who do windows for plant would do it I reckon. They cut laminated glass to size on site - fascinating to watch. Dunno if they do brown though.

Failing that I reckon you could just get a bit of laminated cut to size at a DIY place and put it in yourself. It's probably easy enough to fit.

Or, if neither of those things work, how about buying a sheet of tinted polycarbonate and cutting it yourself? All the modern ones have plastic windows so it must be OK. Might scratch a bit though, but it won't break again.
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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by jeffo on Sat May 30, 2015 9:36 am

The Cf has a shelf rather than a glove box and there is nothing there. My cf is the same model as the one pictured above. There are quite a few of them still around. Its not like it is a one off. comparing mine to the one pictured it has no rear bumpers or wheel arch 'spats'. There are no holes markings or mountings for them either. Would they have been optional extras or would it be that mine pre dated them? Thanks for the tips. I have a few calls to make on Monday. I may have to take the door off and take it to a specialist. I don't care so long as It is done right.
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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by jeffo on Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:31 pm

Right, this is going from memory........... and might make partial sense
The CF glass is smoked and toughened. 
laminated glass cant be smoked. The laminated glass is the stuff they can cut to size. Toughened is a more bespoke item. It cant be converted to laminated as laminated does not come in 4mm thickness to fit the window frame I already have.
Therefore my options are a bespoke toughened glass or a new window frame and glass to match. I don't know if that's going to be equally troublesome to source. I am not willing to make alterations to the door, beyond shaving it a tad.
I have tried autosleepers more than once. Who ever is in the parts dept is never in and never returns my calls. I think if I had 50k for a new motorhome I would be looking to a company that at least acts like they care.
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Re: Rear door glass Clubman

Post by daisy mae on Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:46 am

I am surprised by your response from Auto-sleepers, I have found them very helpful and knowledgeable.

Did you speak to Alan in the parts dept?. I have spoken to him a few times and he was very helpful, when they couldn`t supply the part I wanted due to my van being 2003, he told me the best thing to do.

Hope you get it sorted to your satisfaction.

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