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Post by fenderbender on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:31 pm

I used two step ladders at the front of the van about 3ft apart with two 3x3 timbers from the step ladders resting on the top edge of the bonnet with foam rubber underneath.
Then screwed a few boards across the 3x3's.
Not up to health and safety standards but it worked.

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Post by NORGIL on Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:59 pm

To save the hassle of building a frame either side of the van, you could pick up an old steel scaffolding tower off fleabay or wherever. The height you need to work at will mean you only need a small tower and just use half each side. You can then span the towers with a couple or three old scaffold boards. Scaffold boards are generally supposed to be supported approx every metre across, so if you are a bit weighty you may want to span a couple of boards with a bit of decent heavy plysheet or similar. You will need to have a fair bit of width either side of the van to erect the towers either side, but the advantage is it will be very stable and you will be able to put the structure up and take it down in a few minutes whenever you wish, and when you have done you can put the tower back on fleabay for the 30 quid or so you paid for it.

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Post by peugeotboxer on Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:56 pm

peugeotboxer wrote:These people have a commercial section (lorries/buses etc) and use tressles to access.
Could be worth a phone call regarding the seals?

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Post by Bartfarst on Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:50 pm

boxerman wrote:
Actually, I've had the same idea, great minds think alike eh! hugegrins
Mine's looking a bit crusty and I can't get a good look at it.

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Glad we're thinking along the same lines! OK too on what I assume to be your 'crusty' sealing rubber. On my van, the seal appears to have shrunk with age to the point where there's a 1" gap at one end, and can't help but think that's letting in water.

Thanks for the other tower suggestions too. I like the idea of using scaffold towers: I'll keep an eye out on eBay, otherwise I think it will have to be the timber tower option.

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Post by Matt Lewis on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:55 pm

I've had the headgasket replaced on our van, not had a good drive yet though. 
The rust/rot above the windscreen is really bad, I've got the gutter off so I can patch it up, I just need to work out where the water was getting in first.
For anyone interested in the windscreen seal here's a couple of profile pictures.



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