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Post by carljames on Mon May 07, 2018 1:58 pm

i had a mini for over 6 years with even darker windows, was never stopped for them or had any issues, they were darker than these, when you sit inside the van they are not as dark as they look from the outside ...

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Post by carljames on Mon May 07, 2018 5:08 pm

not bad from the inside


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Post by carljames on Mon May 07, 2018 10:05 pm

everything moved around, van moved to the dorrs ready for a trip to the MOT tomorrow


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Post by Raggy on Tue May 08, 2018 8:21 am

Looking good, good luck. Keep us posted.
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Post by carljames on Tue May 08, 2018 8:36 am

Raggy wrote:Looking good, good luck. Keep us posted.


got a 1 day insurance cover for today as i don't know if my car insurance will upgrade, plus if it fails ill need to use my other car still, just about to book it in to my local MOT station, just need to pop out and check the headlights and get some tape glue off the screen


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Post by carljames on Tue May 08, 2018 2:17 pm

after a quick tweek on the brake compensator valve we have a pass.
Surprised how nippy they are.... also adjusted the squealing belt.....


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Post by Raggy on Tue May 08, 2018 6:42 pm

Always a good document to see cheers
Well done, bet you are chuffed with that.
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Post by carljames on Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 pm

yes quite happy.. fully comp ins £188 not bad

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Post by Raggy on Wed May 09, 2018 8:38 am

That insurance is a good price as well. Who is that with? Always a question that’s asked.
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Post by carljames on Wed May 09, 2018 5:11 pm

had to stay with my previous supplier as they wanted £80 to leave... they couldn't change my car cover to van but did a new quote for £212 + £20 for cancelling the previous cover.. the £188 quote was with sure thing through confused.com.


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Post by carljames on Thu May 10, 2018 8:48 pm

spent an hour and half sorting the wiring for the radio, went to fit the din plate and the apeture is too small and too shallow for the radio.... that was a waste of time .....

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Post by Woodie on Thu May 10, 2018 10:32 pm

That's why I have got loads of Glove Boxes from vans/pick-up's I have broken, with Radio-CD units in them.
I have also got a few of the Plastic Centre Consoles that some Hi-Jet's were blessed with.
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Post by carljames on Fri May 11, 2018 5:37 am

this is the set up i had in my mini, bass box and amp
using a 3.5 jack lead connected directly to my phone. worked well



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Post by carljames on Fri May 11, 2018 5:39 am


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Post by Raggy on Fri May 11, 2018 8:37 am

Get a centre console, looks and fits radios etc so much better.
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Post by scotia on Sat May 12, 2018 5:26 pm

congrats on the mot cheers
nice mini, the tint doesnt look that bad indeed in the hijet from the inside picture.
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Post by carljames on Sat May 12, 2018 6:06 pm

Raggy wrote:Get a centre console, looks and fits radios etc so much better.

I might look into making one if i don't use the amp and jack plug

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Post by carljames on Sat May 12, 2018 6:10 pm

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I'm thinking of splitting the speaker box and mounting one either side on the van.

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Post by carljames on Wed May 16, 2018 9:19 pm

got a new gear knob today , firstly cut it down as it was a bit long, had to drill it out to 10mm as it only had an M8 thread, then partly drilled it 14mm so it would fit over the gear lever shaft, then tapped the 10mm hole M12 , lastly had to run a die down the gear lever shaft thread as it was too fine..





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Post by carljames on Tue May 22, 2018 5:03 pm

layest aquesitions rear carpet and Smart roadster seats.....



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Post by carljames on Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:17 pm

had the van up on the lifts today, had to improvise
with some blocks as the other lifts were in use



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Post by carljames on Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:24 pm

got some wheels , 4 x 13x6 Wolfrace slot mags
from an autojumble for £50, also got some wheel inserts. having them machined to 110pcd and inserts fitted










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Post by Raggy on Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:43 am

Pictures are a bit big, did you select the size when uploading them?
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Post by carljames on Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:35 am

noticed that.... is that a new thing.. never had it before

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Post by carljames on Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:43 am

sorted

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Post by carljames on Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:14 am

just had the dash out to connect the heater control rod.. now connected.... can't believe how hot the heater is.... another plus!!!

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Post by carljames on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm

Now done around 720 mls in the van since getting it passed the MOT.. No issues with cooling
at all , only problem i've had is the alternator belt stretching causing it to squeal..

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Post by Raggy on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Is it the original belt or a new one?
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Post by carljames on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:16 pm

new belt. its toothed , I reckon a solid belt would be better

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Post by Raggy on Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:52 pm

Just make sure its the correct profile.
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