I've had my mind settled, he's showed us exactly how the braking system will work using part of the rod system and part cable ..... we think it'll work out just fine.
The suspension units are a collaboration from my uncles old units and from my old suspension. My brother & uncle have worked together to make a good set that is now on my pops Dandy, I trust that between them they have come up with a good working suspension. As you know I've not been home for a long while and although my dad has some pics on his phone ....... pictures were not a priority for the 3 musketeers
my uncle only came up for a short visit and ended up roped in
You can't actually refurb an indespension unit as it's a sealed unit, the best two have been used ...... one from my trailer and one from my uncles ........ both 500kg.
It sits fine on the indespension unit's, everything is level and looks good the brakes were worn and I've been told they have been sorted. If it works out in the end we should have a cracking Dandy and if not (when the weight of everything goes back on and back in) because of the way the suspension has now been mounted we can always buy new units and replace altogether as we did with our Dandy ...... I'll let you know if we end up doing that and I will keep my camera handy to show how the brakes are going to work.
Most of this is trial and error at the moment, the main thing is that the pvc is good, the interior is going to be original and is in mighty fine condition considering the age, the awning is in excellent condition and the chassis is great too ....... the suspension is looking good but we'll have to see how it performs in the end and if necessary it can always be changed for new and now I know what he is doing with the braking system I have confidence that will work out fine and allow for cabled brakes and new units should they be required.
Mark ....... thanks, he's now not filling the holes and using the old sides as a template.
he has already filled quite a few though so will have to drill them out again ...... at least we can still see & feel where they were
Kevin, when you say back plates do you mean mounting plates ? they have put new ones on