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Our Dandy 4 berth rebuild. "Phoenix"

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paddys

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Post by paddys on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 5:03 pm

hi ,i have just aquired a dandy similar to yours.my sides are made from grey plastic and is in reasonable condition,some rivets are missing,i intend to part renovate it during the winter.a question,,what are the boards at the end of the beds used for.great pics ,an inspiration to others to rebuild . Very Happy paddys
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Post by mike on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 5:35 pm

paddys wrote:hi ,i have just aquired a dandy similar to yours.my sides are made from grey plastic and is in reasonable condition,some rivets are missing,i intend to part renovate it during the winter.a question,,what are the boards at the end of the beds used for.great pics ,an inspiration to others to rebuild . Very Happy paddys

Sounds like they could be to protect the bedding from condensation.

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Post by Phoenix on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 9:02 pm

mike wrote:
paddys wrote:hi ,i have just aquired a dandy similar to yours.my sides are made from grey plastic and is in reasonable condition,some rivets are missing,i intend to part renovate it during the winter.a question,,what are the boards at the end of the beds used for.great pics ,an inspiration to others to rebuild . Very Happy paddys

Sounds like they could be to protect the bedding from condensation.


Paddys,
Are you are talking about the board which is on hinges at the end of the bed on the left of this picture.

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If so we just assumed it was the head board for the bed. Its has always been there as long as we have had Phoenix.

As mike says it may be to stop condensation getting on the pillows!!

Ps. thanks for the complements. Smile
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Post by Cazz on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 9:07 pm

Our 60's one has these boards too, they are helpful at keeping your pillow off the PVC, we're going to add one to the 80's one - one year. What a Face
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Post by Caz1960 on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 10:10 pm

flower I have seen some for sale with them top and bottom I thought head and foot boards will put on mine Phoenix how thick it the board? flower
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Post by Phoenix on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 10:22 pm

Caz numbers,

It is the same board as the bed side walls, so was there from new. It is 3.5mm to 4mm thick. Smile
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Post by Caz1960 on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 11:34 pm

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Post by paddys on Fri 28 Sep 2012, 3:45 pm

hi,mark .more questions Very Happy .where did you get your steel sections from, or did you have to make them up yourself.patrick Cool
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Post by Phoenix on Fri 28 Sep 2012, 9:20 pm

Paddys,

We take it you are talking about our chassis repairs in which case we got our steel box section from a local steel merchants the boys and girl there were very helpful. Smile

We cut them to length and welded it up ourselves. We used the same size as the original, in our case it was 1" x 2" box 1/16th thick. You can get it 1/8th thick if you want to make it heavier duty.

A little tip, when cutting off the old rail we used the 1mm thick cutting discs in our grinder cutting as straight as possible so we didn't lose too much off the rails we left in place. Smile

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Post by HIDEHI on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:01 am

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