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proper little can of worms this thing was...havnt got photos for loads of the build but have posted what i have so far. finally going back together now tho. not original in any way but then it wasnt when we got it either. going to be dry and comfy and thats what matters.
With regard to the aluminium inserts for the top windows. I have tried today to remove them from my scrapper, but after one hour struggling, I ended up with a bent and broken insert. They are nailed in by the factory and getting the nails out, dents and breaks the aluminium. I am having to totally dismantle the caravan and so it may be that I can get some of the others out in one piece as I take the wall apart. This is going to take at least to the end of the week. I will get back to you with the results.
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon
pity about the roof light mountings any you could rescue would be a big help though.
as for the trim inlay im pretty sure there are two widths on the caravan. the 12mm stuff around the fixed windows, doors and hatch (as listed in the ebay link you posted) but the stuff in the side trims is around 10mm. this is the stuff that i am struggling to find a supply of. is it the 10mm or 12mm stuff that you had in stock? if it was the 10mm then where did you get it?
also do you have that wheel spat mounting trim i was after?