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New Dandy owner 3 years 1 month ago #969

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Thanks for the information. I have been doing some work on the trailer and will put up a progress report and pics in the near future, John

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New Dandy owner 3 years 1 month ago #971

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Look forward to seeing pics John. Did you get rid of the flowers?
I'm not sure if Linda (Holmes) is saying the basic Dandy is like hers or whether she too has flowers?

In a way I hope you kept them, they are so unusual

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New Dandy owner 3 years 1 month ago #972

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At the moment the flowers are still there, all my work so far has been on the outside. I replaced the damper and stripped down and greased the towing connection, replaced the breakaway cable and adjusted the brakes. By far the longest job was scraping, wire brushing and undersealing the chassis. On the good side the chassis is in great condition with only minor surface rust. Jockey wheel maintained and painted, ready to go back on. There are three or four pop rivets to replace underneath which will only take minutes. One of my grandsons wants me to remove the flowers and replace with a Death Star and other Star Wars stickers, but I don't think so. I will be picking brains in the future about the electrics and gas, but no rush yet. When it stops raining I will start on the inside.
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New Dandy owner 3 years 1 month ago #973

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Well done that person, I am envious I have similar jobs to undertake on my own wagon, I've started on the inside -so far replaced the mattress covers removed the carpet -varnished the sterling board floor -removed the bottom cupboard doors (will re-hinge from the sides) I have cut out and lined the floor with 1/8th ply varnished both sides and nailed it down. also lined the wheel arch that shows -all ready to stick some wood floor lino down tomorrow.

Tell me how did you get access to the underside of your trailer?

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New Dandy owner 3 years 1 month ago #976

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To get the back section I removed the jockey wheel and lowered the front end to the ground, putting a piece of wood under 'A' frame just enough to keep the bottom of handbrake off the ground. For the front end I raised the 'A' frame until back end was on the ground and supported the front end on a step ladder. I put axle stands out as a safety measure, made sure brake was on and wheels well chocked. Back section didn't have a lot of room, but enough. Front end loads of room, safety glasses a must and something to lie on. A dirty job, but well pleased with the result.
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New Dandy owner 3 years 1 month ago #978

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Thanks for those tips at least I will know where to start.

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