Sunday, November 7, 2010

Seatbelt, diff idea and mirrors...

Since registering the van I have been driving it about quite a bit.  I should take a camera around with me.  I have been feeling a little vulnerable driving without a seat-belt, so, I am having some minor modifications done (reversible of course) so I can fit a retractable belt.  She is off at a workshop now.

The front seat sits on a rather wobbly platform, so this will also be reinforced. 

She runs beautifully, steering is hairy but perhaps new tyres will fix that.

Other mods will happen - the rear view mirror is right at eye level, so I will move that down.  The side mirrors have new glass, however they flop about a bit, the grub screws seem to lack the bite required to hold the mirrors still.  I also have a reversing camera and monitor to install.  Hardly a period accessory!

I have heard of a shop that will create a new diff crown-wheel etc to whatever ratio you want, they custom make it. I will look into this further.

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