Having finished the build.....it’s time for a smarten up of the outside.

#22
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So we’re planning on a 10 weekish trip starting in March,
The wife loves the van but she’s a bit of a snob! ( I’m glad she doesn’t read this ) insists we smarten her up. So I’v been looking at a re-spray. I’v had quotes from 3 to 5k, which shocked me really....
I had intended to use our local bus company when I originally started the build, but the helpful guy there, is no longer there.. and they don’t want to take it on now......

However I’v found a local guy who will do a partial respray for £1,500. I’v mocked up some designs. We’ve already chosen, but what would be your choice? View attachment 968 View attachment 969 View attachment 970 View attachment 971 View attachment 972 View attachment 973 View attachment 974 View attachment 975 View attachment 976 View attachment 977
the first one mate. The Merc looks square & angular, don 't think wavy llines are a good look on such a square van. Love the conversion by the way.
 
#23
If your happy then sod the fancy paint,drive live sleep and the rest will take care of itself.(y)
 


#24
Nice looking van, shame about the illegal number plates, the lettering/numbering are wrongly spaced. I am surprised it gets through the MOT like that,
 
#28
Well about the same spacing as all of my vehicles!

It is amazing how some know all people come on at times and quote things they don't know the first bloody thing about.

The spacing of letters and numbers are, and I quote "11mm between each of the characters and 33mm between the age identifier/memory tag etc."

So Darren my old cock sparrow your number plate is absolutely cock on!

Phil
Thought that was the case Phil, but didn't want to mix in without checking. Thought as long as the "04" bit wasn't split it would be ok. Small fault to find anyway on such a nice build.
 
#29
Well about the same spacing as all of my vehicles!

It is amazing how some know all people come on at times and quote things they don't know the first bloody thing about.

The spacing of letters and numbers are, and I quote "11mm between each of the characters and 33mm between the age identifier/memory tag etc."

So Darren my old cock sparrow your number plate is absolutely cock on!

Phil
It must be my eyesight it should be

M (11mm gap) H (11mm gap) 0 (11mm gap) 4 (33mm gap) S (11mm gap U (11mm gap) N

To me it looks like there is a 33mm gap between the H and 0 and the 4 and S.

I'm not sure why some people have to be so rude, especially when they don't know who they are talking too.
I have done many years in the police force and wrongly spaced number plates is always a good reason to pull someone over and then find other issues such as drink driving, drugs knives etc.

Everyone thinks they know best.

What I think is amazing is how the most offensive person gets very apologetic when they are in the back of a police car heading to the custody centre!
 


#31
Have you had a look at this?
https://assets.publishing.service.g...stration-numbers-and_number-plates-inf104.pdf

Only the gap between the 4 and S is 33mm all other gaps should be 11mm


the space between characters must be 11mm
• the space between the age identifier and the random letters must be 33mm

It doesn't really matter I was just trying to be helpful. It appears that it failed the MOT today, but not on the number plate.
 
#32
Have you had a look at this?
I now have read through the DVLA information and as a result I admit I was wrong.

I have also seen that poor old Darren has a few things to get done before he can start his amazing European adventure, good luck.

Phil
 


#33
I am sorry Darren your thread got a bit hijacked. Good luck with the repairs and happy travels in your van.
 
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