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weco in a westy

Postby axeman » 18 May 2014, 12:45

the pictures do the talking with this one. the westy fridge panel has lots of intricate details about.
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the mark is in line with the top of the draw
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby jed the spread » 18 May 2014, 13:27

Interesting you put this up Neil. Al and I are just about to launch a fridge and install kit package that gives you a very handy draw underneath. We obiously can add a Sterling option too as we are UK agents for them but good work I like it.

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Re: weco in a westy

Postby silverbullet » 18 May 2014, 14:25

You ladies and your fitted furniture... ;)
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby syncrowjoker » 18 May 2014, 15:05

Nice bit of pro wood butchery :ok why the vent in the cupboard door?
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby silverbullet » 18 May 2014, 15:14

E D I T: Neils shoe cupboard.
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby richlaz » 18 May 2014, 17:41

Looking good, nice colour match too :ok

I too am confused about the vent?

Does the Waeco need a vent? (and there's one in the side of the unit anyway) :D

You should sell these front panels... in cream :wink: (ready for when I can afford the fridge to go with it :lol:)
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby jes*b » 18 May 2014, 17:56

The colour match is a vaguely accurate one. The laminated panels in the vans are all slightly different shades I guess due to the timescale since Westy built them, sun, heat etc. , all of these also being effected by where the laminate is in the van . The laminate is the closest match and was the one suggested on other threads. I ordered samples from 4 manufacturers and compared. Laminate is supplied in 10' x 4' sheets so buy the time you have laminated / edged the frame and popped in a door insert you still have most of it left for other ideas & repairs.
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby jed the spread » 18 May 2014, 18:28

richlaz wrote:
Does the Waeco need a vent? (and there's one in the side of the unit anyway) :D



You don't need the one underneath on a compressor fridge, it is a great place to pop a pretty good draw that you can fit loads of stuff that you want to hide away on long trips. I can not comment on the door one as I have never been able to get what that is all about :?

I hope this helps.


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Re: weco in a westy

Postby axeman » 19 May 2014, 05:24

The door had the vent on when we bought the van. The gas bottle was in there so i guess that it may be some french gas reg maybe.? But now we have lots of spaire laminate so making a new door should not be a problem.

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Re: weco in a westy

Postby richlaz » 19 May 2014, 08:16

The vent at the bottom of the original door would have been for the original Westy fridge (RM182/RM184) which would have been in the cupboard beforehand :)
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby silverbullet » 19 May 2014, 10:23

axeman wrote:Image

One hand on hip, brew in other, stiff little finger...class :wink:
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby PetenAli » 19 May 2014, 19:52

Nice job Neil and Jes. Something for the amateurs like me to aspire to! :ok
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby axeman » 19 May 2014, 20:55

We considered fitting a draw too the bottom of the unit which is a viable option, this was my initial thought using high quality self/soft closing runners and using a folded steel or alloy caucus, there are 2 reasons for using metal rather than ply, first is the internal dimension will be grater ( wider) second is the strength it would incorporate a locking pin so it could be used as secure box,

When I first shoe horned the fridge in I raised it as high as possible in the opening, this did 2 things that I was not happy with it made the fridge project further forward from the kitchen unit than I liked, it also altered the o/e lines of the unit. The top of the draw lined up with the top of the o/e fridge door

Both these issues have now been addressed although not 100% perfect it has worked out very well. As Jed said and peter has done by using the o/e bottom fridge vent it would make a very good place to mount a charger, you also maintain the look.

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Re: weco in a westy

Postby tforturton » 19 May 2014, 22:44

jed the spread wrote:Interesting you put this up Neil. Al and I are just about to launch a fridge and install kit package that gives you a very handy draw underneath. We obiously can add a Sterling option too as we are UK agents for them but good work I like it.

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Looking forward to seeing this. Sounds very interesting....
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Re: weco in a westy

Postby California Dreamin » 21 May 2014, 15:48

Maybe I'm being a bit picky....and what you have done looks very neat however, I would still like to have seen a matching 'door' with trim and not the front of the Waeco fridge.....like Westfalia fashioned for the original.

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