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Window frame & seat belts

027Today’s first is the passenger side, large window frame. A fairly simple job, just a lot of screws. I’ll set this frame apart until I have the correct paint to redo it.

 

028029Now we can see a little of the insulation used, some wire of the valance lighting which will be removed, and the former seat belt connection bolt.

I’ll use the latter as an attachment point for my dog’s leash/harness, when he’ll travels with me.

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The remaining rear seat belts are still attached to a heavy metal bar underneath the carpet.

 

033Lifting up the carpet, quickly reveals the bar which is attached with bolts to the chassis.

 

 

034 035At the end of the day I have some more spare parts.

 

 

More dismanteling

I have started preparing the wood for the bed in my workshop, which takes up one half of my garage. I’ll have to glue up thinner boards to get to the right thickness for the wood in the frame of the bed.

020 021In the meantime, I am getting the rear belt systems out. Removing the valance resulted in access to the top connector, which is primarily a big bolt connected to the frame.

022The belt roll-up mechanism had to be accessed both from the inside and under the van, which as the only person working on it, posed some problems, but after several attempts, that worked out fine.

023This opened up the wheel casing. Time to get rid of the carpet glued to its surface. Careful peeling revealed the casing and reinforcement plate; after removal of the latter, I temporarily taped up the resulting hole from the belt mechanism, until a more permanent solution is applied.

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