Radius Rod Bush Replacement

The next stage renewing the front suspension is the Radius Rods. With a quick look under the van I could see the bushings needed replacing. Like mine, most vans will probably still have the ones originally fitted in the factory. There are some pictures of split bushings, worn radius rods and damaged mount points from... Continue Reading →

Lower Control Arm Bush Replacement

It's time to look at the front suspension and replace my tired bushes! First on the list (thanks to a group buy discount) is the Lower Control Arm (also known as Track Control Arm). The diagram below shows the bush (pink) and the Lower Control Arm (orange). On earlier models (pre-1984) the Control Arm and... Continue Reading →

Rust Treatment

There was no way the van was going to pass it's next MOT with some of the rust areas so it was time to treat them accordingly. For small areas I removed as much flaking rust as possible, wire brushed, coated with Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80, filled and then painted. The major repair areas were welded by John at... Continue Reading →

Powerflex Steering Rack Mount Kit

The steering in the van fees a little unresponsive and light at high speeds. I heard that replacing the steering rack bushes can make a huge difference so bought the Powerflex Steering Rack Mount Kit from Brickwerks. I asked for new nuts and bolts in case the originals get damaged and these were included for... Continue Reading →

Removing Autosleeper interior units

With an impending MOT due in September it was time to address the rust issues in the van. The worst area was the offside sill behind the fridge and the only way to access this area is to remove all the interior units. I followed JonathanR's excellent thread on the Club 80-90 forum detailing how he removed the... Continue Reading →

Headlight Warning Buzzer

Something I really miss from modern cars is a beep telling me i've left the headlights on when I open the door. As we'll be venturing further and further afield, anything to prevent a dead starter battery in the middle of nowhere is a definite bonus. Luckily, the T25 has everything ready for this easy low... Continue Reading →

Switchable USB Socket

Now that the lighter socket runs off the leisure battery I wanted to swap it with a dual USB socket with a switch to turn it on and off. Neither of us smoke so a USB version would be far more useful than the original socket for powering our phones/sat nav. I went for a Blue Sea Dual USB... Continue Reading →

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