Monthly Archives: Aug 2019

More mods to the van

I’ve not done any fishing for a few months, not because I don’t want to, but because my right arm is stuffed and I cannot cast the rod…
What we thought was tennis elbow, (see the post below) turned out to be a torn tendon.
So after lots of painful physio and not much improvement it was suggested that I get a scan done. This revealed the cause of my discomfort, and I was immediately given a cortisone injection, which has helped a lot.
In the meantime, I’ve been tinkering with the van, (code for spending more money on it).
New bigger tyres, caused a problem in that the sliding door wouldn’t open fully because it hit the tyre. This issue was solved with an extended door hinge arm imported from Australia.
Front brakes were improved with new disks and pads.
While I was in there I also fitted a set of manual front hubs so I can now disengage the front axles when touring. This should help both fuel economy and wear and tear on front cv’s and boots.
You can read all about the mods here