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Llywelyn1984
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« on: September 19, 2015, 11:16:33 PM »

im trying to change the points  and condenser for my romahome....ive undone the four bolts on the hatch....how does the cover slide out!
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 11:44:03 AM »

Normally the white fibreglass panel simply lifts out, but if for some odd reason your camper pod has been fitted and the original pick-up body hatch left in place, you will have to left the body I assume.
Normally there isn't a cover on the pick-up body bed, just the white fibreglass one which is part of the camper pod floor.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 06:46:44 PM »

thanks Tim that's helpful...I've got a romahome -there is a fiber glass panel and then underneath the metal hatch...
Someone has cut in holes so you can get to four bolts but it won't slide out...I'm tempted to cut it out...are replacement panels available in case I ever want to convert it?  Saving this I suppose i could remove the distributor but not sure how to do that...
Told the misses it was a five minute job! Teach me!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 09:17:04 AM »

hi, don't remove the distributor if you are not sure how to time it up afterwards.
I would suggest lifting the pod of the pick-up, just enough to get the panel out.
Normally these panels are removed when the pod is on, and refitted when / if it is ever used as a pick-up.
These parts are quite rare now.
If you are not intending to use it as a pick-up in the future you could cut the metal panel out, but this is a bit of a bodge really.
Does your pod have rectangular windows or angled / sloping at the front ?
I am sure that the earlier pods would only have to be lifted a few inches to slide the plate out.
I do have a set of lifting jacks which if you are local you could borrow. These are the proper ones for raising the body when you want to remove it. You can however do it with normal vehicle jacks as I have done a few times.
hope this helps,
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 09:31:10 AM »

I saw your post on the bambi owners club, and felt I should point out that the Bambi is much different to a Romahome.
The Bambi body is a fixed coachbuilt.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 09:44:12 AM »

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=romahome&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAmoVChMIxqfqoOGMyAIVhGsUCh3_DAwQ&biw=1038&bih=515#imgrc=0jiIj_yB-PtfzM%3A


Thanks alot rascal van that's really helpful.
My van is like this one - it's a romahome.  Yes they seem very particular about their bambis. 
This is turning out to be alot of faff for a part that may be working...still i shall win out.
Im based in Cardiff - but i go to bristol alot - where are you based?
I suppose it all depends how difficult the bolts are to take off....i could just jack the back up a bit with some blocks off wood.  Quicker route is definately cutting!
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 10:13:26 AM »

Do i take off the big bolts from the outside - or do i have to go inside too....
Think i might be single by the end of this!
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 05:40:45 PM »

Here is a picture of the bolts from the outside -
do i undo the one in the middle - or the outer two? or all of them.
The outer 2 looks fairly new but the middle one looks pretty rusty....
Have you ever had them snap on you?

Sorry for all the questions...

Andy
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 06:16:26 PM »

The outer bolts will loosen quite easily not sure about the middle one didnt want to push too hard.

Im fitting a condenser - ive managed to get the old eyelet screw out...
Do i need to attach the consender body to the distributor - the eyelet screw has two wires attached - one maybe for the ground?
whilst waiting to raise the body could i just fit the other condenser on and leave the old one where it is?



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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2015, 06:43:46 PM »

its the middle bolts....now to work out how to jack it up....are your near swindon?
might have to take the distributor out anyway to get at the condenser bolt...
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2015, 09:52:44 AM »

Victory is mine!
Thanks tim...ive just slid it out - you were right the best way...
Only had three car jacks which was a bit interesting - but hopefully i can lay my hands on another one if i ever need to remove the body...
Happy man - even gf was pleased...
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 11:37:54 PM »

nb i had to move the dizzy around to get t the screw i marked it up...might ill have a go at timing it with my new strobe (something else to break my gf will say)
I cut a slot in it as dell said so i can remove it more easily next time.
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