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Hi all,

We are the proud new (novice) owners of a 1971 Low Bay Dormobile. The interior cupboards are in okish condition but missing some of the trip around the edges. I’ve read we can clean up the existing trim with fine wire wool which is fine but does anyone have any spare trim or advice on where to get trim from please.

Also, looking to put shelves in the wardrobe unit (at the back of the passenger seat), Does anyone have pictures so we can try and convert the wardrobe into cupboard space?

Lastly, we have 2 buddy seats. One fits nicely across the wardrobe. The second “walk way”seat clips into the left bracket but we don’t seem to have a right baracket on the cupboard side to clip into? Does anyone have a spare bracket or photos of how this should fit. is the walk way buddy seat a different style to the buddy seat? Perhaps we have two of the same?

Any advice would be completely welcome!
Thanks guys
 

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The right bracket fixes to the driver side bulkhead.
The P.O of my bus put shelves in the wardrobe. I'll see if I can get some photos later.
I also could do with some new trim. Our furniture is looking a bit tatty, so next year when I do a respray I'm going to think whether I should rip it out and rebuild it all with new timber.
 

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I saw this Dormobile come up on ebay yesterday and I thought the shelves were very clever. My wardrobe just has shelves in a lttle less tidier than Coda's

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The right bracket fixes to the driver side bulkhead.
The P.O of my bus put shelves in the wardrobe. I'll see if I can get some photos later.
I also could do with some new trim. Our furniture is looking a bit tatty, so next year when I do a respray I'm going to think whether I should rip it out and rebuild it all with new timber.
Do you have a picture of the bracket that fixes it to the drivers side bulkhead by any chance? we have nothing to fix it to so think we may need to get a bracket.

Re the trim I’ve just bought some fine wire wool so will give that a shot in the mean time!
 

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Do you have a picture of the bracket that fixes it to the drivers side bulkhead by any chance? we have nothing to fix it to so think we may need to get a bracket.

Re the trim I’ve just bought some fine wire wool so will give that a shot in the mean time!
Note that your buddy seat should have a movable arm on it with a peg that slots into the right-side bracket attached to the bulkhead. When the seat is in the left position the arm swings out of the way. See the three brackets in the picture below. In total you should have three on the wardrobe and one on the bulkhead. Quite a clever design really.

B-Seat brackets.jpg
 

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Dormobiles rock! I have a load of photos which I will dig out for you. Might help. I sold my interior so don't have any of it left other than buddy seats and some odd bits of trim which I may not need. Have you tried the Dormobile website?
 
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Dormobiles rock! I have a load of photos which I will dig out for you. Might help. I sold my interior so don't have any of it left other than buddy seats and some odd bits of trim which I may not need. Have you tried the Dormobile website?
That’s great thank you! We’ve actually got the 2 buddy seats ( need completely gutting and reupholstering ) and found one with the moveable arm for the walk way which is fab! I’ll have a look on the link below too, thank you!!
 

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I posted on here years ago that the best way to clean the plastic T0 trim is with methylated spirits. I did before and after shots but it was all in photobucket so I think the pics are probably gone now. Wire wool in addition will help but you only need a rag for most of it.
 

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By the way, the seat brackets are simply short lengths of the table channel that is screwed to the front of the main cabinet. If you can find a trashed one then you're good for about 30 seat brackets :)
 

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By the way, the seat brackets are simply short lengths of the table channel that is screwed to the front of the main cabinet. If you can find a trashed one then you're good for about 30 seat brackets :)
I’ve got a trashed one if you need it 🌈👍
 

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