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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is a mint OG Cot with poles worth theses days?


this one is 100 euros
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on the cot Stanagon. My kids are long gone (and way too big now) to sleep in a childs cot, but I think it would be a great place to store some items when you where set up at a camp-site. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bill wrote:
Nice job on the cot Stanagon. My kids are long gone (and way too big now) to sleep in a childs cot, but I think it would be a great place to store some items when you where set up at a camp-site. Smile


Thanks. I made it awhile ago and the revival of this thread inspired me to get it out and set it up for some pix. I was surprised by how much my daughter enjoyed it. Now I want to try it when camping again. They do make for good storage too, but a nice taught cot is better for that because you can also store stuff under it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is how my cut-down bay cot looks. Not nearly as taught as the real thing.
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But according to my 7-year old it is plenty comfortable.
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If you move the brackets down a couple inches then that will take the slack out of the cot. I mounted a late bay cot with sliding poles in the SV2s club bus and that's how I did it. It ended up just a couple inches above the steering wheel. Makes it hard to get things off the front seat but allows a not-so-big kid to actually sit up in the cot. Probably not a 7yo, tho. My 2yo, at the time, loved it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone beeen successful with both a cot and safari's? Any pics?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it can be done, the top hole on the footman loop from the angled piece at the top of the inner a-pillar is 5-1/2" respectively. I measured my wife's sportsmobile safari bracket & it is just a bit higher than where the footman loop would go. You could screw it in place, but it would be impossible to attatch the pole with the safaris closed. When I saw that, I gave up on the idea of adding a child's cot to her bus.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen an all original SO42 with the cot and Original Safaris. Never saw either of them in use, but thats how it came!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I test fitted mine after I welded the safaris in mine. Thy would work if you pulled the arms completely loose from the mounts then slide the pole in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any new sources for the canvas cot, I am making up some poles but would like to buy one already cut and sewn to size if possible.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pm sent. I have a couple that I had made from an original.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone ever successfully make reproduction cots? I really don't want to make my own. I'm doing two projects at once and don't really have time Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDV wrote:
Pm sent. I have a couple that I had made from an original.


I bought one of Joel's cot canvas' and am very pleased with it. It comes in a natural beige'ish color but I dyed my green to somewhat replicate the original and more importantly match my curtains. I think it came out pretty well.

I used early bay poles and had them cut down and welded. I'm not a big fan of the ends on the poles but I can live with it. I'm not too hung up on OG Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

Re-opening an older thread.

I already own an original canvas and could have sworn I owned the poles but I can't find them. Maybe I never did and thought I did. Anyone else have that problem. Laughing Laughing

Anyway, does anyone in USA make reproduction poles for a 1967 Westy?

That way I can use my cot.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

I'm restoring a 64 standard bus as we speek (well it's in the shop...)

A full rock n roll bed will be installed but i'm looking for a place to sleep for my 6 y old daughter.

Would a cot be suitable ?
Are there other options ?

thank you for your advice !

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

Nobody ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

The picture above is a 7yo, so I'm going to say yes, it is suitable for a 6yo. If it's a bench seat model, then no cot and sleep on the front seat would be an option.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

Thx Shawn

it is not a full bench model... i've ordered a cot and will install it, we'll see if it works
i've jus read that the cot cannot be installed when safaris are in place ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

I had an SO-42 with factory installed safaris and it did not have the mounts for a child's cot.

I removed the safaris (they leak), but you can see where the weld in had been on the right hand A pillar. It is a little more than halfway up.
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here is an SO-42 with the child's cot bracket, it is a little lower than the safari weld in on the A pillar
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Here is a picture by Daddybus of a bus with both:
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slider must be unscrewed and moved to mount cot poles when windows are closed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

I plan on making repop cots at some point. I already repoped the brackets in stainless.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Child cot repop.....anyone? Reply with quote

Is anyone making the 2 poles/rods for the cot? I own a really clean original cot but no rods/poles.

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