I've begun to collect parts for my Minibus project,
so have started this thread.
It's a '99 SWB Semi-High 2.5D.
I use it for building work, transport motorbike projects, and weekends away with the missus and 4 kids, so like many others on this site it needs to be quite versatile.
I have 3 front seats and a row of 3 behind.
The space behind takes tools / materials / bikes / camping gear,
so needs to remain open.
The rough plans is:
To fit water tanks underneath and a fold down sink for washing.
To fit a sound system for me, and entertainment to keep the brats quiet.
To create a 2 berth bunk for me n the missus (kids in a tent
And add a trick loading ramp for the bikes.
Collected so far:
Smoked front repeaters.
Water tanks and pump.
Fold down sink.
Most of sounds.
There so much I need, which I'll have to pick up as and when I find bits cheaply.
Picked up a tent / awning and gazebo today from a local charity warehouse.
Dunno what I've got yet though.
I spotted a large tent sack and an oblong box.
When I looked inside, one had canvas pvc and poles, and the other had tarp and poles.
I grabbed them, offered a tenner, and walked away chuckling.
Somehow I'll try to use it to create an awning for the bus.
Here's a pic of my first mod:
I'll dig my Escort MkII RS 3spoke steering wheel out of the shed soon to go on,
now I know the splines are the same as early Ford.
Looking at Landy Wellers at the mo, having read other posts.
Seems like the cheapest way to get some better looking rims on there.
Will get lots of updates and pics on here as and when things progress.