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MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby jones1happyvan » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:44 pm

Check it out - have started so we'll have to finish! Uncovered v bad fibreglass and filler, now looking for left wing top, scuttle, and windscreen rubber, door window rubbers, anything else useful for the cab! It's gonna be OK... :?
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby Neil » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:51 pm

have fun :lol: has that van just been for sale :?: looks great in the frontal picture
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby oldyellar » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:58 pm

the joys lol
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby welshrussell » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:07 am

Superb camper - da iawn! :D

Spooky though, as I'm also an R Jones with a MK1 :o :lol:

So looking forward to seeing your progress.

What are your plans for the interior - it's that time of year when I'm daydreaming about painting cupboards in the Springtime :lol:

I turned my van ('Big Liz') white with blue cupboard doors 8) (well, I like them).

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Sorry for hogging your thread :oops:

But hope you like the pics anyway :D
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby transitandy » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:53 pm

jones1happyvan wrote:Check it out - have started so we'll have to finish! Uncovered v bad fibreglass and filler, now looking for left wing top, scuttle, and windscreen rubber, door window rubbers, anything else useful for the cab! It's gonna be OK... :?
photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjones1/

when its done it will be a happy van for sure :) 8)
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby jones1happyvan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:37 am

Wow GORGEOUS van! I think mine will be a bit more" life on mars" original 70s ie a lot of brown! But at the moment is a bit like a rustY doily so cushions and curtains long way off! Your photos are inspirational though, keeping me motivated! Am determoned to be out an about in it by April!

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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby MK1Chris » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:41 pm

I can't view you link at the moment (work's PC restrictions :( ) but keep at it... you know it'll be worth it.

Wiltshire - not too far from myself. I'll keep my eye open for you on the roads in the summer!!!!!
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby greek » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:04 pm

Good looking van, brand new to some thats been done on here, look forward to seeing your progress
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby MK1Chris » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:10 pm

Managed to take a look at your piccies.... looks like an identical twin to mine! :D :D :D
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby jones1happyvan » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:49 pm

I think I just posted photo in the wrong place - not very good at forums, but anyway "Van Wigfield" is finished, see you on the road MK1Chris!:

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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby madmark » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:11 pm

8) 8) looking realy nice! :wink:
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby welshrussell » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:55 am

Superb 8)

I'm really liking this van, especially the fibreglass skirt on the back - very clean indeed.

Nice door cards as well :mrgreen:

I'm so jealous about your floor mat and wheel arch covers but you've given me the inspiration now to go off and start scrubbing the camper body to get it as clean as yours :D :lol:

It would be so cool to see your van and Chris's at the same time next to each other 8)
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby MK1Chris » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:16 pm

Looking excellent mate!

You've got the best colour/camper-body combo!!!!!!! (although I might be a bit biased) :lol: :lol:
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby greek » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:54 pm

Very nice did you weld bits in to the rusty bits or just some nice new bodge Whatever looks a nice pro job,but don`t forget to put the right no plates on cos if you & MK1 Criss are parked together you might jump into the wrong moter :lol: :lol:
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Re: MK1 camper restoration photos

Postby jones1happyvan » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:40 pm

I got a few body parts from a SHARK in Scotland (not very pleased AT ALL, ripped off big time) but then got Elite http://www.elite-panelcraft.co.uk/ involved who put together bits and pieces - welded half of scuttle & bonnet together and made new top passengerbside wing from scratch. The bloke at Elite who dug out the rust and rebuilt the cab is called Darren Wigfield which is why the van is now called Van Wigfield. I play in a band and work in arts education and can't bend metal - but they did a brilliant job! The back of the van was pretty much intact and original, but filthy, so my job has been mainly cleaning up and sourcing parts. I've been told I am "a very lucky lady" re wheel arches / underneath - the van has been kept under cover and taxed / motd/ used regularly all its life apart from last couple of years.
Looking forward to introducing it to MK1Chris!
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