Croft Nostalgia Weekend 2012
Beamish Open Air Museum
Beamish Museum - September 2011
Raby Castle 2011
Newby Hall 2011
Camping at Newby Hall 2011 - 70's style.
Newby Hall 2011. 6.30am, just before the rain started.
Nice cosy double bed,
1970's version :)
Beamish Open Air Museum 2010
Ripon Old Cars - July 2010
Still small jobs to finish, but at least I can use it now.
Next time, the side stripes.
Ready for paint! Whooohoo!
Roof now primed
Is there anything on this van that doesn't need painting!
That's better, now were getting somewhere.
Getting the lino fitted.
Pre glue the floor!
That's the trims all refurbed, now let's get on with replacing that floor.
That looks a lot nicer.
The trims were a bit scruffy to say the least.
All ready for a clean!
Cab parts painted.
Cab parts in primer.
Ready for paint.
Lots of work to be done to the cab.
My other Bedford CA
Nearly ready for paint!. Whoohoo!
Nice and clean, much better.
Spare wheel carrier.
Drivers seat box.
Fuel tank on it's way to get repaired.
Washington Waterfowl Park- September 09
Getting it's MOT
Adding a strengthing strip to the back of the wing.
Dented, but no rot!
Rear doors had no corrosion at all, only slight dents.
Here we go again with the paintstripper.
Inside of the doors were very good, only having minor surface rust.
Small bit of corrosion here, but once it's cut out, and a new piece of plate welded in, it'll be as good as new.
That's looking better.
Oooh, my arms are dropping off now.
Doesn't look good at all, but once sanded off, it's not too bad.
More filler, my arms are aching now.
The new wheel arch getting welded into place, thanks to my mate Paul.
Lets start on the other qurter panel.
Now to get started on the near off side of the van.
The aluminium side trim was removed and binned.
Straight and clean, clean, clean!
Primed in Grey 2 pack primer.
Primed with 2 pack primer.
1/4 panel full of filler as the old panel was again, full of dents.
Now it has even more filler!
This door was full of filler!
This is the worst part of the whole van, not bad for a 39 year old .
Corroded n/s/r arch!
Interior should clean up OK for now.
Very original, unrestored.
Before Restoration starts.
Driving it home for the first time.