I've been on here for a while now but haven't properly introduced myself. I've had a few VW's up to now and still have a 72 beetle. 2 years ago I did the Eireball run in that beetle and Volksworld Camper and Bus ran with the article I submitted to them. At the end of that article I mentioned I had just got a T25. Well that got plenty of use but I've move it on and FINALLY got myself a bay. So onto my latest purchase...... It was bought by RTE (Irish national broadcaster) in 1979 and remained with them until 1993. It then passed through a few hands until I came across it. It's an oddball which suites me down to a tee. > I'm trying to find out some more about it but as far as I know it was an outside broadcast camera van. There's a hatch in the tin-top to allow filming and many little nods all around the body as to it's history. It's also got a full cutom fibreglass interior fitted back in 79. Also, ne of the rear vent slats has been cut to allow an antenna of some sort. There's 3 extra antenna mounts on the roof along with a bracket for a hella spotlamp which I also got. There's also front and rear facing fresh air scoops on the roof. At the rear there's a lock which I presume was a kill switch to the battery. Despite considering restoring it to it's original RTE livery I really just want this to be MY van so I'm going to customise it to suit myself with a custom camping interior etc. I won't however remove any of the original RTE parts so in a few years I can always return it to how it originally looked. As it stands, it's a blank canvas and for the remainder of this year it will probably stay as it is while I save up for a proper respray and interior. So far it has had a good mechanical overhaul and I've replaced both the engine and gearbox after the originals caused trouble. Rust wise, it has had a few panels put in but it is exceptionally solid and won't need major work anywhere. Anyway, enough of my chattin. Enjoy the pics..... A pic from my first viewing When I got it home The full fleet when I still had the T25 Starting with a good floor to begin with Stuck down some 12mm ply Mere surface rust on the bulkheads (and mostly all round) thankfully. My camera hatch. The guy I bought it from also gave me the original tailgate. This had a hatch in it to allow for cables to be passed through. Unfortunately it looks like it's been left outside for a while and would need a fair bit of work before I could re-fit it. (This also shows that the van was red and white at some stage in its life) And as it currently looks. I took it to it's first show last Sunday. ket.com/albums/ww290/kevreadedj/My%2079%20bay/P1090906.jpg" /> Obvious changes are proper van tyres, painted rims, VW badge added, clear lenses, painted bumpers and grill and my barely finished rock and roll bed. I picked up a rotten frame. Replaced the wood, sanded down and painted the frame/hinges and cleaned the foam in my bath tub...... took bloody AGES to dry! I picked up some chequered flooring and was about to fit it until I came across a roll of artificial grass. I hate the green paint but as I can't hide it I may as well just go with it until I change the colour. Chequers are on hold for now. I was delighted to have some sort of interior to sit on during the showers at the show. I've been in contact with RTE to try and find out more info on my van but so far they haven't found anything. However, they did find it's sister van. This van looked identical to mine when it was new despite the camera hatch. I'm still hoping to find some info on my own So that's me for now. I've just started so I'll try to update this as I go along. Hope you like.