Looking underneath - a cautionary tale

Discussion in 'Buying a VW Camper' started by zedders, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Can't see pics Zedders!!!
     
  2. Baysearcher

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    Both the pictures and the poster have gone!
     
  3. Baysearcher

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    Have a word with @davidoft. His mate is selling one hell of a collection.
     
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  4. gone but not forgotten
     
  5. Thanks! Yes I'm in touch with Barry and hoping to go down and have a look at his collection when I'm back from holiday!




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  6. Don`t be TOO greedy .... :D

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  8. Flakey

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    Go and look at Barry's collection, there isn't a tarted up one amongst them they're all original apart from one westy that's had a very good resto.
     
  9. I'm looking to buy my first van, I do have a '71 MGB roadster, so I do have some knowledge of what rot looks like, I've been sent these photos of a van that is someway from where I live, can anyone see anything here that should be be ringing alarm bells?

    TIA
    Bob
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  11. thats restored
     
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    Perhaps get someone who knows more than me to have a look at these areas

    If you wanna know what a good one looks like then obviously look above and also at johnluke666 advert in classifieds. That’s a nice underside.
     
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    This welding looks a bit industrial
     
  14. davidoft

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  15. Dubs

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    The inner and outer sills look pretty gnarly, and there is some evidence of shonky welding hidden by underseal on the jacking points etc... depends how much its up for really.. if its cheap enough, buy it and fix it.
     
  16. davidoft

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  17. Dubs

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    Its certainly not a £19k van...
     
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