US import tin top

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by scottrs, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. after years of wantin one i took the dive and went for it ,with 4k burning my back pocket of i went thinking i would be able to buy a topper for the cash .......eh no i soon learnt that 4k doesnt really cut it in camper land fine if you want to spend your weekeend digging the filler out or putting it in lol what ever way u think about it ,
    so with a bit of research i deceided to look for a us import project and with luck one turned up in my budget ,in the right colour ,soild ,untouched with a welder and already in the uk ,so with a 500 mile trip on the back of a transit and 4.5k lighter i finally owned my first bay .......that didnt run ,smelled bad ,all rubber parts knacked with the sun and no camping stuff .....alot to get on with then

    my plan was to turn it around in 6-8 weeks .so out with the credit card and i ordered every thing it needed ,rip the engine out to rebluid it you name it i have done it ,total cost 6.5k which i thought is pretty good ,all that left is a paint job in the new year ,.....i will let the photos do the talking as i am not really much of a key board warrior

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  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    nice one fella, i think i saw pictures of this one for sale, or maybe on the forum before it crashed, anyway looks good glad to have you on board.
     
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    so with all the work done for a mot of i went for the first drive in a left hooker and i loved it ,

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    and it was a pass pass pass ,so of i went to dvla and the reg was ??????

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    so now to sort the inside ,,,,,plan was .bed table coolbox/seat thats it i want maxuim room

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  4. el

    el

    nice one mate carnt wait to get going on mine now
     
  5. Great stuff, Your bus was in the same sort of condition as mine, and i had to do all the joints and running gear too, the only result i had with mine was i bought it with a seized engine, that wasn't seized, it only took a new pair of carbs to get it running, an i'ver now used it 3 times looking like a shed but running nicley and as kitted out as it needed to be to get away in it.

    Welcome to TLB by the way :thumbsup:
     
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    and done for this now ,plans?????? westy top ,lowered ,paint job so watch out for the updates

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    i use my van everyday now ,i go fishing in it ,the tip ,shoppin ,moved a house ...why didnt i get one sooner
     
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  8. that looks a nice tidy tintop mate, some nice subtle mods too!!
     
  9. Living in fort william you have some lovely surroundings to visit in your bus
    I was up that way for a week last autumn and wanted to move up there
    Its nice to see a bus being used as intended
     
  10. You can't beat a dry import for value for money IMO. :)

    Furniture can be ongoing, but welding doesn't wait for you...
     
  11. Nice honest bus.
     
  12. Lovely photos. Great story. I've been trying to think what to do about the carpeting in my own bus. Yours is a great idea. It gives it a bit of a luxurious feel.
     
  13. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    great thread mate and great project.

    K+ for posting
     

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