firstly hello everyone. I've decided that my mid life crisis is going to be the bus I've always wanted since spending many happy days in friends campers in the early 90's. My knowledge of them consists of me sometimes knowing a few of the colours I like them in. And that's it. I have no motor vehicle knowledge at all. So in order to avoid buying a total lemon I decided to use the old interweb for a year or so and gain as much as I can before shelling out. I've read the look underneath advice on here and a few of the resto threads and cried myself to sleep at night. I'm going to get my pants pulled down aren't I! Thing is there just seems to be such a huge difference in prices. I see buses that to me don't look all that for over 20k and then others that don't seem trashed for 6k. So I'm stumped. Should I only be looking at vans that have had a bare metal resto. Is some welding exceptable? Is a shell resto just that or would you expect the chassis to be done as well during that process. I don't want a free flintstone powered bus. For example there is a dealer selling a green 30k bus on eBay at the moment. It's says its had a resto but even to my untrained eye I can see a bloody great hole in the floor and also a totally rusted piece which I assume is the rail??? Am I doomed to fail and should I just get a T5 even though they do nothing for me. Thanks for any advice given.