WANTED Bay wanted

Discussion in 'Late Bay Classifieds' started by restored, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. restored

    restored Guest

    Dear all
    I'll look at the Westy in the featured rides, but the search continues I think now it will definitely have to be be a total strip down restoration job, I am in the process of erecting large car port to keep it dry which I may put sides in for next winter so am not shy of getting a 'show' type vehicle.
    Great response on this site,
  3. Max


    I have one of those " hard to find" south african solid buses for sale. its ready to go, looks stunning, not a single welded plate on the chassis, all original arches and corners. sleeps 4/5. modern beech unit custom made down one side. plus it has a 1835 tuned engine, so the bus cruises too. PM me for more detail. bus is in southern hampshire.
  4. Been said before mate, but I would not rule out a LHD bus - I was after a RHD bus, and I was adamant that it was going to be RHD, but gave up looking after a year and thousands of miles of viewings - every single RHD bus was either lovely and shiny but full of filler with poor shut lines/door gaps, poor fitting front arches, etc, etc or rotten as a pear - even the 'restored' buses really needed restoring again as there were 'a couple of bubbles' or the 'paint (filler!) was cracking in places.

    I ended up with a left hooker - fine to drive once you get used to it, and also nice because it's a little 'special'.

    Think if you take a look at the average LHD bus you'll find it ok to drive and likely to be much more solid - i'm sure there are solid original RHD buses out there (but I couldn't find one!).

    Watch you don;t fall into the trap of buying a 'freshly restored' bus.

    Just my opinion!
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  5. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    I have a friend who bought a fully restored camper from G'day campers. I think he said it cost him about £35000. It was however finished to an outstanding level with a top class paint job and a fantastic bespoke interior. All he needed to do was start it up and drive it. He's not selling it by the way so this isn't an advert. If I was in the market for a fully sorted right hand drive bus I would be budgeting around £25 - £35000 and I wouldn't, for that money, be prepared to compromise on anything, especially where the steering wheel is.
    Razzyh likes this.
  6. I was was spending that kind of money on a bus I would want to see a lot of pictures showing exactly what condition the bus was in before it was painted!
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  7. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    If I was spending £35k on a bus I would want someone to kick me in the plums and ask me what the hell I was doing!
    madpad, konaboy6284 and Razzyh like this.

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