Well the back ground story and intro to my resto is this.... When I was five, Dad Mum, and a couple of friends decided to drive to Spain, and my Dad being a VW fan chose to do the journey in a jaffa/white late bay pop top. This is the only photo I have of the camper. After that holiday/adventure I wanted a jaffa VW camper, and I would get excited every time I saw one for the next thirty three years. Fast forward from 1975 to 2008, I was made redunant but managed to land another job straight away. After some discussion with the family, the redundancy would fund a camper. We could only afford 3k at most, so our choice was limited. I stayed away from ebay and tried the vw specialist sites. When I saw this picture. I was smitten ! Well its jaffa, a late bay, and I thought a camper (wrong!!). I rang the owner that lived in Newark but worked in Holland (first clue). People had been contacting him regarding the bus, but he was never in the UK when they wanted to a viewing. But would you beleive it, he was back in Newark this Sunday..... it was mean't to be. I had viewed a couple of bus's already, and seen the rust monster at it's best. So armed with poking stick overalls, and my five year old son, we drove to Newark on a damp Sunday morning. This is what greeted me........ You know they say you buy a vehicle in the first 20 seconds of seeing it.. well it was true with my bus. I spent two hours poking around, and yes it was rusty, but every panel was straight, and I felt this was an honest bus. By this time my boy had worked his magic and was playing football with owners two daughters. We struck a deal and arranged to collect the following Wednesday when he had renewed the mot. It failed on an old patch of welding, the garage welded a patch the size of a fifty pence, and roberts your dads brother. When I turned up to collect, the previous owner had found an awning, roof rack, and a load of books, he let me have the lot at no extra cost, top bloke! but his kids were crying, when I asked what the problem was, he explained that Billy the bus was leaving and they was devastated. So out of respect, I promised to keep his name "Billy the Bus". The interior was a bit ruff ...... And I needed to size up the full extent of the rust problem.