I've finally decided to start a resto thread, to let you lot see what im up to. A bit of background... Im Carl, 21, From Norwich, Norfolk... Have no previous mechanical experience except general maintenance on motorbikes, couldn't weld, however had a pretty good knowledge of angle grinders and other common powertools. also a very fast learner.. Basically about 6 months ago I saw a B-E-A-Utiful prototype camper at a Trials biking event I went to. Then immediately decided I wanted one. After two months of ebay/gumtree/forum ads.. I found a 1975 Devon pop top late bay that I could afford, then took the plunge. £3000 later... It was delivered 4 months ago on a flat bed to my house when I was at work, so naturally, after a 10 hour shift at work and when I got home at 6pm.. the strip down started. next up... engine out... at this point I decided to clean up a few bits and get them out of the way.. p://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af151/carlperkins001/Resto%20thread/IMG_2584.jpg" /> Did a quick powdercoat run... and this is the state of the spare room.. Then, started on the paint stripping, wanted to dip it, but no way I could afford it. So had to rely on a bit of graft.. got this... got rid of this... put in this... wolla! viola? (spelling?) back off.. and patched.. side window patched with a part from donor van rear corner on..