Been meaning to get this done for ages. Off on the sick today so have some time for once... I've had this bus since 2000, me and Mrs nobbly bought it when we got married (awww) for some adventuring, which we did for a couple of years. Then baby No.1 came along and I took her off the reoad for 'a bit of welding'. Basically this snowballed into the whole lower 18" of the bus needs to be replaced or repaired. A mahoosive load of new steel was ordered (cargo floor, front/rear wheel tubs, arches, all outriggers, jacking points, etc.) and the welding commenced on the drive. Being in the RAF at the time, I got posted and the van got put in storage. After a while I got her moved to my new base and did a bit more work. At this stage most of the structural work was done. Then had baby No.2. Cue no sleep for 24 months! Motivation (and spare cash) took a dive and she just sat there unloved. At this point (2005) I left the RAF and so had to move the bus from (the free) storage on base. Squeeeeezed her into my garage and did very little work on her. Another house move (2010) to a place with no garage (well, a garage but full of heating boiler, washing machine etc.), so bus moved to a barn owned by my father in law. Sits for another 5 years.... Then I read sparkywig's 'rusty nail to sows ear' thread and thought "What am I waiting for? Get it done. Do it yourself, paint it yourself and bloody use it!" All the early work was recorded on a camera... wait for it.... that took real film! These have yet to be developed! When I work out how to insert a photo, I'll upload some pics.