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#1 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:38 AM

Hi Guys -thought you might like to see the 'latest' toy?.
If you're a regular on RR you'll be aware of it -but thought -I should show it here.
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Decommissioned from a village Fire Service in Germany in 1990, having covered 8,000 kms, its just sat since. (5,000 mils in 25 years!)
Tatty- but solid -the biggest issues are the mechanicals - only a little welding needed. I'll sort it slowly -return it to the road as a van initially -then convert it to a Camper (-I think). That might get re-appraised once its a go-er.
Anyway -updates on the others -when they arrive.....
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#2 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:42 AM

Thats cool, pretty sure these are gonna be pretty heavy on scene tax soon!

#3 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:03 AM

That is very cool. 8) Have you just trailered it back from Germany then?

#4 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:37 AM

that looks really good would like to see more of it
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#5 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:33 AM

I had it delivered from Germany -as a favour owed. Dont have time to go get it right now -so t'was somewhat handy.Make it moveable the first priority.
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#6 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:33 AM

How'd you get it back to base? Looks the nuts.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:56 AM

Ace! Try to keep that patina if you can.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:50 PM

super nice that is, I agree - keep it as it is.
RIP Julie & Maisie

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:14 PM

Love it!

#10 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

it was delivered to the door -as part of the package. Slide in to its parking space of the trailer - and there it rests till it can move itself. No changes planned- externally it stays the same -albeit with a T Cut & Polish. Running gear stays (8,000 kms for gods sake!) and I'm not lowering it etc. It'll be a light van for the foreseeable future -which will 'free up' the Estafette van for a rhd conversion -sat waiting in the wings.When I find another old wreck -guess this will become a campervan.
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#11 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:23 PM

Nice one - glad you are keeping it as-is on the outside- looks wonderful!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:30 PM

fANTASTIC - all you need is a set of chrome 20's and plenty of tassles and buttoned dralon :wink:

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:03 AM

fANTASTIC - all you need is a set of chrome 20's and plenty of tassles and buttoned dralon :wink:

And an old 'Desmo' roofrack stacked up with antique suitcases and oil cans! that is a wonderful looking van NB, looks so sound, GR8 for causing huge envy at run to the sun :lol:
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:33 AM

Thanks BS6 -I agree. That roofrack is quite high on the list of stuff to acquire!
Here it is, at home gently nestled between the Fregate & Mk1 Transit
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 12:40 PM

Hallo Nigel, Well, back from Spain and nowit is raining , so no crawling under my bus.

Great to meet you and your menagery of cars and transport last week.

Here is a pic of the rear of my bus lowered, befor the front was sorted as well.

Just to give an idea about where the lowering can go, while not compromising the ride.


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Hope for my bus to look like this when I have finished converting it to Camper in the next 18 months.
Ordered a set of Radars last night from Midland Wheels for it, so the Cosmics in the pic will not be happening, unless someone knows where I can find a set of 15's in 5x205 or even 5x160 (Yes I know.... does not exist.)

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These wheels on the pic above.

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#16 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

Nice one Rian. Every single flaming bolt on mine seems seized to the point of snapping off- all those years of inactivity I guess. Took 3 HOURS - 2 bolts - to get the distributor off- and even the points screws wont release!Havent yet got the exhaust manifold off as I REALLY dont want to break the studs into the block off- having snapped both downpipe bolts. Much penetrating oil & a bit of heat just havent worked so far....Regarding its stance -I'll get mine going -then decide its' future'.Meantime I've now got a Fiat 124 to sort before the Bellett arrives. Doh!
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#17 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 03:06 PM

Meantime I've now got a Fiat 124 to sort before the Bellett arrives. Doh!

Has it arrived? I saw what looked like a red 128 outside yours yesterday

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 03:45 PM

Yup -my early 128 thats likely to get the 1500 strada engine in it -unless I can find an Uno turbo lump in good nick. Just got it out -cos its been sitting too long and felt like a change...The 124 is in front of it -and pics WILL be posted when I can sort the camera out that my son broke taking pics on the docks -there were some absolute belters there....
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:07 PM

likely to get the 1500 strada engine in it

You're not breaking your dad's old one are you? :(

#20 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

Possibly. Very tatty now, needs about 6 hrs/ £100 to go for an MOT, add the tax etc and its value is marginal. Tart up would add time & money I cant spare right now.So -I've barned it -to decide its future. Its prob worth ad much in bits now - to me anyway. But -kinda loathe to do its cos of the parental connection -so if I can find an alternative engine I'll keep it till I can sort it out properly.
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