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PostSubject: Another camper. Or is it??   Sun May 08, 2011 9:33 am

Gone on a joint venture with my dad on this one. Its an ex ambulance and its going to need a lot of work!



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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Sun May 08, 2011 10:39 am

Will you be restring it as an ambulance or a camper Tom.
There was an ambulance the same, fully restored on ebay a couple of months ago going for loads of £££.

She don't really look in bad condition. any inside photo's Tom?

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Sun May 08, 2011 4:42 pm

cool
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Mon May 09, 2011 4:11 am

Wow very cool! And its a splitty!

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Mon May 09, 2011 8:56 pm

Jesus my old man probably started his career in one of them.... There's an ex Thanet Ambulance on a K plate which is a camper conversion knocking about which my old man remembers from his first few years working for Kent (having transferred from Nottinghamshire). It's a transit with the V6 Essex engine apparently! Old colleague of his (bloke I used to know as Uncle Bill, sadly passed away a good 15 years ago now) used to use said 'bulance most of the time. I have a fair bit of affection for old Ambulamces having spent many of my early years around them.
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 10, 2011 3:08 am

Cheers, yer its a bit of a project! It arrived friday and well where do I start, where there is steel, there is rust, but thankfully the chassis is all good, the roof is fibreglass and the sides are aluminium which just leaves the front which is mainly filler. I have whats left of a van version this I am stealing parts from like the wings amd most of the cab.

It is kitted out like a camper inside complete with cooker, sink, and net curtains! I have ripped all of it out over the weekend and got it running, and am going to start a fresh again inside.

will get some more pics up when i get them off my phone
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 10, 2011 3:30 am

Cool, do like a retro refitted camper! You should sign up and do a build thread on retrorides. They'll love it there.
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 10, 2011 4:00 am

I am looking forward to seeing this take shape and definitely get a thread up on retro rides, loads of people on here will love to see this! But don't forget to keep it on here too! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 10, 2011 8:21 am

retro rides? here is the interior before and during me taking it out






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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 10, 2011 8:24 am


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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Mon May 16, 2011 7:52 am

Well I have taken out everything, havent quite figured out what I am going to do with it inside, or what colour scheme to go for or anything about what to do inside, have got new brake piping to fit and am going to focus on the mechanicals for now. Then the body work and then the interior and paint.

Anyone seen any nice or different campers that might give me ideas for mine?
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Mon May 16, 2011 8:17 am

Surely you have to do a period build!! All lovely and oldy worldy!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Mon May 16, 2011 8:36 am

Look on retro rides mate. Must be some on there for sure
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 17, 2011 7:05 am

Why not finish it as an ambulance on the outside, but with living accommodation. It will then qualify for commercial rallies as well as the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Sun May 22, 2011 4:53 am

Andy wrote:
Why not finish it as an ambulance on the outside, but with living accommodation. It will then qualify for commercial rallies as well as the rest.

I agree, Go with the Ambulance look. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Mon May 23, 2011 3:12 am

Austin powers wrote:
Andy wrote:
Why not finish it as an ambulance on the outside, but with living accommodation. It will then qualify for commercial rallies as well as the rest.

I agree, Go with the Ambulance look. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 24, 2011 5:10 am

I am not too sure, it would definately look good as an ambulance again. But i keep getting tempted with other colour schemes.

I did some work on the clutch last weekend found that the master cylinder was siezed solid, with pleanty of wd40 and some heat I managed to get it all apart and clean it all up and put it back together, made up some new copper piping for it and hopefully it should work!
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 24, 2011 5:25 am

Nice! But Tom if it was an ambulance you could have NEIGH NAW NEIGH NAW sirens! haha

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 24, 2011 5:29 am

OOH! but I could put them on my escort too (ex-police!)
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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 24, 2011 5:45 am

HYM50W wrote:
OOH! but I could put them on my escort too (ex-police!)

Then you could buy a fire engine and have the whole set!

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PostSubject: Re: Another camper. Or is it??   Tue May 24, 2011 5:30 pm

Now that would be greedy . . . . . . . . . .TO EBAY!
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