Category > getting started

Day 1

I really wanted to show you a bunch of photos of our finished (!?) bus and a happy family just about to set off but I can’t because it all got a bit panicy. Last night, everything was going swimmingly and we cracked open a bottle of champagne while I gaffad the PVC into place.
This [...]

Continue reading

The end of days…..

Disaster struck on the last day of preparation.
The job of putting the rubber trim around the pop top left us discovering a rotten roof and popped hinges.
We had to drill out the hinge rivets to get the trim installed, which we did, then re-rivet the hinges.
As we were doing the last one, I spotted one [...]

Continue reading

No sleep till Portsmouth

Yawn! It’s 4.40am Monday morning…..
Haven’t been able to sleep for the last three nights!
Been working constantly on the camper, getting it all ready, and these last two days have been a real team effort, so thanks everyone!
Saturday
Ian finished the service and new parts of the car engine etc. We got the radio installed (woohoo!) and [...]

Continue reading

Last minute hitches and let downs

Obviously, somethings were going to happen to throw a spanner in the works given that we really didn’t have any time to do much really.
Justaircooled let us down on the chrome bumpers despite assuring me a couple of weeks ago they were on their way. So, we’ll have to spray the old ones black for [...]

Continue reading

So where are we going?

Oh, yeah….
we do have a plan of where we are going. Sort of.
We’re setting off Tuesday 18th August down to Portsmouth. Already got bets on that we don’t get past Brum. Hang your heads!
We catch the ferry down to Bilbao, north Spain, which takes like, 36 hours!
Then we head over to Montrejeau, South of France, [...]

Continue reading

Ta dah!

Our shiny new (well, you know what I mean!) camper finally emerged from its Auto Magic cocoon like a beautiful off white butterfly……
12th August, 5 days to go…
One day later, it’s got chrome headlight rims and eyelashes (I put them on!) and new (well, second hand but VERY comfortable) leather volvo seats.
The seats are great, [...]

Continue reading

meanwhile…..

Check out our bog! Both units that Ap made sit next to each other forming a bench seat behind the driver seats. I then attacked the bog seat with a £15 jigsaw from B&Q.
Kate puts things in boxes as we collect the things we need to survive.

Continue reading

Resto part 3

Ready to paint!
10th August, erm… 7 days to go…

Continue reading

Inside design

So what would our camper look like inside then?
Well, we veered from a fully fitted interior to a minimal camping set up and back again. You can get companies to fully fit out your camper with everything and anything.
We liked this idea that one company had of modular units that you just fitted together, so [...]

Continue reading

Resto part 2

ok, so more sanding down, welding, filling, sanding down….
4th August, 13 days to go……..
You can see that our camper used to be blue, green, orange and of course snow camo!
Oh, and one of the doors used to be powder puff blue. loverly!
The whole of the RH wheel arch cut out and welded by Phil

Continue reading

prev posts