Caravan Restoration

takethedogalong replied on 14/02/2020 17:49

Posted on 14/02/2020 17:49

Very interesting. A big project, but what a transformation. And it gets used. 👍

ABM replied on 14/02/2020 17:57

Posted on 14/02/2020 17:57

Very good restoration there David --  He's even made the sky blue and the grass much greener  !!

But, joking apart, it looks like a real "Labour of Love" Not bad for Valentines Day wink

Wherenext replied on 14/02/2020 18:09

Posted on 14/02/2020 18:09

Great post David.

It reminds us of our neighbours when we first moved into this house. They had a 20+ year old Sprite.

takethedogalong replied on 14/02/2020 18:22

Posted on 14/02/2020 18:05 by AnotherDavid

Very impressed but I do wonder why bother,?

Posted on 14/02/2020 18:22

There’s nothing like individuality AD. Old caravans are a huge draw at the moment, people pay silly money to stay in them. I would rather have a sound oldie than a dodgy new any day. Choose your tow vehicle with care as well, and some places will pay you to be on site!😁

PS, I know your current new model isn’t dodgy by the way. But oh, the gap in price.......

JVB66 replied on 14/02/2020 18:27

Posted on 14/02/2020 18:27

The first picture of a  1957 sprite musketeer shown in the thread, brought back memories of the one a group of us converted into a mobile communication base station  9with quite high mast, and refreshment van where police inspector, and other head honchos based them selves  ,in 1982 for our R.E.A.C.T team (when CB was made legal),  and I towed it to many half marathons and and other venues  in Herts,Beds and Cambs where it was used when our team (up to 30 radio cars ) were in great demand by the Police and St Johns or Red Cross who all needed instant comunications,to their staff, ,when in those days ,mobile phones etc were not heard of,surprised

Ps it was kept with ours and FIL c/vans in the back garden of our  previos house all out of sight of anybodywink

AnotherDavid replied on 14/02/2020 18:32

Posted on 14/02/2020 18:32

That was my first van a Lunar from about 1970. We had a great introduction to caravanning and always thought where we went was more important than the vintage of the van, bought new after that and kept it 16 years but I dont have tinted glasses about old kit.