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Post by samleeds on Thu May 09, 2019 1:52 am

I couldnt hold onto Tyson any longer, so hes up for sale with all the bells and whistles to boot, over £8000 worth that go with him.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autosleeper-Executive-2-8l-diesel-turbo-HDI-Limited-edition/123761042514

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Post by nuevoboy on Thu May 09, 2019 9:41 am

Sale ended according to eBay link.
Have you changed your mind already?
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Post by samleeds on Thu May 09, 2019 10:05 am

nuevoboy wrote:Sale ended according to eBay link.
Have you changed your mind already?
The advert was wrong, they changed it, sorry

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123761346293?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Post by samleeds on Thu May 09, 2019 12:11 pm

by the way i am open to offers

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Post by samleeds on Mon May 13, 2019 3:30 pm

After putting this on e bay with all the bells and whistles, I have been pleasantly surprised with the volume of interest and I am only a whisker away from my bottom line im expecting, with 4 very interested parties and a lovely couple that are considering a trade with money between. so i decided to empty it and make some of my mods more presentable and in order to do this i enlisted the help of my kids. I kid you not, Ive taken  out of that van loads of weight, and from places i didnt think mattered. Just the side bin with 2 electric levelling jacks and blocks weighed in at over 20kg. Under the seat where my tools and bits and bats were living weighed in at 19kg in both and I dont even believe that the wife could get 16 kg of crap in the bathroom. The bike and rck weighed 165kg and 2 upper cupboards full of tins and provisions weighed in at an amazing 37kg.

The rear kitchen cupboards and oven came in at just over 15kg and under the front seats where i keep my tool box and stufff or the water pump and steel pegs came in at over 36kg. The over head bed had a mixture of bbq, tables, chairs, mats, bedding and ramps etc etc, weighed an amazing 84kg. The 2 roll out drawers underneath that we store heavy soft drinks and water totalled 32kg and my 12 bottles of booze in the drinks cabinet 8kg. The overhead lockers that had clothing and bits and bats were only 7 kg in total but with a full tank of water at 75kg and a full toilet systern at 10kg plus 2 bodies in the front at 165kg, it amounts to a mind boggling 690kg and i was still under 3500kg without counting fuel and food in the fridge. I also carry 4 x 110ah batteries and a solar panel and a sat dome plus a 13kg gas cylinder. 

I reckon if i stripped back these items and weighed it, my unladen virgin axle weight cant be more than 2700kg. Thats an amazing payload of 800kg. Ive never had a van with that much payload before, has anyone else monitored their vans for weight and payload because some of these new vans are less than half of my payload, lol.

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Post by samleeds on Wed May 15, 2019 11:15 pm

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Post by samleeds on Thu May 16, 2019 5:17 pm

Tysons gone, first to see him bought him. No quibble and a very nice couple to boot. Im sure they will have some fun with him, sad day, but needs must.

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Post by Slaphead on Thu May 16, 2019 5:46 pm

Sam, I am glad you have sold it at a price you are reasonably happy with and to someone who was not trying to beat you down.  It is a lovely, well looked after van and it must be a real blow to have to part with it.  Best wishes,

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Post by meanchris on Sat May 18, 2019 3:44 pm

samleeds wrote:Tysons gone, first to see him bought him. No quibble and a very nice couple to boot. Im sure they will have some fun with him, sad day, but needs must.

I noticed that it had gone from ebay Sam, hope you did well on the sale.

Best of luck.
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Post by samleeds on Mon May 20, 2019 7:55 am

As with all sales, the end results are fraught with danger and Buyers remorse. I had 2 firm offers and they both fell through, one because they couldnt find the money, even though they said they had it. The second was a lovely older lady that decided to go for an automatic instead and Tyson finally went to a couple from down south looking to trade their 97 exec for a newer one. Now ive got a project to tart this one up and sell it on. 

Im quite glad really as I can still tinker, but this one only has cosmetic faults. The decals are shot and the bottom end needs machine buffing with a cutting compound and it will brighten up im sure. The engine is one of the best Ive seen with just 50,000 miles on it and its as clean as a whistle. The interior is fantastic and well looked after and only the normal problems like rattling fire and cooker, so thats my project today. 

Im taking it to my mechanic today and my body specialist comes tomorrow to start on the body. Im going to take some before and afters so people can see how to sort the bodywork out cheap. Once its done, Ill post it for sale, but untill Im happy its looking good, ill work on it.

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Post by meanchris on Mon May 20, 2019 9:04 am

Do you know the 'boiled linseed oil' trick for bringing tired grey plastic bumpers and trim back to black Sam?
It really works, much better than other products.
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Post by samleeds on Mon May 20, 2019 3:11 pm

meanchris wrote:Do you know the 'boiled linseed oil' trick for bringing tired grey plastic bumpers and trim back to black Sam?
It really works, much better than other products.

You are the seconf one to tell me that but I have no idea what you mean or how to do it. Is there a u tube video i wonder, ill look but any info you have would be great

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Post by samleeds on Mon May 20, 2019 3:45 pm

Ive just ordered the oil from e bay and also the mineral spirits as well as the u tube guys seem to think that the mineral oil addition is better, ill try them. Thanks bud.

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Post by meanchris Today at 3:37 pm

I did the black plastic trims on my old Saab when I bought it more than two years ago, they were a dusty grey colour. It turned them back to black and I haven't had to do them again yet.
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