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Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by Traveling_Wilbury on Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:57 pm

as per title where's all the vintage owners.
would have thought there would be one or two here by now? drinksallround

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by ade700 on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:10 pm

mines a 1984 so not vintage but getting there lol hugegrins

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Vintage?

Post by Paulmold on Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:16 pm

According to MMM magazine, motorhomes become 'Classics' at 15 years old, what age do they become 'Vintage'? Mine is 14 years old but actually I don't like to think of it as Classic, not ready to join the Bedfords and Mk 1&2 Transits yet.
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is 1974 old enough

Post by commerdriver on Wed May 25, 2011 11:58 am

Hi just joined we have a 1974 Commer which has been in the family since 1976
It has been fully restored structurally & we are restoring the interior
The wood is still sound, apart from the wardrobe rear section which got wet & we will sand it & polish it but for most of it not much else.
Look forward to chatting
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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by ade700 on Wed May 25, 2011 12:47 pm

commerdriver wrote:Hi just joined we have a 1974 Commer which has been in the family since 1976
It has been fully restored structurally & we are restoring the interior
The wood is still sound, apart from the wardrobe rear section which got wet & we will sand it & polish it but for most of it not much else.
Look forward to chatting
Welcome looks Like you have took my crown as the oldest bus on here wave

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by Waves117 on Wed May 25, 2011 7:12 pm

commerdriver wrote:Hi just joined we have a 1974 Commer g

would love to see some picture of it - inside and out - any chance?

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by mclacr02 on Thu May 26, 2011 10:45 pm

I think I'm a vintage owner in waiting!

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by rov-ypa on Sat May 28, 2011 1:27 pm

Hi, I Like my 88 flair mk3 transit cause its an automatic. easy driving in busy london traffic. only owned it a few weeks but seems ok for the price i payed. it may need a respray in a few yrs down the line but at thye moment its not too bad. has a couple of light rusty spots that i could fix myself but nothing to bad. i will have to keep an eye on them. have dabbed a spot of wax oil on them just for know. where would you take your van if you wanted a really good respray and will last and not bubble up after a couple of years?
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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by CC on Sat May 28, 2011 1:42 pm

To be honest the only way to stop rust coming through again is to totally cut out any affected areas, replace with new metal then paint. Any paintshop that is honest will tell you this, simply rubbing it down, treating it & repainting it will only hold the rust off for the short term!

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by mclacr02 on Sat May 28, 2011 6:03 pm

rov-ypa wrote:Hi, I Like my 88 flair mk3 transit cause its an automatic. easy driving in busy london traffic. only owned it a few weeks but seems ok for the price i payed. it may need a respray in a few yrs down the line but at thye moment its not too bad. has a couple of light rusty spots that i could fix myself but nothing to bad. i will have to keep an eye on them. have dabbed a spot of wax oil on them just for know. where would you take your van if you wanted a really good respray and will last and not bubble up after a couple of years?

Hi,
Same problem my 89 Flair. I suppose it depends on the condition of the rest of the van how far you want to go. Mines got bubbles on the front wings and just starting at the top of the doors. Rather than cut and fill I'd replace the wings and repair the doors. It's already been resprayed at least in parts by a previous owner and looks pretty good at the moment.
I had a beetle with rust in the bottom of the doors but just showing small blisters on the outside. I cleaned off the loose rust inside and painted it with red lead paint and sprayed it with silicon grease. I kept it a couple of years and the bubbles didn't get any bigger.
I've driven an automatic minibus similar to yours and very nice to drive.
I've got issues with making up the double bed and if you've made yours up I'd be interested to hear how it's meant to be done. It's the middle part. The cushions are too long and there is no support at the front end.
Cheers
Rob.

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by Alf on Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:13 pm


mclacr02 wrote:

Hi,
Same problem my 89 Flair. I suppose it depends on the condition of the rest of the van how far you want to go. Mines got bubbles on the front wings and just starting at the top of the doors. Rather than cut and fill I'd replace the wings and repair the doors. It's already been resprayed at least in parts by a previous owner and looks pretty good at the moment.
I had a beetle with rust in the bottom of the doors but just showing small blisters on the outside. I cleaned off the loose rust inside and painted it with red lead paint and sprayed it with silicon grease. I kept it a couple of years and the bubbles didn't get any bigger.
I've driven an automatic minibus similar to yours and very nice to drive.
I've got issues with making up the double bed and if you've made yours up I'd be interested to hear how it's meant to be done. It's the middle part. The cushions are too long and there is no support at the front end.
Cheers
Rob.

There should be a hinged plywood support that goes between the front seats when turned around then the longer pieces fit between the driver and passengers seat bases

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Re: Where's all the vintage owners ?

Post by mclacr02 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:05 am

Thanks Alf,
The hinged bit seems to be missing and I've been usung a plastic box. Using the 2 seat backs down the middle they are about 3 inches too long and a bit sticks out towards the back door. Just a cosmetic issue really.
Rob

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