Is this a very early monocoque ?

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Is this a very early monocoque ?

Post by ian on Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:50 pm

I thought this was fascinating to look at.
The interior layout is so similar to the later models.

Cab bodywork looks completely shot!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-BERTH-BEDFORD-AUTOSLEEPER-CAMPER-MOTORHOME-1983-/130927567741?pt=UK_Campers_Caravans_Motorhomes&hash=item1e7be4237d

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Re: Is this a very early monocoque ?

Post by mikejack on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:11 pm

Like they say these monocoque's out last the base vechicle looks like autosleeper have not changed the layouts much.
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Re: Is this a very early monocoque ?

Post by -mojo- on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:58 pm

I'm not sure what you can do in a case like that where the cab bodywork that the shell is bonded to has rusted away.

To me there don't seem to be any options other than cheap, short-term bodging or an incredibly expensive proper repair, with the rear shell removed. I can't see anyone having pockets deep enough for the latter, so it seems destined for bodging for a few more years and then the scrapyard...
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Original Clubman

Post by Peter Brown on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:42 pm

I didn't know they existed on Bedford but it seems this is an original Clubman and is one of the first Monocoque's made.

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Re: Is this a very early monocoque ?

Post by ian on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:55 pm

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Re: Is this a very early monocoque ?

Post by triclops on Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:19 am

yes thats a clubman on a bedford cf just like mineĀ up!
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