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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:45 pm 
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I really need a classic bus in my life........... this is very dangerous.......


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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:38 pm 
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Polarsilver wrote:
Thats a rare Chinese 6x Bus that you have... keep going & prepare as the repro Italian Job Bus & remember to put the window blinds inside the back .. Get your project finished & then into a Glossy Car Magazine Feature and or a TV show such as amazing spaces.. you will then get the Goodwood Invite .. once you have had some good exposure & publicity .. then is the time to Sell because Classic Transporters are getting big money= Result .. Her indoors can then say she told you so & your Kids will be very happy with "their money" !
Great Project.


Believe me, I've spent a very long time considering all the options. This has been a very long time coming and it's not the first bedford val I've owned with this in mind!!!

There's a plan in place and it's not designed around the highest monetary gain at the end of the day. There's little chance I'd ever make serious money given what's had to go into it, hence the nickname! There's even a new home being constructed specifically for it!

I appreciate everything has it's price, but selling it is most definitely not the reason any sane person would take it on!!

(It is really cool though)!


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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Cannot wait to see this progressing.

I've wanted to build a transporter out of something old for ages...


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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:09 pm 
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Love it! :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Well jealous of this project...we need an update and more pics, Mark!

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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:11 am 
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It's been a while... but progress is being made very slowly. Here's a few pics from recent times.

On the way to paintshop
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Preparation took a little while longer than first thought...
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Multi coloured!
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After paint journey. The driver had a really tight turn into the lane and just caught the rear lower corner on the grass bank! All adds to the patina!
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On arrival
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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:13 am 
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Refitting of trim started
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Checking to see if the Ogle will fit!!!
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We are a loooooong way off yet. Still need to tackle electrics, put a floor in it, trim the inside, get the rear door working properly etc etc etc etc.... It's going to be a long winter!


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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:14 am 
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That is looking fantastic Mark!

Can't wait to see it out & about.

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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:06 am 
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that looks great

having been in the fairly unique situation of having a couple of these I know exactly what you are going through!!


when I had mine moved I didn't use a spec lift, I went big and booked a trombone recovery, it looked ace when it was on the back of it and I wish I had got a photo of it!

cant wait to see it done!

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 Post subject: Re: Bedford Transporter
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:10 am 
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I went big and booked a trombone.

Have you always been a fan of tromboning?

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