Cheers for the replies guys.
Yeah i'm regularly checking the vintage-vans forum and trying to gain knowledge from there.
@Kustomkulture - I love your old van, my missus has saved your interior pictures as inspiration for if/when we get one.
I have my eyes on a couple, one thats looking favourable at the mo is it's on way over to these shores and has been lowered and fitted with a rebuilt 360 motor so that would be fun, but hit the wallet!
Another is a Sportsman model with a rebuilt 318.
I'm used to the cab-over seating and vague steering having had a few VW campers in the past.
If we get one i'm thinking proper 70s style flake paint job with lacing, period style rims, funky interior (no shag pile and fur though!) etc.