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A true retro survivor from the early 1980`s show scene.

We got this van out of this storage building for the first time in ten years.

It was stored in another building since the early 1990`s .

It was built/ modified over the winter of 1983/1984.

Its first outing was to the Truckfest event at Peterborough Easter weekend 1984.

It was taken all over the UK and Europe
to shows and events from 1884 until around 1992..

It won many trophies along the way.

Best van at many events up and down the country.

It was styled on the cal -look of the time that was popular in the late 1970`s early 1980`s.

This year is its 30th anniversary since it hit the road, so we have decided to take it around the country to shows and events

 

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Before I started any work on a van I searched for the best rust free example at a reasonable price at the time.

This van had been used by a musician, so only light work before I purchased it.

All the bodywork modifications were carried out using steel, seam welded into place.

The underside was taken back to bare metal and coated with an epoxy coloured paint.
All cavities were thoroughly waxoiled.

It has also spent a lot of its life undercover.

It is a good feeling after all these years to still have something like this from your earlier life, that I can still look at, touch and drive.

Having restored or modified a lot of vehicles since building this one and learnt a lot along the way.
I still think this project stands the test of time in the style stakes.

Morris Mike.
 

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That looks like you just turned it off :tup: change the oil kick the tyres and you'll be away again ...................

John
 

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Van Nats for you then..................... see you there.


 

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