Carravelle Restoration and trident restoration

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mushky
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Carravelle Restoration and trident restoration

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Hello ,
Having gained a great deal of information from this site I thought it time to introduce myself and my 2 t25s.
I've owned maintained a vast amount of VW's and audis since the early 90s from golf MK1 gti to a Corrado G60.
I started of with bay window campers which you could get back then for £500 with an MOT,restored my first camper in 1993 and hand coach painted it .I'm a fabricator /mechanical engineer by trade ,metalwork and ( air-cooled and diesel) engines I am competant with.So wanting to relive my youth I bought a 1988 carravelle with the intention of converting it to a full blown pop top camper,cut the bottom 6" off the usual places ,welded in 3mm plate for strength replaced virtually everything that could be unbolted , striped my beloved daily transport MOTd 1994 MK3 golf for its 1 y engine and stuck the KKK turbo on it .I started the resto on the mud drive in the rain ,built a propped drive and stuck a 6 m by 3 m tent on it .
I will try to upload the pictures of the tent in the winds of April 2015 .02:00 in the morning sawing wood roping ratchet strapping ,on the grand scale of stress this ranked quite highly!!
Van finished ( they never are really) may 2015, hand painted even though I have spray gear ,because it will be used and abused ( I had a concourse bay which I restored and became neurotic about parking it within 500 meters of other cars ,buildings ,weather .........) Anyway we took him France and as he ran well decided to carry on to Belgium ,Holland Germany, Switzerland,and italy . Got back ,decided that the single IKEA storage unit did not make a luxury camper and decided to buy a high top ( didn't want to chop the velle about) .I am fairly computer illiterate so forgive me if I upload pictures of no relevance whatsoever.lance
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DoubleOSeven
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Re: Carravelle Restoration and trident restoration

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One post in 3 years, that's impressive in itself! ;) Welcome and thanks for the random photos of bits of vans and makeshift sheds.


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mushky
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Yes they are random, struggled with photobucket and closed account.second picture shows the extreme reinforcement needed if working in tent/ glorified gazebo when there's a storm .I will endeavour to show more pictures of both vans .
The autosleeper trident 1990 runs an mtdi ahu engine which I know is old hat now, but is fantastic on hills with amazing economy.The carravelle 1y turbo revs,great top end with AAP box but overgeared for Welsh hills.I think I may have posted in the wrong section,but I think this is the 3rd post I have written on a computer in 49 years :) .

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Your computer skills match my maintenance skills. It hasn't stopped me and it shouldn't stop you, so keep it up, we'll both get there in the end! :ok
'88 Transporter with hitop camper conversion, 1.6td.

mushky
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RogerT wrote:Your computer skills match my maintenance skills. It hasn't stopped me and it shouldn't stop you, so keep it up, we'll both get there in the end! :ok
Some more test photos ,yet again random .I'm trying to use Tapatalk, will work it out eventually.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Yes Tapatalk works.will upload pictures of trident autosleeper with the usual autosleeper / T25 rot spots when back off your of UK.

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