Found my dream motorhome

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  1. Borderland

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    Good luck with that one!
     
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  3. TheWM

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    image.jpeg Good choice. A guy that I know customized one a few years back.
     
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  4. Borderland

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    The seller says that the breaks work okay but don't think you will need to use them much as it hasn't got an engine.
     
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    Economical then!
     
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    it certainly needs lot of restoring

    but once completed .. .. I imagine quite valuable.

    this is a beauty

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    Wow. Just Wow.

    Wish I had the patience and skill (or money) to take on a project like that.

    I wonder whether it could be fitted with an up to date engine and running gear to keep it usable; a good friend has just sold his VW T1 which was a beatiful little vehicle but barely usable on current roads with its twenty eight horsepower...
     
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  8. TheWM

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    You'd be surprised- my best friend rolls around in this across the UK. Completely stock. He even managed to get up to 70 a few times...

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  9. Borderland

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    must learn how to spell - perhaps I should get a dictionary for Christmas
     
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    never noticed.. :whistle:

    :LOL:
     
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    Came across this one in Scotland near Sheigra. It was apparently once used to transport inmates between prisons in South Africa.

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    Freudian slip.... breaks looks about right.... lovely vehicles of a bygone age....Ha Ha
     
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    When in France, I am always looking for something like this at the back of sheds and things, love to get one but not at 5 grand:Eeek:
     
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    amazing.. still has the S.African graffiti .. :LOL:

    looks like the chassis is a forward control Landrover ?
     
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    Fit a Porsche engine, as they used to on Beach Buggies and it would probably need the brakes being beefed up. :)
     
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    Forward control landrover it is indeed. Used for all sorts of stuff, including a fire truck I worked with in the RAF in Shetland.

    The owner was amazing; he told me he did the conversion to motorhome in a day :eek:.

    We would all take months or years even!
     
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    You don't need dictionary for Christmas, you have spelled it correctly.
     
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    I had one like that it rolled 3 times before stopping. to get to 70 rolls must have been going ,, the rear axle tucked in when a friend was driving, he swerved to miss a pedestrian and off it went, at the rear end hop hop hop dig in ROLL ROLL ROLL clunk, It had so much rust it was powder at the end. THAT WAS 1969 so this one must be special to last so long
     
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    Wow. his is a 1956 that is still running cross ply tyres. It's a work vehicle but he has commanded ownership of it the jammy so and so. He cruises at around 55 but it's a nice ride. I miss my air cooled vans/beetles. But, with the kids so young (and I hate to admit it) safety and practicality comes way ahead of cool stakes.
     
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