Rather Sad Day For Me Today...

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  1. JJ

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    I bought the Black Beast in 2000 and started converting it.

    As soon as I had built the bed and fitted the designed and especially built shower tray (out of chequer plate) I moved into it.

    It was my home for over 8 years and I covered over 100,000 kms in him.

    Today I started "decommissioning" the van.

    In it are so very, very many things and so many memories...

    :crying::crying::crying::crying::crying:


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    Why are you trashing it JJ?
     
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    Not "trashing" it, Jim... reassigning it's equipment...

    Anyone with an Iveco Turbo Daily (1996) ought to get over here a pick up some bargain spares!

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    Parquet flooring is so last year isn't it? :D
     
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    The memories that are important will never leave you JJ.
     
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    not to mention the chequer plate shower and the net curtains .. :LOL:
     
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    Did that parquet floor ever get finished ?.
     
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    He'd stick a bit down on special days, you know, anniversaries and things. :rofl:
     
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    They're the bits he's reassigned!:eek: :D
     
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    JJ does this mean now that you have your beautiful Hymer that the Black Beast will be no more . (will never forget we were sat down outside the beast at Stratford) when a woman goes past and openly stares rudely at your pride and joy and you informed her in a very loud voice that it was not a old black van with a fingerprint on the side, but a luxury custom built motorhome, the look on her face was priceless. :D
     
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    A photo of the amazing parquet will be arranged in due course but today's mission was to transfer over the Sony Mex HD Audio Library System complete with Bose Speakers (4) and (passive) sound system...

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    I know, I know... they look a bit grubby but please rest assured they will polish up well and they sound BRILLIANT.

    Progress might be held up a little tomorrow because a delivery is expected (if all has gone well for Geordie William and Irene...)


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    RIP one classic Hymer all hope now gone.
     
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    I have no doubt it's worth more in parts than as a van JJ :(May I enquire What are you putting the parts into ?
    I am on the lookout for a van for myself to stick all my bits into ;) Just cannot make my mind up which way to go van wise :)It will be a sad day when I let the Ambulance go -lots of memory's with Ann and all that
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    I am afraid so Carol.

    The cost of re-registering here in Portugal was prohibitive given that most of it's value is in the equipment and not the van.

    Some of this (solar panels, sound system, Aqua Pure etc) will go into the Hymer and some (air rides, little genny, batteries and mains charger etc) might find a new home in the South of France... (y)

    Trust me... nothing will be wasted...

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    I take it you are not replacing the Black Beast then JJ
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    Well Terry, the Iveco has a practically brand clutch, an excellent engine and gearbox etc etc... Sheriff (Funster John of Sennybridge fame) knows this vehicle well, as a couple of years ago he worked on it a lot. There are posts all about it somewhere.

    At the moment my options are open but, knowing me and my laziness, I will probably sell it for very little to the local scrapyard.

    Of course it could become a Shed at QMJ!


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    Would make a half decent implement shed for your lawnmower.
     
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    It has a (very well maintained) 2.8 TD engine Bill (although it has not been run for quite some time now).

    It isn't a column gear change.

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    Stick it on QMJ as the shed -you can always get a few hundred quid for the engine -Scrappy will only give you a hundred if you are lucky ;)It's not costing owt to feed (y):D
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