Self Build Motorhome

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  1. Jim

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    Spotted this a little while ago, parked on an Oxford campsite. Lovely, tidy, little motorhome. What is it? Anyone know anything about it?

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    Looks like an ex Austin ambulance.
     
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    Sorry Morris, now have put my glasses on.
     
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    I would say that it originaly started out as a ambulance and might be a thames.:Cool:
     
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    tis an old 1964 BMC ambulance, one still runs around ilfracombe, but not that colour,
     
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    If memory serves me right they were a 3 litre petrol engine. A lot of them finished up with the St Johns ambulance and used for private functions by them. Proper coach built body, some built by Jennings.
     
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    It definitely says Morris on the front :BigGrin: You should have knocked and got pics of inside :Wink:
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    I went back twice but they were out each time. From what I could see through the window, it was a very tidy conversion:thumb:
     
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    Its a Mk1 Morris LD (light delivery) ambulance conversion. A good friend from years back had a Mk2 Austin LD van conversion with a 2.5 taxi diesel in it, not fast but would go on almost indefinitely. He had an incident on the isle of wight where his diff collapsed on a hairpin bend going uphill and completely blocked the road for hours.

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    my first motor home experience was in an austin three way loader conversion
     
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    The colour looks like "sandstone" which followed to be a leyland and rover colour, lovely colour, and a stunning old van.

    It looks like it has the same as my landrover, a "keyhole" in the grille, for a starting handle, you would,nt beleive how many fitters had never seen one of them at work, and the young apprentices were stunned to silence when i started the motor with it.
     
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    How do you get to the engine?

    Remove the front panel? Through the floor from inside? :Confused:
     
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    Engine cover inside. Same as most light commercials of that era. Bedford CF, Thames, Mercedes, Commer, Standard Atlas, just to name a few. You could get at the radiater and generaly check the oil from the front but most of the work was done from the inside by very skinny mechanics :Rofl1:
     
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