Talbot Express. Merlin

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bill corbridge, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. bill corbridge

    bill corbridge

    Sep 24, 2007
    Sheffield. South Yorks
    Hi all.
    I am new to all this so here goes.

    About 12 months ago I purchased a Talbot Express Merlin motorhome.

    Merlin needed some love and attention being a 1986 2 ltr petrol
    First of all the doors were hanging off. On removing the trims the wooden frames were rotten, these I replaced and rehung the doors.

    Next the roof leaked, so spent a day resealing roof.

    The rear springs were sagging the opposite way. I purchased some rear spring assistors from Grayston, the kit consisted of 4 small coil springs which fitted into supplied brackets, 2 springs each side of wehicle.
    These made a tremendose improvement to driveability and ride comfort also lifted vehicle by 5 inch.

    My next major improvement was to have Merlin converted to run on LPG I had two 60 ltr tanks fitted one each side under side skirts out of sight.
    The conversion has been a major success, and Gas is half price of petrol, also good for environment.

    I have some bodywork to do on exterior, then to look at updating interior, this will give me something to do in near future. as I am now a retired single motorhomer.

    Hope this gives some insight into my van and me, would be nice to here from anybody with similar van.

    Bye for now, happy motorhoming.

  2. American Dream

    American Dream

    Aug 20, 2007
    Hi Bill and a Great Big Welcome to Motorhome Fun.

    I am sure there are a lot of people on the site who can assist you.Feel free to post any questions on the Forums.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Jul 19, 2007
    Sutton on Sea
    Well done on the restoration, and welcome to the Fun:Smile:

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