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Title: melb get together
Post by: ben on February 28, 2010, 12:05:05 PM
hi folk.

i loose my licence soonish cause too many demerit points.. mainly due to all my bedford inacurate speedos in 60km zones.. bad brake running red lights with lots of weight and lots of other stuff. (gotta blame it on somthing)   i wanna have a bedford get together in melb before this happens if we can. markb and myself others have been fairly keen for this for a while so lets maybe chuck some ideas around and try come up with something before im stuck in yarram for the next 6 months!!!


hers an idea...

sunday lunch 28th march.... 4 weeks away

dunno if we wanna do a convoy drive to where were going.. it was pretty cool last time anyway:)


any feedback?? even from interstate people who have had experience with get togethers..

cheers
ben
0419529677

Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on February 28, 2010, 06:37:12 PM
Naughty Benny boy  ;D

I'm up for it :D
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on February 28, 2010, 07:10:58 PM
ill be up for it if me van ends up on the road by then but yeh sounds good im keen
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rossie on March 01, 2010, 07:55:29 AM
at this stage l'm in, thats if work don't send me away...  who was entering their beddy in a rally leaving Ballarat, and was that March?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 01, 2010, 02:15:11 PM
Yes Yes Yes,

I am sooo up for a get together  ;D great call benny boy!!

Only problem is, i'm gonna be away that weekend for a bucks and i wouldn't make it back in time for a lunchtime beddy run.

I'm available any other time/weekend etc. how about the weekend either before or after? Please please please.

please......
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 02, 2010, 08:02:19 AM
yeh one after would be ok. any objections???

4th of april..

ill call james and craig today and find out what would be a good idea in regards to where and stuff..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 02, 2010, 09:20:34 AM
Awesome  ;D ;D

I can't wait!!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on March 02, 2010, 09:22:24 AM
April 4th is the eldest daughter birthday, so I might not be available that day.

Also isnt that easter sunday ?

Warren
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 02, 2010, 10:04:42 AM
oh um that could be a problem.

try the 21st of march..

Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 02, 2010, 10:58:10 AM
21st is cool by me..
do we need a poll? or is everyone happy to just post their preference here?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on March 02, 2010, 11:19:10 AM
Hey Guys, my 2cents worth, just get everyone to post their preference, and see how many end up with the same day and go from there. Might work ??? ???
George...................
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: mezzmo on March 03, 2010, 06:54:15 AM
sounds cool but i'm in China that week! DOH
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: neville668bartos on March 03, 2010, 03:41:37 PM
my vote is sunday the 21/3. easter weekend would be a shit idea.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on March 03, 2010, 04:27:14 PM
OK so we have

21/03/2010

Me
Ben
Neville
Mark B


Mezzmo what week will you be in china, I cant work it out from your post.

Eddy - where are you ?

Warren
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: mezzmo on March 03, 2010, 08:03:40 PM
Hey Warren, i will be leaving on the 21st back on the 28th - but hey, the Nats are just around the corner - we can always catch up then!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 03, 2010, 08:04:51 PM
my van wont be complete im out on this one im spewing tho would have been good to see other peoples vans
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rubman on March 03, 2010, 08:44:12 PM
i,m there on the 21st. 8)
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 03, 2010, 08:53:20 PM
i may still come tho just to see the other peoples vans and get some info on the vans except i'd be the od one out driving a different car when i should be driving me van i'll see how i go tho i doubt t be ready tho keep use in form
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rubman on March 03, 2010, 08:58:32 PM
van or no van just come along to meet and chat
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 04, 2010, 09:47:25 AM
Yup! I'll be there with blazing saddles!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: eddy on March 04, 2010, 02:58:02 PM
no internet at home yet so pinched a few minutes at work, I'm running 21 hour marathon 20 -21 March doing the Relay for Life at Sandown Park :-\
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: neville668bartos on March 04, 2010, 05:16:35 PM
so does that mean we've agreed on the 21st ???????????? if so any ideas on time and place??????????
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Kirk on March 04, 2010, 05:27:52 PM
I would love a get together....i havnt got time to read all replies just now, but noticed 21/3 sunday was prominent which if late in day i can do, but would prefer not to have to travel to woop woop from western suburbs this time.

For the show...it looks like i wont be in this year, although i have the funds (mostly) in place, my welder fell ill over the new year period and has been in and out of hospital, and has very little strength.... so this means no chance. I do hope to get down to the show, but it will come down to timing and opportunity, which i hold little hope of:(

Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: aka5000 on March 04, 2010, 05:58:27 PM
Im in, let me know when

alex
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rossie on March 04, 2010, 07:50:38 PM
have we got a set date yet ;D
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 04, 2010, 09:40:11 PM
21st seems like the go.    i know a few cant make it but we cant please everyone and yeh nats are sooner than later.


kirk please consider the others that have to travel from woop woop also. im coming from 2 and half hours away, others are from out frankston way equally as far as you, others from ringwood, croyden, i thought it was fairly central last time. you city folk are too lucky to have everything nearby.
today i drove an hour to pick up a bearing! but i wouldnt trade my country lifestyle for a world of bedfords, or actually maybe i would lol. you know what i mean.


anyone want to suggest somewhere to go, start a run? do something? otherwise i supose we could try for the same kind of thing as last time where we all meet up at dan murphys somewhere there?? and went to the van counsils club room for a bbq lunch. only i got a few people lost and it was bit of a disaster..

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rossie on March 05, 2010, 07:08:58 AM
l'm interested, location is a facter due to the diff and a distance like yours ben where we get fresh air, worst comes to worst l will ride the bike or her car ::) ;D ::)
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Kav on March 05, 2010, 05:03:56 PM
i'm as keen as a three speed on the highway, i'll be there.
the back of my beddy will be loaded with its ridiculous 800 watt 12 volt sound system, so bring your favourite music/ipod /mp3 player and we can argue about the best beddy cruisin' tunes.

people always say to me lets go somewhere with bbq's, and i say we can go anywhere, i'll put the barbie in the back o the beddy and off we go

woo hooo
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 06, 2010, 12:23:01 PM
I know eddy and Warren would be happy with this suggestion - but it may be a Little too far for our other friends ...  We could meet somewhere around ringwood, do a convoy down Bedford road and then stop at Bedford park for a BBQ :) just a funny suggestion but it would be gold !! Anyone would be welcome at my place after too. To stay etc. If trekking from a far.. can bring cooking equip too
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: doofhard on March 06, 2010, 01:22:21 PM
There is also a Bedford pub in the city on a corner.  Would make for some excellent photos and they have chilli tequilla = yum
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on March 06, 2010, 03:52:27 PM
Good suggestion Mark, but theres not much at Bedford Park just a few halls and a cricket pitch, all out of site of the general public.

Doofs suggestion of the Bedford hotel in the city might be a good on - central for everyone and we could do a few laps of the roundabout. The pub is oppsite the big flagpole on the roundabout at flemington road and Elizebeth street.

Bedford Hotel Melbourne (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bedford+hotel+melbourne&sll=-37.800917,144.955394&sspn=0.001988,0.006845&ie=UTF8&hq=bedford+hotel&hnear=Melbourne+VIC&ll=-37.797441,144.972754&spn=0,359.92301&t=h&z=14&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=-37.801039,144.956533&panoid=YR7uV9n4m5bHLugWIAaOfQ&cbp=12,158.33,,0,-3.01)

Warren


 

 
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 06, 2010, 05:02:58 PM
Was more a suggestion for shits and giggles and ringwood would be hard for all..I too like doof's idea :) we need someone to film us all going round the roundabout !! That'd be a sight.. Oh, and that chilli tequila sounds tempting lol..Anyone know if they do they do meals there?
Shit just saw the news, anyones beddy get damaged in the hail? Glad mines undercover 
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 06, 2010, 10:32:32 PM
I'm happy with anywhere as long as there's meat, meat and meat, preferably bbqed.:) Oh, and beer! ;D
I'll be taking loads of photos!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: doofhard on March 07, 2010, 12:17:53 AM
One of my mates cars (not a bedford) in Box Hill says his car is written off due to the hail.  He's quite happy about it actually
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: owen on March 07, 2010, 09:25:38 AM
Lucky my van is under cover, not so lucky for my other car, which has a broken windscreen and about 100 dints.  We also have a verandah with a perspex roof which now looks like a seive. 3 broken windows and about 20 broken tiles!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 07, 2010, 11:27:56 AM
Ouch! Glad no beddies were injured in the hail....Just be careful Melbournites - cause they rekon it's gonna hit again around 3pm today - similar to yesterdays golf balls from sky...Keep your beddies under cover !

Can't wait for the run on the 21st ! Are we all happy with the Bedford Hotel in the city??
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 07, 2010, 04:31:21 PM
yeh sounds good. lets do a run from somewhere south east.. or somewhere?? i think most of us are south east ish except kirk..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 08, 2010, 12:02:57 AM
Just a wild thought: How about we meet up at Bedford Park, do a convoy down Bedford Rd. and travel to Pound Bend Tunnel Park, Warrendyte for a BBQ?

The tunnel is a man made 193 metre long passage (3 metres wide) blasted out of bedrock to divert the Yarra River from a huge loop of the river to drain and mine for gold. Pretty damn impressive, and it's a real nice drive out there. Plenty of spaces for a BBQ and the pub's nearby.

If we could get people who ain't driving Bedfords to film the journey (I have also have a camera) then even better.
Just a thought.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: neville668bartos on March 09, 2010, 09:26:30 AM
i think Rothu's idea is a goodin. a bit of a convoy and a bbq. (shits all over a pub in the city)
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 09, 2010, 11:31:19 AM
actually thinking about it its probably gunna be more practle if we want to all park in the sAme spot lol..

any complaints about this idea? im easy..

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 09, 2010, 11:51:30 AM
Me no complain  ;D

Rothu, are there bbq's there? or do we need to bring 'em ?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 09, 2010, 12:01:59 PM
I can throw a good 4 burner bbq and table in the back, it'll save having to fight for the public ones, which I'm pretty sure there isn't any, but it's a big carpark.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 09, 2010, 12:15:55 PM
Proposed route:

http://www.localsearchmaps.com/routeplanner/?perm=1&zoom=4&start=145.2092170715332,-37.78265474565738&drive=1&ordered=1&p=145.23934364318848,-37.815378112657925&p=145.23895740509033,-37.815344209936725&p=145.1898193359375,-37.7355619376922 (http://www.localsearchmaps.com/routeplanner/?perm=1&zoom=4&start=145.2092170715332,-37.78265474565738&drive=1&ordered=1&p=145.23934364318848,-37.815378112657925&p=145.23895740509033,-37.815344209936725&p=145.1898193359375,-37.7355619376922)

you have to zoom in - sorry
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 09, 2010, 12:38:26 PM
Pound Bend Tunnel is a little to the right of the destination you have put. Where that loop of the river is. PBT cuts through it.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: neville668bartos on March 09, 2010, 12:39:23 PM
looks good!!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 09, 2010, 01:19:14 PM
route edit:

http://www.localsearchmaps.com/routeplanner/?perm=1&zoom=5&start=145.23955821990967,-37.81658164917348&drive=1&ordered=1&p=145.20917415618896,-37.73094604426974&p=145.23955821990967,-37.81658164917348 (http://www.localsearchmaps.com/routeplanner/?perm=1&zoom=5&start=145.23955821990967,-37.81658164917348&drive=1&ordered=1&p=145.20917415618896,-37.73094604426974&p=145.23955821990967,-37.81658164917348)

Should be more on track to our desination  ;) Feel free to correct me Rothu...not entirely sure where the carpark is, but at least this gives us an idea of our convoy
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 10, 2010, 08:39:58 AM
1 week and a half away now..

whats a good time to meet? 12ish?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rossie on March 10, 2010, 09:52:03 AM
are yous still going to meet at the bedford hotel in the city or go pust it?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on March 10, 2010, 11:28:40 AM
Hey you melbournites, can you make sure you take plenty of pics of the convoy and the day, just for us vanners still trying to finish our vans, give us a goal to strive for.  ;D ;D :D
George......................
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 10, 2010, 11:31:13 AM
There will be plenty of photos and vids - i'm sure planning to take heaps  ;D ;D
I rekon we meet at 12pm at Bedford Park, then do the convoy..Maybe a few days before, we can confirm numbers and make sure we have everyone before heading for the hills .
Rossie, not sure if anyone will be coming past the Bedford Hotel - if anyone is maybe let Rossie know and you can meet up.
can't wait!!!!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 10, 2010, 02:16:36 PM
ok can someone post all the details we have about the meet now? maybe melways reference and what time we expect to be at the bbq?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 10, 2010, 02:57:27 PM
Hey Rothu, Are you happy to do ETA's and melways refs as you know the exact location of the PBT carpark?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 10, 2010, 03:31:36 PM
Yup. I'll work out the times, logistics and placements tonight.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 11, 2010, 12:00:54 AM
Righto! Here we go! ;D

BEDFORD RUN Sunday 21/3/10 8)


Bedford Park, Bedford Rd. Ringwood. Melways M49 J8. 1200-1300hrs.
I reckon if we all check out each others Van here, We'll enjoy knowing what Van has got what on the convoy.

Down Warrandyte/Ringwood Rd. 1300hrs
Depending on numbers, there's a fair chance we could be split up because of traffic lights, roundabouts, etc through Ringwood until we reach the point of none. I suggest the party of Bedfords that make it through whatever broke the chain pulls over to wait for the rest at M35 H11 (or thereabouts) as this is on the inside of a big sweeping right turn and after all the traffic controls of Ringwood, then we take a free road together all the way to Warrandyte.
The first driver to pull over should consider room behind him to allow room for the other Bedfords following. Once all together again, then off we go. CONVOY! If we can bring our CBs to keep in communication, even better.

Pound Bend Tunnel Park. M23 A11 1400hrs
I've allowed an hour but it'll be about 30mins travel. Just in case.
Go through the Round-about at the bridge in Warrandyte. Just as you come out of Warrandyte, on the right you'll see Stiggarts Reserve with Scouts and Restaurant. The turn-off is the second RH road after that: Everard Drive just below M23 C12, we'll be slowing traffic right down here to a stop waiting to turn, if you want to pass SLOWLY on the inside to take other roads in, do so CAREFULLY!

I'll bring along a 4 burner bbq, meat, condiments and table. Bring your own chair, meat, salad, and whatever you'd usually have for a bbq. I'll be bring heaps of meat, and a rear tractor inner tube, wetsuit, paddles and helmet to go through the tunnel (depending on insanity). If you'd like to brave the tunnel, you can use the tube and gear or bring your own vessel and gear.
Definitely not for the faint of heart. But a lot of hardcore fun. By the weather, it looks like it'll be fine, even hot. Bring swimming gear as you can sit in the falls and experience hydrotherapy.

From there in time, I have no idea.

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On a different note but just as in harmony, there is a Facebook group: Bedford Vans Australia.
I've joined. What are your feelings of posting a truncated message about our run? Do we want to have others with Bedfords join in, unknown, but expanding the membership? Or is this just a BUGA run, for us that have spent time getting to know each other over the 'Net to meet in the metal and flesh?

Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 11, 2010, 08:39:19 AM
Thanks for putting this all together Rothu! Much appreciated =) Iíve got a table i can bring along too and should be runnin the fridge, if anyone wants to keep anything cool .. I donít see any probs with advertising the run on facebook, it could bring more and wider love to the BUGA community, once they meet us and realise how awesome we all are, LOL! But if others want to just keep it Ďin the familyí i would also support that notion ..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 12, 2010, 07:13:10 AM
thanks rothu.. will be good. ill bring some meat. and bread and my van if it doesnt break down..

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 12, 2010, 08:47:45 AM
Benny you have my number if you run into any issues - i'll come and salvage you if u break down  :'( Should we also try to circulate numbers somehow if anyone gets lost, running late etc?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 12, 2010, 10:43:24 AM
ok. So how many have we got?  ???
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 12, 2010, 11:44:29 AM
ha ha thanks mark b. im getting a new axel this weekend. should be all good after that. ive just replaced 2 axels and 2 bearings..

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 12, 2010, 03:46:33 PM
ok. So how many have we got?  ???

Okay so looking back through the thread this seems like the people who have indicated they're in:

Warren
Ben
Mark B
Neville
Rothu
Rubman
Alex
Kav
Doofhard (are you bringing the chilli tequilla :D )

These people have replied to the topic, but not indicated either way (as yet)

Owen?
Kirk?
Rossie?

You guys want to let us know..And anymore for anymore???
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on March 12, 2010, 04:30:55 PM
Maybe everoyne could PM Rothu with their mobiles.

Warren
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 12, 2010, 05:50:24 PM
ill call around people tonight that also might not have herd about the get together that arnt on the site..

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Kirk on March 12, 2010, 05:57:43 PM
ok. So how many have we got?  ???

Okay so looking back through the thread this seems like the people who have indicated they're in:

Warren
Ben
Mark B
Neville
Rothu
Rubman
Alex
Kav
Doofhard (are you bringing the chilli tequilla :D )

These people have replied to the topic, but not indicated either way (as yet)

Owen?
Kirk?
Rossie?

You guys want to let us know..And anymore for anymore???


Sorry guys....ill be working...but have fun
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 12, 2010, 06:16:41 PM
what about jimmy!!! new fella on here with broken stub axel..

and tony from uptech says most probably.. still contacting others..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: eddy on March 12, 2010, 10:02:57 PM
EDDY'S BACK
WOOO HOOOO
!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D HEY benny bro, thanks for the heads up phone call, as discussed I'm running a 21 hour marathon with street kids to raise funds for cancer research that weekend, fininshes at 1200 midday on the Sunday, if I can physically make it to the bbq I will if I can't I won't phew I reckons I be gone for the past 6 months so much to catch up on and so little download (gotta cracking with $80 worth of pre paid download, great to be back with the beddie brethren !!!!!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rossie on March 12, 2010, 11:46:35 PM
Sorry to say but l proberbly wont make this one , Warrendyte is just that bit to far for a day tour with a non hwy. diff, I think it works out to be about 3 plus hours each way
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Hashman on March 13, 2010, 11:26:50 AM
Im in for sure! I live in donvale right next to ringwood! Thanks for the txt ben! I hope my clapped out 202 survives the cruise!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 13, 2010, 09:10:53 PM
hey hashman i keep a tow rope in my van permanently ha ha:)

eddy big bro welcome back to the world wide web:)

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 14, 2010, 09:03:56 AM
what about jimmy!!! new fella on here with broken stub axel..

and tony from uptech says most probably.. still contacting others..

Jim rekons he won't make it cause he's keen to keep working on his van and it definately wont be ready in time either  :-\

I'm happy to PM all those on the list with my number - and maybe send me back your's so at least there can be 2 way communication if needs be..I'll do that in the week
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: obsession on March 14, 2010, 11:47:49 AM
ben did u put an notice on any off the other van sites , ? I know some have bedies on them.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 14, 2010, 11:52:54 AM
nope. which other sites are there craig? svx isnt going any more is it?

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: obsession on March 14, 2010, 12:43:51 PM
yes sxv,sinbin,and i think alaien8 and tweeker hang out on the vannin web site all the links are on the van council of victoria site.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 14, 2010, 10:07:29 PM
hey guys i will be making it to the meet i want to meet you all and talk and see the vans that have the v8 setups i hope no one doesnt mind me taking photos, i have brought a 308 engine that is in a vh but i might be buying another van yet i will now tomorrow it has a 307 chev in it lwb worst thing tho its in nsw but im heading there in april so i might drive it back if i do buy it ben rang me today saying he knows someone selling a van with 350 chev so might decide on either of them but i can get the 307 chev lwb one for $3000
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 15, 2010, 07:17:29 AM
great to have you along jimmy:)

rod fraska has confirmed he is coming from sale, gippsland wahoo.. rods a wealth of knowledge so thats awesome!

ill chase that up craig thanks:)

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: THEBED on March 15, 2010, 11:48:04 AM
Jan & Sway will try to get there ! ;)
We have another van do on Sat and work to be done on the beddie.
Don't forget all the Van Nats aren't far away now !
So we are trying to pretty up the old girl for that too.
See how we go.


Jan
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 15, 2010, 12:52:19 PM
great. hope to see you guys there jan + sway:)

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on March 15, 2010, 12:54:29 PM
hey ben, hows the arm going ? healing ok ?
George.  ;)
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Sweet Shock on March 15, 2010, 01:11:32 PM
Is that Frascas electronics ?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rocket on March 15, 2010, 04:07:46 PM
Yes, i will be bringing the Frasca Electronics van out. It needs a bit of a tidy up at the moment but it's still a good jigger.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rocket on March 15, 2010, 04:40:25 PM
Jimmy you are quiet welcome to take photos of all the mods on my van as they are all fully engineer certified. It has been fitted out with a 350 chev, turbo 700, 9" rear end, 4wheel discs, etc. The list is very long.
Hope I can help you on the day.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 15, 2010, 05:14:15 PM
looking forward in seeing these other vans and the new people of course and chat about bedfords etc etc so cant wait boys
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Morgz on March 16, 2010, 10:47:47 AM
I'll be there fellas. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 16, 2010, 11:32:55 AM
Awesome!

Looking like around 15 vans will be there at the moment  ;D it'll be an impressive convoy

I sent PM's out with my mobile for just in case.

Let me know if you didn't get a PM
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 16, 2010, 04:00:05 PM
i so wish my van was coming along tho dont really want to drive my plumbing ute atleast its a ba tray ute not some gay ass ute
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 17, 2010, 08:41:38 AM
just confirming for everyone the run is this sunday coming as in 5 days away..

rang doofhard last night. i said ay man you coming on sunday.. he said oh this sunday? i said hmmmmm bet ya others might get bit confused also so id clarify it:)

its a good idea if your coming on the run and you dont want to miss it to pm your number to markb or warren or myself or rutho or all of us??

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: doofhard on March 17, 2010, 04:03:28 PM
So is my van being picked up on the way Ben?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 17, 2010, 04:37:52 PM
im definately coming to the meet  to meet all of u top blokes with ya bedford vans im looking forward to meeting you all plus im looking forward in seeing all the vans and want to definately take some snap shots of vans  for sure
cant wait guys, i will be only coming to the meeting point were everyone is meeting up and showing there vans off

 i wont be going on the cruise as something else important that has  poped up it nearly came to the point where the miss's said i couldnt come at all but i said NO NO NO NO NO  im definately coming to meet these wonderful guys and there vans i cant take my promise back more the point i cant miss out on the oportunity to meet use all and ya vans  as you guys are the guys who i get my info off so im looking forward to it everyone counting the days down lol lol i will msg mark or ben on saturday just to let them now i will be there at the meeting point

see u there
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 18, 2010, 01:50:46 PM
onya jimmy!

remember to bring the sender =)
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 18, 2010, 06:38:28 PM
i'll make sure i'll bring it mark
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 19, 2010, 03:28:05 PM
hey ya'll ,

if anyone who's coming has a 'spare' window winder (handle bit with the spinning disc) would you mind bringing it along? i've put a softdrink bottle cap on mine for the moment, as the spinning bit fell off and busted =( cheers! not long now
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: mezzmo on March 19, 2010, 05:44:48 PM
Hey boys and girls, i'll be thinking of you while im stuck 30,000feet above!!! have a great run - wish i was there, i will be in spirit!!!

Mezz
Title: Hey Ben
Post by: Sweet Shock on March 19, 2010, 06:17:40 PM
Hey Ben I forgot that wording again What was it Bonnannt forward ???? Pete
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: obsession on March 21, 2010, 07:29:40 PM
what no photos?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 21, 2010, 09:09:04 PM
was great meeting everyone i took alot of photos but unfortunately didnt get all of them got the important ones tho that i need

we should all do it  again some other time too so the ones that didnt make it can have a chance to come plus i enjoyed meeting u all and your vans 

how did the rest of the cruise go   
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 22, 2010, 10:30:40 AM
What a bloody beautiful day!  ;D 10 Bedford mongrels turned up in all configurations of progress! I had a ball meeting you all! Lots of insights and knowledge exchanged, great BBQ and location. Here are some photos, until I work out how to set up an album..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 22, 2010, 10:49:28 AM
and more..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 22, 2010, 10:58:08 AM
Was too buggered to upload anything lastnight after i got home and tucked the Beddy in. All in all, it was an awesome catch up =) It was great to meet everyone and check out everyone's vans. All them were unique and had their own story - which was great to hear from each owner. It was a great idea to meet somewhere before the run, cause then we could check out each van before we were driving. We had a couple of non-Beddy owners come and check us out at the meeting point as well - which was cool. Guys who were looking to get a Beddy or whatnot.

It was quite a sight for the peeps attending the Warrendyte festival to see a plethora of Bedfords convoying up the road past them. We got some great looks =) Can't tell you how good it was to be cruising up the road with 4 Beddy's in front and 5 behind. I can vividy remember looking in my side mirrors and seeing Jan and Sway in THBED following a couple others on my tail - she really stands out with her blue and purple !!

Thanks Rothu for bringing the burners and letting us use your gas. And for breathing fire for us - yes he actually was doing fire breathing, LOL!

Great to meet all you Bedford brethrin - let's do it again soon. Or maybe when Benny gets his license back. (Let me know if you need anything done this side of the burbs mate.)

I have heaps more pics, but will post a couple of all of us lined up. I'll post the video soon. Can we do a gallery that we can all put pics into - somehow?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 22, 2010, 11:00:01 AM
more too
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 22, 2010, 11:01:31 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: eddy on March 22, 2010, 12:56:45 PM
wow ... looks like it was great get together !!! buga I missed it, I only live about 15 minutes away but after getting home at 2.00 p.m. after being awake from 0600 the previous day and run walking a 21 hour marathon to raise funds for cancer research, the legs, ankles, knees, toes, glutes, hammies and everthing else that has ligaments and tendons attached (including my bot bot that was dragging behind me on the ground) was severly in need of rest, I reckon I drove home from Sandown on memory auto pilot cause I don't recall seeing the road home until I nearly bumped into my letter box , there was just no way I could have coped with staying awake for another few hours  :( 
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 22, 2010, 02:03:04 PM
I put a video up on youtube of us driving in convoy!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnLOQ0GUOaI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnLOQ0GUOaI)
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: John Abbott on March 22, 2010, 02:03:56 PM
Brilliant effort guys and gals....Great pics to!! ;D
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 22, 2010, 02:49:38 PM
the BUGAs!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: grandad on March 22, 2010, 03:18:01 PM
well done people looks like a great day
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on March 22, 2010, 03:58:36 PM
hey guys sorry i was'nt there, but it has got me determined to finish mine now, no mater what.  ;D I have only one complaint with the video above, it was not long enough, or is this just a teaser, lol  ;D ;D Hey shane do you think you could set up a section in main menu as markb said, and only have pics and video of buga get togethers in there.
George. ;D :D
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: LS120 on March 22, 2010, 04:04:33 PM
that looks awsome guys well done..
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: eddy on March 22, 2010, 05:29:21 PM
nice photo buuuuttt ..... pretty spooky (wierd music starts playing) ......... the beddie bro second from the left has no legs ........ wooooooooo ...... and given that they are the Melbourne lot shouldn't they be retitled the MUGAS ?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rocket on March 22, 2010, 05:41:46 PM
Hey guys, what is the chance of getting a copy of quiet a few of the photos that were taken on the day? It wasn't till I went to download the pics off my camera  this morning that I realized that it was set to the lowest res. & none of them are worth looking at.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Mark B on March 23, 2010, 09:02:24 AM
I agree with George and it would help Rod Fraska and all of us if we could somehow have a 'shared gallery' or some sort of mechanism that we could all be able to upload our photos to for meets etc. Anyone have any bright ideas?
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 23, 2010, 12:57:59 PM
your the rocket ay rod:) glad to see you on here:)


great day folk. great to meet you all that i didnt know..

there were 4 v8 beddies there as apposed to last meet 0!!

and there were only 1 van at both (im pretty sure) which was janet and sway

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: THEBED on March 23, 2010, 01:57:48 PM
It was great to see other peoples toys. ;D
Great day until we got lost on the way home, f#@%#n sat nav.   >:( >:(

Jan & Sway
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Bedfordcrazy on March 23, 2010, 02:37:32 PM
they have this thing called gps lol or in my case its called a W.I.F.E . lol  ;D ;D
George.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rocket on March 23, 2010, 08:46:11 PM
I don't know what every one else's opinion is of the Melb. get together, but I personally thought it was great. The diverse range of mods. done & every ones ideas of how a cool beddy should look was amazing. Credit must be given to all who attended to show off their beasts & my sympathy goes out to all that couldn't attend for they missed out on a great outing & the chance to meet fellow beddy owners.
By the way I thought there was 5 v8 vans there (correct me if I am wrong).
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 23, 2010, 09:24:18 PM
i agree rocket i had a ball i only went to the meet not the cruise  cos my van is off the road plus i had something else on and could only make it to see the vans  but i tell you i had the best time ever it was great just seeing a van pull up every say 5-10min the miss's was telling me we had to go but evertime a van rocked up i couldnt help meself but stay and adore the wonderful vans until it was nearly crunch time where unfortunately i had to leave use all didnt actually end up saying good bye to u all as i had to just leave sorry guys but i so recomend we all do it again gives us more chance to see the vans in which didnt make it or couldnt make it 
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 23, 2010, 09:27:35 PM
oh yeh your right rod:) 5 of 10 weve v8's!!! i must say im a big fan of 8's now.. well said rod:)


ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: SkippyThBushKangeroo on March 24, 2010, 02:25:23 AM
impressive to say th least groovers. looked like a good day for ya,s  an not one drop of rain . . a rarity for melbs i believe. . hey ben did u take the piccy? . . . cos everyone in the click seems to hav  two arms  ;D ps the drive by vid woz ace nearly popped me pouch again ova that!!
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: rubman on March 24, 2010, 04:07:48 PM
i also had a great day,a great bunch of people. We should have another run in a couple of months.
Just in case no one knows the one arm ben hes the one yellin out the window beepin his HORN :D
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: ben on March 24, 2010, 04:56:46 PM
yeh my good arm out the window.. no i didnt take the photo i pretended to be 2 armed bloke for a bit..

ben
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: doofhard on March 24, 2010, 05:50:51 PM
shattered I didn't make it but there was a reason for it.
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: obsession on March 24, 2010, 06:16:35 PM
aye doof theres fresh photos of sweethart in the gallery
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on March 24, 2010, 11:23:29 PM
Hey Guys

I have uploaded some of my pics to my gallery

(http://www.buga.com.au/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=19395&g2_serialNumber=2)

Warren
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: THEBED on March 25, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
Thanks for sharing you pics with us Warren.  ;D
I'll see if I can get some photos into a galley.
Have not been able to work out how before but will give it another go.  ???

Jan
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Warren on March 25, 2010, 01:19:16 PM
Jan

When you go into your Album, down the bottom left you will see a "Edit" link, click on that and it will take you into the "edit Album" page, here you can create a sub album using the "add album" from the options list.

I create sub albums for common things, as you would see for the "March 2010 get together".

once I have created the sub album I then go and open that sub album, and once again the "Edit" link at the bottom left.

Click on that and you will be in the Sub Albums "Edit album" page.

Under the options Field choose add item, this will take you to another page called surprisingly the "add items" page.

You then have a box where you can type in the location of your file (or use the browser tab to find your file) and you can also fill in the caption field.

Initially you will see room for two uploads, but you can add more by pressing on the "more upload boxes", I do about 4 at once as it takes some time for the program to resize and upload them, if you have a slow INTERNET connection you might try 2 to start with as it can take several minutes to do the uploading.

I do not resize my pics, and they are usually 3 or 4 meg,  the program automatically resizes them to what you can see in my albums.

Give it a go, its not to hard and if you have any problems PM me a number and I will talk you through it.

Warren

   
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: THEBED on March 26, 2010, 08:54:24 AM
Thanks for that info Warren.  ;)
Not sur if I'm going to be able to do it for awhile.
Our computer at home has cracked the sads, and I wont be doing it form work.  :(
Will be getting a friend to have a look at it over Easter.
Once it's sorted I'll give it a go.  :P

Jan
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Dano on March 30, 2010, 12:43:52 AM
wow, nice one peoples.... 10 vans that's awsome!!!.... wish I was there , you now have to cruise to the Van Nats like that..... what a cool w/enda!  thanks for the stimulus..... ;D
Dano 
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: jimsvan on March 30, 2010, 04:14:51 PM
when is the van nats what day and when does it run till is it just over the easter break
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: aka5000 on March 31, 2010, 04:11:42 PM
damn! spewing i didnt make it. unforseen circumstances. cant make it to the nats either  :-[
Title: Re: melb get together
Post by: Rothu on March 31, 2010, 04:18:09 PM
It was a frigging fantastic day!
I must say, after having my van for 5 years of misery and breakdowns, then spending a year rebuilding it and cursing it every day, sometimes giving up and determined to get it cubed, then perservering, winnning one battle at a time, finally solving the real problem (bent f#cking push rods!) and then having a totally reconditioned engine, total component upgrades, more power than it's ever had, reliable, and finally being very happy with it...

To have helped put this run together and actually lead the charge was just a bloody proud experience of triumph and fortitude! Then to meet the other Bedford owners and see how diverse the range of modifications made have been, plus how nice they all are was even better!

Thanks to all who attended, I had a ball!
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