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Topics - IWander

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« on: October 23, 2018, 07:09:22 PM »
To all our BUGARIANS, a very big thank for your help & assistance over the years with our Campervan Project.

We had 2 Beddies, one a tray that used to carry batteries & the "Campervan project". It came time to let them go & with the help & assistance of so many good friends that we made here, they are sold.

To try to thank anyone individually would be impossible because there were so many ready to offer advice, help solve problems & offer contacts of someone that can steer me the right direction & just be a friend.

What a wonderful site you have built.  8)

Just because I dont have a beddy now doesnt mean I am leaving either. The new owners may join also. I offered them our site details & if they join, I know they will be received with the same vigor.

Now retirement is on my agenda so Im going "S.K.I." ing ( Spend the kids inheritance ) LOL.

Thank you all for the love of the Bedfords.

For Sale / Marks Campervan Project.
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:19:30 PM »
The weather is warming up so its a good time to take on a gr8 project. Our CF Bedford Campervan.

I have it advertised on Ebay right now with a starting bid of $500.00
Its advertised here

I really need the space around here so our project is the one that has to go.
I did fix the starter motor but havent had the motor running yet.

If anyone has an interest in the campervan, feel free to call on 0431714271. Inspections welcome.  Business hrs please, up to maybe 8 or 9 pm is OK.
Many thanks Mark.

For Sale / Selling my Campervan Project.
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:28:47 PM »
The Campervan is for sale so I decided to let my friends from BUGA to have first look.

I have retired now but just cant finish what we started & I need the space more than ever now.
I would just like it to go to someone that can get it over the finish line, or do with it what you wish.
No registration.
The campervan is in Frankston North.

BUGA members, I will accept $2500.00 in this take the lot sale, otherwise  $3500.00 start for anyone else.

All new material used to build the main body.
The HQ front end was brand new, complete with disk brake assembly.
New windows with screens & a double opening side door fitted with a pull out step. The windows are a smokey grey tint & windout to open. There are 2 that have not been installed.

It has a 253 V8 with auto. ( It drove in there several years ago, but I played with the ignition switch to tighten it up in the panel. ( Now I cant get power to the starter???) but Im working on that.

A 253 V8 with a 4 barrel quadrajet carby & c10 ( Im told ) auto alone would cost more than $2500.00.
The HQ front end, about $1500 new, plus smokey windout windows $200 each x 5, plus the double opening door... plus,.. plus...

Im just saying that the sale of this campervan to anyone that has an interest is an absolute winner for the buyer.

I could strip it out & sell it for more than I am asking... but right now I just dont want to do that.

You can contact me through here or on my mobile 0431714271.. Regular hrs please. Im old, so not before 9 am if you dont mind.

Thanks. Mark.

CF Bedford Chat / Thank you BUGA & Friends
« on: May 27, 2018, 03:23:00 PM »
I would like to thank everyone at BUGA for your friendship & assistance.

Over time I have been in contact with many Bedford enthusiasts & more so the local ones to me in Frankston North. Some from Dandenong, Cheltenham & further out around Hastings & Berwick.

I sold my old tray to a man Baxter side of the Mornington peninsula with contacts through here.
Stuart thanks for contacting me about the front end. Beats leaving it as a lawn decoration. Now someone can get some real use from it.

Its a great forum for any Bedford owner, the articles, manuals, diagrams & personal assistance from fellow BUGARIANS is fantastic. Thanks one & all.

I am soon to put my campervan out to pasture as well. I am trying to get the ignition switch to power the starter... but Im no sparky.. I think its just corrosion in the connections.. Does anyone know hot jump a starter on a Holden 253???

That can be another post at another time.
Happy smiles & plenty of miles everyone.
Happy days with plenty of K's... Pick one.

Thanks IWander.

For Sale / Tray & Campervan to be sold.
« on: March 30, 2017, 08:29:15 PM »
Hi guys & gals. Its been a long time since I was here & I have decided to let these two beddies go to a new home.

I would like to see if someone has any interest in buying one or both. There are quite a few photo's available in my gallery. (of course they are at least a couple years or so old.)

I can get some newer photos for you & post them when available.

The tray truck is showing increasing signs or rust in the roofline & around the windscreen.
It has a 6 cyl 202 engine on petrol & gas with 2 gas tanks, 4 speed aussie gearbox & had new brakes a couple of years ago.

The campervan is a 253 V8 auto, & has had a brand new HQ from end with disk brakes installed.
I have also got a long list of additional items that will go with the sale of the bedfords including the original front end that was replaced on the Campervan.

If you or someone you know has an interest, feel free to contact me on 0431714271 to discuss a viewing.

They are both driveable, I recently moved the tray truck from the back yard ( although they have sat for quite a while ).

Many thanks for your support & companionship over the years. Mark.

For Sale / CF Bedfords for Sale.
« on: January 27, 2016, 01:25:44 PM »
Best wishes to all for the New Year. I hope yours is going well.
I have decided to sell my Bedfords. Since my partner passed away the projects just dont have the same meaning to me anymore.
You can view some photos in my gallery.
Some of the gallery photo's are there so I'll add some more later tonight for everyone to view.

The one in my profile photo was registered till Jan this year but I missed the rego date by 2 days to pay it & it is now unregistered.
Our Nu-Tart has given us many Klms of joy & has been a solid reliable drive for many years.
2 tonne rated carrying capacity checker plate floor on tray with drop sides. 6 cylinder 202 red motor, manual, aussie 4 speed m20 on gas. Has 2 tanks of 64 litres each plus petrol.

We started to clean our baby up by sanding the roof & tidy up a bit of the standard rust spots. The sunroof was taken out of it so we could sand the roof for a respray but it has never been completed.
There are 2 commodore adjustable seats we had ready to be put in. The original seats are still in there twin seat passenger & original ( need a pillow to sit on) drivers seat ( no back adjustment in these ones.)
It has a heavy duty tow bar & space under the tray to store ramps. (Thats what we used the space for.)

Cleanskin tyres all round & the spare has good tread as well.
She needs another battery probably by now, she's been sitting for a while.

$2300.00 O.B.O.

The other one for sale is the campervan.
 I havent had a look yet to see if the gallery has our progress of the build photo's. If they are not there I will post some more for everyone to see.

The campervan has a walkthrough from the cabin to the van, built into it. The seats are standard a swell but there are 2 commodore seats ready to go in.
The cabin is standard Bedford original dash.

There was some typical rust spots that we fixed by cutting them out treating with rust converter & welded new metal into the repaired areas.

A V8 253 with quadrajet carby.
Automatic. Runs & drives well, but once again needs a battery as it hasnt been started since it came. We drove it into place on the front lawn to work on it & there she stays.
The front end has been changed over with a brand new HQ disk brake set up & 14 inch tyres. The old front end is still here too if some one wants/needs one or parts off it or the new owner is welcome to take it.
The campervan has LPG fitted but currently not connected. Standard petrol tank.
The van part has smokey grey opening windows with flyscreens. Also a caravan entry door with folding/slideout side step.
Hayman Reece towbar with towball.

She has had well over $8000.00 spent on her to get to this level, but I am asking a modest $3600.

Both bedfords are located in Frankston North Victoria.

Happy to give out a phone number & address when requested.
Thank you for reading my post. Mark.

For Sale / Found Beddies for Sale.
« on: February 05, 2015, 05:57:40 PM »
Just browsing around & found these beddies for sale on Ebay. They are popping up everywhere at the moment.

 You can go from this to this in just a few $$$ & an investment of time.
 ;D ;D 8)

Miscellaneous Technical / Trouble posting pictures? How do I
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:47:37 PM »
Hi, I am having trouble posting some pictures of a twin seat that I wanted to show to Fat Bed.
I had a couple of shots at it but they are always too big.
I tried to send just one at a time as well... no joy.

Does anyone know how to shrink photo's to a size that the forum can accept?

My photo's are about 2.9 Mb. (Strange really because I've posted photo's from my phone before & they worked.)  Oh yeah, by the way these are from my Samsung phone.

I've tried converting them to mpeg's from 4gp & that works on my desktop & they display, but they are still too large for here.

Maintenance / Photo Gallery? Where are you?
« on: December 23, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
Hi, I've been trying to find the photo gallery & just dont seem to be able to.

Is it functional yet or am I just the dumbest BUGA member of all time?

Exteriors and Interiors / How to clean off the rust?
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:12:02 PM »
I am wondering how to clean off the surface rust from panels?

Is there an easy remedy to this?

I have heard that if you dip the panel, ( lets call it the bonnet for example. (mine is the roof panel of the beddy) ) in a mixture of molasses & water, leave it overnight, then hose it off next day it works rather well.

Any thoughts? Mark.

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