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For Sale / for sale
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:28:12 AM »
Have to sell my Bedford Vauxhall Camper, $8000, when I get some photos up, that seems to be harder to do than it should be, craig@hobbyhoist.com.au Redcliffe. So check the photos on the last page of gallery. I saved this from being picked to death whilst working in Nelson NZ, got it thru a warrant of fitness, drove it a bit then imported it. So standard, I ve not robbed anything off it. Checked out the price of Kombis? This can be modded to a Holden 6, or 253, why would you buy a Kombi? Big water tank underneath, 4 rear shocks. Will post under body when I get the chance to hoist it, at Hobby Hoist DIY workspace, in Redcliffe. Has extensive work history, I ve done brakes right through, master and wheel cylinders. The wheels are odd, had to give back the Jelly Bean mags, actually has two wheels I will use on the Jumbo once its registered, from a set of 4. Also you can pick from all the Beddy stuff I have, all free with the sale. I found old brochures on the UK site from the seventies, become the quintessential anglophile tourer with waders, trout rod and butterfly net! LOL. A good home please, this old survivor does not deserve to be spared out. Auto Sleepers was started in about 1961, this is a factory job, not some bodies weekend knock up. the cabinet work is great, lots of internal storage spaces, in its day, was a 4 seater. Will research the factory more to see if I can authenticate its birthday. Enjoy some class classic camping. Downhill.

BUGA site information / roadworthy items
« on: December 13, 2018, 06:45:43 PM »
Hi All , getting my jumbo up to roadworthy standard, any one got a lead on pedal rubbers? Im finding its a challenge to just build a standard machine up to scratch, its the little things that can hold up a roadworthy. In my workshop I have a two post 4T hoist, any Brisbane Bugas welcome to come around and check out my clan, CF 280 with Holden 6 & Trimatic, Vauxhall Camper built by AutoSleepers Britian, shipped from NZ, & my fave is the Sliding Door with a 302 Clevo, C4 'box & slippery diff. E-mail craig@hobbyhoist.com.au , Hobby Hoist, open all hours, I live upstairs. Quietly restoring Beddys!

Driveline / Standard front ends
« on: February 07, 2016, 06:12:33 PM »
Hello standard owners, my front end re-do is moving forward slowly, just noting a couple of things. Out of 6 upper wishbones I have, 1is good, 1is rusted probably will crack in service, 2 have weld repairs in 2places each. The cracks are close to the pivot point, clean them well and check.The others are cracked need repair. The Nolathane bushes work different to standard in how they pivot on the crush tube, the old standard type are bonded to the crush tube and pivot on the outer of the bush, the crush tube is serrated to hold still when tightened. Consider this when tightening the bolts on the Nolathane. You don't want the bolts to rotate or the chance is they will loosen. The standard crush tube uses the serrations to lock it. I am trying a spring washer under the large washer, it fits it the new tube against the end of the shaft so you tighten onto the shaft, not the flange of the bush, which rotates as the wishbone moves. The lube is put between the crush tube and the bush inner, as per their instructions, and on the inner face of the bush flange. So, the difference is standard rotates on the outer of the bush, the Nolathane on the inside of the bush. The top plates need attention, rust and deteriorated rubber plates under them. This one bolt and two studs hold the front end to the body, I will need to make and weld on new lock plates to secure the bolt after tightening.  24mm socket, 1/2drive bar with a jack handle extension got mine out. I have been lucky to have two rubber plates good enough to use again. Also have found cracking on these plates. Going with the standard rebuild can be a problem with parts, but changing the front end from standard sounds like more of a challenge! Be careful when pressing, alignment is critical, as is what you push on, support the end of the shaft when pressing on the Nolathane kit crush tube, yes, I was out a fraction, have distorted the tube, managed to see it in time to get it out again, I won't try the tube again, another kit, if it jams up going on, it's a world of pain! The standard ones fought me getting them off! Hope this helps the "restorers" out there, you transplant guys are very keen!

Still pushing uphill! Thanks for watching!

Wanted / Front end bushes
« on: November 08, 2015, 09:29:10 PM »
Hi Beddites , has anyone done the wish bone bush replacement, top & bottom? Got the parts no problem, top pivot bolt needs more grunt probably to move it out, the bottom, bush is seized to the shaft. Any ideas I may have missed? Haven't tried heat yet and the bottom looks like drilling out the rubber, holesaw maybe? Then the bush on the shaft? Does the shaft fit thru the wishbone? The rubber turns in the wishbone with a lever thru the bolt holes, very hard, wasn't going to go far.
 Nolathane parts, including the steering disc, $173. They also have spring pads, rubber is stuffed as you'd expect, and shock bushes.

Full Beddy race spec! Any tips appreciated. When I get there I'll tell the story, the cursing, hammering and dismembering!lol! ;D

Wanted / Door mechanisms
« on: July 06, 2015, 04:58:49 PM »
Wanted, window and handle/lock mechanism, internal, for drivers door. Have glass and tracks, still in door, outside handle ok.
   Location Nelson NZ . Local number, 02040797104.

Thanks, downhill, 2nd Beddy! :) In another country! 8)

For Sale / Wrecking
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:47:03 PM »
Hi Beddites,
My old van must go soon the last big parts are a 173 engine, standard trimatic box driveshaft & diff. The font end also stock, steering rack & column. Located Brisbane. Will be available for a few weeks before  it goes to the scrappers. Rental house means I can't keep it  as a store room, paint shop or cubby. Free to good home.
        downhill, slide door fraternity. 8)

Wanted / Steering wheel
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:48:09 PM »
Anyone have a standard steering wheel in decent condition? Or a lead on one bigger than the hot rod diameter, 14". Something from a truck maybe?

             Thanks, downhill.

Wanted / Sliding doors front
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:51:51 PM »
Hello Beddites, I have four front sliding doors and none have any lower guides. I have rollers, some locks, no keys, odd inside handles. Has anyone found lower guides, made them even, or can send me a photo of them? I'm not seeing many sliding door examples around, makes me love mine even more, but the coolest part of the van must work properly. Have not stumbled across anything overseas. Please other slider owners can you help? Just go straight to my e-ddress, perryc3@hotmail.com.au if you like, or txt 0432676450. I live in Redcliffe, if you are a local and want to drop by and see my project.351,C4,9inch and standard spares van . Thanks, downhill. You gotta push uphill to get the downhill thrill!

Introduce Yourself / downhill all the way
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:44:22 AM »
Hello community,  some pics of my van, 351, C6 auto big diff, slide doors. Thank you.

Exteriors and Interiors / rust repairs
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »
Can anyone recommend a rust repairer in Brisbane? I have a spare van for section removal of bad bits but would like some pro help with some areas.

               thanks, downhill

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