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Messages - 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 / Re: Selling my Campervan Project.
« on: August 07, 2018, 07:53:46 PM »
Thank you for the interest in My Campervan Project. Here is a link to where the photo's of the build in my Gallery on BUGA.. 


There is a few large boxes of extras to go with the Bedford I'll try to upload the photos of them as well.
Some dash components indicator arm, headlight trims, horn, fuse box covers so on, so on.

It hasnt been dry enough nor warm enough to replace the starter motor just yet, plus I havent had the time to get it done.
Hang on.. Im retired, how come I cant find the time... Every day is a Sunday to me these days. ;D

Blame it on winter then.   :D

CF Bedford Chat / Re: Daily Post
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:04:21 PM »
Hey Wendy & Ray, I love that Jumbo. What a sensational idea.
Great pics too.
I dont want to sound insensitive, but that cream one looks like it might be for an amputee???? Not much room there for the left leg.

For Sale / Re: Selling my Campervan Project.
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:47:12 PM »
Freezing in Victoria. Its been way to cold & rainy to get the starter reinstalled.

I think I have it all looking good though. It seems to me that the solenoid coil wasnt completing a circuit so I resoldered the connections from the ignition input to the internal coil.
My thingo tester says it has a complete circuit now.
I drove it in there so I'd really be pleased to say to ppl you can drive it out.

Thanks for the chat stuuuz, I think you might have inspired me to get a few other things done.

I think I'll move onto sealing the roof area a bit better given how much its raining. ( Im actually quite amazed how dry it is inside to be honest. )
Maybe I'll weld up the engine cover to suit the V8 motor. That sounds like a warmer job. ;D

For Sale / Re: Selling my Campervan Project.
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:11:24 PM »
The wheelbase is 140 inches.

Chris that last photo of my campervan is in my front yard today. The bonnet is just sitting there so I could take the photo of it & the grille. I took them off so I could get the plugs out easier. I was trying to start it but the starter wouldnt tick over.

I think its been in the weather since the bonnet come off & it might be crap connections on the fuses/wiring to the ignition.
Ive traced the wires back to the ignition & they are all correct so I tried to jump start it.. ( Good old youtube videos as training ).
Im not too good on electrics. Its pretty basic pos neg hit the switch & power goes to where its supposed to.. The headlights come on so power is to the dash console.

For Sale / Re: Selling my Campervan Project.
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:15:02 AM »
I measured the campervan dimensions & they are, from front to rear 4690mm long. So 4.7 mtr Long.

Height is 2900mm to the ground ( maybe add some for the wheels being sunk into the dirt a bit.  about 100mm ). Call it 3 mtrs in simple terms.

Wide 2140mm.

Guess I should have thought of that before.
Cheers Mark.

For Sale / Re: Selling my Campervan Project.
« on: June 02, 2018, 05:50:46 PM »
I missed a caller today while I was mowing the lawn. My apologies.. Maybe from someone here, but with no number to call back..I can only say please try again.

Thanks wendyh for your offer. I do have a FB account.... but when my old comp crashed I lost all my site passwords. Its taken this long just to set up my new laptop with select google & hotmail account P words:)

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.

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