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Offline Rotti

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random bedford info
« on: December 01, 2015, 08:36:18 AM »
Pardon me if this is old info.......but while on facebook the other day a guy told me he was best mates with the guy who was the clay modeller of the cf van! Pretty cool!
Stephen stringer who at the time worked with GM Luton.
He still clay models, and teaches it around the world.....
https://www.facebook.com/stephen.stringer.775?pnref=story
He had a high roof van when they came out, he has it as his main page
Hammer...check, shifter...check, electrical tape...check, now wheres my #%$@ wallet!??

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Re: random bedford info
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 10:46:18 AM »
Cool info Rotti!

I posted some info and pics about the design concepts and clay models a while ago:

http://bedfordcf2van.blogspot.pt/2015/07/history-bedford-cf-design-concepts-1966.html

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Re: random bedford info
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 12:27:02 PM »
The CF design is mainly attributed to Leo Pruneau and Wayne Cherry, under supervision by David Jones.
Steve was an original 60's "Mod", more renowned for his custom Ford Transits in the 70's, (such as "Raspberry Sheik"), through his business 'STAR VANS'. The photo on his Facebook page was from when he resided in N.Z., until 1975. The LHD Beddie is a '71 Dual rear wheel jumbo, with 327 Chev and power glide. He imported both the van and his Model T hot-rod.

There are many more pics on this site:
http://www.nsva.co.uk/stringer.html

Steve can be contacted at  clayman@claymodeller.com