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Bedford Pioneer - 1981 model

Our Pioneer has 10,000 miles on the clock - verified - and is in very good condition for the year, except that the interior roof panels which I assume are hardboard or plywood is beginning to sag. Has anyone had experience of replacing these? Is it possible to do this without removing the cupboards etc.? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations on an excellent site - which is much appreciated. I have only been a member for about a month - so I am just finding my way around the site. Look forward to hearing from other members.:?

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Colin Birch
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Hi and glad you like the site.

I've got a 1984 Pioneer. I haven't replaced any panels yet but I'm starting work on it next week as the panels over the overcab bed are soaking. Are yours wet? There are 2 joins on the roof of the Pionner that may need resealing. The joins are 2 overlapping aluminium panels with an aluminium strip over the top. If water has got into these then you might find that, like mine, a lot of the roof beams will need replacing too. It's a waste of time trying to patch things up if the beams are damp, you do have to replace.

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croeso to the bedheads dave and you will find loads of info here. the search facility will take you to all the past discussions on a subject if you type it in.
the old copies of the mag are available too [and the new one is almost due. help-- contributions please]
you can get t shirts from andy and discounts and a membership card from colin {God-- well he did create this bedhead world]
the meets are available for you to meet up with some of the bedheads and have a laff
and someone to sort out your troubles too [on your van]
what more could we want
I can't help you with your sagging bits as mine is all fibreglass [ex ambi] but I know God has done his before so he will guide you on that.

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Hi Davemcf.

Welcome to the bedford nut house.
If you look on the board and goto the meet you will see that I have a meet in april. Wy dont you come and have a look at us the site is open for 5 days.

Hope you will come along would be nice to see you

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pioneer

HI
my pioneer was wet and I had to remove all the furniture etc. the construction of my van was from the outside in so all fixings had to be cut, I found this awkard and hard going.When rebuilding I fixed extra struts so I could fix from the inside I found that I had to replace almost every piece of timber in the van .The walls and the ceiling is 4mm ply.

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Hi Ive got a 1983 C I Autohome.the ceiling had started sagging in it, when it came to repair it, it was a one piece section that covered the whole roof and was about 10mm thick backed with a type of felt backing plus about 13mm of polystyrene and the reason for the sagging was that it had delaminated. I had to take out the high level cupboards and managed to pull down ceiling leaving the polystyrene in place, I then covered the ceiling with 4mm ply, sticking it to the roof with no nails and covering it with a good quality vinyl paper it has now been in place for over a year and has not moved. the hardest part was bending the ply at the rear of it as this bent round forming a curve at the back end .
Hope this helps and good luck with it

DON

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