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new cf owner

thought i would introduce myself, so here's a quick brief of how i ended up on here after being a faithful member of the VW mk1 golf club for the past few yrs........
i kept looking at this 1980 ( with private reg )cf250 motorhome sitting under the trees across from where i live. then about 3 weeks ago the guy that owned it was told it could no longer be parked there and he came up here the day before it was due to be removed, cut a long story short he was in a pickle, I, for a joke, offered him the cash i had in my pocket ( £200 )....he only accepted !!
after he gave me a stack of history, mots etc he left and i stuck the battery on charge and drove it over to mine. the mileage is a genuine 53,000 , everything is original and working and surprisingly dampfree ( well it was left standing there for 2 years ! )
there is a bit of surface rust at the bottom of the doors etc but solid underneath.
i know i could put her on ebay and make a quick killing, but i have falling in love with the old girl.
my 12 year old boy has a mild form of autism and when he cames to stay with me during the school hols, its sometimes hard to find things to do. this mobilehome will enable us to go where ever we want. he came to stay last week and the first thing he said was
" cool dad, we can go away like Max and Paddy ! " so think he is going to love it, we have been camping a couple of times but this will be better.
so after cleaning up a couple of the earth wires i will take her down for the mot, fingers crossed she will pass, then roll on the summer hols

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That's a great story - I'm sure a lot of became CF owners through fate, not choice!

I hope the MOT goes well and you have lots of trips away

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Welcome!

You wont regret it- my youngest daughter has severe autism, but her face lights up every time I go to collect her in my beddy! She must be the most enthusiastic waver ever when she sees another beddy coming the other way! Good luck with the MOT and may your summer be full of the best adventures.

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You will have just as much fun in your old Bedford as people do in a modern £30k camper.
Ours was bought just for lads and dads camping trips as every time we got the tent out it rained, we also had loads of good days out attending classic car shows
Lets see some pictures then.

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Good on ya, you can now look forward to lots of fun,:D
PS next time don't carry so much cash around...;D

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pics added

just posted a couple of pics in the gallery. was meant to be spending the day giving her a clean but instead spent most of the time on the electrics ( still got nowhere !! )
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Hi and welcome to the forum, looks like you have started on the challenges already. Remember there are lots of members here able to help as in 'seen it , done it and have numerous t-shirts'

Margaret

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pics again



dont think my 1st attempt at posting a pic worked , so here is my cf...
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Very nice motorhome there.

margaret

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thanks margaret, i like her but nice to hear what others think as well.
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Nice CB22. Looks like the previous owners have been very enthusiastic polishers as you have lost your cab stripes.;) FYI the Beige is Toyota Deep India Ivory and the Blue is Chrysler Prussian Blue. Nick (fellow Autosleeper owner)

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cb22 ?
is that the model, i thought it was called a cf250.
thanks for the colour tips ( and i thought they were stick on stripes ! ), not sure if i will ever get around to doing a respray, but you never know
my maintask at the moment is the electrics
bad earthlead causing non starting ???
and then i can start to find out what works what inside the living area
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If you have a braided earth lead from the engine to chassis, throw it away and get a cable one from the scrap yard, check first by running a jump lead from the exhaust manifold to the negative on the battery, if it turns over faster you have a bad earth.
Very common and can give loads of problems

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CB22 was Autosleepers model designation for this, their first coachbuilt motorhome....

cheers
Carl

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thanks for that carl. so i have a cb22, please tell me it is a rare model, but hopefully not too rare that i have trouble getting parts !! as a bonnet is top of my list
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dubcfherts wrote:
thanks for that carl. so i have a cb22, please tell me it is a rare model, but hopefully not too rare that i have trouble getting parts !! as a bonnet is top of my list


You have a cf250 with an Autosleeper conversion.

It's not a rear model!!!.

If you go asking for Beddy spares for the cb22 no one will know what your looking for:B

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Hi Dubcfherts

Is your bonnet that bad ?....doesn't look like it in pics.
Your CF is a little older than mine, but although not rare there are not a huge amount around I guess. Mine was originally green and cream but was resprayed white before I bought it.I have still yet to see another beddie on the road, maybe because i live in Scotland.
Hope you get yours sorted and on the road soon so you and your son can enjoy the freedom of the road.

margaret

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hi margaret, the bonnet has been filled in the past ( along the front bottom edge ) which is all coming away, i could weld/fill mend it and spray that area but would probably work out cheaper and better to find another. there is no rush as the one on it is usable.

i saw the pics of the work your beddy has been done by phil ? amazing, looks really well now
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Price list explains why they called the CoachBuilt a CB22

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guess what i found !!

thanks for that nick, describes mine to a tee

but after sorting out the starting issues ( a fuse blown ! ) i started checking everything else for the mot and found a area of rust under the n/s wheel arch . after clearing out the area i found the damage had been filled before and after grinding away to the solid metel, this was what i was left with

the other side isnt as bad, but it still means a few days delay in getting the mot as i have to get it welded up proper ( no dodgy filler job ! )
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