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HELLO!

Just realsied I posted my problem on here with out introducing myself first!

Hi, Im Paul Harrison from clitheroe Lancashire. I have a Bedford CF Dormobile Freeway, with a later Fibergalss roof!

Had her for over a month now. I bought it for £300 with a snapped timing belt, towed her home then scrawed round various mechanics with no luck.. either too expencive for me to afford or just plain not interested!

Im so happy with the help ive already recived!! keep it coming.. I guess its my round at the next meet.. lol

Look forward to meeting you all.. Paul

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:04 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Well Hello again Paul, let me just say on your comment about looking for 1.8L parts and only finding 2.3L, you will find most parts for the 2.3 will also be fine for the 1.8. We have a 1.8L and whilst its not quick as long you treat it as a leisure vehicle and not a dragster you may get many years service from your £300 bargain. In addition you have the chance to meet up with many of the characters on here at the meets which in itself is worth £8.00 a year on card holder status.

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:22 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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So you think its a bargain! I do hope so.. It has no rust.. and looks solid underneeth!

Whats your model?? It has a nice pop top!!

Paul

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:46 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Thats exactly like our interior, does that table fit above/between the two front seats as it looks a different shape to ours, what year/reg is it.

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:49 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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I practicly gutted the old interior and remade the bed unit! re vamped the entire thing.. Some one nabbed the front bumpers and the chrome wheel trims back in manchester.. buggers..

Hope to get some new ones, then paint her in a retro orange!

Heres what the inside looked like!!


dark and errrr....well you said you like pictures!!

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:50 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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No, I made the new table.. found a nice block of wood in a skip, gut it down.. then sanded loads.. put many coats of varnish.. then sanded and polished.. then screwed on the old desamo fitting from the old table.. it still fits ablove the cabin on an angle.. what do you rekon to my sewing..?? curtains looking good!!

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:53 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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O,k you posted the picture with the reg just before I asked the question, accordinding to the DVLA check that was registered on the 1/8/1972 which means its taxed exempt and will pay for itself in less than two years and you saying you HOPE its a bargain, Paul you have a real find there, well done, can't believe some idiots said you should scrap it bet if you said you were going to sell it on one or two of them would have offered to do you a favour and take it off your hands.

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Paul i'm going to P.M you on this as look out on the main screen that lists all the catergories or look at private message section.

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Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 20:58 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Yep, looks like we both have Dormobile freeways! I post a pic of that plate soon!

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Decided to name him Sheldon as its writen on the roof.. Just given him a good clean and painted the front end up so it all matches! now just want bummpers and hubcaps!

what do you think?;D

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Looks Great keep up the good work.
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Think hes worth slightly more than £300 I paid! currently stands me at £611.. Bargain! lol

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Tue 14 Sep 2010 @ 14:51 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Looks good, well worth the £300 you paid for it.

You just missed out on a set of bumpers on ebay, went relatively cheap as well.

You can always try Adrian Bailey classics for a pair of front bumpers.

Hub caps here, but just over 2 hours to go

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Bedford-CF-Chrome-Hubcaps-Set-Four-/330468610545?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cf176d1f1

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Wanted to keep it as cheap as possible.. I only paid £300 for the van so im after a set of rusty ones for dirt cheap!

Ill just paint them up.. Jobs a good en!

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Tue 14 Sep 2010 @ 17:58 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Rusty or sparkling, theres nothing that cheap for these vans.

Me personally I would be trying to restore as close as original, to keep the price, now yours is running, you should expect upwards to £2k for it now.

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Tue 14 Sep 2010 @ 18:03 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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wow, thats great! I think ill slowly get it back to exactly how it was then! appart from the roof! Shame tho, I would have liked the red and white candy stripes of the dormobile pop top! :-)

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Tue 14 Sep 2010 @ 18:13 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Do what you like with your van, it will make it unique, and theres some good looking vans out there, i.e scooby doo'd and mikes etc.

at least its only the cosmetic bits you need, and nothing that can keep you of the road.
Not sure if its legal to run with no bumpers though, might be worth checking out.

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I don't know how strict the English MOT is, here in Holland we have the APK which is actually the same as the MOT.
It states you don't have to have bumper but there can't be any sharp edges which can harm pedestrians or cyclists.

You can always make a call to an MOT station an ask off course.

You can always weld up the holes and make a clean look, ill do some photo-shopping as an example. be back later.
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