18 November, 2006

Say hello to Colin the Camper... ;)

Bus #4
...whose adoption was confirmed last weekend! Colin is an A Reg T25 (the larger, water cooled petrol engine, he will do 70mph (fully loaded) by all accounts), who was originally a standard Transporter van, but has been lovingly converted into a fully functional (and much happier) camper van bus by Flyingpops' brother...
Bus #2
...who has fitted cupboard space, a folding bed, a fridge, a cooker, curtains and a leasure battery on the inside...
Bus #1
...and also applied some subtle lithographics to the outside, as well as getting the rust sorted (although these T25s don't suffer from rust as much as the slightly older ones as they had extra treatment to the underside when they were manufactured (which turned out to be extremely successful, well done Volkswagen!)...

I'd been saving this bit of news, as today (it's even wonderfully sunny), we were supposed to go and collect him, but as a result of my knee (managed 5 hours sleep last night, so a lot better, but still...), I ain't going nowhere... :(

But, exciting camper-van adventures await! Watch this space!

Update - Forgot to mention he also put in a wood panelled floor! (the kind that people who don't feel the cold used to install instead of carpet in trendy flats five (or so) years ago)...and it looks amazing! :0

Update update - If you were worrying about me getting cold tootsies, it's okay, we can put a rug down... ;)

5 comments:

mum said...

Hi, still alive then,I love the comments on the van, still waiting for my cup of tea!

Anonymous said...

yes a cuppa would be very nice.... uncle alan has done international rescue on Colin earlier this year... it was on tims post.... alan loves to be famous.....just in case your bloggers haven't noticed him popping up every now and then.... good luck..... oh and uncle alan still loves you.... for now anyway!!!!!!! vod queenX

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Oh don't tell me that VodQueen! We are hoping it will take us many happy miles before we need to call out the Thunderbirds! ;)

Mum, we'll come over and do you a cuppa and a bacon roll as soon as possible! ;)

flyingpops said...

Vod Queen - Do you think Uncle Al loves us enought to help move the leisure battery from behind the passenger seat so that Fink can sit up front with me? - and also a basic mechanical course on what to check if we break down before having to call the AA? - Fink is offering a roast dinner as a thank you (or pics of the scammel) -

Anonymous said...

with an offer like that how can he refuse, speak soon......... vod queen......