Hi, I have just joined and look forward to being part of this. We have had the Van below for a few years and wondering what type it is and where we could get the Plans as we need to fix, roof and replace front and rear.
First up , what a great little van. Almost looks like the new "A" frames with the triangle shaped top half. Yours is just 30 or 40 years ahead of its time
Secondly: Get down the paddock and get it out of that long grass before you lose the lot to a bushfire.
Thirdly :Can't help with plans but if you take your time while dismantling the ends. take notice of the types of joins used , what is screwed and what is nailed, take measurements, make cardboard or ply templates of all raduis' and take lotsa pictures. You should , with a bit of carpentry skills be able to replace the ply without too much trouble.
Finally As Trev and Mark have already hinted.... You've just gotta tow it behind an old car. Mind you we are not prejudice against new car owners . So long as you have an old van you are more than welcome here.
Post by Will and lyn on Feb 17, 2005 19:13:32 GMT 10
;D ;D Hi David and Welcome to Vintage caravan world as you have probably gathered by now we are very serious about our vintage vans that little baby you have there is a ripper shape very unusual would look good behind an FX or FJ but for now the van is the most important thing put her in a safe position and get the old mind motivated for a refit my van Ritzy cost all up including the six hundred puchase price Two thousand two hundred dollars including a new axle tyres and wheels electrical etc You could probably do your little van keeping it 100% original for around $1200.dollars if not less what a bargain hope all goes well with it if you need any help just post a message
Hi and welcome. What a rippa van. Can't wait to see it when you have found the pearl under that scabby shell. It will look a treat. I agree with Reddo. Get it under cover of some sort. But I also cannot emphasise too much the benefits of photos photos photos. If you have a digital, so much the better, because you can take as many as you want, and then see a good size picture on your computer. I found it very useful with my Propert. I have a 6m x 9m shed littered with bits and pieces. Just today I realised I had almost thrown away the water sill from above the door, were it not for my photos.
Hi David, Your little van is a Globetrotter 2 berth series 9 built in the late fifties or early sixties. I have the brochure in front of me but unfortunately I have no way of posting pics at present. Hope this is of some help to you cheers Hughdeani