Thanks for posting those pics Trev, The Carapark van as mentioned before has been under cover when not on holidays, it should be an easy resto except for the external roof, it is covered in some sort of fabric & has started to crack up. Thanks Mark, interior of both the vans are original with the exception of the lino & curtains in the smaller green van. The in lay lino on the larger van has started to lift & crack unfortunately. The green van according to the stickers on the back window has "we crossed the Nullabor on Shell" so it may have been over WA way. Regards, Gary
Our van has fabric on the roof too which was cracking at the edges. The painter applied some sort of waterproof membrane underneath the final coat of paint. I think it was called "Emmerclad" and he normally applies it to house roofs. He just painted it on and left it for a day before doing the final coat.
What was used was canvas. 1 coat of bitumen on van then the canvas was applied while wet then another coat of bitumen then paint. The closest product I know is called "Ormonoid brushable waterproofer".(which is still avalible) This is like a thick black paint and works fantastic. Don't forget that 50 years ago the paint technoligy was not as good as it is today and some of the new paints do the job in 1 application.