Hi calfshack, Can you tell me if the aluminium has been painted white over silver,or does it appear gloss white as in baked enamel? I can’t tell d Om photos,also some interior pics will help to date it, Cheers hughdeany
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 2, 2019 11:02:31 GMT 10
Congratulations on picking up a very nice caravan.
Your van is the model built by Wayfarer and sold by Reg Hunt Motors in an ill fated partnership between 1969 and 1970. However, my understanding is that that model was all built in 1969.
Your van is very interesting because it has a door at the rear (ie behind the wheels), and judging by the half window half way down the side, it looks as if the galley may be on the near/kerb side of the van? Is that correct? If so, that makes it quite an unusual van, and not a layout that I've seen on a Wayfarer before. Can you tell us how long the body is? That model was built in sizes ranging from 10 ft to 25 ft.
It looks as if the door has been replaced at some point by a non-Wayfarer door.
Hughdeany will tell me if I'm wrong in any of the above observations.
Hey guys I’m not at home so can’t take more photos but you are correct about the kitchen being on the door side. Door does look like it was replaced I thought that also when I got it. Caravan definitely seems to have been resprayed at some point over the last few years. The inside has had some slight mods also. Without showing photos there is a cupboard to the left of the door followed by sink in the middle and fridge at the end near the front left corner (fridge is missing but dial is still on cupboard). On the opposite side front right corner is like a booth, with the table that folds down between the two benches to make another bed. Main bed seem to be right across from the door. Caravan length at a guess is around the 15ft-16ft mark
Hi all, Not sure it’s a Reg Hunt Wayfarer,they were thermo panel and this one if it’s been painted is about 1967 onwards with a wooden frame. The layout was a standard one from all builders in the 60s,and yes the door has been replaced by a trimatic one in the 70s I would say. The size is 16x 8,and the layout had eithe 2 rear bunks and side couch with front roadside dinette,or the couch and bunks were reconfigured. This layout became a standard Millard layout in the 70 s,where the door was moved to the front opposite the dinette,as a lot of folk didn’t like coming in a back door amongst the beds to get to the kitchen! Cheers hughdeany.
Hi calfshack, Thanks for interior pics,looks like about a 1967 model,that the rear has been altered a bit to change couch and bunks around to fit a permanent double bed. Hope this helps. Cheers hughdeany
It helps a lot thanks guys. I was contemplating restoring back to original but seems there have been a few too many mods so I might just work in making them look like it was from factory to streamline it a bit
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 3, 2019 14:59:42 GMT 10
Hi Hughdeany and Calfshack,
That's interesting info about the thermo panel insulation and wooden frame, Hughdeany, and great to see the internal photos too, Calfshack. Thanks for showing us.
Calfshack's van is certainly the same shape as the early 1969 Reg Hunt Wayfarers, but different in a couple of very small details to the shape of the late 1969/70 Reg Hunt Wayfarers.
Calfshack, if you open some of the internal cupboards, are you able to see the wooden frame, and the bare aluminium cladding? (Reg Hunt's adverts described the thermo panel insulation as polystyrene, so I presume that's the polystyrene we're used to now, which I guess would have been glued to the inside of the cladding?) I'm not doubting Hughdeany's comments at all - he knows much more about caravans from this era than I do - but I'm just interested to know whether the couple of features he has mentioned are easy to observe or not, to assist with dating other Wayfarers of this type.
Also, are you able to tell me the serial number of your van which is welded on the A-frame? That will help us date other Wayfarers as well.
Just out of interest, I have recently discovered that Wayfarer stopped producing vans at the end of 1969 after their partnership arrangement with Reg Hunt collapsed. As a result, Wayfarers sold after 1969 by Reg Hunt or anyone else would have come from what was apparently a fairly sizeable stockpile produced in 1969.
Hey guys so I’ve since done my own refurb and when sanding back the van found a very interesting stamp that seems to be Reg Hunt Build number 2. Not sure if this makes things more rare or not. Curious to know how many of these vans were even made. I’m ready to sell that van but really don’t know where to start with pricing in terms of uniqueness. Photos below.