Oh and can anyone tell me anything about this fridge? I found som typewritten instructions for the whole van but I'm not sure the instructions apply to this fridge, something about a metho burner to heat and light it but i got no burner...
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2007 7:10:07 GMT 10 by minicamper
Post by firefighter on Oct 15, 2007 7:45:30 GMT 10
I only live across the road from were you pulled that van out of the factory drive in south rd .....I went & spoke to the lady in the knitting mills about 12 months ago about selling the van & she told me her husband slept in it of a night when he worked late in the factory
Being so heavy & I though the wheels were chev truck and the rego sticker had state electric commision of victoria on it I though the van might have been built as a commerical van when I left home 9.30 am yesterday it was still there , came home about 4.00 pm & it was gone Geoff ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
the burner should be on the left hand bottom side ( I think)...........slides in on a piece of wire.
Fibreglass fantasia!....a Sunliner, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)... 52 homemade plywood and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name (might be Skyline?) ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '56 FORD Country Sedan for my towcars
Hi minicamper, Crikey, they obviously don't pay much in the knitting mills if ya gotta sleep in this van after overtime!!
Certainly looks like a commercial-type towbar, where the bolt is put through the tongue.
Is the outer embossed (patterned) aluminium roofing skin original, or has it been fitted over the original skin? This might help with the date. The tap looks like it's been added later, and looks like the later 60s type (?). What is the side-wall skin made of? I can see what looks like an overlap on the wall, just under the window. Is this some sort of fabric (canvas?). Seems like you need to get the magnifying glass out and do a bit of Sherlock Holmes investigation to see what you've actually got there. Looks like a 50s van with some weather protective additions made in later years.
Great save minicamper! Good to see an enthusiast from here saved that one rather than it ending up a trailer or tool shed or something! It will be an interesting exercise just trying to figure what's original. Goos chance the fridge is, I'd say (or it's at least original period!)
PS Be cautious about following Reddo's commands ;D