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Re: Buses converted to campervans 18 Apr 2013 04:05 #112787

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what hides behind the facade?



this...



which was:



Ex Israeli Railways Esslingen DMU...

Not sure about this, these should have been restored.

From www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=92574995&postcount=947

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Re: Buses converted to campervans 19 Apr 2013 10:27 #112788

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I winced at the treatment given to the Esslingen, but was pleased to see the photo, and the variety available in Israel. That amount of protection should help it survive as a possible future restoration. The best of the old trams which have been restored are those which had a roof above them, and often extras added around them, and hence providing weather protection.

This one has had a lot of rebuilding, including IIRC a new engine.
The grille seems to be Bedford SB, but the body seems to be Comair Bedford.

I saw it in Portland, Vic., on Sat.30.3.13.

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Re: Buses converted to campervans 19 Apr 2013 14:03 #112789

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I winced at the treatment given to the Esslingen, but was pleased to see the photo, and the variety available in Israel. That amount of protection should help it survive as a possible future restoration. The best of the old trams which have been restored are those which had a roof above them, and often extras added around them, and hence providing weather protection.

This one has had a lot of rebuilding, including IIRC a new engine.
The grille seems to be Bedford OB, but the body seems to be Comair Bedford.

I saw it in Portland, Vic., on Sat.30.3.13.

Roderick B Smith
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I think it's an SB Roderick.

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Re: Buses converted to campervans 30 May 2013 20:07 #112790

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Here's another one from Israel. This one was thought of by two ladies and it's for sale at 300,000 NS (85K Aussie money), which I think is a bit too much, but in Israel everything is subject to haggling.




That's what they started with, a pensioned-off Dan co-op MAN



And after some work...






the Facebook page (pics from there and by Lee-Or Danzig): www.facebook.com/pages/Design-Bus/180822135405779

Transport downunder not included in the price, lol.

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Re: Buses converted to campervans 10 Jun 2013 10:54 #112791

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Here is a WA example.
I don't know what it is.
It could be ex MTT Perth (urban): those pram hooks are a clue.
It could be ex WAGR (country routes): the windows are a clue.

690118Sa Esperance WA caravan ex mystery bus. R Smith

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Re: Buses converted to campervans 10 Jun 2013 11:43 #112792

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@ least wiff the pram hooks on front of bus
the driver can watch m fall off



Them Kiwis aint too fitt ifn U gotta carry u're bike everywhere



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Re: Buses converted to campervans 10 Jun 2013 12:32 #112793

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@ least wiff the pram hooks on front of bus
the driver can watch m fall off



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Sort of like a crumple zone in front of the bumper bar.

Those hooks don't look too secure. Do they leave the kids in the pram to provide a bit more weight, stop them bouncing off?
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Re: Buses converted to campervans 10 Jun 2013 17:33 #112794

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A lot of members have sat in our Leyland over the years at various events so I may as well put it up here. It's a budget conversion that so far has worked very well. Considering I only ever looked at wood as being good to keep you warm it didn't come up too bad.


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Re: Buses converted to campervans 10 Jun 2013 19:24 #112795

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....g'day Ray .. a little off topic, but what you have just posted reminds me of the motley crew who descended on the HCVC show at Waverley one year (i think Terry Lowe was the prez at that stage) and decided it would be a good idea to bring along ''the caravan''....which was duly placed in a fairly prominent position, and was to be a used as a sort-of resting place whilst the truck show proceedings went ahead on the Sunday....

....being a fairly chilly evening on the Sat'dy night, a number of us filed into the van to see what was going on, whereby there was great frivolty and merriment abounding, with no shortage of laughter and rib-tickling aided by the usual amounts of amber fluid that accompanies these kinds of gatherings....

.....we all started getting tired eventually, so one by one the crew dispersed till at that critical point of no return, someone stepped out..... and the caravan flung up into the air nose high !!!!......in all the haste to start on the grog, no-one put down the rear stabilisers ....so with the last of the drunks lounging back on the big bed/couch......... ::) ::) ::)

....aaahh they were the days ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Buses converted to campervans 10 Jun 2013 21:57 #112796

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G'day Detective, I know you will find this hard to believe, but a few years ago at the Sandown display day it rained (said you wouldn't believe it) and we finished up with 17 bodies inside out of the rain still with a bit of room left.

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