Sam & Matt’s camper Bradford and District Vdub club — Volkswagen Campmobile

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Sam and Matt’s Early Bay

They say if you for a bus three will come at I seem to have spent a time waiting for a (decent) one to along, but where to start this project? It’s one of things, you see your friends one (more importantly not sleeping in a so you have to have one. spent endless hours on the clicking through sites as thesamba.com and eBay; and looking the for sale sections at shows after a bus, routing the ‘way out my price range’ and the in disguise, this vehicle up on eBay for a realistic price; and it look that bad.


Buying something blind the Internet is not advisable, but it is kind of happened. For some reason I the ‘contact seller’ button, and hours I’d bought it the phone. Soon realising a) I already have too many b) I don’t have all the money, or at enough money to do anything it, and c) it would not fit in my garage.

The vehicle is a 1970 (late) early Bay or Microbus, with the addition of brightwork trim and opening The van came as a bare shell no engine and was originally a seven three rows of two in the front, a row for two in the and then three in the rear. The bus was L620 savanna beige, but had painted in a god awful military (possibly) early on owing to the in the window it had been used by the US then later (presumably) by college kids in the early judging by the Pearl Jam and Grateful stickers in the windows. The recent was that it was bought from a on the shores of Lake Elsinore, USA.

While I believe that it is correct to stick with a microbus is not really practical and so my was to undertake a camper conversion. I always wanted a Westfalia (factory approved) and with one (read expensive) visit to I bought a Campmobile Interior just by luck is listed as a fitment, removed from a ‘71, result! The following is a to a brochure on thesamba.com for the USA Deluxe

With all things aligned it was a two day to Sheringham on the Norfolk Coast to the van, then to Basildon, for the interior — a huge to Rich Clark for providing the and Rich’s father-in-law Stan for the BB. And an bigger show of gratitude to club member Bill for allowing me to squat in his garage Bill you’re a legend.

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So to business what is needed? An is a given and I have have a few (in to choose from so that is at the of the list. Second is a set of wheels, I kid you I bought a set of Randar Wheels, but may change as the project progresses.

My biggest worry is, as with projects the quality of the bodywork and is needed to be repaired. I can undertake mechanical repairs, but bodywork is not my I have enrolled on a welding and course, but at the moment this is my limited skills. So really the work I could do was to remove the with a grinder by hand, took about five — not that there be a next time, but if there is, dipping is the answer.

From the the area of the van which caused concern was the front panel. The top under the window rubber was in parts, but the lower section was severe and the only way to describe it is in’, and fairly rotten the whole of the outer lower the inner, well that on further inspection, none This has spread to a small on the panel under the pedals in the cab There is some accident to the centre side panel and a new panel would make it Finally at the rear, the right corner is slightly out of shape and the tray would be more use as a

Initially I was looking for good a section, but as luck would it Custom and Commercial have to import Klassic Fab Panels and so I was to avoid buying the dreaded IGP and making the rest of the part up Alan H. Schofield and Genuine VW (at time of publishing) the following are on

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