originally posted by: WalkInSilence
...So soon? My Gordi, let the poor things engine cool down!!! And organ donation, I don't know mate, their could be repercussions. Your 'old van' may
feel hurt because you 'refused' to repair it, so it will act up in the new van.
You should think about this and skip that stupid festival.
This is a time for introspection
The old van is just too far gone WIS.
Corrosion all the way along the main chassis rails and in other places too.
It really is not repairable.
I had it inspected on Thursday at a Test Centre, but I also had it checked over by a close pal of mine who is a mechanic, welder AND MOT TESTER for
another centre, on Saturday. He confirmed that it was irreparable. (He specifically said that even if it was his own van, he wouldn't even try and
It's like a part of my family and I would absolutely fix it if I could (as I have done on 2 of the last 3 years!!)
The festival next weekend is one that I go to every year. I haven't missed one in maybe 15 years or more.
It will take place whether I go or not... but I'd rather be there if I can!
My old van was a Dulux Paints Delivery Van before I bought it.
I put very many hours into converting it into a campervan by myself.
I like to think that I gave it a good, easy life after it officially "retired" from hauling paint around!! LOL
The campervan internals which I might
try and transplant into a new van are all stuff that I myself designed, made and fitted to the old van.
(Not any real mechanical stuff.)
There's an 8 foot long seating area which extends into a "U" shape for parties! and also folds out to make a HUGE bed.
There's overhead storage units where I keep my food, toiletries etc
A small kitchen with double-hob and sink, including an electric water-pump, and kitchen cupboards which I custom fitted to the shape of the van.
I even fitted 3 windows!!
There are 3 "mood-lighting" circuits which I also installed. One warm white, one blue and one multi-coloured flashing "party" lighting!!
There's the insulation panels and roof linings with downlighters too, and my 260W power amp and built-in speakers...
You can probably tell by now that I put a LOT of work into creating the old campervan?
I don't have much money just now, and If I don't have a van I won't be able to travel to (or stay at) the summer music festivals, and they are what
keeps me sane!! LOL They are where I meet up with my old crowd of dear pals and make music!
The cheapest way of obtaining a new campervan is to convert one myself, and the cheapest way of doing that is to get a similar van to my old one and
transfer the "camper" stuff from old to new.
This is a time for ACTION! and Organ Donation!!! ROFL
I shall give the old van a good send-off later...
IF I can find a suitable new van.