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Just scored a 76 camper for the missus (aka another toy for me)

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by deepburn13, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. deepburn13

    deepburn13 Member

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    Just scored a 76 camper for the missus (aka another toy for me)

    Picked it up today. Is it a Sopru fit out??? Pop top canvas and headliner arw in great cond. Its a 2L and goes very nicely apart from some idle problems. Leaky pushrod tube so she's blowing a bit of blue smoke and needs the carbies sorted but otherwise seems very nice. Had it compression tested and all is well. Only downfall is the 1600 box.

    What was great was all of the spare parts in the cupboards, oil filter, fuel filter, bearings, points etc. Then spare mirrors, 3 car stereos (with tape players), a gas bottle, aux battery clamp as there seems to be all of the wires for a duel set up.

    Obviously needs some paintwork attention and some serious sanding - yippee!

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  3. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Great score and YES it is an Aussie 'Sopru' conversion (my favourite).
    The 'timbers' look to be in good condition, there are a few bits missing but with a bit of patience and persistence you should be able to collect enough replacement timber to replace the bits. Thanks to many a KC member updating their interior who posted me their cupboard doors from all over the country our Molly looks like new again, she was in extremely good condition to start but I am way too fussy.

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    I use a product from Bunnings called 'Scratch cover' on my 'timber' use sparingly it works a treat.

    I get excited when I see a good original interior. :)
     
  4. deepburn13

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    Thanks for the info! That scratch over product may be just what I need.

    (Sorry if pics are upside down, they were fine on my computer but no so much on my phone grrrr!)
     
  5. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Nice camper...make sure you keep the racing stripes on the sides - they are awesome!
     
  6. deepburn13

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    Bit of exterior progress so far

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  7. Syncro27

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    Nice touch - all the white stuff all clean and shiny.

    Whats the plans for the rest?

    Good move to ditch the bullbar - the same one I had on a 73 auto rusted so bad one side dropped off when I hit a bump. Managed to get home and remove it before the other side fell off (removed the spare wheel first though).
     
  8. deepburn13

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    Thanks Scott. Will prob continue with the white on the top half of the bus for the 2 tone look, leave the blue for now and if the mrs is compfortable driving it and likes it etc we'll prob look at a full respray. Im just jealous coz I only have a 1600 in my 72 and she's got the big 2L. Might swap em and hope she doesnt notice haha!

    Bull bar was a bastard to get off! Rusted bolts meant I had to snap a couple off or grind off in one case. This bus has obviously been sitting for a while. Never have i cherished WD40 so much!

    Cheers,
    Scott
     
  9. deepburn13

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    Hi Lorraine. Could you tell me/show me how your table attaches to the wall below the sink? You can see what i have (steel rail thing) in the pic above, problem is it looks like i dont have the original table. I have a different one that has no attachment so im not sure how it works or what i need to make it work. Any help would be much appreciated!
    Cheers,
    Scott
     
  10. ruby6689

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    It attaches using piano hinge the same as the one on the side of my fridge. I will get some photos soon when there is some light in the garage, Molly is parked tight in the corner and I admit I cannot get her out :umm:
     
  11. deepburn13

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    Thanks very much. i can see the hinge you are talking about so no need for a photo. Thanks again!
     
  12. deepburn13

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    Progress!

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  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Wow...what a massive transformation - looks great!
     
  14. TheYorkieBar

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    Any more pics?
     
  15. deepburn13

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    Thanks! Lots of work just for one panel (so no more pics as that's all that has been resprayed)

    The previous owner had hand painted the front with a brush! Took some serious fricken sanding! And still more to go on the pop top which is also painted with a brush.

    Can anyone suggest paint stripper that doesn't mess with fibreglass?
     
  16. deepburn13

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    More progress. From this
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    To this
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    Just some clear coat to go!
     
  17. larrywaves

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    Looks great.
     
  18. lakepipes

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    coming along nicely, looks great.

    Regards,
    Mike
     
  19. deepburn13

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    Thanks guys! Just the encouragement I need to keep at it haha!
     
  20. ruby6689

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    Love the stripe, it is sure looking good, well done.
     

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