sexta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2015

ebay: 2 Electric CF's - UK

Not too long ago I was posting about the Electric CF and now two of them pop up for sale on ebay! The seller says that there were former airport vans, so they have very little mileage but as you can see in the photos, they have some dents and a few rust spots. These CF's are certainly worthy of being restored since they are so rare. One of them has the original lead battery pack. It would be interesting to upgrade to Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, since the new technology is more reliable, lighter weight, more range, faster to recharge and the prices have dropped a lot in the last couple of years.
The bids are starting very low, only 1 more day until the auction ends!

"STRICTLY FOR SPARES OR REPAIR. Here we have a pair of electric powered Bedford CF2 vans, short wheel base, with no side loading doors. Only one retains it's battery pack, and I suspect they might be best suited to conversion with normal engines and transmission.
A "fetching" shade of GPO yellow, they have completed minimal mileage in their previous career at an airport, and although scruffy, are remarkably solid, with minimal corrosion, and very restorable.
The photo's show them unwashed, without even a brush out, I can take others if required."

Location: Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ebay item number: 181938492482

sábado, 14 de novembro de 2015

Hercules Power CV

Encontrei estas fotos no Penso que ainda não tinha visto esta Bedford, embora já há por ai algumas muito parecidas que foram buscar inspiração na GMC da A-Team (emblema GMC na grelha). O dono desta também pintou as letras brancas nos pneus que ficam bem na jante de ferro preta.

quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2015

Island Style - I can make you're Bedrock

"This custom airbrushed 1978 Bedford Cruise O Van - elegantly titled 'Island Style', is definately proving itself as a one-of-a-kind custom automotive paint and airbrushing masterpeice. The beach and island themes on both the sides of this beautiful Van will take anyone back to the surfing days of the seventies. Two types of painting styles were incorporated into the project, photorealism and surrealism. Making sure that the overall piece appeals to the masses. Only the best urathane based paint was used for this project, ensuring that the high quality airbrushed art will last for the next 38 years, and remains a show stopper at every show."

Speed and Sound Magazine

sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2015

Ebay: 1981 Bedford CF DORMOBILE - UK

"Classic 1981 Bedford CF Facelift 250 Camper Van Genuine Dormobile 3 Berth Pop Top Conversion. 8 Months MOT - Low mileage for year - only 88,612 =2,500 miles/year.
The van is in reasonable condition for a 35 year old vehicle as you can see from the pictures but is in need of some tlc.
It has all the usual campervan features:
Cooker; Sink; Water Tank; Electric Hook-Up; Huge Double Bed; 240V Lighting.
Good points:
Long MOT; looks ok from a distance; drives and stops; a very roomy van; fantastic 70s style Scoobydoo wagon (if you like that sort of thing); electric fuel pump fitted - starts every time!!!!; great rear seating arrangement; very comfy front seats
Not so good points:
Fridge has been removed (apparently a previous owner put in a standard electric domestic mains fridge and just plugged it into the mains socket!!) - Space and vent are there for a replacement 3-way campervan fridge; No leisure battery; Hook-up lead is missing; MOT advisory - some corrosion to rear wheel arch corners; Mechanically could do with a service; 3rd berth is a stretcher bed in the roof space which is fine for a child or very slim adult. Interior is rough and could do with a refurb. Some interesting hand painting around the roof guttering. Has got dings and dents as you would expect for a 35 year old large vehicle.
I bought this van as a running project but my wife hates it and have now bought something newer and more modern. I bought the van in June from an old guy of 86 who could no longer drive it - its heavy and does not have power steering. He told me that it had a replacement cam belt when he got it back on the road (I have the old one in a box). I reckon it had stood for some time before being put back on the road so I would suggest it would benefit from a good service.
It can be used as is or with a bit of time and effort turned into a really great looking van.

Location: Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Starting bid: £785.00 ...

Ebay item number: 151863602254