terça-feira, 26 de abril de 2011

For Sale: Custom CF2 LPG V8 - UK

Here is a very nice custom CF camper with a Rover V8 in Telford, UK.
It could be yours for  £3000 or near offer.
The seller has a detailed description so I will just quote it:

"I have, for very reluctant sale, my Bedford CF camper. I took it as part-payment for some work nearly two years ago and have never found the time to use it. It has been parked in a dry barn since I took possession and has only been driven 50 miles or so to the MoT station and back last October. It passed the test with only an advisory for slight play in a front wheel bearing.

All the modifications were carried out by a previous owner. These include the camper/day van style interior, the twin battery installation, the Rover V8 engine/suspension conversion and the LPG system.

When I got the van, it was fuelled by LPG only. The previous owner had removed the fuel tank and piping for some reason. I have fitted a standard CF tank and an electric pump, with a hidden switch. The engine fires up first time, every time. Another hidden switch activates the LPG system once the engine has warmed up. It will start from cold on LPG but it can be a fiddly, hit or miss kind of process. Both fill points are at the same place on the right hand side. Being a V8, the engine sounds lovely. It has a single exhaust outlet forward of the left hand rear wheel. The instrumentation is SD1. The tacho and speedo work, as does the voltmeter and temp gauge. I believe the fuel gauge has been connected to the LPG tanks but the reading hasn't altered since the van arrived at my place. In-car entertainment is fitted.

The running gear has also been modified. The rear axle is from the SD1 engine donor car and the gearbox is a standard Rover auto. (There is a very slight oil drip from the gear selector shaft.) The steering is power-assisted making it a very easy and smooth driving van. Front wheels are chrome Weller 8-spokes and the rears are much wider chrome Mangels.

Externally, the van is in great condition. The only rust I've found is in the rear wheel arches just forward of the rear wheels. The affected areas are very small and are easy to fix. There are a few small dents here and there and some very small areas where the paint has peeled. Apart from the roof spoiler and the shaved rear door handle, the outside of the van is stock.

The interior has been fitted with most of what you need to survive that weekend show or concert. Benches are built in down both sides, housing storage space and the twin LPG tanks. The benches form the double bed with the fitted fold-out boards. At the rear, there is a twin burner hob and a couple of work tops with space for the built-in basin. The supplied kettle has it's own stowage point. Right at the back is a cabinet with a hole in the top designed for a porta-potti or even a simple bucket. There is a wrap-around curtain to give full privacy. A lot of the van has been insulated with fake fur and all the cushions have covers which match all the curtains.

All in all, its a great van, well built and ready to camp. Its only for sale as I have recently acquired a Mk2 Transit with 5 berths. The Bedford can be viewed, by appointment only, just east of Shrewsbury at SY4. Any questions, please call.......happy to help."

Link: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C223361#

segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2011

For Sale: Custom CF - Ireland

I just found this cool customized CF for sale in Kilkenny, Ireland.
There's not much description in the ad but from the pics you can see it has a lot of work done. Fender flares, side skirts, custom grille and headlights, custom mirrors and door handles, deep dish mags, large tires with white lettering and of course the 70's style murals!
The seller says it has a Ford 2.0L engine and auto gearbox.
The price isn't specified in the ad.

Contact Adrian at 0872108332

Link: http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/1984736

sexta-feira, 22 de abril de 2011

For Sale: 1979 Bedford Blitz Camper - Germany

Opel is a very established German brand but it has been a subsidiary of General Motors since 1929. So when the decision of selling Bedford Cf's in Germany was made they badged them as the OPEL Bedford Blitz. "Blitz" was the name given to Opel trucks since the 1930's so it was an easy task naming the CF.

Finding a Bedford in Germany nowadays is difficult and a camper version is even more rare considering they had to compete back then with the very popular VW Type 2.
So if your reading this in Germany and have been looking for one here is your chance! Up on ebay there's a 1979 CF230 camper for sale. It needs some restoration work but the price is very cheap, only 380,00€.

Here is the listing description:

"Hallo Ebayer,
hier bekommen sie die Möglichkeit ein Restaurationsobjekt
Opel Betford Blitz CF 230 zu ersteigern.
Wollte ihn selbst Restaurieren, ist mir aber zu viel Arbeit
Brauche Platz Redizierter Preis **
Brief & Zündschlüssel vorhanden !
Rollfähig mit Aufstelldach !
Camping Ausstattung
Gasherd Tisch Schränke unsw..
Trumatic Heizung, Bettausflage.Kühlschrank
Nach 10 Jahren rumstehen alles etwas muffig
Mit Anhängerkupplung Eingetragen
Unterboden noch ganz ok
Rost & Durchrostungen Türen vorn und Beifahrereinstieg.
Türen hinten an den Schanieren !
Eine größere Beule seitlich lässt sich bestimmt ausdrücken.
Eine kleinere Beule vorn links Kotflügel .
Werkstatthandbuch auf CD
Betriebsanleitung vorhanden.
Daten !
Farbe Cargogrün Code 45
Tag der Erstzulassung 22.10.1979
Vauxhall ( GB )
Fahrgestellnummer : F6 JY 618072
Otto Motor müsste Benziner sein !
4 Zylinder 1733 ccm
KW: K 50/ 5200 U
Leergewicht 1600 kg
zul. Gesamtgewicht 2733 kg
6 Sitzer zugelassen
zul. Anhängelast bei umgebremst 700 kg
bei gebremst 1000 kg
Bereifung 185SR14
Typ/ Ausführung CF 97100
Sonder KfZ Wohnwagen
Länge 4,20 Meter
Breite: 1,90 Meter
Höhe 2,20 Meter
Gesamtgewicht : 1600 KG
Radbreite ganz aussen Gemessen : 178 cm
Radlange Mittelpunk; 2,70 Meter
Passt auf einen normalen Autohänger !
Als Teilträger oder Zum Restaurieren, denke aber besser für Teile.
Motor dreht nicht ! Fest !
Schaltung, Gänge funktionieren
Verkauf zum Schlachten Teilträger.
Fahrzeug kann in 46485 Wesel Am Schornacker 60 besichtigt werden !
Kein Versand nur abholung in NRW.
Bezahlung Innerhalb 5 Werktagen * abholung Innerhalb 8 Tagen
Der Artikel wird ohne Garantie und ohne Recht auf Umtausch verkauft.
Also vorm Bieten Besichtigen.
Viel Spass beim Bieten "

Check it out, item number 180655237275

segunda-feira, 18 de abril de 2011

For Sale: 1984 CF2 panel van - UK

Here is a nice panel van that is a perfect base to build up a custom CF. It looks to be all stock and clean.
It's a 1984 CF2 model which means it has the upgraded brakes, the 2.0 motor also has a low mileage of 43,015 miles. There's not much more info on the ebay listing but this could be a good deal.
Located in Romford, UK, check out ebay item number 300547247589

domingo, 17 de abril de 2011

The Rebel Rouser

ZZ Chop is not just a vintage motorcycle blog, once in a while they will post some custom vans like this custom dutch Bedford - Rebel Rouser.

ZZ Chop não é apenas um blog de motas antigas, de vez em quando eles postam uns furgões personalizados como este Bedford holandês - Rebel Rouser.

domingo, 3 de abril de 2011


Here's your chance at a rare custom car book from 1981. The seller says:

"The last copy of this book that I had sold for over £70 - there is no reserve price on this auction
You are bidding on an original 1981 hardback photo book of Custom Cars and Vans, Hot Rods and Funny Cars from back in the day - this is a UK book and many of the cars and vans covered are UK vehicles. Covers allsorts including rods, street machines, vans and pick ups and competition drag & funny cars. About a quarter of the book is dedicated to custom vans and pick ups.
many many colour photographs - there are colour photographs on every single page - no B&W photos
If you're a fan of old 1970s custom graphics on the side of vans there are a couple of great pictures of Bedford CFs including the famous Bedford CF show van "Odessa" and a 70s cool Ford Escort Mark 1 van with custom graphics called Heavy Breathin, an old Honda Acty van with a 3 litre V6 on the back of the bed plus old fords, morris 1000s, etc. Plenty of old hot rods and UK custom cars from the late 70s plus period late 1970s drag and funny cars."

Ebay item number: 140529395466

sábado, 2 de abril de 2011

For Sale: Unfinished Custom CF Project

This very interesting custom CF is up on ebay UK. It's an unfinished 8 year project that has been heavily modified. Some of the modifications include:
- 3" roof chop,
- 3" channel,
- 4" shorter in length ,
- drivers side entry doors,
- hydraulic rear suspension 8" drop,
- front axle also dropped but no hydraulics,
- fully strengthened and boxed chassis c sectioned to allow rear axle movement,
- Sun-visor,
- raked screen welded up rear blanked,
- de-seamed,
- tilting hinged bonnet,
- very good mid mounted ford v6 2.8 inj + auto box both side exit exhausts,
- tinted windows,
- body work is smooth

Item location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Ebay Item number: 260760558674

I remember seeing photos of this van on Flickr. You can see much of the custom work done on this van and other vehicles on wolfman99's photostream.