sexta-feira, 30 de maio de 2014

XXII Automobilia Aveiro 2014

Todos os anos costuma estar estacionado uma Bedford CF na Automobilia de Aveiro, mas como este ano não fui decidi ir a página de facebook dos Doidos Por Chaços para ver se andaram por lá outra vez. Este ano a CF aparece pintado de preto e com algumas alterações, mas como se vê nestas fotos parece que tiveram uma pequena avaria...

quinta-feira, 29 de maio de 2014

ebay: 1983 Bedford CF Poptop Camper

Here's the latest CF that caught my eye on ebay UK, a nice CF2 poptop camper. This is a nice one that was painted black and is cool enough to be used a daily driver. The alloy wheels are bolted up with PCD adapters, which is a nice bonus that gives you lots of wheel options. It has some tubular side steps that are completely useless as this camper has no side doors... but they do look good. Other than a towbar it's stock. I would tint those windows black to get that VIP look. 

Starting bid: £1,500.00
Item location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Ebay  item number: 271506776108

"1983 Bedford CF manual with overdrive. 2279cc. Tested to 14/03/2015, taxed to end of September 2014. Odometer reading 72399 (original miles, see photo). Wheel spacers fitted with Fox alloys. Vehicle recently been fully resprayed. New running boards, new carpets, new seats (professionally upholstered), captain seats with arm rests (spin all the way around). 5 original spare CF wheels plus other spares including 2 seats in good condition. Elevated roof. Double bed and 2 bunk beds. Sink, cooker with hob and electric sockets throughout. Tow bar fitted. New chrome wheel nuts and studs. This has been a personal project for 6 months and hasn't been run much lately. I've spent quite a lot of money on the vehicle to get it into the condition it's in! Ready for camping! Collection from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Cash on collection only please. No timewasters. Thanks for bidding!"

quarta-feira, 14 de maio de 2014

Andy Dolphin - Bedford Illustration

"Here's a little of what I was into back in 1978-82, when I was 17-21 years old (and when my CB radio call-sign was "Grot" as you might note in the signatures)."
- Andy Dolphin

domingo, 11 de maio de 2014

Mais uma CF que chegou ao fim...

Mais uma Bedford CF que chegou ao fim da linha... Esta apareceu numa sucata no minho e pareceu-me um pouco familiar. Depois de confirmar nos arquivos, confirma-se que esteve a venda no Porto em 2010. É a mesma Bedford, as mesmas cortinas, o interior está igual. Estava muito abandalhado, mas tirando o mau aspecto do graffiti e alguns pontos de ferrugem e podres, ainda estava completa e minimamente razoável para um possível restauro. Infelizmente já foi abatido os documentos... o que é uma pena tendo em conta que estaria registada como uma autocaravana. Pelo menos, por enquanto, não foi derritido e ainda pode aproveitar-se algumas peças.

terça-feira, 6 de maio de 2014

It's About Time - Andrea Robertson

Andrea Robertson's debut CD "It's About Time" is out and features a Bedford CF on the cover.
Purchase the album and check performance dates on her site:

segunda-feira, 5 de maio de 2014

ebay: Custom 1987 Bedford CF2 - Ireland

Check out this fully customized Bedford CF2 on ebay! I posted this Saracen Warrior van last year when it was for sale also. I don't know if it sold back then but here's another chance to buy this one of a kind van!

"1987 Bedford CF2
First customized in 1994 by Frank Morgan from AYR
The murals were airbrushed by Neil Sinclair from AYR
The van has won many top shows including the Doncaster National Custom Show, Americana at Newart Billing, N.S.V.A. Nats and Butlins Wonderfest in AYR.
All body modifications are in steel. The front wings are peaked and the hood has been re-shaped to match the grill is scratch built to match the ford headlights.The front is all covered in steel. The arches and running board were bent and welded before being lead filled. The rear doors were removed and a mini metro rear hatch welded into place. The chassis was boxed and strengthened, the front hubs were replaced with new fin hard to get axle. The doors are a one off gull door wing, the interior is an American washable fabric. The engine is a 3.5 bore to 3.9 V8. Rover gear box bore warner 75 auto 8-4-2-1 stainless steel exhaust. The wheels chrome modular wheels from race ways Donnington. One off solid wood rim steering wheel. Chevy stainless wing mirrors and foot ladder and roof spoiler in sheet metal.
Vehicle is currently soren, vehicle starts and drives, needs tuned and brakes are sticking, has been in lock u for a number of years.
I am based in Northern Ireland. Can deliver to the UK."

Ebay item number: 111342193731

sexta-feira, 2 de maio de 2014

Star Gazer Custom Bedford Model

Here is a great custom job I found on the Rods 'n' Sods forum - a model replica of the famous British Star Gazer custom Bedford van! Check out the build process: