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Post: #206671 old tree man
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:48 pm

A good friend of mine gave me an ambulance for free," how good is that" so jane and i are taking out the innards and all the other spare bits and getting some pennies from the scrappy, it needs a bit of work but a great project for the winter and tuning it into a camper will be great fun so as soon as we get into spring Jane and i are going onto the road .....does that mean we are OLD AGE TRAVELLERS :lol: :lol: i've got some pics we are going to do a befor and after hope you like it :flower: :flower:
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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206673 Green Aura
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:26 pm

Excellent. I'd love a camper van but OH doesn't like them. :roll:

I had a friend, many years ago, who lived in a converted bread van - it was amazing, had an old French woodburner and a beautiful cabin bed draped with velvet - bit of a babe magnet :lol:
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Post: #206676 123sologne
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:32 pm

Whoa!! A free ambulance, that is just simply amazing!! :shock:
I cannot wait to see the pictures of the camper van when you finished turning it around. :icon_smile:

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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206682 Milims
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:20 pm

Slightly concerned about a couple of the pics - it looks like one of the patients is still aboard! :lol:
Seriously tho what a wonderful gift! Keep us posted! :mrgreen:
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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206689 liskeardjane
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:54 pm

cool treeman! oh and btw...........cool ambulance too! I had a friend (still is my friend) who lived in one for years! he did well on it!

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Post: #206690 John Headstrong
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:03 pm

awesome, I used to live in a ambulance, a bedford CF2, you are better of with a transit. I lived in it for about 2 and a half years, toured Ireland and some of Britain (didn't get to Scotland in it but I am making up for that now) We had a small woodburner with a flexible flue pipe out of sliding window, 2 hob gas cooker large water butt. 2 of us lived in it with a very large dog!

what engine does it have ?

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Post: #206694 old tree man
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:22 am

We are really happy with it and looking forward to converting it, oh yes that old patient i think he still lying there poor old sod :lol: :lol: @ John its a 2.3 diesel on a 3500cwt chassis, so its pretty solid i hope to put a roofrack on with an access ladder later on, we have already eyed up a small stove thats one of the main things i wanted for one it will keep jane warm but as we tour Scotland i can add a bit to the chimney and do a bit of fish smoking mmmmmmm :thumbright: we feel like children with a new toy :oops:
all i've got to do is get a new alternator, battery , front disc and bearings wich are omly pennies and i can fit them myself fortunatly the mate who gave it to me has an account at a transit dealers and gets ridiculous discounts on his ambulance parts said i can use his name to get what i need,
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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206703 prison break fan
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:12 am

Lovely,lovely,lovely! I am soooo jealous! My daughter and I had an old transit van Auto sleeper which we loved and travelled all over the south and Wales in, but we sold it when we were panicked into believing we wouldn't be able to run it when 4star petrol disappeared. How stupid were we!!! pbf.

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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206716 shaz_mum_of_2
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:32 am

Looks fab , you dont get the headroom like that with the older/cheaper campervans. good luck fitting it out

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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206724 spider8
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:53 am

Corr excellent! What a lovely project to have, we envy you getting a freebie like that (a good friend you have indeed). How is it with the juice consumption?
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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206727 Millymollymandy
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:19 am

Milims wrote:Slightly concerned about a couple of the pics - it looks like one of the patients is still aboard! :lol:

I thought that too :lol: the first pic looked like it had a dead body in it who'd been hit with a spanner and was waiting to go to the morgue..... :lol:

Looks like a great project Russ! :cheers:
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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206733 pelmetman
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:22 pm

Congratulations, I'm sure you will just love it.

We have had our camper van for 18 years now and would'nt part with it for the world. It is always fully loaded with our gear so if the weather is good off we go. Over the years we have travelled all over this country and had many great times touring around France. It really is a wonderful way to holiday.
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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #206781 Thomzo
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:52 pm

Oh lucky you. I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job. I can't wait to see the afters.

How about a couple of hens on the roof? And a few herbs in window boxes of course, and maybe a trailer with the vegetable plot in it.

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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #220784 Wiscontessa
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Hi! Long-time-lurker here.
I finally joined the site to ask if you have any news about your progress. I love the photos!

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Re: recycled ambulance

Post: #220796 old tree man
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:19 pm

still ongoing i'll post some soon :thumbright: :flower:
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