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 1989 Talbot express , Autosleeper rambler 4berth

This van comes with all original handbooks for conversion and ancillaries aswell as original vehicle handbooks .The vans specification is as follows.Propex thermostatic blown air central heating .Vailant hot water heater.Sink with mixer tap.Separate shower and enclosure.Oven ,hob and grill.Electrolux 3way fridge .Cd player.

I bought this van around three years ago in a state of disrepair having been stood for three years after failing its mot mainly on corrosion .I am a qualified vehicle technician and with the help of a friend we set about restoring this van to its original glory in his bodyshop. All work carried out to this van has been done correctly and it is certainly not a job for the faint hearted as it took over twelve months to complete working every evening and almost everyweekend to achieve excellent results.

The vans restoration includedReplacing bonnet Replacing front wingsReplacing front windscreen Replacing scuttle panelReplacing battery trayReplacing both front inner and outer wheel archesReplacing both front inner and outer sillsReplacing both side sillsReplacing both front door lower skins and bottoms both of which had to be specially fabricated Replacing sliding door lower skin and bottom again specially fabricated Repairing rear door window apetures with specially fabricated panels Replacing both rear wheel arches Replacing front bumper  and front and rear bumper cornersThe van was then refinished by my friend in its original antelope beige with replica stripes as original van.

After the bodywork was complete the mechanical work started with the following work being carried out.Brake servo replaced due to corrosion and porosity New steel brake pipes and flexible hosesNew radiator and cooling system flushed Fuel hoses replaced and fuel tank flushedCarburretor overhauled with new jets and accelerator pump calibrated New Ht set up ign leads ,distributor cap ,rotor arm,ign module etc.Wiper linkage stripped and overhauled and greased thoroughly as these are very common for seizing Two tyres have been replaced All wheel bearings dismantled checked, greased and adjusted mainly as van had been standing for long periods .All fluids where replaced ,transmission oil ,Brake fluid,coolant.

I have probably forgotten to list some of the work I have done to this van but it has been well looked after and serviced annually since restoration. It was also thoroughly treated with anticorrosion wax in absoloutly ever nook and cranny following body restoration to ensure it lasted another 20years .Included in the sale are 2 awnings , a Riviera 300 mobil almost brand new with driveaway attatchment .An older motorchateau awning that came with the van when I purchased it . There is also a high quality motorhome cover breathable that I bought after restoration .

The van will also have a full mot when sold and am really only selling it because I am sadly not getting the use from it and would rather it go to a good home and be enjoyed .
I strongly advise you to view this van to apprieciate its condition .I am located in Blackburn Lancashire and viewings can be made by prior arrangement evenings or weekends .

If you have any queries or to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact me on Sorry its sold!
Offers in region of £5500

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