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The vanlife => Common Room => Topic started by: TheAgonyOfVictory on February 08, 2017, 11:55:31 AM

Title: Bedford CF2
Post by: TheAgonyOfVictory on February 08, 2017, 11:55:31 AM
Hi All,

I have come across a Bedford CF2 Camper for a pretty decent price, I just wanted to know if anyone has any experience with these vans. I figured I could strip out the inside and re-use, update and modify to my liking.
Any feedback would be awesome.
Thanks, J
Title: Re: Bedford CF2
Post by: kryten on February 08, 2017, 11:46:20 PM
If the van is mechanically sound and the bodywork in good condition then you look to have found a good van. Once stripped you have a blank canvas. Good luck with your project.
Title: Re: Bedford CF2
Post by: TheAgonyOfVictory on February 09, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
If the van is mechanically sound and the bodywork in good condition then you look to have found a good van. Once stripped you have a blank canvas. Good luck with your project.
I went to view it last night and it looks to be okay for it's age, the camper section is made from fibreglass. I couldn't see any obvious signs of rust but then I didn't exactly climb under and have a look. My main concern is that if there are serious mechanical issues, that part availability and price to get these things fixed, might make the whole process an expensive one.
Title: Re: Bedford CF2
Post by: kryten on February 09, 2017, 02:45:34 PM
Since the van is old then the engine should be fairly basic and easy to repair. The engine was Vauxhall engine so parts should still be available, second hand part outlets would be a good place to go. If there is a Vauxhall/Opel owners club then that would be a good place for sourcing parts. The fibreglass body will just require extra insulation but at least it won't rust. Your only concern will be the chassis so crawl underneath and take a screwdriver so you can have a poke around. Since this was a camper then check for water damage where the sink is/was.