Morocco bound in my '59

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Morocco bound in my '59

Post by griffo1 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:27 pm

Hey all

So the time has come. ALOT of prep/work on the van but she is loaded and ready for the off tomorrow. I shall be getting the ferry from portsmouth to Bilbao then drive to the ferry across to Morocco for a Month of surfing!

Been working non stop on my van for a month but I'm super pleased with the outcome. Interior is done and looking sweet. I went for a little camping oven which is ace. Means proper cook ups!

I have off road tyres that just fit onto the back for desert bush bashing and waffle boards for the times I get stuck which is bound to happen!. Want to be off the beaten track and have raised the suspension (after it was dropped with a S/A and dropped spindles) to manage with this. I even rigged up a simple shower from the water barrel on the roof to rinse off after a surf works surprisingly well!

I'll be posting to instagram on progress under my name. @northernbigbird and hash tag #moroccointhe59 so look me up and keep fingers crossed she behaves! I've packed enough spares and tools to do the Dakar!
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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by JonnyCJ » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:31 pm

Brilliant ! What an exciting road trip. Are you going solo ?


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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by caveman » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:58 pm

sounds awesome good luck
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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by Claushema » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:08 pm

Sounds great!

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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:20 pm

Can I have

1- chicken shawarma
2- portions of cuscus
1- Flafel kebab

Will you be coming last the M25 when you get back? I don't mind meeting you somewhere :-)

Have a great trip and make sure you have all your spares sorted. And no, I'm not jelous, I love the rain :-(


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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by ScottyN » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:24 pm

Requested to follow on Instagram - looking forward to seeing this!


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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by Jimbob » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:32 am

Same above! Requested & will keep an eye on insta (@jfield78) Sounds like an amazing trip looming! Good luck


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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by pokey » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:58 am

Looks a good trip added you on Instagram

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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by Biglozzer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:52 am

Look forward to seeing the pictures. Good luck with the journey.
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Post by Karl_F » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:01 pm

Have a good one, rack looks good. ;)
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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by split999 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:39 pm

Have a great trip and enjoy every minute.

Good luck!
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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by Cleverchap » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:26 pm

Fun times ahead for sure. Thats a great looking interior, did you make it yourself?
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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by miles » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:22 pm

Best of luck.. I'm jealous ;)
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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by griffo1 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:31 pm

Well I made it! Few tracking problems through spain which scrubbed out half the tyres. Re tracked and rolling within a few hrs! A lot of chugging up hills and even the new csp disc brakes can't keep up with the steel hills. Thought I was gonna go into the sea a few sara back. Crazy brake fade even with the usual on off technique.

Fingers crossed for the rest of the trip. Hasn't missed s beat so far. Over 1200 miles. Inc 420 in one day over 12 hrs driving

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Re: Morocco bound in my '59

Post by jayvanman » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:34 pm

fare play for an epic adventure.

have fun and be careful with those brakes.

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