About to start my early Devon interior resto....

So you Devon perverts, it's finally here - the Devon specific forum - and it's in a whole new interiors section :-)
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About to start my early Devon interior resto....

Post by split bus kev » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:20 am

Well, the bus is going to be disappearing from my garage for a few weeks, so I thought I'd make a start on this eventually and venture into the Devon forum.... :)

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Dug out the snow many years ago. missing loads of parts and I have a couple of newer Devon bits in there too.

I need:

A sink
A Whale pump
Magazine Rack
Rear cupboards/table holder

And probably loads of other bits.

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Post by Beetlejuice56 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:54 pm

Nice looking interior.. should scrub up real nice. The missing sink is a problem still looking for one for mine 8O, Jonnolly had a whale pump for sale a couple of weeks ago not sure if he sold it. Finding bits for these early Devons getting harder now, if you want pics of anything or measurements let me know, type21f has lots of useful pics & advice... enjoy! :compress:
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Post by split bus kev » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:55 pm

Cheers for the welcomes... seems funny being welcomed when I've been in the SSVC since 1994!

Never ventured into the kinky sub world of interior conversion lovers though :lol:

I mustard mitt, I never really appreciated what I had until I dug it out the loft. It was always just a pile of old wood that really needs work. I wish I'd looked harder under the snow that night, I might have found more! Seriously, someone had took it out the back of their panel van and just thrown it down the back of his parents' garden.

There are a couple of updates since those pics. I now have another cooker to replace that one, so I'll be selling what I don't need. And I should have a Whale pump soon, thanks to Jonnolly

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Post by BJ1 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:44 pm

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Post by BJ1 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:45 pm

When you get round to refinishing the oak veneer remember that Devon used french polish, not varnish. Very easy to apply and dries quickly. It gives a nice shiney finish that 'welds' to the old shellac on your units that you will sand back a bit, but not too much. If you play with a few small areas you'll see what I mean. If you decide to varnish the units then gently sand back to the wood because varnish won't stick to french polish - it peels off after a while.

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Post by split bus kev » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:24 pm

Cool, thanks Brian.

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Post by split bus kev » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:51 am

Started putting some work in on the sliding cupboards.

I'm quite happy with how they're going:

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Just a bit more to do :)

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Post by type21f » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:53 pm

That looks really nice...If I can help...let me know.
My 65 Caravette has never been touched and my son's 64 Caravette (identical 65 year interior) is in storage while Dave conjures up his magic...
Bobley posted some wonderful drawings...etc. etc.
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Post by split bus kev » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:51 pm

Cool, thanks.

I could do with plans for an early magazine rack/table holder and roof mounted table holder thing.

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Post by type21f » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:39 pm

I see you interior looks like a 62/63 one...
Do you have the table? I looked for it in the pictures?
The rear cupboard door I saw came from a 66 and the front cupboard from a 62/3.
The sinkless sink unit is a 62/63
Bobley posted drawings for the maggazine rack and unless anyone contradicts..I think the magazine rack dimensiosn are good for all years from 62/2 to 66.
Drawings are in here http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k252/Bob_Corbishley/

OG pieces he measured are in here to see the construction
http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k252/ ... 0Interior/

The difference being the table to side mount and the table and the way this attaches to the side wall. You will see that Bob also chose to use the early table mount onto the side wall and nice it looks. I do not know if the dimensions are on his sight, I do not remember seeing them. Others have made this part including the correct alloy edge strip. I have no dimensions

62/3 has the bar with the brackets with holes in and the utility wardrobe door catches on the bottom of the table.
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Post by split bus kev » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:24 pm

Autosol and wire wool works a treat on stained formica and dull aluminium strip...

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Post by split bus kev » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:53 am

Doesn't look very comfortable, but I reckon I could sleep on it, if I was very careful.

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I think it's fair to say that I haven't done as much work on it as I meant to at this stage....

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Post by jonnolly » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:50 pm

Looks a bit 'sticky' to me..........
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Post by split bus kev » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:14 pm

jonnolly wrote:Looks a bit 'sticky' to me..........
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Re: About to start my early Devon interior resto....

Post by type21f » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Jon, thanks for the offer of the bits...still thinking ....get to see on Tuesday!
You finished that copy of H & E yet?

SBK replied to you e-mail..
Can borrow my sink if you want to get one blown?
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