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By: Ant

Fitting 3 point seat belts in the rear isn’t as difficult as i once thought, after a little research and looking at a few buses at shows this is how i tackled mine. My bus started life out as a panel van so none of the fixings were present, if yours started as a caravel or factory camper all of…

By: Ant

This is an area that for some reason is prone to rust on the T25, when i bought the bus the passenger side had already been welded. The drivers side looked solid enough, but i gave is a good tug and it moved – a lot. The outer wheel arch over laps the inner wing/floor and its under this over…

By: Ant

Rain stopped ‘outside’ play this week so i got to lining some of the removable panels with carpet in a nice dry garage. Starting with some of the flat, square, base panels from the pop top – i was surprised how easy it went on. After removing the old carpet, i cleaned up any lumps, bumps and then made sure…

By: Ant

The worst problem (so far) on the bus is the rear of the off side sill, whilst routing around i discovered a rusty hole in between the inner and outer body… I couldn’t see what was down in between the panels so i put a camera down there and snapped away, it didn’t look good… My only choice was to…

By: Ant

The interior is one part of the bus that is ‘start again’, although it looks ok in this photo, it needs work – so its been removed, stored and potentially i will sell at a later date. If any one is interested let me know – its not past saving, i just want to go a bit more modern. The…

By: Ant

Mechanically, things look quite good so far. The engine is documented to be a recent re-con, having done only a few thousand miles, although the gearbox many have some issues? The bus had been unused for quite some time before i bought it, so i am sure more mechanical problems will arise as it is used more regularly. I attempted…

By: Ant

Rust is one of the main jobs i need to tackle on Misty. If we want to camp this spring then the priority will be a few small patches that need cutting out and welding under the wheel arches and hopefully a patch to the off-side sill, but all this needs doing before a new interior can be fitted (and…

By: Ant

This is my story of the restoration of Misty, a 1981 VW T25 Holdsworth conversion. As the title suggests, i am blagging my way through this project with a bit of knowledge i already know, a lot of greats tips and advice picked up on the way, and lots of help from some great mates with far more experience than…