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    Posted: 31 May 10 at 21:09
newbie here but now realise I have a Foster and Day coachbuilt as well! Knew it wasnt a Gipsy but always wondered who had made it. Didnt realise so few had been made.
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Hi,  can anyone recommend suitable alloys for T3 F&D's? The ones on the syncro look about right....what are these?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 10 at 07:46
Foster and Day were based in Castleton, (near Rochdale) and built very, very high end coachbuilts.  Unusually, they did not have set platforms, but built on (depending to legend) either what they could get hold of or what they were commissioned to build - hence Nic's ultra rare (and probably priceless) synchro.  This means tht unlike the Karmens, there is not a fixed association with a particular vehicle.
 
I think they went under in the late 90s.
My van is better known in these parts than I am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 10 at 23:33
(hmm. the above was supposed to be posted in reply to Lynn's Boyfwend's rather old post above. turned up at the bottom rather than attached to his post. oh well.)

by the way, if anyone's interested, i DID get the beast back on the road (stage I of its restoration), via an off-list recommendation to the redoubtable Darren of VW Airfix. and it MOTed effortlessly and runs like a charm. despite it being water-cooled, he did an absolutely outstanding job, even down to waterblasting off the mould that was starting to grow on the roof and sides.

my unreserved and enthusiastic recommendation: if you're in/near London, go Darren!

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"VW Airfix is located at 132a Stanley Park Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3JG. [near Croydon] He is located behind the petrol station near to the shops and school.

Darren the owner is a nice friendly and very knowledgeable chap. He is great with all things Air-Cooled but will of course look after your H20 vehicles as well.

We have used Darren over the last few years for many things from simple oil changes to replacement engine, clutches etc.

He is very popular and gets quickly booked up and a number of users [here and other fora] highly recommend him.

Darren can be contacted on 020 86473898 or 07785 500 003 "
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 10 at 23:24
that was YOU was it??

it was parked/lodged at a mate's place at the time, and the lady of the house transcribed your number and binned your note, and the (mis)transcribed number turned out to be a confused little old lady out in the country somewhere.

sorry about that!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 10 at 23:21
heh. i keep getting chancers offering to buy it, then offering £100-200 and acting outraged if i don't take the money straight away.

there were only ever either 13 or 17 of this model ever built. 13 according to someone posting on this forum a while back; 17 according to someone who recently left black marks on the road outside the mate's pub that it's currently parked outside, emergency-braking when she saw it and coming in and telling them she's part of a special-interest group trying to track them all down and that there's only 17 of them ever built.

i still need to get the camper part of it tidied up... bloody hard finding anyone capable of fixing coach-built stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 10 at 21:16
all depends on what you mean by 'average' condition
 
 
can be 4k to 10k depending on spec and condition
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 10 at 16:05
Hi All,  

New to this site but wondered if anyone had any idea of what one of these vans is worth based on average condition?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 09 at 16:38
cheers TeeB Big smile notice the slight nod to Karmann with the Foster & Day on the side Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 09 at 14:56
Loving that Nic, SkaTastic......Thumbs Up
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This is how mine is looking these days;


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 09 at 08:53
HI Lynns, got any photos of your van? I have one of these based on a 1.6td syncro.

Foster & Day are no more, however a couple of guys on here have bumped into Maurice Day in the pub on a few occasions, I too would love to know more about these conversions.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 09 at 21:26
H i DD,
I saw your F & D on your friends drive earlier this year, i popped a note in the door but never got a reply.
I bought my F & D a year ago from a guy I know in Dymchurch , Kent. Its an H reg Horizon Classique which the guy converted from auto to manual and from 1.6 diesel to a 1.9 TD from a Seat Torledo and fitted power steering. If you want anything doing, he can do it.
We've spent loads fitting a solar panel, inverter, tv/dvd, water purifier, JK alloy wheels, new air vents, captain seats and loads of little bits and bobs. It looks like an old camper but with all the mod cons. Just got back from S/France, cant wait to do it again. Best camper we've owned, think this one is a keeper !
We are taking it to Vanfest again this year, so maybe we will see you there?. 
Anyone out there got any info on these campers? Old adverts, sales brochures or reviews from mags.
Does anyone know what happened to Foster & Day? Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 23:42
actually:  BIG TIP FOR EVERYONE HERE:

Scandinavia.
SUPER campervan-friendly.  you can park/sleep anywhere you want, and every "layby" is typically a spot of extreme beauty, and they're setup specially for campervans!  nearly all have dumping tanks for toilets, and lots have powerpoints etc.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 23:40
>4WD
ah!  no, it's not.

i rarely went off-roading in it, so i didn't feel the lack ;)

>nice pic... nice bus
ta.  you can see why i want poor Clarence back on the road again.

the place is Jotunheimen in Norway.  utterly wonderful.  no roads thru it -- just for hiking.  with BIG "huts" about 6hrs apart everywhere, wherein is much civilisation and comfort after great days in the wilderness.  good food and good wine and good people.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 09:26
Looks a nice bus
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 09 at 08:38
Syncro as in 4WD :-)
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nice pic that


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 09 at 22:11
its that bloody Baxter and his swear filter! I tells thee!

Baxter (Forum Fuhrer) is a stickler for correctness. So he must have a filter on the forum to insert the hyphen when people miss it out.

I could remove it, but he'd probably slap me...



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 09 at 22:05
ah ha!  that showed no hyphen in Preview, but on Posting the hyphen was autoinserted. 
it's not a photobucket problem -- there's some groovy automungifier converting posts' texts on this forum.
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