Introducing Sunny Boy



This is Sunny, our love and our folly. We acquired him about 10 months ago, as a sanity project whilst M recovered from a broken leg. Our plans are to get him roadworthy, keep him roadworthy and do a little scooting around in him. We don't camp, but with Sunny looking out for us we hope to glamp instead.

Sunny is a 1974 VW Sunliner Kombi Campervan. He started out as a lovely olive green machine and sometime in the last 20 years was given a crappy mustard yellow paint job. We've (mostly M) have spend countless hours sanding, filling, sanding, sanding, cleaning, painting, sanding and generally snazzing him up from every angle and surface.  There's not an inch on this bus that wont be tidied by the end of it all.

Here is a snap shot of his rags-to-riches journey with us thus far:

Our first sighting via the Kombi Club

Arrival in broad honest daylight

The horror of the back.....

And the front.....

 The new paint job begins - two tone, white on top and a refresh of the tired mustard down below.

But past bad plastic surgery is discovered....

Rectified....
 After microdermabrasion his undercoat was as smooth as the day he left the factory.......




The cab is cleared of mouse crap and the seats are made useable again.





Check out that sexy machine!
 This wouldn't be a Fabric Tragic post without some sort of fabric mention - featuring soon - Sunny's upholstery and curtains........

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