A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

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A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 13:37

Here's a starter for 10, bonus points if you can identify the base vehicle!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 13:53

and just to keep it going

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 14:06

this is an interior view of a conversion of one of japan's finest :)

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Does it look better from the outside?

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Jun 2015, 14:09

That last one looks like something is trying to mate with a Prius! Even the campers made by Top Gear looked better than that!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 16:02

Conversion by Foley

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Post by electronmirror » 19 Jun 2015, 16:24

The second one has Marina door handles but.......went to save the pic to desktop for a closer look and it automatically came up with the name 'Marina'... :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 16:28

here's a marmite one

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Post by DickieG » 19 Jun 2015, 16:29

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Here's a starter for 10, bonus points if you can identify the base vehicle!

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I do believe that it based upon a Cortina, is it called a Sandpiper or similar? I do recall it being basically a kit car from the days when I built my Cobra.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 17:11

Spot on.....definitely a Cortina, and very probably a Spartan Starcraft Camper.
Built by Spartan Cars, who are better known for their MG TD looking kit cars, it was offered either built or as a kit. The base car was the Ford Cortina which provided the entire front end (although custom bonnet and grills were available) including the engine and gearbox. This was mounted onto an extended custom dual axle chassis for the rear.
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 17:33

electronmirror wrote:The second one has Marina door handles but.......went to save the pic to desktop for a closer look and it automatically came up with the name 'Marina'... :-D
I reserve my best skullduggery concealing source refs from the images for the "Whatsthithen? thread.

If you picked out the Marina door-handles you should have no trouble with this rear-end :)

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Post by MikeT » 19 Jun 2015, 17:47

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Here's a starter for 10, bonus points if you can identify the base vehicle!

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Mk4/5 Cortina-based Starcraft

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 19:23

Absolutely right Mike-According to the advert above they also did a kit for the mkIII, has the kit car camper conversion market collapsed now?

If you know your Fords this will be easy. I like a brown car in a so bad its good sort of way :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 19:48

One of Germany's finest innovations?

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HEKU-Car-Camp

Successful proportions harmonize with a consistently applied aerodynamics, so that no air traffic jam entstehnt and the fuel is low. You drive a normal car and have but a motorhome. By coupling a residential unit to a standard Opel Astra, a recreational vehicle a new dimension created.
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jun 2015, 23:47

The morris minor has not been immune to the campervan convertors

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Post by MikeT » 20 Jun 2015, 09:51

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Absolutely right Mike-According to the advert above they also did a kit for the mkIII, has the kit car camper conversion market collapsed now?

If you know your Fords this will be easy. I like a brown car in a so bad its good sort of way :)

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Zodiac can't recall the mark though. I used to have the model before (as seen in Z-cars)