Bruno the bus

psgold67's Project
Status: Completed most of the work

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We purchased a 1992 Leyland DAF 400 mid height roof minibus with 10 months MOT and 6 seats. After a blowout and puncture on one side of the twin rear axle on the way home and a small petrol leak on a day out to Southend we finally started work.

Due to a sudden move from Luton back into London, it was just as well we had a mainly empty van to move stuff, now running a pub in central London, with no parking outside the pub so 'Bruno' is parked up Mon to Fri and work continues outside the pub on Saturdays and Sundays.

Just started the edges of the panels for rust removal and painting, not much to do as the body overall is in good condition.

We have completed most of the work and the DVLA have accepted the changes, we are now in possesion of a logbook with Motor Caravan on it, thanks to all on this site and the links provided which have helped immensely.

Paul and Sas - Luton

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  • Base Vehicle

    1992 Leyland DAF 400 mid height roof minibus with 10 months MOT and 6 seats.

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  • Windows

    First job was to remove some of the rear windows as there are too many for our plans. £15 bought 3 steel panels two 83cm by 51cm and one 93cm by 51cm from a local steel fabricators. The window is ...

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  • Panels & Lining

    A trip to Luton on Sunday to friends (Ian and Ang) resulted in 12 sheets of ply (3 thick and 9 thin) boxes of screws, another piece of worktop and a few other bits. Next stage is insulation and ...

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  • Kitchen

    The toilet bought on ebay finally arrived, the cooker and sink unit (with connectors) have been removed from the piece of worktop they were mounted on (£16 on ebay collected - bargain) Work conti...

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  • Units & Furniture

    One set of parents provided various items of furnishings, electrics, and possibly an awning (doesnt fit well on their coachbuilt Talbot Express camper) so these were collected from Southend, the dr...

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