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Penny Outskirts

Our new home to be....

... one day :)




It is a 1990 LT35 Hi top long wheel base van and is called Dee Dee. It's had one owner from new and is in fantastic condition.

We are fitting it out with a shower and toilet, double bed, kitchen and wood burning stove, the Louis Ranger from Windy Smithy

http://www.windysmithy.co.uk/html/woodburners.htm

Electricity will be supplied by leisure batteries, but will only be used for LED lighting, and for TV and Laptops. No plumbed in gas, all heating and cooking will be done on the range, or outdoors.

Can't wait to start building :)no smilies
tahir

I used to have an LT35, had it resprayed orange (L20B), loved it.no smilies
windyridge

DeeDee is beautiful Penny... may you be comfy and warm in her and may your building go well. :D

We just had our first quote for the pad to put the caravans on... waaaaaay to high... we will have to rethink our plans :(no smilies
Nicky Colour it green

:cheers:

we really enjoyed converting our van. want to do another one now...no smilies
judith

:D
Have fun decorating!no smilies
pookie

Penny's got a van!!!!!!!!!! :wav:no smilies
Barefoot Andrew

:D
A.no smilies
Penny Outskirts

I used to have an LT35, had it resprayed orange (L20B), loved it.


We're thinking grey or green, but leaving the roof white.no smilies
tahir

L20B is blinking gorgeous...

I always wanted a transporter in L61A and an LT in L20B, unfortunately our transporters were always grey or blue.no smilies
tahir

L61A:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/l61a/del5toy/Apple/IMG_2016.jpgno smilies
tahir

L20B:

http://www.jeansbeetles.com/Images/leuchtorange.jpgno smilies
gardening-girl

Jealous :( we had to sell Dora.no smilies
12Bore

I used to drive an LT35 in the early 80's, cracking vehicle, could get it sideways quite easily as I recall :oops: it also did about 20,000 miles running on 3 cylinders :lol:no smilies
Penny Outskirts

:(

We want to be a bit more discreet than that Tahir, as we'll be wild camping a lot, not sure we'll blend into the background that well in those colours :lol:no smilies
Nick

You will in Essex.no smilies
Penny Outskirts

You will in Essex.


We'll have to have "Pen and Steve" across the windscreen too.no smilies
tahir

:(

We want to be a bit more discreet than that Tahir, as we'll be wild camping a lot, not sure we'll blend into the background that well in those colours :lol:

Discrete? In an LT35? :shock:no smilies
sally_in_wales

what a fab project :Dno smilies Bebo

Some of us have two vans. Want to buy one? :wink: :lol:no smilies Nick

Some of us have two vans. Want to buy one? :wink: :lol:

I've got some tins of awful colour paint in the garage, I'm happy to through in.no smilies
Penny Outskirts

Some of us have two vans. Want to buy one? :wink: :lol:

Show off :roll:no smilies
Jo S

Is one for the dog?no smilies Barefoot Andrew

Some of us have two vans. Want to buy one? :wink: :lol:

Do you race them at traffic lights you've just designed?
A.no smilies
Bebo

Some of us have two vans. Want to buy one? :wink: :lol:

Do you race them at traffic lights you've just designed?
A.

No, because my legs aren't long enough to reach both accelerators. Otherwise I would.no smilies
Barefoot Andrew

Good answer :lol:
A.no smilies
Nick

So, are they normal sized pants, and you're a midget?no smilies Bebo

So, are they normal sized pants, and you're a midget?

They are giant pants for a large short-a*se.no smilies
cassy

Good luck with your plans; you must be very excited. :D

I would recommend a rocket stove for cooking outdoors in the summer, if you haven't come across them already.no smilies
Mary-Jane

You will in Essex.

We'll have to have "Pen and Steve" across the windscreen too.

I think I can feel a DS competition coming on to knit a pair of dice to hang from the mirror...

Fab van :Dno smilies
Penny Outskirts


I think I can feel a DS competition coming on to knit a pair of dice to hang from the mirror...


:shock:no smilies
Mary-Jane


I think I can feel a DS competition coming on to knit a pair of dice to hang from the mirror...


:shock:

Well, chickens if you prefer.no smilies
Penny Outskirts


I think I can feel a DS competition coming on to knit a pair of dice to hang from the mirror...


:shock:

Well, chickens if you prefer.

Now you're talking :lol:no smilies
Mary-Jane


I think I can feel a DS competition coming on to knit a pair of dice to hang from the mirror...


:shock:

Well, chickens if you prefer.

Now you're talking :lol:

Or bottles of Limoncello? :wink:no smilies
sean

Not sure about the knitted chickens. Have fun doing the van though. Should be great having it set up exactly how you want it.no smilies Penny Outskirts







Progress so far. A bit more has been done after these pictures- fronts on the cupoards under the sofas and a box around the battery space.no smilies
frewen

That is really neat and rather inspiring 8)no smilies Jamanda

It's getting there isn't it? Will it be done in time for the skills share in the Autumn?no smilies pookie

clever Penny! 8)no smilies Cathryn

Pink fake fur steering wheel cover.

It's great! :)no smilies
baldybloke

Where's the garage for the bike?no smilies Penny Outskirts

We're getting a special trailer for the bike - it's a bit like an a-frame car towing thingy, but for a bike - very clever. And we have an awning :)no smilies madcat

very best wishes Penny and many happy travels.
have you found the Tribal Living forum ? theres a number of van people post on thereno smilies
Penny Outskirts

Oh yes - I'd forgotten about that. I am a member, must go and have a look again. Thanks for the reminder :)no smilies Duckhead

When you say "our new home" Are you selling up and going on the road, Forever?no smilies Penny Outskirts

When you say "our new home" Are you selling up and going on the road, Forever?

Not got anything to sell up, we rent our current home, so if we get fed up with being in the van, we will rent again.no smilies
Duckhead

When you say "our new home" Are you selling up and going on the road, Forever?

Not got anything to sell up, we rent our current home, so if we get fed up with being in the van, we will rent again.

I thought that was the case but wasn't sure.

The world is your lobster. What fun. You are very welcome to park it at ours.no smilies
Penny Outskirts

When you say "our new home" Are you selling up and going on the road, Forever?

Not got anything to sell up, we rent our current home, so if we get fed up with being in the van, we will rent again.

I thought that was the case but wasn't sure.

The world is your lobster. What fun. You are very welcome to park it at ours.

Thank you :)no smilies
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