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Retro caravan renovation

RobPegley
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Retro caravan renovation

Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan from scratch with a Penguin Classics book theme.

 

Hard work, but well worth the results of a Xmas Holiday project!!

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

Congratulations @RobPegley. That looks absolutely brilliant. I'm sure your fantastic work will inspire other Workshop community members.

 

Have you renovated caravans before? 

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to Workshop. Although I see it's been a while since you joined the community, it's fantastic to see you make your first posts today. It looks like you have a lot of skills and creativity to share with our members. And I trust you will receive a lot of great advice and inspiration from other Workshop members in return. 

 

Thanks again for sharing.

 

Jason

 

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MartyH
Valued Contributor

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

Very cool @RobPegley. Love the retro vibe. 

 

Was anything from the interior salvagable or did you completely gut it?

Kermit
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Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

Nice job @RobPegley. Is it to add an "extra room" to the house or do you plan on going the full Kerouac and taking it On the Road?

 

RobPegley
Established Contributor

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

I had to completely gut it. The only thing that stayed was the single bunk and cupboard at one end, but even that needed repairing and new doors. It was essentially just a shell.

 

RobPegley
Established Contributor

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

It's actually up for sale now. I think it would suit someone better as an extra room than for on the road as it's pretty big. I towed it with a Holden Captiva, and it was fine. But it's a big van.

RobPegley
Established Contributor

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

Thanks Jason! I've done 4 other caravans with a mate, but this is the first one I've done on my own. I love doing vans because it involves so many different skills and design styles in such a small space. Bedroom, kitchen, living area, exterior, in 8 square metres!

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

Thanks again @RobPegley. You've obviously got great skills. I hope you can share those other caravan projects with us. 

 

Jason

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Kellie
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Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

Wow, it looks amazing. Well done @RobPegley.

 

Are they dents on the outside of the caravan? Did you have to do anything to the outside other than paint? And what kind of paint do you use?

RobPegley
Established Contributor

Re: Renovated an old 70s Millard caravan...

@Kellie Yes, there are a few dings on the outside of the van. The van is over 40 years old. I filled a couple, but left some. In terms of paint I used a roller rather than spray, with a decent full gloss enamel paint. I also added turps and penatrol to the mix so that it settled and gave a spray look.

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