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TRYING TO FIND THIS COMPANY WHO SPECIALISED IN MOTOR CARAVANS AS THEY HAVE WORKED ON MY BAY IN THE PAST.
TRYING TO CONTACT THEM TO GET SOME HISTORY ON MY VAN?
THERE PHONE NUMBER WAS 01-857-5757, TRIED THIS NO. BUT NOW OBSOLETE! ANYBODY KNOW OF THEM ?DO THEY STILL EXIST? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT !! :bandit:
 

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They were around in the 1970's and built campers using kits from Devon. My dad's old Moonraker was built by them (TGH 477R). Although the same conversion, they differ in that most were built from basic panel vans so the side windows are very slightly different and a lot had single tone paint schemes. They were still active in the early 80's but don't think they ever recoverd after the the bay window was phased out the Devon campers became more comprehensive. They traded from 2 addresses, can't remember too much now, one was in Lee, London and another was Baring Road Service Station.
 

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THANKS FOR THE REPLIES AND INFO GUYS!! LOOKS LIKE THEY BUILT MY VAN AS ITS A MOONRAKER 1973 FROM A CONVERTED PANEL VAN [SUNDOWNER]?. THATS A BIT MORE HISTORY THAN I'VE CURRENTLY GOT IE.[NONE].NOW I CAN BE QUITE SURE IT WAS CONVERTED BY THEM AND A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE WITH REGARDS TO THEM,THANKS AGAIN,REGARDS 'MICK'
 

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Another tell tale sign is that the large side hinged double top roof was officially released around late 1978 for the 1979 model so if you see an older van with that style of roof it has been converted by someone else and LCC were were quite big in the 1970's.
 

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THATS INTERESTING 'HERBIE ',SO CHANCES ARE IT COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD AS A WORKING VAN FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS PRIOR TO CONVERSION?I'LL SEE IF THE DVLA CAN GIVE ME THE INFO THEY HAVE ON THE VEHICLE! ANYBODY GOT THE ADDRESS TO WRITE TO THE DVLA REGARDING THIS INFO?THANKS AGAIN 'MICK'
 

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Possibly, but they used good vans though to start with I think. My dad's one started off apparently as a blue delivery van before it was re sprayed Merino Yellow. Don't think that one ever gave him any trouble.
Like I say, they started up in the late 1970's and I think the earliest van I have seen with the large roof was on a '74 so that was maybe their cut off date. I'm not sure whether they converted new vans or whether they converted just slightly older ones. If you have access to any Safer Motoring mags from around 1979 ish, you'll spot a couple of their adverts.
 

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Our bay came originally from the land carriage company.

You might be interested in seeing the land carriage company brochure that came with our bus below:









Hope you enjoy:hangloose.
 

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Cheers for the brochure !! i'll copy that to print and keep it with my other docs. Got no other history on the van yet but atleast i know where it began.i get the feeling that this van was'nt owned by Enthusiasts :( Probably why it requires so much work and TLC now!! :hug: :D
 

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Thanks also from me Beetle 71 - I have not seen that brochure before. I remember the one my dad had because on the back they even supplied a picture of a camper for the children to colour - so I well, coloured it !!
I still have a badge that was fitted to the back of our van. :)
 
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