1967 Commer needs attention

#1
Looking for a Commer-lover/mechanic/craftsman-Am a very proud owner of a beautiful 1967 Commer but need help!

-It has quite a few serious leaks, including through the pop-top, around dashboard and, it seems, from underneath. - General weatherproofing.

-The brakes failed completely last year and were repaired but quite a botch job and need some attention.

-Also a couple of minor problems like the bumpers have been "bumped in" and need to be repositioned/pulled back out and the hinges on the back doors are about to give up the ghost.

Past experiences with everyday, modern mechanics/garages not great-not familiar with "Commer anatomy" and getting parts often problematic - maybe someone here might be able to help/point me in the right direction.

It is currently sheltering in a garage in London but can be driven(possibly)/towed anywhere if anyone can help.

Laura
 
#2
Hi Laura,

There's a few people on here who can help you out with that. I'd suggest Tim ( Commeracer ) Martin Maltas or Woolfy. Surely a few others i have missed out but those names spring to mind;) Tim is closer to you than the two Martin's mind you. Welcome along by the way:)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!
 

commerchris

Moderator
Staff member
#3
Welcome to the mad house :D[}:)]:Dsounds like major surgery required :(
it's definatly a commer :D
you must have some pic's may help any volunteers come forward :p

Sybhil
 

bazzateer

Well-Known Member
#4
Welcome to the Madhouse Laura. Whatever you do, don't give up on the old girl. The help you need is out there. Why not start a Reader's rides thread with some pics.


Peggy's been camping!

If I told you I was a pathological liar, would you believe me?
 

martin maltas

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Staff member
#5
Hi Laura, We carry out full mechanical and body restorations, we are the furthest away, in N.Yorks :)

http://www.commervanspares.co.uk/

http://www.yorkshireclassiccampers.co.uk/
 

Enigma

Active Member
#6
How positively rude of me! I do apologise!:I

Hello Laura and Welcome along to the greatest Madhouse this side of KFC!

Check out Martin's work and then pop along to Commerfest to meet us all....you will never be quite the same ever again, for this is your life and we shall have a mysterious hold on your motoring choices forever MMuhahaha!

I used to be perfectly normal:I:I (whatever that means)



 

bazzateer

Well-Known Member
#8
quote:
Originally posted by Dodgemark

hi laura and welcome to the very madhouse:D any chance of some pics please;)[?]


Blimey! That's a bit forward innit? Laura's barely said 'Hello' and you want to perv' over pics of her! Should be ashamed of yourself! I don't know what the world's coming to............... was never like this in my day .................... people had respect ................. no-one bothered to lock their doors .......... everything got nicked of course but there was still respect.................


Peggy's been camping!

If I told you I was a pathological liar, would you believe me?
 

Panky

Administrator
Staff member
#10
I too must apologise as I missed your debut on this wonderful forum. I'm a little out of the way from you so can only offer virtual help and support. Most mechanical spares can be had from Martin Maltas or Speedy Spares of Brighton and our own Woolfy does a great line in replacement panels. Water leaking from underneath sounds ominous - maybe a bit of welding required:I The water getting in through the dashboard could either be a leaky windscreen seal ( available from Martin) or the heater drain blocked, there is a drain behind the front grille commonly known as the 'bulbous end' that often becomes blocked causing the heater to fill up with rain water and (in the worst case) rot out the heater box. Try clearing out the drain and see if it cures the problem.
Welcome to the Madhouse:D once a Commerfan - always a Commerfan[^]

 

bazzateer

Well-Known Member
#11
quote:
Originally posted by Dodgemark

nice one baz:D didn.t have to let her know i was a perv though:(:I:DDodge Glendale

Forewarned is fore-armed!


Peggy's been camping!

If I told you I was a pathological liar, would you believe me?
 
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