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PostSubject: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:55 pm

My copy of this magazine popped through the door this afternoon and blow me down on the front cover was this fabulous Aircooled Brazilian Bay! Recognition at last.....................
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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:24 pm

Looks modified from the pic - perhaps you can confirm HH - after reading the article Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:32 pm

Yes it's had its fair share of mods. Originally bought from Snail Trail and lowered by Slamwerks. New interior by Bromsgrove and even a new engine. Nice Kombi though.
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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:35 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply HH
Scooby no longer gets such mags - maybe an auction item at the Sleepover Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:14 pm

Did the article say why the engine had been replaced? I recognised it as an ex-Snailtrail by the plate.

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:53 pm

Not read article but can clearly see it has a narrowed front beam. Also has wider tyres at back than the front.
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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:53 pm

I'm not sure if I'd agree with the "made better than ever" subtitle.

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:01 pm

The engine was replaced after a 3,500 mile European tour. It 'lierally went bang'.

I've just read the article again and to be honest it is highly directed around the issue of quality. It starts by questioning whether or not the quality of anything not made in Germany can be as good.

Later in the article (quote) - 'Lets not ignore the roof. Critics of these foreign creations seldom can. The angular and higher roof section common to the Brazilian Bay is the element the haters most commonly single out for derision. That, and any South American Bus' supposed lack of build quality and longevity.
Very lazy journalism in my opinion.

I will bring the magazine to the sleepover auction Scooby but I don't think it'll fetch much!


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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Despite all the negativity they still chose it to be on the front cover - what hypocrites!

Glad I don't waste my hard earned on their publications anymore.

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:02 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
I will bring the magazine to the sleepover auction Scooby but I don't think it'll fetch much!

You could light one of the BBQs with it perhaps?

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:29 pm


The guy who own's it is from Edinburgh not to far from me and I've never came across it on the road. Nevermind I'm sure our paths will cross some day.
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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:15 pm

We could put a copy in the loo at sleepover for 'use' there.
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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:23 pm

@irishman wrote:
We could put a copy in the loo at sleepover for 'use' there.

In case they run out of loo paper?

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PostSubject: Re: Camper and Bus Magazine   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:32 am

Exactly!
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