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My mate at work has seen a little monza 2 berth, (don't know the model yet) sitting unused on a driveway, I know it hasn't moved for the 15 years I've been working in that area, he knocked the door at the house and the elderly chap said it was his for £100. He is going to get the key off his daughter and phone my mate Wednesday to have a look.

 

Would the chassis frame be wrecked and beyond help by now? Or would shot blast be of any use? My mates intention is to gut it and start again, what would the actual caravan itself be made of?

 

It's been sitting on lawn /soil uncovered, obviously the tyres / brakes etc would be write off by now

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I don't know but he has little to lose. Sounds like a great project for someone with the energy and enthusiasm.

Graham

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Attached is a pic of the monza in question

Hopefully this time

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There's worse than that in our storage!! :)

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Before even thinking about shot blasting you need to be certain of its condition and of its age and construction.

 

The Monza name covered a span of many years and construction methods.

 

Edit, picture appeared after I posted.

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Circa 1974 Monza 1000T by the look of it.

 

Plenty of retro groups on Facebook who can share advice.

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It looks like it has glass windows so it's knocking on a bit, it would be nice to see it restored and one that I would love see on a site I was staying on :)

Paul B

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IMHO probably late 60s to early 70s, but someone is sure to correct me.

 

Steel chassis which may, or may not, have rusted away. Wood frame construction with internal and external skins.

 

Pretty much everything about it is repairable, if your mate has the time and budget!

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Monza wasn't launched till 73 so after then

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Monza wasn't launched till 73 so after then

I believe that glass widows were outlawed in new vans around 1978, so that ties it down to mid 70s

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Yep, and the Monza moved to a beige lower panel for 1977, so it is between 73 and 76

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Thanks folks. I will pass on the info when I see my mate later

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