The warm weather is FINALLY here!
Okay, so yes it is raining at the moment… BUT it’s definitely warmer than it was a few weeks ago.
In the garden the roses and honeysuckle are starting to flower and the garden smells amazing. And the cats are loving the sunshine…
This sunshine means flipflops, sunglasses, the smell of sun cream, evening walks on the beach and relaxed meals in the garden.
I’ve also been using this beautiful weather to add a few more touches to the campervan.
I’ve put a coat of fresh paint on the bumpers and they’re looking pretty awesome now. I’ve attached the new rear-view mirror which I was given for my birthday (which is possibly the best mirror EVER?!) and also ordered some new mats for the cab from Rugs for Bugs. I am beyond excited for these to arrive! I’ve ordered the full cab set which includes cab mat, kick panels, seat sides, seat tubs, walk through and heater gaiter. I’ve chosen to go for the sisal material to tie in with the matting in the back of the van. I know that I’ll need to wait until the mats arrive to give a final review of them but the service so far has been amazing. Really prompt response to my initial emails and samples were sent to me when I wasn’t sure which colour of matting would match the existing matting.
That’s the main update for now! I’ll keep you posted on the mat arrival!
I bought Cliff the VW Campervan in 2013 and knew I wanted to redo the interior to some extent. Some of the interior I thought I could work with, the structural part of it. I intended to just tidy up the upholstery.
But the longer I spent driving around in the campervan the more I realised that I wasn’t happy with any of the interior. It hadn’t been finished to a good standard and there seemed to be lots of cut corners and rushed finishes. So I took the plunge and gutted the whole interior. And I mean everything. Seats, flooring and wall lining.
From there I took it to my awesome mechanic Doktor Dub to do what we thought was just a little bit of body work. As work was started it became apparent that a lot of filler had been used in previous restoration. This meant a big job to get Cliff back to a good condition during which time I was sent lots of photo updates on the progress (see below!)
Once the body work was done I had a new and improved curved L-shaped bench seat made to allow comfortable seating and a great place for photos!
Next the stunning new upholstery went in and everything came together!
The beginning again
After over two years and lots of love and attention Cliff has become luxurious and comfortable and perfect for your special day.
And although the restoration project is finished it is an exciting new beginning for Minty’s wheels as it starts to transport people to weddings, proms, special birthdays and other exciting events.
Because really what better way for you to begin celebrating a big event than by travelling there in style!
Minty’s Wheels is really excited to be able to help to make your celebration unforgettable.
To see more images of what Cliff looks like now go to our gallery.