The quest for the perfect surfbus begins!

Welcome to this blog about the making of an extraordinary surfbus! I recently bought an oldtimer, a Mercedes Benz L508d anno 1973. Here are some pictures of it in the shape it was when I bought it:

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Nice paint job that has held up well considering it was done 18 years ago

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Side door opened and you can see the old fridge

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Cosy or what?!

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The drivers cabin. The original “dog house” has been exchanged for a home built one since the sound/heat-insulation had come loose on the old one. I did get the old one so I will fix it and put it back there.

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And here it is parked at my favourite windsurfing spot Sjovik:

I bought the vehicle at a location a couple of hours away from the city I live in. It was a bit naive of me to pay for it before I could drive away with it. The deal was that the previous owner would fix the brake cylinder within two weeks of the purchase which he of course didn´t. Five weeks later he delivered it on the bed of a big lorry because he failed to fix the it. Well, finally I had it in my hands! Lots of mods and tweaks to be made before it deserves to be called a surf bus. But first and foremost it has to be baptised. I took a glass of water, climbed up on the roof, poured it there and said “thy name shall be Helga!”