Ruby started life as a deep red 1990 T25 VW Holdsworth campervan, also known as a ‘Wedge,’ T3. She had all of the original interior, and due to the fact that she had been looked after so well for the last 25 years, her bodywork was still in excellent condition.
Due to a small incident on the infamous Land’s End to John O’Groats trip last Summer, she was in need of a new back bumper, but the renovation started with the laborious removal of all her hippy stickers, followed by the removal of both bumpers, side plank trims and wheel trims.
Looking quite naked, we then started the process of attending to a ‘few’ bubbles on the bodywork and replacing part of the back wheel arch which unfortunately had seen better days – it looked like a piece of metal lacework. However, before long she was solid as a rock, in fact we were told that she was the most solid T25 that they had ever seen at the car bodyshop!
She then went in for her cream coloured Vinyl wrap, which gave her a completely new identity and appearance – the guys at Blue Lizard Signs in Crawley did a fantastic job, they definitely went above and beyond the call of duty in getting all the detail right. It really was a sterling job.
Next were the inside renovations – the seats were re-upholstered with red velvet and panels were made to replicate a Western Saloon Bar. Together with some props of a lasso, a lantern and the odd snake and skull, the Wild West look was complete!