Refurbishment of our beloved VW LT 35: Veronica on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces

Prior to George viewing the refurbishment of our canal boat MatildaJayne on #Channel4 #Amazingspaces he viewed our beloved VWlt Veronica.  Here is a home  made vid of a bit more of her.

A retweet of the lovely Veronica by @Fuzztownshend Fuzz is mega talented and car sos is one of my favourite programmes.

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This is how Veronica started out and old smelly horse box, with mouldy poo and old hay inside, lovingly restored her to how she looks today.


The first job I did was strip all the back out and remove the ramp.

I then stripped the floor and insulated the floor and walls and added all the wiring.  Veronica charges the battery as she runs and is also backed up by solar power.

I then fitted the windows I sourced these off a caravan that was going for scrap, they are vintage ones.

Then it was adding the toilet, kitchen, oven etc, my mum did the furnishings and made the curtains.

Veronica was in supriseingly good condition for her age on the outside, her paintwork was very tatty, but there was no rot and very little rust.  I sanded her down, applied primer and borrowed a friends garage to spray her in, she was too big for the spray booth!

And this is the finished product below, my mum and sister with Veronica at Scarborough.

Thanks to The for my write up in todays paper 19th Jan 2017





13 thoughts on “Refurbishment of our beloved VW LT 35: Veronica on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces

  1. Wow, this lad is fantastic at what he does. Billy is an inspiration for all young lads out there with no direction. Just look at what can be achieved with passion, hard work and dedication. Well done Billy, you make your family so proud and you deserve success in your journey.
    This lads work is outstanding!

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  2. Just finished reading Matilda Jayne Our Great
    Canal Boat Journey. I truly found it humbling, funny, inspirational and totally blown away by the talent Billy has at such a young age. In the face of adversity he never gives up and will be a major success in life I have absolutely no doubt about. I can’t wait for another book to be published following Billys next dream and project. Thoroughly recommend the book

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