Hello all. Newbie alert! Anthony directed me here to say hi and share a pic of my recently acquired 1988 CR30 Master Ace Surf Grand Saloon
I have a 1987 Nissan 300C Estate (currently on eBay here) but we wanted a camper van. Campers are expensive and I saw this locally on eBay with a blown head gasket and warped head so I popped along for a look. With only 75000kms on the clock it was clean and straight. I ended up paying a couple hundred squid for him and being a mechanic I got it back on the road for another few hundred and I must say it's terrific fun
They're an absolute hoot to drive. It's 2 litre turbo diseasel with a manual box and 2 / 4WD. AC front and rear and a hot / cool box in the front which can make ice! I haven't seen another like it as these were quickly facelifted to the later type headlamps. This one was imported in 2002
The interior is very luxurious but doesn't have curtains unlike the Royal Lounge so we're making some from some blue velour type material for that factory look! We're going to fit an Eberspacer heater to run off the diesel and keep us toasty warm at night and fit a leisure battery too, all subtly mind... Anyone here got an 'Ace?
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hi ferg ( goosegog ) welcome to the forum that makes 2 of us out of 33 with an 'ace' looks like you found yourself a real bargain the odds are getting better we have a 78 hi ace 1600 Rio camper just done 13,000miles and now only goes to shows, auto jumbles and odd trips when we need a 6 seater in the summer. still on original exhaust system, but have had to replace rubber seals on brake and clutch systems otherwise its just as it came out of the box (see 2005 JAPs show page) for photo.
Hello and welcome ;D I also own a camper but she's not doing to well at the moment she's a Hi-ace Newlander convesion. she has a wee bit of a leak but I'm sure Harvey will get round to sorting her out. ;D
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