Campervan Crisis TV Series Documents VW Bus Restoration
Campervan Crisis is a brief TV series that came out on Discovery Real Time in the U.K. around 2006. It chronicles the restoration of a 1965 Devon Volkswagen camper by Nigel Isted and friends. Five episodes in all at about 23 minutes each, not counting commercials. Nigel’s van was really rough, in fact the structure nearly came to pieces when they pulled it apart and dipped it in an acid bath to begin the full resto, which turned out very well in the end. It’s good to watch something like this if you have any doubts about your own bus project. Most of us aren’t up against this kind of trouble. Youtube has a well edited promo which was posted by a person who says they worked on the DVD release. There’s also a companion series called Beetle Crisis which follows the same type of story line.
Several of the episodes are on Google Video: