Bedford Van for sandblasting This is our project at Ublast Pty Ltd or Narre Warren SandblastingSteve Walker
Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors, which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM). Established in 1930 and constructing commercial vehicles, Bedford Vehicles was a leading international lorry brand, with substantial export sales of light, medium, and heavy lorries throughout the world. It was GM Europe‘s most profitable venture for several years. Bedford’s smallest products, car-derived vans, were the Bedford HA van, which substantially outlived the Vauxhall Viva HA on which it was based, and the Bedford Chevanne, a short-lived variant of the Vauxhall Chevette. An estate conversion of the HA van by Martin Walter was marketed as the Bedford Beagle. This was further developed into a camper van, the Roma, again by Martin Walter.
This is our project at Ublast Pty Ltd or Narre Warren Sandblasting
We are helping Craig restore his Bedford Van by sandblasting all the old paint and remove the rust from the surface. You can see if the pictures this Van needs some loving and with hard work and time, she will look fantastic again. Craig has asked if we can sandblast underneath and the exterior of the van to prepare it for spray painting. The roof and side walls are fragile and sand blasting can damage the panels. With our air pressure turned right down and using a very soft abrasive, we can confidently sandblast all the panels and roof without any warping. These Bedford Vans are a classic antique vintage car and removing the paint and rust would take extremely long hours to remove by hand. Sandblasting is the quickest way but you still have to be careful in the application of paint stripping.
Once this Bedford Van has been sandblasted, Craig can take it and apply an etch primer to protect the van from further rusting. With some light sanding and preparation to get the van ready for spray painting, she will be back on the road in no time.