Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The new Bugly ... the first update ...

I had an email from Bugly's new owner Brent today, along with a couple of photos. Brent says: "Everything has been going really well, the TV commercial date was pushed out till next Friday so it has given us a heap of extra time which was well needed. She is looking awesome, the body and inside has been completely guttered and the body rust cut, mended, shaped and bogged. They have applied the first layer of primer which has filled all the holes and they are currently sanding back so it looks perfect, they will apply another primer coat today and give it a final sand and then paint. Damien who is now looking after the build has done a really good job finding a heap of new parts. Will keep sending you pictures / updates"
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Thanks for the update and the photos Brent. I will keep updating this site with the new information, but at the same time I will still maintain a degree of confidentiality for Brent though.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bugly is off on another adventure!

Well ... as you can see, it is over twelve months since I updated this blog. This was simply because I hadn't done any more to Bugly to advance the restoration. BUT ... I did see on various forums both in Australia and the UK a request from a person in Sydney Australia wanting to buy a Morris J Van. I replied to this request a little over two weeks ago, and an agreement was reached. Bugly is all packed up, and tomorrow will start the first leg of a trip back to New South Wales. I say 'back to New South Wales' as this is where she was built in 1959, before moving interstate at various times to Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. And Bugly's future? Bugly is going to be professionally restored, and will play a leading role in a major advertising campaign. I can say no more, except that in her new role, Bugly will be appreciated by many many thousands of people. Good luck Bugly, we really will miss you. I will post photos of Bugly in her new guise back on this site from time to time.