The Escargot - RV/Camper Car Transporter Conversion - Part 1

  • Published: 12 April 2019
  • In part one of our side project, we take a 34 year old ex-library bus and begin its transformation into what we hope will be a hotel on wheels with the added bonus of being able to transport any of our vehicles at the same time. The venerable truck needs to go on a diet, so out come the power tools...

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Comments • 2 307

  • markmooch
    markmooch  3 days back

    Northumberland council library bus?

    • Benny Boy72
      Benny Boy72  4 days back

      does anybody else come across ransom channels and think they deserve more subscribers

      • UOO303T
        UOO303T  5 days back

        With the grandads license you can drive upto 7.5 tons....... With the new license its only 3.5 ton

        • UOO303T
          UOO303T  5 days back

          Are you trying to reduce the weight of your vehicle because of your licence

          • D.I.Y dylan
            D.I.Y dylan  6 days back

            you can make your money back with the copper wire!!

            • Andrew Delashaw
              Andrew Delashaw  7 days back

              Hydraulic leveling jacks? For what? That little truck gets enough weight on it to require leveling jacks, and it'll be overloaded.

              • DataWaveTaGo
                DataWaveTaGo  1 weeks back

                Jawanna vector all us supporters to your blue prints... You did sketch this out...right?

                • 3d Smack
                  3d Smack  1 weeks back

                  Damn that a lot of work even for two guys.

                  • Ruben Kelevra
                    Ruben Kelevra  1 weeks back

                    With a needle gun you should be able to remove one metric ton of ironoxid 😙🎶

                    • Cormacca
                      Cormacca  1 weeks back

                      Oh my God, those sounds from inside the cab. The memories!

                      • hikurukutai
                        hikurukutai  1 weeks back

                        Interesting watching you boys good music go hard

                        • AC Brown
                          AC Brown  1 weeks back

                          iz there a 'late-night' 'R' rated adult version of this?

                          you know, the one with all the 'educational' swear words left in...

                          oh, i forgot - they're perfesssionuls; no need ta swear

                          • deltavee2
                            deltavee2  2 weeks back

                   which Biinky gets a place to sit and make vroom vroom sounds.

                            • rahkin rah
                              rahkin rah  3 weeks back

                              Was this before or after Binky? I watched 25 episodes of Binky hoping to see it's completion. Where is it? I won't watch any more of your stuff until I see it on the road.

                              • Waldmeister Torte
                                Waldmeister Torte  3 weeks back

                                Thanks Aging Wheels for bringing me here :)

                                • spike_2021
                                  spike_2021  4 weeks back

                                  LOL these brits really think that’s a rusty old truck? Here in Michigan this is what a normal amount of rust looks like every dam car has this much rust on it lmfao

                                  • Pacero
                                    Pacero  4 weeks back

                                    Fucking nightmare! What were you thinking?

                                    • Kie
                                      Kie  4 weeks back

                                      Why has these fine chaps not been sponsored by a tea company?

                                      • G100666
                                        G100666  4 weeks back

                                        I think that all the comments have already been made.
                                        I would love to have the experience and patience to do this

                                        • David David
                                          David David  1 months back

                                          I would have kept the heater to keep costs down

                                          • Charles-A Rovira
                                            Charles-A Rovira  1 months back

                                            God, I listened to that engine start and you guys need to think *_electric._* (Besides, diesel is so 2000.)
                                            @25:59 Well it's still *much* better than if you had taken the rear door off and had nothing but rust to show for your efforts. 😉

                                            • Jerry Lifsey
                                              Jerry Lifsey  1 months back

                                              10:15 is a plasma cutter a good wrench alternative?

                                              • Jerry Lifsey
                                                Jerry Lifsey  1 months back

                                                watch "Life is a Joy"'d have to tow the Mini

                                                • HQPB
                                                  HQPB  1 months back

                                                  I used to work on that mobile library. Many cups of tea were consumed!

                                                  • Hi There
                                                    Hi There  1 months back

                                                    i just binge watched all 26 episode in the Mini..., forgot we had a dog

                                                    • Jones Norgay
                                                      Jones Norgay  1 months back

                                                      nick and richard buys their own crackhouse

                                                      • Cliff Bateman
                                                        Cliff Bateman  1 months back

                                                        I wondered how long it was going to be before the grinder made an appearance 22 minutes in but wait shock horror it was not Nik I think I need to sit down and have a cupper

                                                        • Disciple Pullover
                                                          Disciple Pullover  1 months back

                                                          Wow! That was allot of weight off that thing! Lol! Can't wait to see what you guys do to shed more 😂

                                                          • Mark Ennis
                                                            Mark Ennis  1 months back

                                                            Does the spare tire carrier add rigidity to the chassis or will it be fine without? Loving this just as much as binky if not more. Thank you.

                                                            • InternalCombustionGenie
                                                              InternalCombustionGenie  1 months back

                                                              *Skookum as frig!*

                                                              I gotta borrow that one :D

                                                              • luv2flyV65
                                                                luv2flyV65  1 months back

                                                                Second thought - that truck had a built in hydraulic system. I'm shocked you didn't repurpose it into some sort of lift.

                                                                • luv2flyV65
                                                                  luv2flyV65  1 months back

                                                                  Us Yanks use fire to get those stubborn bolts loose! Great videos, wish I has your knowledge and talent!

                                                                  • Chesh cat
                                                                    Chesh cat  1 months back

                                                                    Whens the next episode of this coming out

                                                                    • James Garrett
                                                                      James Garrett  1 months back

                                                                      Big fan of project binky but this is great! Have recently just converted a mk6 ford transit into an off grid camper van which we took around europe wild camping for 6 months! Although this is very different it still has similarities, cant wait for more eps

                                                                      • bvcxz gt
                                                                        bvcxz gt  1 months back

                                                                        I wonder if the previous mechanic will see this and think, "No! I spent days running those wires!" Ha.

                                                                        • Brian Meskanen
                                                                          Brian Meskanen  1 months back

                                                                          Unladen weight? Are we comparing swallows with swallows here?

                                                                          • Graeme Morrison
                                                                            Graeme Morrison  1 months back

                                                                            I've just caned all of Project Binky in three evenings (after hearing it mentioned by Maximus Ironthumper) meaning I've not been going to bed before 3am. It's midnight now, but thinking I was safe and that I might finally get a decent bit of kip again, I casually clicked on this.... All I can say now is....You complete and utter b*stards. (👍)

                                                                            • andrew1977au
                                                                              andrew1977au  1 months back

                                                                              Radio gaga 🤟

                                                                              • Lee's Gaming
                                                                                Lee's Gaming  1 months back

                                                                                TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK WELL DONE BOYS ITS NICE TO SEE YOU BACK WORKING

                                                                                • atomant451
                                                                                  atomant451  2 months back

                                                                                  These guys are pros, after all is said and done, they can sell Binky and their transport for a pretty penny.
                                                                                  And get Contracts to build for the rich,as day racers.

                                                                                  • John Graham
                                                                                    John Graham  2 months back

                                                                                    How did the Escargot pass me by?
                                                                                    Only noticed after watching the recent Binky vid.
                                                                                    I'll have to restrain myself and spread out when I allow myself to watch the next one.
                                                                                    To think I'd just recovered from being addicted to Binky watching and now this!
                                                                                    Perhaps BOM should be socially resposnsible and start BWA (Binky Watchers Anonymous), for recovering addicts.

                                                                                    • BHO Master
                                                                                      BHO Master  2 months back

                                                                                      fuking YouTube

                                                                                      • Dave Pawson
                                                                                        Dave Pawson  2 months back

                                                                                        Help, I've sat on the throne for 34:15 and I can't get up.

                                                                                        • TominBach
                                                                                          TominBach  2 months back

                                                                                          He's going to have a lot of welding to do if he's going to make a big blue jig thing for this truck!!!!

                                                                                          • Jacob Garnham
                                                                                            Jacob Garnham  2 months back

                                                                                            Quick question how long did reselling all that scrap copper keep you in tea?

                                                                                            • HojozVideos
                                                                                              HojozVideos  2 months back

                                                                                              Hmmm, interesting. This'll be another fun project for 5 years don't ya think?

                                                                                              • {SS} Pandemic
                                                                                                {SS} Pandemic  2 months back

                                                                                                What I would give for the chance to work with these guys, I would give both arms and legs, with the understanding they would have to build me new limbs lol, most likely better than what I am working with now! We have some nice cars here in Phoenix Arizona USA you can get a prime pick from, for your next project!

                                                                                                • enlightendbel
                                                                                                  enlightendbel  2 months back

                                                                                                  I didn't think they could get more rust to come out of a single vehicle than they did with Binky.

                                                                                                  I've been proven wrong.