Cosmetic improvements to our Scania Irizar motorhome conversion

As previously documented on our “Voyager goes large” feature, our Scania Irizar motorhome conversion was once finished in bright red paintwork. Historic photographs show the red coach displaying an array of “Scania” and “Irizar” badges. However, there are no badges on the coach at the present time. We want to turn the clock back and have Little Blue looking like day one!

Scania Irizar motorhome conversion

The “Scania” and “Irizar” badges are absent – for now!

We have therefore set about the task of replacing these. A look on line revealed that the prices for these badges was, well let’s say “interesting” to say the least, so we looked for other options. A visit to a local bus and coach breakers, Trevor Wigley and Son Ltd. of Barnsley was the answer to our cosmetic makeover requirements.

Scania Irizar motorhome conversion

These headlights will replace our existing set.

We had initially called into Wigleys to remove a set of headlights from a suitable donor vehicle. We were fortunate that there are a few Irizars at the end of their life and so we were able to procure these parts. Additionally, we were amazed to find a couple of Scania badges.

Scania Irizar motorhome conversion

This oval-shape badge will fit at the front of our Scania Irizar motorhome conversion

The badge (above) is in very good condition. This one will fit on the front of the coach, just above the “Scania smile”. We will use a contact adhesive to fit this badge.

Scania Irizar motorhome conversion – badge restoration!

Unfortunately, the other Scania badge needs some tender loving care to restore it to its once former glory. First job is to mask the badge using masking tape and then carefully cut around the “Scania” letters to reveal the previously-silver letters. Final task – a few squirts with an automotive silver spray paint and bingo – job done!

Scania Irizar motorhome conversion
Scania Irizar motorhome conversion
Scania Irizar motorhome conversion

This badge will fit on the engine compartment cover. We also have a new “Irizar” badge for the front.

 

 

 

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