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Snoopy - Part 1: February 2009 (Page 1 of 1)

In December 2008, I passed Snoopy, A 1970 Reliant Regal Supervan III 21E onto Pete. A few people have inquired as to what has happened to Snoopy since then and as promised, I will keep folks updated as to Snoopy’s progress.

Pete provided plenty of photos though is a bit shy with the words at the moment. So over to Pete:

Done a bit of work on Snoopy today, I decided to check out the brakes, when I took the drum off the shoes just fell off as per the photo.

Then I checked out the fuel tank as you suggested it may be a bit rotten. I managed to get the tank off and was surprised to find it still had some fuel in so I emptied that out. As you can see from the pictures the tank is definitely a bit rusty.

I sprayed some WD40 around a few joints ready to take the fuel and brake pipes off.

I have been busy and managed to get a new tank for Snoopy from Stirchley and some new shocks also for Snoopy. In addition my proper driver’s seat came to replace the broken one currently in Snoopy. I removed my sender unit of the old tank but it looks a bit rusty.

So it is starting to feel like I am making some progress on my project, just need some dry weather now so i do some more work on him


February 2009.

Incidently where Pete got the Regal van fuel tank from was actually the same place that I purchased one for Ole Blue at Reliant Services in Stirchley so I was amazed that they still had some as I was shocked when I managed to get one a few years ago. At time of writing they say that they still have two more in stock as well.

Elvis Payne

February 2009.

Go to April 2009

Snoopy’s brake drums minus the bit that actually stops you.

Pete with Snoopy’s old fuel tank.

A replacement driver’s chair.

New rear shocks.

Pete with Snoopy’s new petrol tank.