1991 Chevy P30 MH

Pictures of Chevy P30 1991 - looking a bit sad now as it is stripped inside and out

 
 
 
 
 
 
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #1


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #2
Man that's a beaut!

Love it.


Founder
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 51
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 26999
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Pilote 78MX
Base Vehicle: Peugeot 2.5 TD
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #3
Love it, looks in great condition!! Keep us updated.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Meath
Age: 30
Posts: 870
Registered: 09 / 2015
My Motorhome: Knaus Traveller S520
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato (1993)
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #4
An absolute Beauty!


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Chevy P30

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #5
I have torn it apart and slowly putting it back together, there was a lot of damp.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #6
Quote by Chevy Andy

I have torn it apart and slowly putting it back together, there was a lot of damp.


Having the bonus of tailoring the inside to suit your needs is perfect!

Keep us updated on your progress!

That is the perfect sized van with oodles of "classic" character.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #7
Having stripped it i know how it comes apart - i have about 200+ hours in it at this stage, but starting with a blank canvas. I am respraying the dash black, both driver and passenger seats and all the trims around the cab and dining table etc. are being reupholstered now. Should be pretty good when i am finished - not a lot of money spent suprisingly. Doing all the interior and exterior myself with the exception of upholstery. Never done this before but i am really enjoying it. My wife has severe health problems so i am making a home away from home for her and I to do things together. The engine is my big worry, it seems sound but can i trust it, and i have not found a mechanic who is Chevy Friendly.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #8
Another view of The Chevy
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 20.07.2018  ·  #9
Another view
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Chevy

 · 
Posted: 25.07.2018  ·  #10

Had some lamiated floor boards from a recent job in the house - thinks it looks good, still a lot of work to do but the wall boards have all being replaced since monday.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co Wicklow
Age: 89
Posts: 4400
Registered: 01 / 2015
My Motorhome: Matilda.
Base Vehicle: Rust 02-Sprinter German engineered from recycled 1960 Fiats
Subject:

1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 25.07.2018  ·  #11
looking good, have you got somewhere undercover to work on it.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 26.07.2018  ·  #12
Quote by Chevy Andy

not a lot of money spent suprisingly.

Being able to control the purse & the time-line is the key. Same with me, Given the depth I've gone into our restoration you'd have thought the costs would have spiraled out of control, but on the contrary, I haven't spent a huge amount!

Quote by Chevy Andy

The engine is my big worry, it seems sound but can i trust it, and i have not found a mechanic who is Chevy Friendly.

There are several American car groups around the country who can direct you to the right mechanic. Midland American Auto Club is probably one of the biggest groups in the country and closest to you in Wicklow. They're on Facebook and they have a website too.

Nice job on the Kitchen wall. Looks great.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: kildare
Posts: 5256
Registered: 10 / 2011
My Motorhome: Dethleffs Advantage
Base Vehicle: Fiat 2.3
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 26.07.2018  ·  #13
Ally has his with a guy in Omagh ,eats sleeps and drinks Chevys PM him for details


RTV
Eat's Sleep's craic
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Cork
Age: 37
Posts: 607
Registered: 08 / 2017
My Motorhome: Motorhomless
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 26.07.2018  ·  #14
That looks like it has a monster engine on her... what's in there?

Lovely van!


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 27.07.2018  ·  #15
Finished the interior walls and now changing the dash to black from an awful chocolate brown , and RTV, the engine is a 6.2 V8 Diesel.
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 27.07.2018  ·  #16
I have a small warehouse which i am using as my workshop, but i park the MH outside. The weather during the last few weeks allowed me to seal everything from the roof down replacing all old rusty screws and staples with new incmuding trims etc. On a 30 year old van that included a lot of angle grinding and drilling out broken screws. Got great ideas for sealing etc. From You Tube videos from the USA with similar Chevy models.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 27.07.2018  ·  #17
The walls are back up at last
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Dublin
Age: 38
Posts: 77
Registered: 04 / 2017
My Motorhome:
Base Vehicle:
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 27.07.2018  ·  #18
Interior is starting to look great, Love the white cabinets, Very tempted to have mine painted now 🙈


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 27.07.2018  ·  #19
Quote by KeithF

Interior is starting to look great, Love the white cabinets, Very tempted to have mine painted now 🙈


Yeah, I know what you mean.

I've "embraced the brown" in ours but my mrs wants to paint everything.

Having seen this rv, I'd better make sure she doesn't see this thread!!! :lol:


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 27.07.2018  ·  #20
To be honest i thought changing colour would be a nightmare but i cleaned the dash with sticky remover (€5 in woodies) which is much better than the more exspensive Tech 7 cleaner. It is also great at cleaning away excess sealer from the trims. The grey plastic primer from Auto Care goes on like a dream, and tomorrow i will spray it matt black. The kitchen cabinets are white for now but i plan on painting them two tone grey , the main body in a light grey, and the cabinet doors a darker shade - but not too much. The wall panelling was cheap as chips and treated too, so will resist any future water leaks better. I have not spent a lot of money - just time.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 28.07.2018  ·  #21
As you can see from the picture the plastic primer is very a very smooth finish
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 29.07.2018  ·  #22
From chocolate brown to black - looks like new
You must be logged in or your permissions are to low to see this Attachment(s).


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 30.07.2018  ·  #23
That came out well. The dash looks good in black.

Are you going to leave the lower doghouse as it is, or will you wrap it with carpet? If you haven't driven the camper much you may not have noticed there's a fair bit of engine noise and heat comes from the doghouse and floor. Wrapping the lower doghouse with carpet helps. Fitting additional heat-reflective material under the carpet and on the inner face of the doghouse is also a benefit. :up:


Founder
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 51
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 26999
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Pilote 78MX
Base Vehicle: Peugeot 2.5 TD
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 30.07.2018  ·  #24
Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #25
Thanks Ally, both are excellent links. I am in awe at the work done on g20's motorhome. Makes me feel pretty usless when it comes to my chevy restiration.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender: n/a
Location: Meath
Age: 30
Posts: 870
Registered: 09 / 2015
My Motorhome: Knaus Traveller S520
Base Vehicle: Fiat Ducato (1993)
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #26
And your restoration puts me to shame with my lightbulb replacement - but we're all doing our own pieces, driven by our passion, to our best ability, which is as good as it gets :D fair play to you on your work!


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #27
I dont know where to start with (blag) Kevins restoration, either your nuts Kevin or you have a great deal of knowledge. You have done work i think i would be scared to even dream about, when i saw the cab cut off i could not believe it. Your clearly experienced in body work and other mechanical know how, i cant wait to see the finished restoration.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #28
Kevin, i did not realise the post i was looking at re the restoration of your 1980 chevy was from 2012-2013, i am assuming you finished the project - any pictures.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #29
Quote by Chevy Andy

Kevin, i did not realise the post i was looking at re the restoration of your 1980 chevy was from 2012-2013, i am assuming you finished the project - any pictures.


It started in 2013 but it's still going!!! My last post in the coachmen thread today (with the carburettor) was the most recent update. She's still up on blocks.

Yeah, it's a slow one.

And yeah,

I'm probably nuts. :lol:


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #30
Well i can appreciate all the work you have done, i have about 300 hours in mine and i thought i had a lot to do sorting out damp, roof issues, and the engine, at least my body work was ok, a bit rusty here and there but nothing beyond my simple skills. Im not going to respray the cab and body as its 30 years old and i think it should look 30 years old to a point, but make the inside as modern as possible. One last thing. You mentioned you worked for a LED light supplier. I need to replace the old interior lights in mine and was thinking LED - do you have any suggestions where or whom i should contact about 12v replacements ?


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #31
Quote by Chevy Andy
One last thing. You mentioned you worked for a LED light supplier. I need to replace the old interior lights in mine and was thinking LED - do you have any suggestions where or whom i should contact about 12v replacements ?


I've changed jobs since. Most of the stuff the led company did was big 230v industrial high bay & 24v commercial shelf lighting. Not really suitable for motorhomes unfortunately. Otherwwise i'd have hooked y'all up!! :lol:

But if you still have your old light fittings I'd have some recommendations for retrofitting 12v LED panels sourced on eBay and Amazon.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #32
Yep, i still have them allright. Any advise greatly appreciated.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #33
Quote by Chevy Andy

Yep, i still have them allright. Any advise greatly appreciated.


Here's the first post I started on the type of LED panels that I favour.

topic.php?t=3403

Still on ebay and amazon for under €2 each delivered. I bought another blast of them recently.
Look for "48smd warm white" on ebay and you should get lots of options.
Select the correct base to connect to your lamp and you should be good to go.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #34
Thank you.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 31.07.2018  ·  #35
Not 100% when you say select the correct base for your fittings - do you mean so they fit inside the existing fittings like your picture. Mine are bayonet fittings too - did you have to do much alteration to the bayonet as i am not electrically qualified - or put it another way, shite at electrics.


Craic Lifer
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Co. Cork
Age: 50
Posts: 2496
Registered: 08 / 2012
My Motorhome: 1980 Coachmen Leprechaun
Base Vehicle: GMC G35 Vandura. 6.7 Litre Chevy V8
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 01.08.2018  ·  #36
You can get most of the different types of fitting now without having to modify anything. If your lamps are like mine using standard indicator bulbs then the base you'd need would be for an ba15s or 1156 type bulb.
Check the following item number in ebay for what I'm talking about:
352214709278
Thats a good deal actually 10 panels for €11!


But hey, do a search on the forum for LED upgrades. Lots of folks have upgraded their bulbs and/or lamps to LED so there's lots of options and advice to choose from.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 06.08.2018  ·  #37
Thanks, i will google these during the week.


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 08.08.2018  ·  #38
I know in the Comments above Ally knows a good Chevy mechanic in Antrim, however given my Chevy has been standing idle for a while and it snapped a belt on my first trip for a basic service leaving me with no brakes, power steering or coolant - any of you know a mechanic near Dublin or Wicklow that knows these 6.2 V8 engines (Diesel). I would like it to have a good look over before i hit the road for a longer journey.


Founder
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Muckamore, Antrim
Age: 51
Homepage: motorhomecraic.com
Posts: 26999
Registered: 08 / 2011
My Motorhome: Pilote 78MX
Base Vehicle: Peugeot 2.5 TD
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 08.08.2018  ·  #39
Quote by Chevy Andy

I know in the Comments above Ally knows a good Chevy mechanic in Antrim


He's actually in Omagh, I asked him about yours and he said "sorry but I'm not taking anything else on"


Craic'er
Avatar
Gender:
Location: Wicklow
Posts: 42
Registered: 07 / 2018
My Motorhome: Mallard Sprinter
Base Vehicle: Chevy P30
Subject:

Re: 1991 Chevy P30 MH

 · 
Posted: 08.08.2018  ·  #40
I guess thats a no then 🤔


Selected quotes for multi-quoting:   0

Registered users in this topic

Currently no registered users in this section

The statistic shows who was online during the last 5 minutes. Updated every 90 seconds.