Oh sorry - not even close!!!
We had a weird run of events - First Peter changed jobs, then we sold our 69 fully functional Globe Trotter. Then I panicked and bought a 63 GT - in the meantime the Overlander had all new running gear put on her. then my Brother arrived so the Ella became host kitchen and bathroom for 14 months and our bunkie ended up his living room and bedroom.
finally got rid of him and it was time to get the LadyBug road worthy for my first solo trip - then hubby got sick! really sick - and all restoration stopped.
In the interim we are trying to get a house built and go through years of red tape with our neighbours forcing us into appeal after appeal and of course $$$$$$$$$'s after $$$$$$$$'s.
Next we decided on the layout for the LB and started to acquire the parts we would need to restore the interior. Then a true Canadian winter hit and caved in our garage and trashed all the cabinets from the LB - so without a garage and over 200 inches of snow this past winter - NOTHING got done on the trailer restorations - so Peter moved to the demolition of the Ella.
The unsuspecting Ella had no idea what her fate was?
Instead of just going to the crusher she was in for a complete decommission. Starting on this lovely sunny day with the water fill cap.
Moving along quickly...The 1963
GT in the background shaking in her boots at the sheer carnage going on beside her - but she was very impressed that everything was taken apart bit by bit. No wrecking ball came...
and then the cold blooded fool I married.....
A true Cannuck!!! a bit of cold weather and snow was not about to stop him when he is on a mission.
Amazing it all fit into our 5 x 10 landscape trailer and off to the aluminum recycler!!!
And that would be the 1961
Overlander also teeth chattering thinking she was next. But wondered why she was now filled to the brim with parts....
And Ella's first donner travels - to the local recyler - to become 100's of other parts and functional things all over Canada!
Then Peter got sick (nope not from the cold weather) - or should I say never really recovered from the summer and dropped into a hole. We managed to get a few things sorted with the LB (secure the new AC and install a couch for sleeping) and made a trip in the Spring to the Factory for MORE parts. All with high hopes that our travels down the Vintage road would be as planned.....
Then I got sick! - and I never get sick. So when I am down not too much of anything gets organized or done around here
And now we are both at a cross roads where some serious questions about priorities have to be asked and answered.
We are now seriously considering walking away from the whole lot.
But as a back up I have our new to us escape pod that I am buying without Peters knowledge - it is a huge surprise for our 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary we are celebrating this year.
So I figured with the run of bad luck and poor health - it is time for us to stop and smell the roses and pick up our vintage hobby when we actually retire and have the time to work on them for fun and not such a huge burden (if we make it that far) 7 years to go - so lucky 7 is ahead of us now so the priority is camp camp camp - not work work work and then do more work work work and then come home and work work work -
So I doubt that you will see this neat idea for a hybrid come to life.....