Original 1940’s American Diner

December 6, 2018 / For Sale, News /
Main Current

We have been made aware of an original American Diner that is looking for a new home.

The current owner has done some research into its history and traced it back to its American routes. The diner was built by the Jerry O’Mahoney Diner Company, in the early 1940’s. It was originally named ‘The Riverview Diner’ and located at 4105 Front Street, Harrisburg, PA.

In 1990 it was removed and restored before being shipped to the UK.  It was then sited in Covent Garden, London, as part of the ‘Fatboy’s’ diner chain. During which time Pete visited the diner as a customer, maybe some of you remember it too?

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In 2001 it was moved to its current home, in Kent, where it was running as a restaurant until October 2018.

We’d love to hear from you if you have any more information about the history of this rare diner car. We believe there are as few as 20 of these diners left in existence which makes it a really exciting find.

Alternatively, if your interested in buying the diner, we can put you in contact with the owner, who is very keen to see it receive the restoration and new lease of life it deserves. We would be more than happy to provide a quotation for any restoration work that needs undertaking.

 

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Original early photograph of the interior

Current inside

The Diner in action more recently

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For Sale – Fully Restored 1968 Overlander II £75,000

August 23, 2018 / For Sale /
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The overlander 2 has a sleeker profile to the early sixties models. The Corning curved glass frameless windows have no gutters and the doors are flush fitting, providing its very ascetically pleasing, streamline appearance.

This Airstream was imported from Nashville USA and has been completely, carefully and professionally restored from the chassis up, with a entirely new interior. Details of the restoration work can be found in our blog posts. www.airstreamrenovations.co.uk/category/project-updates/overlander-2/

The new interior features attractive walnut cabinet work with hand made veneer inlays. Worktops are solid resin with under mounted sinks, providing attractive, streamlined, functionality .

There is a fully equipped wet room with marine toilet and stainless steel sink, a fixed rear bedroom, and a forward seating area upholstered in aged leather, which converts to a full size second double bed.

The finish has been created using high quality bespoke materials and craftsmanship, providing a highly functional yet beautiful space.

This airstream is fully equipped with the latest luxuries including:

Truma water and air heating

On board fresh water, gray and black tanks

Solar Panel

Bluetooth audio System

12v and Gas systems for off grid operation

Stainless steel fronted 60L Fridge

Smev Oven, Grill and Hob

LED lighting throughout, with additional multicolour mood lighting controls.

Available immediately. This airstream is very well equipped for both on and off grid use, however we can add or adapt systems to suit your application or needs. Similarly interior decoration can be modified to taste.

Viewings by appointment.

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46 Spartan – Insulation

October 26, 2017 / 1946 Spartan /
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As the Spartan will be lined with plywood great care has been taken to avoid any potential water damage via leaks or condensation. We have glued one layer of insulation to the outer skin with a second layer across the ribs to give an air gap. The inner insulation has been taped and sealed to form a moisture barrier. 


47 Spartan – 1st fix wiring

October 25, 2017 / 1946 Spartan /
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Between the first and second layers of insulation we have fitted all the necessary wiring and cable conduits


46 Spartan – Preparation of the inner skin

October 10, 2017 / 1946 Spartan /
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The first job is to paint each panel internal face with a protective bituminous coating prior to fitting insulation 


46 Spartan – Arrival at the Workshop

October 6, 2017 / 1946 Spartan /
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The very much anticipated arrival of a beautiful 26ft 1946 Spartan Manor – here for a complete interior.

This 71 year old trailer was originally lined in birch plywood with birch plywood cabinets. 

The new interior will use the same materials and a layout similar to the original with a front sofa (the observation lounge), middle kitchen an dinette, bathroom and rear bed. 


58 Globester – Bathroom Sink and Tap

October 14, 2016 / 58 Globester /
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To complete the bathroom the sink and tap are fitted. The tap has a pull out spout which serves as a shower head. 


58 Globester – Fold down Worktop

October 14, 2016 / 58 Globester /
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In order to add a little more work space I have fitted a fold down worktop next to the fridge. 

  


58 Globester – Locker Doors

October 14, 2016 / 58 Globester /
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The walnut sliding doors are fitted to the overhead locker. 


58 Globester – Door Skin

October 14, 2016 / 58 Globester /
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The original door skin removed and replaced with polished aluminium. New seals complete the work on the door.