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Hey Team, My name is Sam, but most people call me the Barter Barber, my dog and I travel around the country in our beautiful old 1971 CF Bedford. It’s currently running a 1.8 slant with a 4speed manual gearbox From the van we run a not for profit and cashless charity project called The Barter Barber! The idea behind The Barter Barber is we drive around New Zealand Swapping Haircuts and Cut throat shaves for food and petrol, Koha essentially. From a mobile Barbershop that we tow Behind our van! A 1980s Sprite that has been repouposed. The reason we do this is to talk to New Zealand men about topics like mental health, communication and ultimately suicide prevention. Helping our men get help they deserve, even if they’re not in one of the major cities. As our guys often get overlooked when it comes to how we’re doing and we’re too used to “harden up” rather than being able to deal with our emotions! as far as Van mods go at the moment, she’s pretty standy, camper conversion in the back and the aftermarket high roof, or at least it looks that way. We’re getting it wrapped by Big Brown Industries in Auckland soon, to get rid of the mural and make it water tight! It’s been a wet winter haha. future mods Is kind of why I’m posting. I was sent to Oldschool because we’ve been having some real issues with the van and it’s becoming harder and harder to keep going on our mission and we were told this is where we could maybe get some help! I’ve lost most of first gear, all of second and all of reverse in the truck. We’ve been offered a gearbox in Hawks bay but to be fair would it be better to repower the engine, with 10’000ks towing the barbershop to go? More looking for advice at the momento or maybe someone that would be interested in helping? in return during our mission we are filming a doco that will be released on New Zealand Television but also internationally. And would love to help any one that helps us by gifting them advertising and haircuts for life! also anyone that has a cool bus that needs a bit of work but won’t cost the earth could be interested in upsizing with the right fit for the mission! thanks so much for reading all this and having us on your forum! If you want to learn more about who we are and what we do you can see our Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebarterbarber or watch Attitude T.Vs recent doco on us (and see all the van has to offer) at Thanks so much again, will try and start this discussion thing! Remember it’s Okey not to be Okey!