Deep Red


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So sorry to hear that. Deep Red was a super conversion, very well documented and I am sure the Ian inspired many self builders, and will continue to do so. R.I.P. Ian, and condolences to family and friends. Geoff.


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He had some super info on there and was a great help to many self-builders I am sure. When I was doing my first build, his clear post on making the slatted pull-out bed frame was very useful.

I hope the website stays up as a tribute to his work. I am sure it will continue to help others for many more years.
It says on Deep Red site that the site will stay online as a memorial to Ian,though will not be updated


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That’s sad news,there’s some very good stuff on Ian’s site too



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First I have heard of Ian, but looks like he knew his stuff and made a nice van
Go well Ian
One of the very great inspirations of my build was the amazingly and generally mind boggling capabilities of Ian when he decided to take on the Deep Red build.

I was so totally captivated by his capabilities that I printed off several hard copy paper copies of the build that I used during the build of my 'Millie'!

Throughout my many years of reading and following build conversions of panel vans "Deep Red" has to be, for me, the absolute pinnacle of excellence and for that Ian was an amazing star.



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Very sad to hear, I had a fair bit of email contact with Ian 4 or 5 years ago, he was always very helpful with his suggestions and ideas, a great loss to the self build community. Phil

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