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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:41 pm 
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The 3lt V6 (as found in the capri) was a semi factory job done on ambulances and such

I went with the 200Ci as the largest factory motor in the MK1 transits (here) is a 200Ci.

I am planning on reversing the sub frame (so it passes in front of the sump instead of behind) as i am moving the engine back to fit the flat nose panel.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:14 pm 
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Very cool.
I have a soft spot for mk1 Transits, my Uncle had a van about 15 years ago that had been shortened in length by 1.2M and had a 460BB V8. Thing was wild!

Will be keeping an eye on this one.

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Went on an adventure today, i picked up 2 LWB MK2 transits from kilmore, the one with the dually wheels will be tidied up (change gearbox and axle, sort out some rust) and sold, while the single axle one is going to get a camper fit out as the plan for our honeymoon is to go on a driving holiday around Australia.

The one i am keeping was a good find as it is the "kombi" model it has 4 piston front calipers, a sane diff ratio of 3.9:1 (BW78 - yay) and factory front and rear swaybars. and as far as i can tell minimal rust. and is fitted with captains seats.

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Nice score bloke, nice score...... :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:40 pm 
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The dual wheel MK2 van ended up having had an accident and one of the front spring hangers sheared off the chassis and has been badly welded back on, and both front spring mounts had been badly plated so i raided it for parts for the other one and sold it as a roller.

The "kombi" MK2 van has had some rust repairs done to the passengers side outrigger, and will require both front guards to come off to sort out the A pillars (yay for welded on structural guards), and has already found a new owner once the repairs are completed (i decided i cant afford any more cars and have enough projects already) which saddens me as this is a really well loaded van in great condition.
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I found some time to get the other side of the cab extension welded up, and the roof welded. As expected it was a disaster, wobbly as hell, but with the gas torch and some water as well as a lot af mashing with the rubber mallet i have got it almost back into shape, and will probably only need 3 or so liters of body filler up there.
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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:19 pm 
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JOSE wrote:
I found some time to get the other side of the cab extension welded up, and the roof welded. As expected it was a disaster, wobbly as hell, but with the gas torch and some water as well as a lot af mashing with the rubber mallet i have got it almost back into shape, and will probably only need 3 or so liters of body filler up there.

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ouch! ..... cutout centre & weld in a filler piece??
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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
JOSE wrote:
I found some time to get the other side of the cab extension welded up, and the roof welded. As expected it was a disaster, wobbly as hell, but with the gas torch and some water as well as a lot af mashing with the rubber mallet i have got it almost back into shape, and will probably only need 3 or so liters of body filler up there.

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ouch! ..... cutout centre & weld in a filler piece??


thought of that, but no matter what its going to be a bit wonky. i think i can get it 90% the way there by stretching and shrinking and the rest will be bog. even the pros have trouble with this.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:47 pm 
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then what about a brace/insert like the EA/ED wagoons have in the back roof area???
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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:55 pm 
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then what about a brace/insert like the EA/ED wagoons have in the back roof area???


Already have a brace from a transit van (SWB has the same roofline as the truck)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:23 am 
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hi their

am from the ford transit forum in great Britain/Manchester

carnt believe the quality of work i have a mrk 2 crew cab which am restoring i pulled it out of a field

all here in the link below
http://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 7&t=145731
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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:46 pm 
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karl mcghee wrote:
hi their

am from the ford transit forum in great Britain/Manchester

carnt believe the quality of work i have a mrk 2 crew cab which am restoring i pulled it out of a field

all here in the link below
http://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 7&t=145731


Thanks Karl, i have come across your thread before, you are a champ for saving a transit in that condition, it would have 100% got scrapped here as our tolerance for rot is somewhat lower due to dryer weather yours will pretty much be a new van once all the rust is patched :)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:50 am 
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i was hoping to get primmer on before winter but still time yet i have most of the pannels for collection at the transit mania show new steps, step sills i already have upper and lower sills lower sills for the rear i also have another mrk2 chassis cab in a friends breakers yard which am cutting up for parts and panel's

the thing i carnt get is the whole front end and not to sure which on it should have
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