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 Post subject: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Got sucked into Ford transits (next stage of the british fords disease after escorts apparantly)

Started with a 71 cab chassis that turned out to have terminal chassis rust - got it from the sticks near ballarat:
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So i kept the good cab parts and binned most of the chassis (these are unitary not ladder)

Then i bought a 77 with some cab rust and a good chassis (with some spare doors and a another rusty cab) - got this one from a paddock in S.A.
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i have started the rust repairs - mostly in the roof and some minor stuff around the front wheelarches
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plans are (in stages so RWC and rego doesnt become a problem):
Cab extension - around 320mm added to become a spacecab (will be done with the roof replacement)
Chassis extension by around 1m and a beavertail style tray added (after rego)
change back to early style flat front (the bullnose one is ugly)
will end up running a late 250 crossflow and a 4spd auto, will not be running any computers so its a carby and an A4LD/AOD in all likelyhood.
Will fit vented front discs (retaining 4 pot calipers it already has.

i am being very carefull to keep mods minimal and mild so rego doesnt become a problem on this build as i dont need another MK2 Cortina style build failure.

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:36 pm 
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got the roof ready to weld on and the cab extension partially done. I am mulling over whether i should do the chassis extension now or leave it till after rego, as i believe the final product will be stronger if it is done together.
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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Got the other cab rear bulkhead/roof trimmed up and sitting on the lorry so i can get solid measurements for the pieces i need to get cut/folded to fill it in.
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i am not looking forward to joining the two roof skins

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:49 pm 
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finally finished Uni for the semester so i have a month or so to work on this project,
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Bits and pieces folded up for rust repairs/cab extension.
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started work on extended floor for cab and rust repairs to step/outrigger.

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:16 am 
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step/outrigger rebuilt
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one side of cab extension tacked together
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so much welding to do.......

and on a side note, i cant find a single goddamned datum to work from so nothing is parallel / square but it "looks" OK.

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:56 pm 
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i have been chipping away at this project slowly while working and doing some wrecking to pay for it, i bought another transit (with much less rust than mine, but too late now) it has given up a lot of good parts to my project, such as new radiator, diff/brakes and reconditioned heavy duty steering box, and will be useful for rust repair sections.
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Today i picked up a reconditioned 200Ci crossflow (to replace the current precrossflow) and a T5 manual box to go behind it, and sunday i am getting an XF 5spd bellhousing to join the two.

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:15 pm 
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keep up the goood work mate :shock:


would you not go from the firewall??
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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:18 pm 
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keep up the good work. this is quite interesting to follow
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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:43 pm 
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Cooooolll......custom cab mods.....nice.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:53 pm 
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would you not go from the firewall??


one would think so, but apparantly not on a 70's British commercial vehicle.I ended up having to measure from suspension mounting points to try and keep things square.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:58 pm 
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If I recall correctly.....the Poms didn't get an inline 6....????.....they got the V4, 2.0 litre, yeah?...on the later square shape ones?....remembering from when I was a kid.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:37 pm 
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cjh wrote:
If I recall correctly.....the Poms didn't get an inline 6....????.....they got the V4, 2.0 litre, yeah?...on the later square shape ones?....remembering from when I was a kid.


poms got V4,kent,pinto,essex v6 and diesels. a few people have questioned my use of a 200Ci motor, i just chuckle since its an absolute monster compared to the factory options in pommy land.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 77 MK1 transit resoration
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:21 am 
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JOSE wrote:
cjh wrote:
If I recall correctly.....the Poms didn't get an inline 6....????.....they got the V4, 2.0 litre, yeah?...on the later square shape ones?....remembering from when I was a kid.


poms got V4,kent,pinto,essex v6 and diesels. a few people have questioned my use of a 200Ci motor, i just chuckle since its an absolute monster compared to the factory options in pommy land.





which it is!



altho V6?? in a capri......... :?:
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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:23 pm 
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JOSE wrote:
cjh wrote:
If I recall correctly.....the Poms didn't get an inline 6....????.....they got the V4, 2.0 litre, yeah?...on the later square shape ones?....remembering from when I was a kid.


poms got V4,kent,pinto,essex v6 and diesels. a few people have questioned my use of a 200Ci motor, i just chuckle since its an absolute monster compared to the factory options in pommy land.


Why not use a 250 instead of the 200 ???.........or is it a case of you already have a 200 ???
I know in Oz we had 6 cyl ones anyway.
We I was a kid, I knew a bloke who was fitting a 250 into one.....IIRC, they reversed the 'K' frame....?????...to fit the donk.

 

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