Fred, I'm considering doing the right side foot well for two reasons- 1, as part of the conversion to right hand drive cos it'll be easier to put the master cylinder, column and pedals in. 2, To gain a bit more foot room. For my back it would be better if I could have the seat forward and reclined more. Got to do some measuring of how my every day Mk5 truck is compared to the Mk1.
Right then, after the festive break we've managed to make a start on the engine mounts. It seemed to me that Mk1 mounts are bolted to the inner skin of the chassis where as Mk2s are bolted right though using a welded in spacer. Di lumps are pretty damned heavy so this is what's happened today-
Opened out the holes on the inside to 22mm and put new ones in the outside. I 20mm hole sawed then hand drilled to 22mm.Turned up some spacers.
I don't seam to be getting much time to work on it as I would like but hoe hum. Managed to get the near side inner arch cut ready for the shock top. I also cut the lower bit out as there where holes in it from removing the original shock mount and I'm using slightly thicker steel.
Nice work! I am not sure I like IFS enough to get all that done though.
I dream of ifs!!!! I swerve all over the roads here on a daily basis (north Essex/ Suffolk boarder) every bump which would normally go unnoticed in any other vehicle feels like I've hit a bomb crater !! But then that's what mk4 to mk8s are for
It's been 2 years 5 months since I was last on here and at that time I was flat out working and also flat out working on the Mk1 pick up. Just to explain what happened - in April 2015 my wife and life partner of 20 years Sally was taken away from us in a road traffic incident (shalln't say accident). My life got seriously turned upside down. The pick up got put under raps and so for I've not the heart to restart the project. I have been doing other Restoration work on motorcycles, a Leyland coach and if I may swear a Mk5 camper. My long term intention is to get round to completing the pick up and do just the same as Sally and myself wanted. Until then I just thought I'd explain the sudden stop.
aussiebob: Hi Conrod all the best for 2019 the strips look the part please let me know when you have sorted out the final details with them and i will arrange payment for a set. Regards
Jan 21, 2019 5:53:45 GMT 1
FredTransit: Captbingo like the pics, you need to put them in a thread as posts here drop off and don't gert seen eventually
May 22, 2018 10:43:52 GMT 1
captbingo: Getting the hang of postimage- chose wrong option last time! Hopefully here's the photos at last!
May 9, 2018 17:22:38 GMT 1
captbingo: Thought I'd post a 1st photo of newly acquired MK12.5 diesel 1977 Camping Car. Found in France, been a a barn for 3 years, but starts & drives! Blurry 'Eck. What have I started now. s5.postimg.cc/igox1s
May 9, 2018 16:52:25 GMT 1
captbingo: Allo Allo. Just acquired a MK 1 1977 2.5 diesel Camping Car. Its RHD UK Reg, but in SW France, a virtual 'Barn-Find' but starts/runs & only minimal corrosion. Lots to do though. Thought I'd say hello & will add photos later. Capt Bingo
May 9, 2018 16:37:50 GMT 1
patstevens: Loking for some parts for new project build.cab doors .side loader and pair of twin wheeler rear arches
Apr 5, 2018 0:47:21 GMT 1
sean130868: whats the value on 1980 stripped out camper tidy van with MOT any ideas?
Jan 29, 2018 16:44:57 GMT 1
rckybrook: Hi. My Mk1 has a declared date of manufacture on the V5 as 1978. It was first registered abroad, and registered in the UK November 1978(it is RHD by the way). However, the engine plate in the drivers foot well has the build year stamped as 77, and if I dec
Jan 24, 2018 14:17:37 GMT 1
russellhoman: Ihave been undertaking a long term renovation of a 1977 mk1 transit motor caravan sometimes on the road sometimes off this has cost lots of money, recently a completely selfish so called fan of mk1 transits stole rare engine parts from it info please
Nov 8, 2017 8:17:23 GMT 1
russellhoman: I have been undertaking a long term renovation of a 1977 mk1 transit motor caravan sometimes on the road sometimes off this has cost lots of money, recently a completely selfish so called fan of mk1 transits stole rare engine parts from it info please
Nov 6, 2017 20:16:38 GMT 1
davejake: hi does anyone have front brake shoes for a 1976 35 cwt
Jul 29, 2017 23:19:42 GMT 1
k3vyn: Hello All, Brought a Mk2 1978 Ci Motorhome for restoration and so excited and happy to be here.
Jul 9, 2017 7:40:56 GMT 1
justcruiser: Hi I have a French lhd mk1 bull nose and was going to convert it to rhd but have found a 1978 a series lhd does anyone now whitch steering box would fit ie transit etc
Mar 6, 2017 20:49:56 GMT 1
potentialproject: Sadly need, to sell my pickup, photos on classic car site uk. It's in Portugal. If anyone on here wants it. It's 2500, with a free weeks accomadation thrown in. Regretful sale. Thanks
Jan 16, 2017 13:44:04 GMT 1