Hi, I'm looking to go down the same route of a couple of other guys on here by fitting the 2.5 turbo and independent front suspension from a later transit to a mk1 chassi cab to use as recovery truck to take to the local transport shows. I just wondered if anyone knows of the paper work issues regards dvla if I converted the smaller 5 stud pickup to the bigger 6 studs so that I could carry more weight? Or is it best to hold out for a 6 stud twin wheeler? Any advice regarding importing from Malta?
Its easier to downplate than up plate, DVLA are likely to make you jump through massive hoops to try and up plate it might not even be possible depending on what model you start with especially if you are doing other modifications that would make the whole thing more complicated anyway. Fred has put a link on here somewhere about the differences between the chassis's on the different models. If you start with a 6 stud axle then at least the weight plate will be correct to begin with. Are you going over to Malta to buy one or just buying one that has been brought over already - beware there are a lot that have lost their identity over the years and are basically unregisterable (legally) in the UK and are only really a source of spares - It doesn't stop anybody advertising them on ebay though - look for wrong/ missing chassis numbers/ plates etc, almost all the vans out there have done 40 years of hard work and have been kept going as best they could
Main reason I asked regards up-plate is that ive been told about a mk1 five stud camper thats going to be broken so I was considering buying the cab & chassi from them as I dont really require the running gear. But as I suspected I might hold out for a 6 stud twin wheeler and just extend the chassi. Malta was just a thought really as ive seen people advertising vehicles for sales which are still in Malta, to be honest I had no thoughts of going to malta I was just thinking of getting plenty of pictures, as hopefully their not as rotten as some of the ones here?
I think hold out for a six stud twin wheeler. Speak to ralph on here if you are interested in an import, or as you are already thinking look for a twin wheel chassis cab camper. If it's tax exemption you want, all Mk1s will be tax free by 2018 so you can get a 74 now and it will be tax exempt (historical free tax)
Yes I'd like a tax exempt one which would be in keeping with the tax exempt cars I have. I like the sound of an import vehicle as its probably a more solid base to start from and I think paying a bit more money for a better one makes a bit more sense rather than buying a total basket case, but it sounds like getting an import registered over here might be a bit of a head ache? I assume the camper van fans take a bit of a dim view on guys buying campers and pulling them to bits to build pick up's??
Ive messaged a lady a couple of weeks ago on another forum who has her late husbands mk1 pickup for sale, but unfortunately ive had no response either way to say if its still for sale or sold. I also asked her for some additional pictures or a link to additional pictures of the vehicle but again sadly no reply.
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
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FredTransit: Captbingo like the pics, you need to put them in a thread as posts here drop off and don't gert seen eventually
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captbingo: Getting the hang of postimage- chose wrong option last time! Hopefully here's the photos at last!
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