What are you getting a crew cab tipper? If so watch out for the weight with them - my mate was over the weight limit total and rear axle with 2 scoops of sand in the back and a couple of labourers
Thats true, we had a batch of small isuzu trucks that needed modification, they were a crew cab and were rated at a 2 tonne load, thats WITHOUT fuel, hydraulic oil or bums in seats. they were a 7 seater with a 3/4 tray on the back, our engineer worked it out at:- 7 bums in seats @ 120 kg each ............ 840 kg long range tank @ 120 litres ............. 120 kg hydraulic fluid @ 50 litres .............. 100 kg giving you a total of ................... 1060 kg Therfore you have a total load capability of only 980 kg before you were over loaded. We had to reinforce the chassis at the spring mounts and the tray mounts just to bring them to the advertised load rating, not a cheap job. Custom folded chassis rail inserts were needed to reinforce from the gearbox cross member to the end of the chassis rail which meant stripping the chassis clean from gearbox back to end of chassis. Not a cheap job and one isuzu had to swallow to sell at the original price. I dont know how many they sold un-modified but theres a lot of overloaded trucks out there.
I also get asked if mines for sale a couple times a week if not more, like probably a lot of us do and also flagged down when I'm driving. it's par for the course... as is checking to see if you are being followed.
Wow dude, that is one fantastic truck. Hopefully next spring I can come off the money and buy one like yours and ship it to the States.
I'm in the same line of work. Remodeling and construction and that would make a neat advertising vehicle here in Texas. I had thought about an Mk1 but after seeing yours I believe the Mk2 would be the better fit. And the same configuration. Pickup dump bed. Or as you guys call it, a tipper.
I have a 1976 3rd generation Econoline van I am getting ready to restore. I've had it for many years and it is time to do the rust repairs and paint it. It runs and drives great with 173,00 miles on it. 351 Cubic inch V-8 with C6 auto.
My biggest issue to pick up a Transit is the cost of shipping. Heck, the shipping costs almost as much as the truck. Crazy.
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