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.
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Jan 24, 2021 18:46:24 GMT 1
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transitmiler: Hi folks liked at some posts regarding heater fan. Have just bought a xtrail motor took magnets and armature out of old motor and replace with complete motor
Dec 31, 2020 22:32:25 GMT 1
aussiebob: very little rust rear wheel arch needs respray and minor panel beating/250 alloy head motor/upgraded front disc brakes/ running dedicated lp gas/zl fairlane alloy wheels
Nov 7, 2019 5:41:32 GMT 1
aussiebob: due to age and finances i have to put my sundowner for sale; auto/power steering ,disc brake rear axle,e
Nov 7, 2019 5:37:16 GMT 1
paultransit81: hi guys. have been reading some of your posts . I'm glad I live down under .. rust isn't our enemy . the sun is .. keep on keeping on.. transits rockin roll
Oct 11, 2019 12:19:23 GMT 1
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Oct 3, 2019 10:24:12 GMT 1
cortinae: Long shot aiming at my painting friends Got my screen out my MK 2 transit and for the love of god can not find the paint code for the metal part of the dashboard any ideas , went to paint shop and all the young guy kept saying can you not bring it in no it
Aug 24, 2019 22:02:15 GMT 1
soapysmith: Hi all, a friend of mine, whose husband died last year, has dropped in a cd with pictures of some MK1 bits. I see she has a diesel bonnet and grille assy. I also spotted a front axle with disc brakes. Anybody interested in anything?I am away for a few days
Aug 8, 2019 20:31:16 GMT 1
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Jun 12, 2019 18:20:49 GMT 1
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Jan 25, 2019 22:18:33 GMT 1
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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