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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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