Firstly a bit of background, I picked this 1983 mk2 Dormobile up August 2015 from a popular auction site! It had been stored in a farmers barn since 1998 and was now forsale by his wife. They originally had a mk1 Dormobile that had deteriorated beyond repair and so in 1983 he purchased a brand new mk2 panel van from a local dealer in primer grey. This was, along with the mk1 delivered to a local coachworks where it was painted, and the mk1 stripped and all items transferred onto the mk2. The story goes that he only ever spent one night in the van, but it was more used for day trips and for visiting various agricultural shows, clocking up 77k Miles by 1998, when it was parked in his farms outbuilding and forgotten.
When we went to view the van, this was how we found it, wrapped up in various tarps, i thought at the very worse it would make a good donor van.
Covers off, it didnt look as bad,
Since i purchased it in August, i never had anytime to get near it, so it has been sat outside in my yard all winter, this weekend however i managed to clear space in a unit i share, and got a start made
Turns out it is 1982 not 1979, my other mk2 is a 79 hence the confusion!!
Fred, Im sure its a Dormobile conversion as the furniture is the same as the Dormobile VW's, Wardrobe handles etc, i do not think they done a mk2 but because it was all swapped off a mk1 its somewhat unique
Got another few hours on the van lastnight. My mate convinced me to use these Dollies he had made up for a morris minor so that we can shift it about and its a better height for working, a bit of modification was required however.
How do you lift a van 2.5Ft in the air? the bumper irons and an engine hoist!
Front end up
Back going up
Pretty solid underneath, so mostly just panel work required:
Next step is to start on the rear arch and take it from there
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conrod: Hi Bob, have emailed you about the stripes. I have a couple of sets left. Cheers Conrad
Jan 24, 2021 18:46:24 GMT 1
souths: greetings conrod bob from sydney due to s little financel win i am keen on puchasing a green body stripe kit from you please forward cost to purchase pleasE and cost of postage to sydney i will require your bank details so i can lodge payment BOB
Jan 18, 2021 4:25:37 GMT 1
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Jan 17, 2021 23:36:27 GMT 1
souths45: greetings conrod all the best for 2022 do you have a spare set of body strip kit in green available if so what is the cost to buy one from you please include [postage to sydney and can you give me your bank d details so i can pay you
Jan 8, 2021 5:36:54 GMT 1
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
paultransit81: mk1 transit standard doors rubber kit available rare spares aust
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
magnum: hello all new member magnum
Jun 12, 2019 18:20:49 GMT 1
FredTransit: Hello jonnochap!
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
Jan 21, 2019 5:53:45 GMT 1