Kinda crappy pics I just picked up a better phone but will need to stand on my fence to get a nice full view! Stripped out most the rust from the engine bay etc, gave it a good clean and under layers of grime a lot of the paint work was in alright nick, although a lot was also fucked and required much welding. Anyway, now has a nice thick coat of epoxy primer applied ready for the paint work. The Gold bit is the gutter which was done for, had filled with leaves and rusted through , meaning that water had leaked into the cab leaving lots of nice holes inside! after much sculpting of sheet metal and shit loads of sheet metal it looks a bit messy but should bit fit for purpose.
1 - 2 ) Not sure on technical term but rear sections for tail lights. Left side completely replaced with Zinc-tech. Right side cleaned up and epoxied. 3) Entire rear panel replaced with zinc-tech as it was a complete state. 4) Originally this was a enormous patch of body filler! I sanded it down and found an aluminium sheet underneath attached only with sikaflex! Popped it off. cleaned everything up, then riveted it back on. 5) Window sills, jambs, and 'lintels' were all in very bad shape. Many filled in with body filler! Stripped down, primed, and fixed up with riveted on and sealed zinctech. 6) New seats! Old ones were wrecked. Picked up these captain seats for £180 for the pair from Cornwall when I was on holiday, in great nick! Bolted to box section frame and will be welded to the floor. 7) Floor plan. Just cleaning this up and then the cover will go back on. 8) Dashboard, not in bad nick but might need fixing up in a few places 9) Brake cables are pretty corroded. Need to sand them down and possibly think about replacing. Liberal application of WD40 in appropriate places. Going to replace the shocks. 10) Propshaft, in the process of rust removal and then will get a good epoxy prime.
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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
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
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