Just because I dont comment It doesn't mean that I dont enjoy following the progress on you van, and I am sure that I am not the only one who appreciates the time and effort taken to post the pictures.
Keep up the good work and keep the picture coming.
Hi Pete....it's good to know yr here...and it will keep me posting....the odd comment is encouraging...no responses do make us a little dishearted....but I guess reading a good book out loud keeps everyone quiet... Thank you peter 👍👍👍👍
Hi Peter....yes...there are bits I feel could have been done better...I'm working outside so restricted to what can and can't be done regarding weather to....but lots still gets done....zero rot now...I've decided to do engine bay out nice..so all them refurbed bits will come out again....but the body's going to keep it's old pintina look....old man on young mans legs 😃..I'll block whole van down to show it's lines..and surface rust looks...then coat a clear lacquer...thanks for your interest peeps...I do appreciate feedback....keeps me going on it...👍 ...
I'll post pics of bay ..asap..just wonna update my Engine Rebuilt...😁 So......had to but in to engineering company in the end for total strip and rebuild.... had to find another block as this one had already been sleeved...we needed New pistons..so plus 20s were found for the job....crank Had to be reground so New 10s, bearings needed..valves needed to be grinded and reseated...Another set of core plugs purchased🤨 ...and Had to locate couple of missing rockers...Burton supplied a full gasket set, again....only thing I didn't hv to replace was the new timing gear that was fitted a couple of years back now...all looking good for collection soon...proper job.... I'll get pics posted of a lovely clean rebuilt engine soon....👌👌👌👌👌
May seem like I've been quiet these days but can assure readers I've not...engine rebuild is get rather complicated again...having to find plus 20 essex pistons, main and big end bearings, gaskets, plugs ext ..chroming some nice bits to.....got five wheels powdered and been preping bay for paint...also fitted new old stock opening quarter glass rubbers after making frames mint..New glass guilds in doors and preping the male and female shuts..New glass rubbers fitted in rear doors...I'll add wheel pics asap.. [/quote]
]Heres the powdered wheels....I hv a set of very good quality chromed caps going on them
invested in a powerful compressor and some cool air tools...plus a sand blasting cabinet...ive modified it at it pick up end works great,..May start taking on small items up to 24inches..blast and etch prime to earn the cost..see results below....these bonnet brackets were seriously rusted...
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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
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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
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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
Jan 21, 2019 5:53:45 GMT 1