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my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:18 pm

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hello me again, i have already posted my van on here but i thought i would post it in the progress reports section as after cristmas work will start on it, i have most of the parts for the LHD to RHD convertion including a disc brake front axel apposed to a drum axel which it curently has. i also had to get a new clutch fitted - that was a bit of a pain as it is a 1.7
i had to get it from germany, set me back a prety peny aswell. for future reference it there somewhere in england that would do a german clutch or am i going to have to keep forking out.

the van went for an MOT the other day...as you can guess it diddnt pass it was just to see what needed doing,
i propose a little game called "who can bring back an MOT failure sheet with the most pages" - ill start,
the van came back with 3 pages of failures and advisories - thay are not to bad just things like lights and welding and some problems front axel wise but i am changing all that so it dosent worry me

can anybody beet 3 pages of failures :lol:

ill keep you updated when the work starts
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:37 pm

i'll look forward to this one :D

i bet there will be another clutch that'll fit - one thats readly available in the UK - dont chuck the old one just yet it could be usefull to measure against different ones :idea:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:05 pm

i had to send the old one of as a part exchange - i spose i could use the one in it to compair when it eventually needs changing
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:10 pm

:? if you have just had a clutch why do you need to worry about anotherone :lol: :lol:
you have got your work cut out there i dont think i would want to do another conversion myself :roll:
but mine has done me well :wink:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:26 pm

its my first transit project so i am enthusiastic - im sure it will ware off :lol:
you having done it before probably know all the ups and downs that i will come across and in a few months time I will be the one saying i wouldnt do it again haha

just out of interest how did you go about changing the dashboard from lhd to rhd, im sure i will find out but it would be nice to know how to do it
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby MinorMatt » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:28 pm

The cherry picker I had for a short while had 3 pages of failures and 2 of advisories! :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:06 pm

Vandalism wrote:just out of interest how did you go about changing the dashboard from lhd to rhd, im sure i will find out but it would be nice to know how to do it

dash's you can do it 1 of 2 ways - either find a rhd mk1 dash cut it out and weld it in complete or the easier way is to weld and fill the hole in the lhs and cut a new one in the rhs - you can do this as the dash panel is the same all the way across :D madmark is the expert on these as he's done a few - ive yet to do mine :D
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:10 pm

thanks for the info - madmarks going to tell me how he did his - but what im unsure about is how to put a complete dash in if i go down that route but i may have to go down the other route
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:38 pm

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not that this is progress but i chucked some mk3 wheels on my van because they had good tyres, dont worry im keeping the mk1 wheels ill just blast and paint them at a later date when the vans getting closer to being finished

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my transit met a new transit today, by the looks of it they diddnt get on too well because they have their backs turned to eachother :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby transitandy » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:41 pm

looking forward to seeing this done :)
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:45 pm

me too :) welding should start soonish - also dropped some new old stock rear wheelarches off to be put on
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby roelsmits » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:02 pm

hello Vandalism
is it one of these?
(was made in Venlo)

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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:14 pm

hello, i wish mine looked that good,but no its not mine, mine came from Antwerp Ship Repair Belgium and was a fire engine in germany before that i think,
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby redcube » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:15 pm

Nice van
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If any thing falls of will you mind picking it up for me
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:24 pm

it will be (when finished) :D
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