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Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby iansmall » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00 am

Evening All,

The last Forum i was on was Vw T4 forum but come to my senses and want a proper big van!
I borrowed a friend's ex-welfare van (LWB Med roof) and realised I wanted a Hi-top. Possibly even a jumbo.

considering these 3 and more

hR LWB welfare:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-transit ... 1438.l9372

HR LWB welfare
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Transit ... 1438.l9372

Hr jumbo ex-police van
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/06-06-FORD-T ... 1438.l9372

The only one Ive seen so far, the guy 'forgot' to mention it was a Cat S. :shock: Good start and thank God for HPI

Any advice gratefully received. Always wanted to do my own van and looking forward to getting started
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby Altransit » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:52 pm

Welcome to the forum :D
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2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby ned » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:11 pm

Hello.

1st one looks abit scabby.
2nd one looks nice and clean.
3rd one NO its a 135 tdci run, run fast, run far.

Welcome to the club. N
03 transit 125t280 2.0 tdci swb executive college blue 92 crewcab. Built in Belgium so deserves lots of love. 213,000 miles on the clock.

Instructions for use. fill with fuel. start engine. drive like a t#@t.
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby Altransit » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:03 pm

ned wrote: 3rd one NO its a 135 tdci run, run fast, run far.

Welcome to the club. N

:lol: So says the Mk6 TDCi owner :P :mrgreen: :wink:
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2004 Mk6 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.0 TDDi - Vantunered (Also gone)
2008 Mk7 SWB T280 Medium Roof 85PS 2.2 TDCi - Also Vantunered
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby ned » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Altransit wrote:
ned wrote: 3rd one NO its a 135 tdci run, run fast, run far.

Welcome to the club. N

:lol: So says the Mk6 TDCi owner :P :mrgreen: :wink:


:lol: just saving his/her sole from a life of pain and insanity :wink: plus its over priced. N
03 transit 125t280 2.0 tdci swb executive college blue 92 crewcab. Built in Belgium so deserves lots of love. 213,000 miles on the clock.

Instructions for use. fill with fuel. start engine. drive like a t#@t.
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby mistericeman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 pm

We bought a Ex Balfour Beatty mess bus already insulated/split charge and eberspacher....

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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby iansmall » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:39 pm

very nice van. That's the standard I'm aspiring too!

Did you do it all yourself?

cheers,

Ian
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby mistericeman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:55 pm

Barring the ply lining and insulation that was already fitted as were the windows...
Rest of it was mostly done over 3 weekends then progress tailed off as we started using it lol.

Cooking is all electric (microwave /kettle /slow cooker /toaster etc)
From a 3000w inverter powered by 3 x 100ah leisure batteries charged via a durite VSR and 2 x 100w solar panels.
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Re: Hello from Norwich-just about to buy Welfare Van

Postby Luke » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:48 am

hello and welcome to the forum :D
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