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What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby JAY PS » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:09 pm

im sure im not the only one ,what happened to those lovely 70s/80s vans that were done to a very high standard .
Dusty rose etc ive checked some regs from the main page and most seem to have used until 1989 and then laid up or scrapped ?
I know that transformation was seen in sw london on a arfur daley type forecourt looking very sorry for it self ,rusty wheels and sidepipes ,rotten bodywork and i heard it was seen on a scrap lorry heading for the unknown FORD scrap yard in the sky ,ahortly after .
Someone on here must know what happed to the rest .
There is a big revival thing going on in the hotrod /custom car scene ,some class prisewinners have been found lurking in garages and some still in the same hands since they were built.
Vans are really a different kettle of fish ,they are big and dont get stored in the dry easily and English weather isnt that kind to Ford metalwork .
Anyone shed any light !!!
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Luke » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:17 pm

me too i keep seaching on the DVLA database the reg numbers of them when i see old pics - and like you say most are gone :( such a shame :(

i'd have loved to have had the chance of getting any of them for scrap - even if they were kept untill a restoration became viable :D
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Luke » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:28 pm

you got me doing it again :lol:

i had this van but a different pic as a screensaver on my works computer :lol:
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Date of Liability 01 04 1990
Date of First Registration 04 04 1977
Year of Manufacture 1977
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1600CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREEN
Vehicle Type Approval null
The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £101.75
12 Months Rate £185.00
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby JAY PS » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:30 am

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And heres one more
My old Ford Transit 150 2.5 di Was ex-AA last seen in Bromley area on private plate ,was K756 BRX
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Hydraulic Bloke » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:51 pm

They come back as Tojomitszyhodas
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Neil » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:32 pm

the one i bought had been in a lockup for 22 years :shock: there will be some left somewhere :!:
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Luke » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:33 pm

and madvanman is restoring 3001 :D
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Neil » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:35 pm

hows he doin with that one its gone quiet :?:
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Gavin » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:52 pm

got any more pics of the discotruck? the address on the back looks to be somewhere in hoddesdon, just up the road from me! would be interested to know what it is....
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby rvm » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:25 pm

hi all,
the question i want to ask is how did the 3001 get in to such a state when it cost so much to buy never mind to make :?: :?: :?: , also how is the rebiuild of the 3001, because i have read everything on here and now left me wanting to now if the phenix will rise again out of the fire :) :) :) .
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Luke » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:29 pm

Neil wrote:the one i bought had been in a lockup for 22 years :shock: there will be some left somewhere :!:
just a shame it'll never venture outside preston :wink: :lol:
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby JAY PS » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:45 pm

The black mk1 has been confirm by someone on rods and sods to be scrapped because it was rotten
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby Neil » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:36 pm

Luke wrote:
Neil wrote:the one i bought had been in a lockup for 22 years :shock: there will be some left somewhere :!:
just a shame it'll never venture outside preston :wink: :lol:
it might rain :twisted: :twisted: can t get her wet :lol: :lol:
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby bortaf » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:16 am

Over the years i've noticed most show motors tend to last 4 or 5 years of being mint before the grot starts to show unless it's either,
A - really well done, most are filerd to buggery over grot cos they are old when built
B - stored in a propper heated garage, normaly excludeds vans cos of not fitting a normal garage pluss they need "A" as well or no matter what the rust creeps out again, seen some real nice show cars needing a rebuild desperatly after 5 years even those that have had mag articals ect.
IME it's only really the full on resto that lives in heated dehumidified tent that last more than that :(
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Re: What happened to all the old custom vans

Postby cnmuraldesigns » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:41 pm

Dusty Rose. I am from co louth Ireland. My father bought that van think was around 1979 around Northampton brought it back to Ireland. We had it for a while always remembered it , was sold to a guy from Northern Ireland dont know where it is now. Would like to find out
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