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Camper mk1 update

Postby camper extraudinair » Sun May 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Hi Do you remember me from about five years ago, i stopped posting because i moved
down south, and because i have been so busy working on the new bungalow & having
a workshop built i have hardly had time to use my Transit or even to work on it,
so here is an update on progress so far, since i last posted i have fitted another drivers
seat & full seat harness as i kept sliding out of the old captains seat as i tend to drive
it a bit lively when the mood takes me, i have fitted a toyota celica one which is a leather
bucket seat, also while doing that i fitted some underlay & floor carpet which i cut & edged
my self, also i mounted the new seat on an adjustable mounting out of a black cab which
is fully adjustable in all directions including up & down, it took me a week to modify & weld
to suit the original floor mounting & the seat, here is some pics of said work will post more
later, Happy Transiteering to you all.
ps the wife did'nt want to change hers
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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby oldyellar » Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm

camper extraudinair wrote:Hi Do you remember me from about five years ago, i stopped posting because i moved
down south, and because i have been so busy working on the new bungalow & having
a workshop built i have hardly had time to use my Transit or even to work on it,
so here is an update on progress so far, since i last posted i have fitted another drivers
seat & full seat harness as i kept sliding out of the old captains seat as i tend to drive
it a bit lively when the mood takes me, i have fitted a toyota celica one which is a leather
bucket seat, also while doing that i fitted some underlay & floor carpet which i cut & edged
my self, also i mounted the new seat on an adjustable mounting out of a black cab which
is fully adjustable in all directions including up & down, it took me a week to modify & weld
to suit the original floor mounting & the seat, here is some pics of said work will post more
later, Happy Transiteering to you all.
ps the wife did'nt want to change hers


What engine have you got in there ?
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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby WorkyTicket » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:13 am

I’ve got the same van and at 6’4” I’m struggling to figure out how to layout the sleeping etc arrangements. Have you any pictures of your living quarters?


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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby camper extraudinair » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:05 pm

Hi W.T. i will post some pics of the inside of my van but i totally ripped mine out &
replaced it with the inside of a caravan ?, hope they are of some help.
ps sorry if they don't show it well enough, let me know & i will take some more
detailed ones for you.
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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby WorkyTicket » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:45 pm

Wow that looks lush


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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby camper extraudinair » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi Old yellar, here is a few pics when i first put the Chrysler 318 in it with
the 4 barrell carb.
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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby oldyellar » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am

camper extraudinair wrote:Hi Old yellar, here is a few pics when i first put the Chrysler 318 in it with
the 4 barrell carb.

Look nice, and I bet it sounds even better. Plenty effortless torque? 8)
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Re: Camper mk1 update

Postby camper extraudinair » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:12 pm

Hi Old yellar, when i give it a bit of stick lots of people look, it has a straight through
exhaust but is'nt that loud to be honest, from 1500 revs it takes off like a car consider
ing it weights in at 3.1 tons it has lots of Torque & about 220 bhp.
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