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Postby mk2panelvan » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:24 pm

I would gladly give £200 for this van and put her back on the road but how would I get her back from London, anyone help?
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Postby Luke » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:32 pm

Have you read this thread?

Mate im sure there's somone on here with a spec lift that could legally tow it back other than that use a ridgid bar or a A frame!
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Postby mk2panelvan » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:43 pm

Would have to come down to cost on the recovery side, as you can see from the pictures it needs work and plenty of money spending on it, if a cheap way of recovery could be reached I would have it.
Is the early Mk3 like the Mk2 in parts? was thinking, pick up a Mk3, take the running gear out of that a slip it to this van to speed the resto on, after some welding, glass and a blowover it would begin to look like it should once more
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Postby MrMPuk » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:59 am

Dunno what's going on with this but had a guy come up to me in the pub last night to say that Ford had found it. Does this mean Ford are going to do something with it? Will we be seeing it in the Ford heritage collection?
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Postby FredTransit » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:54 am

mk2panelvan wrote:Would have to come down to cost on the recovery side, as you can see from the pictures it needs work and plenty of money spending on it, if a cheap way of recovery could be reached I would have it.
Is the early Mk3 like the Mk2 in parts? was thinking, pick up a Mk3, take the running gear out of that a slip it to this van to speed the resto on, after some welding, glass and a blowover it would begin to look like it should once more


First I have to say i have seen the van and have to say it's a big job but dooable. The scuttle panel needs complete replacment for a start. As for changing the running gear I would go with what it's got (Granny i think) but I think the axles need proper securing as it wasn't meant to be road going. As I think I said in another post, if youfind a flatbed or spec that can handle a LWB, it will take 3001 easyly.
MrMP, Peter knows where the van is and has seen it. Could he have finally persuaded Ford to take her on? Hope so.
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Postby MrMPuk » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:27 am

I knew that Peter Lee knew where it was, the only reason I ask is wondered how the guy in the pub knew, his Dad worked in the factory many years ago so i'm sure he still has contacts. It just seemed like an odd thing for him to come out with out of the blue, as if something was going on with or as if it had been in the Ford news letter or something!
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Postby FredTransit » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:51 pm

Has the trail gone cold on this then? Any news fro Ford anybody?
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Postby Valsheda » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:45 pm

Was 3001 saved by Fords or by private purchase , i hope it wasnt squished :(

Anyone know what went on :?:
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Postby FredTransit » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:51 pm

To my knowledge, she's still where she was almost a year ago. So is the SWB 4X4 Mk2
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Postby transit jono » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:37 pm

as far as i know the 4x4 swb mk2 and space van are still there BUt they are going home so NEED to be saved asap.
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Postby Valsheda » Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:02 pm

Come on people , there must be someone out there prepared to save an old legend :wink:
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Postby transit jono » Tue May 02, 2006 3:35 pm

The space van has now been pulled out of the bushes and has a sheet on it now.
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Postby FredTransit » Wed May 03, 2006 8:36 pm

Nearly a year has gone by since this van came back to light. What's happening?
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Postby 100ps_drw_hicube » Mon May 15, 2006 8:52 pm

any news ???? :D
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Postby madvanman » Tue May 16, 2006 12:29 am

if anybody going to the Ace Cafe meet knows where 3001 is i was thinking of taking a look,
since ive spent more time welding transits than elctrical repairs this year, i have yet to find a transit i couldnt put back together given enough time. and Fred has offered to help source parts
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