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Factory Tour

Postby Tdci_boy » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:37 pm

Can I take this opportunity to thank Peter for arranging the day out at the Transit Van plant today, a truly fantastic day was had by all, a thanks goes out also to our guide, a very knowlgeable man who also expressed an interest in some of our concerns.
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby Jezclayton » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:31 pm

Echo that, Thanks for making it possible Peter and again to Ford and the guides. With health and safety, production targets and all that, it really is something to manoevre twenty or so Transit geeks around a fully operational (or not so at times) production line.

It was quite something to see a Transit in the womb so to speak and awsome to see a complete engine/axle install in four minutes. :shock:

The trip wasn't without heartache. All those parts just lying around desperate for a good home in my van. :(

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Re: Factory Tour

Postby lostpaul67 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:51 am

A big thank you for this visit to Peter and Ford, it was pretty amazing to see how the construction process works, Robert and pals were awesome the way they spin bits round and weld them together, pure art in motion when they were working :D

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The Line up, mmm loads of GLX's 8) 8)
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Pete's van cos you can't see it in the line up
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A GLX before it gets altered into a Sportvan :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Discussing production issues with our man at the factory :wink:
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The pub afterwards
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8) 8) 8) 8) 8) Day out and nice to meet everyone 8)
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby john leeman » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:35 pm

Realy great tour of the PLANT, nice to meet other TRANSIT fan's. Thank you Pete well worth the wait, must include the paint process next trip, very soon I hope. A realy great day out, but a long day too. From the 5 from GRIMSBY.J.L.
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby lostpaul67 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:39 pm

john leeman wrote:Realy great tour of the PLANT, nice to meet other TRANSIT fan's. Thank you Pete well worth the wait, must include the paint process next trip, very soon I hope. A realy great day out, but a long day too. From the 5 from GRIMSBY.J.L.


How was the journey home :?: took me an hour :D
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby john leeman » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:57 pm

Got home @ 9 35pm, well worth it. Roll on the next one. J.L.
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby madmark » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:51 pm

well after everybody went home i popped down do extend the weekend with abit more camping! 8) 8)
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then this photo down by the sea looks like its its in spain! :lol:
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a nice day was had !!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby Tdci_boy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:57 am

Your van looks good, don't remember seeing it at the factory, or is age getting the better of me as always
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby BigNeil » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:05 am

no photos of the factory then ?
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby Tdci_boy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:36 am

Sadly Camera's were not allowed, shame really. but rules is rules I suppose, but it was a good day regardless
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby madmark » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:26 pm

i didnt make it to the factory meet as i couldnt get the time off ,but i thourt i would go down and camp anyway! :wink:
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby Tdci_boy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:09 pm

Sounds fair enough to me
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby MinorMatt » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:40 pm

Is that Leep?
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby MrMPuk » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:40 am

MinorMatt wrote:Is that Leep?

What?
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Re: Factory Tour

Postby lostpaul67 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:52 pm

MrMPuk wrote:
MinorMatt wrote:Is that Leep?

What?


Think back to school, its the Loop Electrical Excision Procedure :roll:
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