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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:03 pm

you have been a busy boy, likey the uppy downy suspension, keep up the good work 8)
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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:05 pm

Well a lot has changed since the last post.

Will let the photos show the story.

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:29 am

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:36 pm

Well its been a while since i updated this post. Been waiting for stuff to get sorted in life and with the truck. Well today was the start of the big rebuild.

Managed to get the truck inside my workshop after a lot of moving and organising stuff over the last few week's.

Started by removing the truck floor and the rear light panel and then the towbar, rear mudguards and a few of the outriggers. Hopefully i will get the ride height checked, measured and set then its time to pull the axle and propshaft of and start on the rebuild.

I had a email this afternoon saying my laser cutting brackets should be done ready for the morning. Gotta go to my mates yard and remove the propshaft im gonna be using.

Updates should be quite regular as i wanna crack on and get this done as its stollen most of my workshop space.

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:46 pm

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:09 pm

Well managed to go and remove the shorter propshaft this morning then i got a message that the brackets had been cut and ready to collect.

Managed to get the truck ride height worked out and then lifted the front onto ramps got the rear up on axle stands and started to remove the rear axles hopefully the rear axle, suspension ect will be removed by the weekend.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:45 pm

Managed to remove the complete rear axle with all the suspension. Swapped in the shorter propshaft, its about 12 inchs shorter. Put the mk7 single wheeled axle under the truck. Needs to be squared up and the the diff angle needs to be set. The chassis needs to be lowered down to get it to ride height. Loads done but even more to do.

Ground all the old riv nuts from the chassis rails and i have also started to remove the outriggers as the whole rear end will be different. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:04 pm

Well thats 4 more outriggers cut of and removed, i also had to move my new NOS doors as they have been in the way. If only i could find the last door i would be over the moon.ImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:36 pm

Just been mocking up the axle plates with the 3/4 × 3/4 rose joints. Need some shorter bolts.ImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:02 pm

Been trying to get the chassis rails and the axle height set, bear in mind the front is up on ramps so 6.5" higher than normal.

Yes the chassis will be notched to allow for clearance.

Couldn't resist trying on 1 of my 20" wheels, its only 8" wide but will be 12" wide when done. ImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:04 pm

But of machining done today, made up the 4 50mm spacers for the front mounting plates and 2 46mm spacers to use when welding the 50mm spacers in place. Dont want the rose joints anywhere near the heat from the welding. Just slotted together to make sure it all lines up. I have more machining to do as need to make 8×63mm crush tube spacers to let into the chassis rails where the front mounting plates will bolt on to.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:32 pm

Another job done, 8 new chassis crush tubes. 63mm long, 3/4 diameter, with a 12mm hole though them. These are slightly over long but once the chassis rails are drilled they will be adjusted. ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:59 pm

Well the re-made front plates are back from laser cutting, had to clean out all the bolt holes, fitted the spacers and now there of to get stuck together. ImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:38 pm

Been have a think and it looks like my twin air compressors will be living in these holes in the chassis. Hopefully it will keep them out of the way and safe.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:07 am

Well a massive thanks to my brother-in-law Jamie, the front mounting brackets have been stuck together, with there added spacer tubes. The last set of large holes are for some cross bracing to add some extra strength.ImageImageImage

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