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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:25 pm

Well yesterday I got my nephew to help me put the new mk8 quad seats into the back of the truck.

Good news is they physically fit. Bad news is the mounts are no where near. It looks like its a case of making up some new brackets. More as i get there. ImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:25 pm

Well we have finally got back on the truck after the holidays and a case of covid. First job was to remove the rotten cross member so it can be replaced. The chassis is in excellent condition considering the rust in the cross member.

Also received my rear axle stub ends back from being machined. More on these soon. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:21 pm

yep, best place for that crossmember is the bin, axle ends look interesting ?
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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:05 am

BROWNYS V6 wrote:yep, best place for that crossmember is the bin, axle ends look interesting ?
All we come clear over the next few weeks, well if everything goes to plan. Ha ha

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:16 pm

Well this evening we got the cross member tacked in place. We also tacked the lower parts of the cross member in place. It looks so wrong due to the run of the propshaft but the lower parts are both the same length.

We also have figured out when the next cross member will be going so we can mount a anti-roll bar. Also worked out the lower 4 bar bracket lower cross brace.

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:38 pm

Well more progress this evening, the next cross member is now tacked in place as well as the lower support rails.

The lower rails sit at different heights compared to the front lower support rails as they follow the chassis rails.

Still makes my brain hurt looking at it due to the propshaft run.ImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:54 pm

Well this evening we cut the last cross member out removed all the spot welds and cut a new piece of metal to slot into place.

We also cut the tack welds from the rear lower cross member braces so we could modify them for the anti-roll bar mounts. They where then tack welded back into place.

We also made some flanges for the removable front lower 4 link bracket cross brace. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mk6 transit crew cab tray back

Postby spudmab » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:39 pm

Well this evening we turned done some M10 nuts and welded them on to 2 plates.

We welded the rear lower cross member braces then we marked and drill 2 holes for the nuts to fit it to.

We welded the plates into place, the we cut the cross bar witch will form the rear anti-roll bar. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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