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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:03 pm

My door trims arrived in the post from Aldridge Trimming, they are simply beautiful! They have the proper heat moulded seams, and chrome trims. Fit is perfect too, very happy with these :) Next step is to trim the inside in black loop pile carpet, as soon as I can find some!......

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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby Altransit » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:37 pm

Very nice :D 8)
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby limitedblack » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:45 pm

Love everything about this van, right colour, right wheels, right front end....

Going to be a lovely motor.
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby RustWidow » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:39 pm

Wow nice door cards!
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby Neil » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:25 am

chrome strip :?:
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:41 am

a bit of a makeover, it is featuring again on a TV production, and trying to make it look a bit different. Fitted Minilites, and some loud stripes.

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Also had the interior carpeted in black loop pile carpet, and made a vinyl engine cover to mimic the door trims. It is much quieter inside now!

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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby Altransit » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:27 am

How do you find the time to do this :?: :roll:


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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:15 am

I don't!Well at least not all of it. Upholsterer did the carpet and engine cover, ( and added a lot of extra padding to his invoice :roll: ) and signwriter did the stripes this morning. I bolted the wheels on, and since the pic was taken have fitted my NOS "Tex" chrome mirrors, front bumper, and a pair of Cibie Super Oscars. I have also made some nifty little rubber mats for the door steps. Seeing as the original ones are long gone, and fetch silly money, I made my own. I will post some pics later, I am rather happy with those :)
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby Altransit » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:26 am

8) 8)
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby oldskooler » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:56 am

what an awesome van, that sure was some lucky find, its gonna be ace when you have perfected it. in the underbonnet pic the steering column doesent look standard where it comes through the bulkhead. has it got a pas box grafted in too :?:
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:22 pm

oldskooler wrote:what an awesome van, that sure was some lucky find, its gonna be ace when you have perfected it. in the underbonnet pic the steering column doesent look standard where it comes through the bulkhead. has it got a pas box grafted in too :?:


Yes a PS box has been fitted. That part is quite "creative"! The previous owner fitted a steering column and PS box from an XA Fairmont (same donor car the engine, trans etc came from) After fitting it all in, he realised the steering box worked backwards to the way it needed to. He made a reverser gearbox and fitted that to the end of the steering column, to reverse the direction of rotation! Sounds scary, but actually works okay, and steering ratio is very quick. But I don't really like it, it is a bit cumbersome, and there is a little bit of freeplay in the gearbox that I can't get rid of. The steering box and reverser box flex a bit on their brackets. I have a PS box from a Mk3 Transit that I am going to replace it all with in a similar way you did yours (thanks for the article!)
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby Terry » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:20 am

Hi
Those Minilites are STILL the best looking wheel out there.....
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Terry wrote:Hi
Those Minilites are STILL the best looking wheel out there.....
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cheers Terry :) I borrowed them off a friend of mine,Kiwimk2, see here:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=22214&p=1052370&hilit=kiwi+8#p1045606

as we needed to make the van look different for a different scene in the TV series it is "starring" in. I like the look of them so much I am going to place an order for a set. 8" wide for the front, and I am going to squeeze a 9" under the rear. There is enough room without having to touch the arches, as long as the offset is spot on.
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby oldskooler » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:53 pm

conrod wrote:
oldskooler wrote:what an awesome van, that sure was some lucky find, its gonna be ace when you have perfected it. in the underbonnet pic the steering column doesent look standard where it comes through the bulkhead. has it got a pas box grafted in too :?:


Yes a PS box has been fitted. That part is quite "creative"! The previous owner fitted a steering column and PS box from an XA Fairmont (same donor car the engine, trans etc came from) After fitting it all in, he realised the steering box worked backwards to the way it needed to. He made a reverser gearbox and fitted that to the end of the steering column, to reverse the direction of rotation! Sounds scary, but actually works okay, and steering ratio is very quick. But I don't really like it, it is a bit cumbersome, and there is a little bit of freeplay in the gearbox that I can't get rid of. The steering box and reverser box flex a bit on their brackets. I have a PS box from a Mk3 Transit that I am going to replace it all with in a similar way you did yours (thanks for the article!)



no problem, cheers mate, i thought the column looked a bit busy alrite!!!
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:22 am

The Transit road train, needed both for filming today :)

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