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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:51 pm

had some other wheels laying around, chucked one under.
20 inch alloy, sh1ts n giggles
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby robbie.cee » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:23 pm

Wow! More pictures please !!! Awesome work!!!
2.9i 24v cosworth v6 LSD now fitted and quad pipes out back

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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:45 am

robbie.cee wrote:Wow! More pictures please !!! Awesome work!!!


Will have more up soon, Slow is the work at the mo as the budget is small to none sadly, Fire wood is the top for the free work space in the shed sadly,
Check in tho. The rear may just end up a mad mod Transit Trailer as its still hear & you never know what may end up at the end of the Mig :lol:

Love the interest in my we ute.

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Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Notrod

Postby towtnz » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:11 am

An Update for June/July for Notrod.

So the house has another mouth on the way now so that has forced the hand of change, (Brace Ya Self). The Blowup V6 Twin Turbo has been pushed
to the back of the shed, Need to remove the turbos & related bits (ooow), The Final Motor has changed and is going to go straight in now.
The new motor when into the shed last week, One Holden Commodore (Ozzy) 3.8L V6 With an Auto, Yeah I no Auto but wife cant drive it home
if its manual, It only just fits on a quick trip around the engine bay with a tape. Radiator heading south under tray now as it will end up with a
twin turbo setup after its on the road and WOF (MOT) man is happy. More photos to come up soon including the "Holly crap that's a Mk1 Flatnose transit
in that paddock" photos.

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First sight of the Mk1 Transit Ute - "Notrod"

Postby towtnz » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:16 pm

First Sight of the ute in the paddock of a farm land near a farm i was working on.

The Mk1 Transit Ute Will Now be Named "Notrod"

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Re: First sight of the Mk1 Transit Ute - "Notrod"

Postby towtnz » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:23 pm

towtnz wrote:First Sight of the ute in the paddock of a farm land near a farm i was working on.

The Mk1 Transit Ute Will Now be Named "Notrod"

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UPDATE SEP - Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - Notrod

Postby towtnz » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:49 am

Update for September 2015.
Well with a house move next week the cab got lifted onto its new home for transportation to our new home.
Next mission for it, take it back off and cut off the old chassis.


More Updates To Come soon...
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby DodgeRover » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:10 am

Just out of interest has this got to be inspected/ certified or revinned as its going onto a full chassis thats been NZ reg'd?
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:34 pm

DodgeRover wrote:Just out of interest has this got to be inspected/ certified or revinned as its going onto a full chassis thats been NZ reg'd?


Well its been tricky but i have it sorted now, i believe

The Datsun (D21) Chassis has plates on hold, with the percentage of change's just the cab & a motor swap, I've been told its just a cert for mods, to the Datsun.
So it's a Cert for, cab mounts, steering colum (Holden), brack's (Upgraded 4 pot mmc gto), Diff (Holden) and motor & Box Holden, Engine mounts and gas tank.

Apparently its not a scratch build due to no chassis mods.

Will have all that go up as it moves along tho. Cab chassis will start to come off in the new two weeks so getting closer to chopping floor.
New shed has a handy dandy pit so magic for the grinder and welder.
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby twofords » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:57 am

Great project has it stalled tho
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:16 pm

After the big move and Xmas not too much has happened I've been unpacking the shed and setting up tools. Had the datsun with plates sadly fall thru as my mate passed away. Have also had the new child arrive. The new year brings the drive to sort out the floor chop and can mounts first up. Wile also getting that pesky tig welder for the shed too. All going well should be on a new chassis by and of 2016 under its own power. The motor n box are sitting and waiting. Most things are sorted the xjs bonnet bits will find the way to the mk1 bonnet soon aswell. Will chuck up some more photos in the next month. Much better camera now. Also now working graveyard shifts so less beers more work on the Ute 8)
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:26 pm

Quick photo update. More soon as I get back to it
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:14 pm

New chassis picked up today. The rear down will begin shortly. Photos to come.
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Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Notrod

Postby jonochap » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:45 pm

Tow, is there any chance that you can take some pictures of the cooling system that's in there please? Esp looking down between the block and the rad (if there is one)?
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Re: Mk1 Ute Ratrod Transit - New Zealand Build Hotrod or Not

Postby towtnz » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:55 pm

jonochap wrote:Tow, is there any chance that you can take some pictures of the cooling system that's in there please? Esp looking down between the block and the rad (if there is one)?


The std system is long gone and nothing I in place yet . for what I'm doing there is 3 ideas floating around. 2 small radiators above tires / guards like the old mini on the side but x2. Behind the cab , and under the very rear of the tray past the diff.
There's not really any room with a v6 in there and a flat nose so makes it fun. I'm not wanting to hackup the fire wall to much. Hope that helps ya.
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