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M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:25 pm

So... I recently arranged to buy this M Reg 100PS DRW high cube. It was in Fords fleet until now!

Its a pre production van 8) probably one of the last off the line before the building of customer order Highcubes started. So its also believed to be the oldest one left.

I know for certain that it was used to ferry some materials to exhibitions in Europe, and was also used for testing. Its got a 97MY interior, so was obviously also used as a mule for interior development. There are lots of additions and later parts on it - so it will be interesting to find out what was done too it.

Intent is to bring it up to scratch, and keep it as close to the spec it was when Ford stopped using it in 2006 as possible (with the exception of the load area, fitting 270 degree rear hinges and a tow bar).

A bit of work to do to make it MOT worthy and then its good to go :D

(Tried uploading a pic - but it crashed, so photos to follow)
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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:32 pm

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 pm

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96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:56 pm

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96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:33 am

rusty gutters looks like a bit of a challenge, looks good though 8)
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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby Noctule » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Nice find :D

Ours has the same rust problem above the doors and rear body vent. Above the doors i've put it down to poor sealing of the roof to body, especially as the rubber strip above the windscreen was missing when purchased.

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:12 pm

Its been collected...
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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Hmmm this doesn't look right for a 95 van...
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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:15 pm

And underneath
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96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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M Reg DRW high cube - ex Ford development

Postby MinorMatt » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:21 pm

So last MOT expired almost 12 years ago...

And it failed. But only on wiper blades and a loose battery :lol:
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96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby ned » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:51 pm

Result 8) so they don't all recycle themselves, factory tacho? N
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Another year WITHOUT needing welding 8)
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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm

I would think its factory tacho given the vans provenance!
2nd one I have had with tacho
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96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby ned » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:46 pm

Last time I saw a tacho like that was in a ford cargo back when I was a driver, I can't believe how clean it is underneath, surely its not a Southampton van. N
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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:51 pm

Yes Southampton van... SVO
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93 L GL Minibus
96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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Re: M Reg DRW high cube

Postby MinorMatt » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:39 am

Hopefully it won't be long until I can go and get it now...

Had some logbook issues stopping me taxing it
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93 L GL Minibus
96 P 150 TD 100PS LWB Hi-Top

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