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Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:31 pm

Back at the end of Feb I got my self an Ex Sparkies 2006 90hp TDCi LWB 230lx High roof Connect with 150k on clock .
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Being an LX it does have
Heated front screen (craked needs replacing :( )
Heated and electric mirrors
Electric windows
Remote central locking
Remote radio controls
Front fog lights
ABS (rear drum brakes )
Need less to say she was very dirty inside :lol: and has some battle scars on front drivers wing
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Also needs n/s sill replacing
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:41 pm

I’ve done quite a few jobs so far in the last 2 weeks due to being furloughed from work
1st changed Air and fuel filter and air box to turbo hose
2nd put a set of focus alloys on
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3rd changed the steering wheel for a leather mk6 Fiesta one
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4th fitted a parrot hand free kit
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5th stripped out all the ply lining and swept under it
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6th
Lifted cab floor mat and dumped the crap fibre matting and laid some black foam type stuff instead
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby Airthies » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:45 pm

Looking good blue.

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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:47 pm

Other mechanicals I’ve done so far
Dropped the subframe and replaced ARB bushes
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Taken both knuckles off so I can change the lower ball joints and bearings
Also got new set of discs , pads , track rod ends and ARB link rods to go on
Also gear box mount


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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:48 pm

Airthies wrote:Looking good blue.

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Thanks and I'm still being paid while I'm at home :mrgreen:
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Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:51 pm

Monday and yesterday I gave the seats a little clean and now they look blue grey not white black :shock:
Today I've been PVA'ing my loose ply boards so I can paint them
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:25 pm

New Floor mats just arrived
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:27 pm

Changed the wheel bearings and lower ball joints today and it didn’t all go to plan
O/S went ok and knuckle is refitted on van
N/S different story , got old ball joint and bearing out ok then put new bearing in ok but when I put hub in it pushed rear part of bearing out snapping ABS ring
and when I tried getting bearing back out I snapped a caliper carrier eye so new knuckle on order
Also bolted in the gearbox lower mount
And had this turn up
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:54 pm

Been busy the last few days and I have got a lot done
Monday
Cleaned and washed the inside of load area , also filled all the old ply screw holes on floor with Pu sealant
Also repaired a wiring loom as I screwed through it
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And did some sound proofing
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Tuesday
Went to B&Q to pick up my insulation and they balls up on the king span
My new n/s knuckle turned up , so managed to fit it along with track rod end Etc
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Today
Done more sound proofing , insulation and run some wires also put ply back in for now
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby bortaf » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:05 pm

Looking good there chap :D
i was going to get a connect as a camper/dayvan/scrap runner before the ambulance came up, due to the amby size i got a fusion as a daily scrap motor instead, still like connects, they are just so much more of a allrounder 8)
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:30 pm

bortaf wrote:Looking good there chap :D
i was going to get a connect as a camper/dayvan/scrap runner before the ambulance came up, due to the amby size i got a fusion as a daily scrap motor instead, still like connects, they are just so much more of a allrounder 8)

Thanks ,I would love a larger van but no room on drive for a LWB Transit and aMk2.5 Focus estate :( also can't leave Van where I park my car as we have a Tea leaf problem :evil: :evil:
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:54 pm

Rebuilt front brakes today , then put wheels back and took it for a drive
Every thing was A ok
Then came home put the front up on ramps and dropped the oil ,


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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby bortaf » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:22 pm

blue estate wrote:
bortaf wrote:Looking good there chap :D
i was going to get a connect as a camper/dayvan/scrap runner before the ambulance came up, due to the amby size i got a fusion as a daily scrap motor instead, still like connects, they are just so much more of a allrounder 8)

Thanks ,I would love a larger van but no room on drive for a LWB Transit and aMk2.5 Focus estate :( also can't leave Van where I park my car as we have a Tea leaf problem :evil: :evil:


Same here mate in London, had my fiesta broken into 3 times in dec, 15 yards from my frikken bedroom :roll:
I have 3 web cams for the amby when it comes home, 2 inside one outside 8)
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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:37 pm

bortaf wrote:
blue estate wrote:
bortaf wrote:Looking good there chap :D
i was going to get a connect as a camper/dayvan/scrap runner before the ambulance came up, due to the amby size i got a fusion as a daily scrap motor instead, still like connects, they are just so much more of a allrounder 8)

Thanks ,I would love a larger van but no room on drive for a LWB Transit and aMk2.5 Focus estate :( also can't leave Van where I park my car as we have a Tea leaf problem :evil: :evil:


Same here mate in London, had my fiesta broken into 3 times in dec, 15 yards from my frikken bedroom :roll:
I have 3 web cams for the amby when it comes home, 2 inside one outside 8)

My drive way is ok as I'm on a main road , but I park my car 100yards away in a park entrance and it's got very dark tinted rear windows and tail gate glass


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Re: Ex Sparkies 06 Connect Day van conversion

Postby blue estate » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:49 pm

Done a few thing on Van today
Oil change and it still needs another one about months time
Took the roof rack off
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Then sanded down and painted any rust patches on roof , and put fixing bolts back in holes with plenty of Pu sealant


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