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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Per Olav » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:55 pm

Hello,

I liked your van too Vandalism. It certainly has a lot of charm, and deserves to be restored. My project doesn't make much progress for the time being, but then I don't have any time limit either. :)
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:28 pm

thanks for the nice comments - i dont have a time limit but i want it done (or atleast drivable on the road) as soon as possible - my dream would be to get it ready for the transit 50th birthday :lol: - isnt that in august somtime?
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:17 pm

just a quick question - would an overdrive gearbox fit stright in my transit with its current engine or not??
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:27 pm

no :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:32 pm

thought not - was worth a try tho - maby i should buy it and put it to one side until (if) i change the engine
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:34 pm

what are your long term plans for an engine :?:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:37 pm

there is difrent bellhouseing to fit difrent engines ,so even if you have the gearbox, you need the propshaft ,crossmeber and bellhoseing for v4/v6 or pinto or diesel :wink: so many people sell the gearbox on its own ,totaly useless without the complete kit! :wink:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:47 pm

the van im getting my parts off is complete but if i need all that i prob wont have time to get it off because ive got to get the front axel off and other bits and bobs - the gearbox was mated to a 3litre engine, dunno if its still there tho
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby supersport » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:02 am

if you need a hand to strip a van i can bring some tools with me.
servicing from £75, pm me.
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:33 pm

unfortunatly the van im going to get bits off is in birmingham and im going at the weekend :lol: but thanks for the offer, it would have been easier with more people but u prob thought it was closer

p.s regarding an earlier question - im going to see my van next week as the welding has been don on it (pics soon) i will also get the info on wether the lights faild or not but i have a funny fealing the lights diddnt work anyway so couldnt be tested
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:27 pm

i think you will have to mod them to rhd type like luke did, with the older fire van they uesed strange lamps ,as the newer one the lamps are changeable for the normal sealed beam type! :wink:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:19 pm

hello, got the axel and other parts - the axel was off a mk2 tipper aparently and has vented discs - the axel also had a svo anti roll bar but someone got there before me :evil:

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front hub - i dont remember mk2 hubs having all the nuts in the middle, but i could be wrong

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is there any way of telling if the axel is off a mk1 or 2 ?
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:25 pm

dont think you could get mk3 with vented disks :? the bolts are there on them all :D
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:37 pm

the welding is now done!!

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new rear arches put on

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step sorted out

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front left floor pan sorted out

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front right floor pan sorted out

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i also managed to find a rare period 70's dash pod and dials which i will fit in time
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:43 am

nice repair work :wink:
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