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[Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:05 am

Hi,

After this post where I tried to decode the VIN number before I went to the RDW (Dutch DMV), I would like to start a new project topic. I visited the RDW last week and even without finding a VIN number on the chassis or slam panel I've managed to import it. They smashed a new VIN number in the chassis so it's all legal. Now I've got 8 weeks to get it ready for the MOT.

First step is to rebuild the drivetrain and brakes.
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I'll keep you all posted.
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby RustWidow » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Wow good luck!
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:00 pm

Little progress. Got everything apart, having some trouble though with removing the kingpins of the front axle. I cannot get out the lock pin that is holding the kingpins in place. Any advice on how to remove them?

Also there seem to be some damage on one of the axles where the front hub slides on. Should I replace these?

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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby bulls in transit » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Is that a 2002 in yellow?


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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby dumper » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:30 pm

Try warming it up with oxyacetylene or dril it out start in the middle with a small drill and keep getting the hole bigger try not to drill into the axle.
as you have the axle off the van and when you have the lockpin out you’ll be abe to get a good swing at it with a sledge hammer or even get it on a press .
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:13 am

bulls in transit wrote:Is that a 2002 in yellow?

Close, but it isn't a 2002...

try not to drill into the axle.

You think this happened before? There seems to be a hole next to the pin that holds the kingpin in place.

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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby bulls in transit » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:32 am

2 or 3 CS?


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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 am

bulls in transit wrote:2 or 3 CS?

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[Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby bulls in transit » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am

Closer the first time!, but all the numbers are nice..


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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby dumper » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:37 pm

Looking at the way the head of the cotterpin is mushroomed over the grove in the kingpin was not lined up correctly or the hole in the axle was not cleaned up before hammering in the cotterpin you knock it out the opposite way it whent in
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:49 am

dumper wrote:Looking at the way the head of the cotterpin is mushroomed over the grove in the kingpin was not lined up correctly or the hole in the axle was not cleaned up before hammering in the cotterpin you knock it out the opposite way it whent in

Used a 10T press already but it just wont come out. Worried a bit though about the hole that is next to the cotter pin. I'm quite sure it should not be there...
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:15 pm

Very little progress, but at least there is some. I like the MK1 transit wheels more than the MK2 wheels, so I bought a set of MK1's and powdercoated them white. All suspension parts are black.

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I'm having trouble with the stub axle bolts though. Had to buy a new stub axle because one was worn out. However, the new one does not have these bolts and the old one is already gone. Does anyone know the size of these and how it is called exactly? I've got one out from the old axle and the diameter is close to 11mm, meaning it should be 7⁄16″? with a fine thread of 0.05"?

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Many thanks. Keep you all updated.
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[Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby bulls in transit » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:49 pm

Front axle wheel stud, motomobil.com stock them for Mk2s
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:07 am

bulls in transit wrote:Front axle wheel stud, motomobil.com stock them for Mk2s

But is isn't a wheel stud. It is holding the bracket for the caliper and brake dust shield. Wheel studs are metric and have a size of M16 or M12, this stud is UNC (fine thread imperial).
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Re: [Project] Transit MK2 '78 rebuild

Postby Tomfish » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:48 pm

Small update. Still a lot of work needs to be done. Biggest challenge will be rebuilding the rear brakes because a threw away the old brake shoes with all the levers for the automatic-adjustment system to it. Stupid me. All bushings have been replaced with original Ford bushings, same for the bearings. All new brakes around, new master brake cilinder, new drums, new brake discs. New U-joints in the driveshaft and also all new Ford ball-joints.

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