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van pickup /pickup van?

Postby toreno » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:21 am

finally getting round to this

ok the story goes like this 16 years old i had a dream of a moggy as a first car so a 1961 van was found and i eagerly began ripping it apart,

after stripping it down and welding the chassis solid i sent it for sandblasting,

on its return i spend a day red oxiding it and then i took a short break
13 years later i have started to reassemble it (short break)

i have decided that i want to convert her into a pick up as i think the pick ups are prettier however i am still not 100 percent on this as it would be nice to have a van too,

anyway here are the pics i took 13 years ago when i started the project some are a little dark but you get the idea
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Postby toreno » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:24 am

pics dont seem to be working will try later
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Postby toreno » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:13 pm

ok so pics for some reason still not working for me so i made a vid instead
you may need to pause for a real good look

the older pics are a bit dark they were real photos  so i scanned them into the laptop but like i say a bit dark

hope you like them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNFUX7Whihg
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Postby Big Al » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:35 am

toreno:56457 wrote:pics dont seem to be working will try later


Have you looked at about1966.html

The only issue may be trying to get the images to a managable size to download.

keep trying,  :wink:
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Postby toreno » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:33 pm

if at first
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Postby toreno » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:33 pm

sucsess ok will finish the post properly when i have some time cheers for the link big al
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Postby ptitterington » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:05 pm

I would have to say go for a pickup given the choice.
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Postby Big Al » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:07 am

I would say move the car out and convert the barn... :lol:  :lol:  :wink:
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Postby minormadman » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:59 am

Back to a Van (Man) 8)
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Postby toreno » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:58 am

here are the pics so far of digging the parts out and a quick mock up[/img]
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Postby toreno » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:13 am

made some space and fetched out the panels
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some progress made painted most the rest of the chassis in hamerite

sand blasted one side front susspension and painted reconditioned one and a half marina calipers

progress will be slow as i live 15 mins drive from my shed and i only get one day a week (if im  lucky) to work on the mog

plus funds are almost non existant however i have managed to get a full set of mgf alloys a turbo diesel astra and a type 9 box from a local scrap guy by swapping him for some scrap i have thats no use so result there


for those who havent read the plan is a turbo diesel marina front disks
marina rear axle i think pick up they are  better proportioned than the van i think ,
plus a smaller cab means easier to heat and easier to make draught and noise proof (theoretically)
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Postby chrisryder » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:23 pm

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i love the stance but it may prove difficult to live with day to day  :lol:
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Postby woodywoodchipper » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:30 pm

I think you need to clean the seats, :lol:  :lol:

at least you have a choice, still say pickup, :wink:

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Postby toreno » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:33 pm

chrisryder:56755 wrote:
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i love the stance but it may prove difficult to live with day to day  :lol:



no it will be fine once the bottom 12 inches grinds  off on the road
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Postby cmea » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:01 pm

Looks like a great project - I say pick-up, but keep the roof to make a removable cab back so you can have both!
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