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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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pics dont seem to be working will try later



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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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toreno:56457 wrote:pics dont seem to be working will try later
Have you looked at about1966.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

keep trying,  :wink:


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if at first
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sucsess ok will finish the post properly when i have some time cheers for the link big al



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I would have to say go for a pickup given the choice.


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I would say move the car out and convert the barn... :lol:  :lol:  :wink:


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Back to a Van (Man) 8)


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here are the pics so far of digging the parts out and a quick mock up[/img]
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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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i love the stance but it may prove difficult to live with day to day  :lol:



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Post by woodywoodchipper »

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

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

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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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Post by cmea »

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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