Whoring my (customised) van

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Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:45 pm

After nine months work I have turned my standard CF to a more custom look van.


before

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after

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I made arches to cover the wheels which stick out a lot more than the origina steel ones, I also made a valance for the front bumper (all made from sheet steel) the whole van has been repainted at a bodyshop.



Lots to do on the inside still,

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What do you think?
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Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:11 pm

That is very nice i love the arches. (reminds me of Stedes Jag on the Avengers)

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Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:40 pm

i love bedford cf's. i had a pick up when i was 18, bloody lethal when unladen tho :shock:
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Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:06 pm

My da had the 2.3 CF as a motorhome. Had to get thise metal caps which went on the spark plugs otherwise they arced and it missfired. Was a nice vehicle , still going strong today.

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Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:33 pm

I had a 2.3 engined motorhome too, it was a good old bus and towed well. I like that van, its got a cool retro look about it :D
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:10 pm

Started with the inside of my van and working out side.

From this

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Through this

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To this

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Two months work
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:20 pm

The CF reminds me of Street Machine magazine back in the 80's.. showing my age now.. whats the second van?

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Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:49 pm

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Not so retro ;) But different :biggrin:
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:51 pm

Cool though, I'm thinking of chopping in my Discovery and getting a VW T5 van, converting it to a camper properly but its big bucks....

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Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:08 pm

jimny_gary wrote:The CF reminds me of Street Machine magazine back in the 80's.. showing my age now.. whats the second van?

Gary
My thoughts exactly, remember the adverts for the vanshop?
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:29 pm

Oh yes, gonna go up the loft in the morning and look for some old copies :biggrin:
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Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:09 pm

Thats a nice job you've done, what did you use for coating the interior cabinets?
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Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:35 pm

2 Pack paint.

Hardest covering I could find :biggrin:
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Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:47 pm

Yeah I was thinking about using that for ours, its a good finish and hard. Ended up using coloured Polyurethane varnish, should be ok hope.
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Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:16 am

My Discos sold, had this Transporter for a little over a week now. Bulkhead removed, rear seats and new bulkhead in, 20" Range Rover Stormer wheels and 275/40/20 tyres fitted :biggrin: roofrack for work (and Kayak!), back of van ply lined for work, new towbar and reversing sensor kit. Waiting for lowering kit and window fitting later in the week.
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