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This 1984 Ford Transit started life as a trusty old campervan. I’m a massive fan of the Transit van and have owned loads of them over the years.

It was a bit of a find given the condition of the body and chassis, it’s never been welded and needed one patch to get through the MOT!  Most of these have been welded to death by now.

My plan was to build it to tow my rat rod around with but after sharing my plans and a few drawings with a friend he decided he had to have it and a deal was done.

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After some hard graft removing the living quarters from the back which was all very well fixed in I started off with lowering the beast.

 

August 15, 2015 1 comment
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For the build post click here.

Here’s my own project and result of a winter of hard graft and endless nights at the workshop.

I wanted to create something that I could use as an advert for the business that would stand out and catch attention on the track as well as at the hot rod shows. It does the trick.

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It looks right at home parked up next to the Rat fork which still runs like a watch, sort of.

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The car has been built with next to no budget, I made use of parts I had lying around, parts from my local scrapyard modified to fit and made as much as possible from scratch.

 

August 3, 2015 0 comment
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