So the old woody back Transit project had been sold on and was sat rusting away for 12 months before being bought back by the previous owner.
Some questionable work had been done to it and with plans for it to come with me to a hot-rod show I didn’t want it there looking the way it did, with my name on it.
The worst crime committed to it was the paint, it had been rattle can painted with red and brown aerosol to try and create the look of rust but instead created the look of vandalism. Bit of a shame as I thought the original diamond white paint really suited it.
So with a week to get it sorted and a massive list of work to get it looking cool and roadworthy again I got to it.
I started rubbing down the cab with the plan to paint it one flat colour but as I was rubbing off the red and brown it was looking kinda cool so I started adding a few bits of extra red here and there along with some black and eventually ended up with a kind of patina effect.
The engine was still the old trusty 2.0 Pinto but plans were being made to stick a 6bt Cummins engine in the rear bed with Jaguar IRS rear suspension but the old transit has since been sold on again so I will have to save that idea for another future project.