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The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2

by Matt Urch

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.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABI 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 MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABOver the top of that went some 2 pack satin lacquer to seal it.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABThen onto the back end where some arches were made from an old drum.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABStep sides made from scaffold planks.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABAnd a bit of router work on the tailgate.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABThere was an old aluminium motorcycle ramp checked in the back so I cut that up and added a bit of aluminium into the mix.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABThe 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.

The MK2 Transit Step Side Gen 2 URCHFABThe trusty steed made it to the show and was well received, as with all of my builds some people love it, some people hate it and some people just don’t know what to make of it, but that’s the idea!

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Malcolm Young November 8, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Nice Transit, hopefully you will get to fit the Cummins in it and the Jag IRS one day? Who knows.

Matt Urch January 23, 2019 - 9:28 am

I don’t own it anymore but I will be hanging on to that idea for the future. Cheers Matt

Pete Kelsall October 1, 2019 - 4:22 pm

I’ve spotted the transit where I live in Longridge Lancashire. I love the workmanship that has gone into making a one off individual vehicle, it’s so in your face and turns heads when it drives past. Well done.

Matt Urch November 4, 2019 - 3:15 pm

Cheers Pete.

Francisco Meléndez April 18, 2022 - 4:16 am

Best videos on constructivos!
Short and to the point.
Best wishes.


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