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The beast is home!
Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:49 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:58 AM
Ooh - I loved that R4 - followed it's transformation on ScrapingScrap, but never saw it finished.
Was that R4 the brown one with the roof chop and lowered? Whatever happened to it - remember seeing it on the interweb years ago.
**thinks** - scraping scrap, scrapman,
Perhaps there's a connection there?
Excuse me - I'm always this slow.
I thought I could do the same on my old '72 Hiace, but in the end it was easier to drop it downwards and out - there wasn't enough head room in the cab to accommodate engine and crane head.
Engine looks surprisingly easy to get in and out for a between-the-seats install - the hatch is big enough for the whole thing to lift up through, so it'll just be a question of removing the passenger seat and sticking an engine crane into the cab.
Van looks great wuvz. You'll now have to borrow greenvanman's user name.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:30 PM
Wow, the Man, the Legend! Saw your website blog where you chopped the R4 roof & turned it into a sort of hot rod thing. Heard your name (or username) brought up many times on this site by long term posters of Retro Rides & on Retro Rides itself. Pleased to make your online Acquaintance!
Sorry gents, should have introduced myself. Chris here, previously known as ScrapingScrap and UtterPiffle on RR.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:40 PM
They're unfamiliar to me as well even though I might have expected to notice them as a kid in the mid 1980s. Here's one I did see recently here in Jersey, don't know much about it though apart from it's most likely a recent-ish import to the island.I think they generally had quite short yet hard lives meaning very few survived very long. I don't remember seeing them in the late '70's / early '80's when I was a youngster!
It's funny, as a child I noticed virtually every kind of vehicle, being the junior enthusiast that I was, but I have no recollection whatsoever of these Austin/Morris medium sized vans like the J2 / JU250 or whatever. They are definitely something that reached my conciousness during my adult enthusiast years. I just don't remeber seeing them around! Did they decline quite rapidly, when did production cease?
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:45 PM
You probably could have squeaked a bit more out of it with modern, hi-tech mods, like fitting some wheels for example.
Sorry - I knew it had wheels, I was just trying to do the old 'humour' thing by making myself appear to be a fuddy-duddy, who wasn't 'down with the kids' and didn't understand the whole 'slammin' scene.And now I appear to have succeeded :oops:Back to the vans....I think Wuvvum's new van is of the type referred to by SpottedLaurel as 'Carp-faced'!
there really are wheels under there
Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:23 PM
Having seen the Patrol a week or two back it has definitely got me thinking. Sadly Iâ€™m not sure that this one is for me, but after discussion with Datman and with a bit of lateral thinking Iâ€™m looking at the following Y60 model. It would be fantastic for hauling materials about for the cottage and for towing, something which with the loan of a trailer (through my boss or a farmer friend) Iâ€™m increasingly finding myself thinking about. Also good for retrieving anyone who gets stuck if they venture off the track leading to my new place, something which happened several times on moving-in day! LWB ones with 4.2 straight-six petrol seem to fit the bill, dire economy but I wonâ€™t be using it very much for long trips. With the 7-seat/estate capacity it could ultimately replace the Camry, in which case I might look at a cheapo diesel (309TD?) or little petrol car for work.
Welcome ScrapMan! Make sure you post picâ€™s of that green Lada estate soon, theyâ€™d be a fine spotting introduction.
1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL project car (still on hold); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL (was daily driver, written-off and awaiting repair)
1996 Lexus LS400
And a couple of modern Toyotas.
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:06 PM
Was this from Walmington-on-Sea?
Fantastic period shots there Mash - corkers all!
Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:59 PM
Not sure about "Village Maid Cakes" though
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