So heres my Newest addition, Mable the mini van! I've been on the hunt for a van for quite a while, This popped up on ebay at a fairly good price compared to what some projects are going for, so with 2 rubbish photos of the shell and some of what came with it I asked a question and sent a cheeky offer, which the bloke accepted straight away . It just needed to be collected within a week, so hired a luton cube van, got a pallet with wheels, my engine hoist and jack and lots of tools and went for a 2 hour drive to collect it last Saturday.
It came with a spit which is handy, apart from the fact we bought all the material to make one about a month ago when we were thinking of sticking the Ritz Project on one . So we had to get the van off the spit onto the pallet to get into the van which was fairly simple, put pallet on wheel under van, use jack to lift the pallet onto the floor, screw through the floors to attache van to pallet (can be seen in the photos below). We then had to lift the pallet and van 2 foot with the jack in the middle and engine crane at the back so that we could back the hire van up under the van , then it was a case of tying it all down and cramming all the parts, spit, engine hoist and jack back into the hire van.
As you can see from the photos it's a tad rough... I'm going to get a whole new floor and more than likely load bed from m-machine, which should make the project go a bit quicker as there will be a lot less cleaning, welding and grinding to be done. and then obviously the other main areas, may also need a new toe board. I've got a few Ideas for it but will more than likely look fairly standard.
The last 2 photos are as it is today after we put it back on the spit and removed the pallet. I need to look out for an original grille and some strengtheners for the insides get in touch if you know of any, even if the grille is rough or cut out got a plan for that.
Edited by alex-95, 07 August 2020 - 08:42 PM.