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uk-krewzer
11-12-2009, 09:39 PM
trying to post some pics of my cabriolet...here goes hope they come out?

Clydesdale
11-12-2009, 10:03 PM
Definitely want some more of that!

Wowzers that one made it across the pond...

Welcome, sharp truck.

ANd the Chevy isn't half bad either.. or is it a Holden in England as well as Oz?

sheepman
11-12-2009, 10:07 PM
:signs060:

Very Nice.

Are you limited on where you can drive your rig over there?

uk-krewzer
11-13-2009, 06:19 AM
Definitely want some more of that!

Wowzers that one made it across the pond...

Welcome, sharp truck.

ANd the Chevy isn't half bad either.. or is it a Holden in England as well as Oz?
hi yer i'll submit some more pics as i do the jobs so you can see the progress im making through the winter.

its a bit of rear one over here as you can imagine so i was glad to buy this one recently dispite the work it needs.

your right it is a holden as they call them in oz, over here they badge them up as a VXR8 its got the 6.2 LS3 (GM) motor in it.

uk-krewzer
11-13-2009, 06:35 AM
:signs060:

Very Nice.

Are you limited on where you can drive your rig over there?

cheers...it needs a little TLC but im looking forward to working on this one.
im not limited as such, its a big rig as you know with not a great turning circle, so you have to think about it, but ive been driving the chevy for 3yrs now and ive always owned american vehicles through the course of my life which helps and i drive a semi as you call them so it all makes it easier when out on the road. sadly the only thing that makes it difficult is the price of the fuel...Oooh very touchy subject that one in it. at 5 a gallon over here that works out at about $9 in your money it gets scary when going any distance as the truck only gives 10 miles to the gallon. we get round it by running the truks on LPG its half the price and they do run well on it.

Clydesdale
11-13-2009, 10:28 AM
460 then? (in the Ford)....and impressed that the Holden has the 6.2. I love that motor, thrifty, and adequately enuff powered, just respect its limitations.

Again Welcome, and we like Pictures....

4doorbronko
11-13-2009, 12:03 PM
Cool and welcome.

bob_95_psd
11-13-2009, 12:19 PM
Welcome!!

Did you have the truck shipped over or did you find it there. That's got to be incredibly rare in the UK. I bet you get lots of looks when you are on the road.

uk-krewzer
11-13-2009, 10:23 PM
i actully bought the cebriolet over here, i have seen it at some events i attend throughout the summer season. the guy who shipped it over did so i believe about 10 years ago i saw the vehicle then when it was really nice and fresh on the seen. we crossed paths occasionally over the years then it came up for sale about 2 or 3 yrs ago with a 5th wheel trailer. at the time it was big bucks to much for me sadly, so i watched it pass me by then about 3 weeks ago i spotted it on E-BAY the truck was located about 100 miles from were i live. went to see it made an offer but did'nt get it on that occasion but lucky enough the owners called me a week later asked me to make slightly better offer which i did and at last i owned it. so now i have the task of hopefully putting it back into a nice order and putting it back on the show circuit cant wait. it definatly does turn heads no good being shy with this one but thats what i like about these trucks they introduce you to so many people just through curiosity if nothing else and thats great. im a member of the AACGB (american auto club great britain) and the members who have seen the truck so far love it. thanks for the interest chat again soon :flag

uk-krewzer
11-13-2009, 10:28 PM
thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and the interest shown in the truck. look forward to chatting on a regular basis. cheers

Clydesdale
11-13-2009, 10:31 PM
THats awesome, I imagine that club to have an "elitest" calibre.. such as the brit car clubs over here do...

Rock on!

IT was cool on the Toyota van site when we international members, but... ordinary, as the Tarago/Hi Ace/Master surf ad nauseam was an every day ride worldwide...

This, this is mindblowing to me, as the Cabriolets were rare here, and now all but unseen, and here we have a beauty across the pond, where it costs a dollar a mile to rock it!

Clyde (my centurion) is almnost parked due to the $.25 a mile it costs to rock it... I can't imagine $9 a gallon.

SMOOTH
11-13-2009, 11:14 PM
I'm glad you made it over here, I was the one that directed you to the site. Definitely post up more pics, especially of the inside. So far, I can think of a total of 5 that I have actually seen photos of, so it's rare when we have them to share!

Cheers!

MoMo

uk-krewzer
11-14-2009, 10:57 AM
momo..hay man big up to yer for putting me onto the site, its been great talking to everyone on here makes owning one of these trucks even better when you can chat to folks with the same interest and enthusiasm. i need to get to know what everyone else is driving round in. ows your truck coming on? still moving in the right direction i hope. ive started stripping mine trying to get rid of some of the gremmlins, the wiring was a bit of a night mare the guy who owned it originally must have had a fettish for lights!!! they were every where, it was killing the altanator. kept burning the selanoid out. sorted it now no relays on anything plus ive taken a lot of them off get back to how truck should look like. keep the faith man...its the only way to live. chat to yer later gotta go foods on the table.

sheepman
11-14-2009, 11:59 AM
ive started stripping mine trying to get rid of some of the gremmlins, the wiring was a bit of a night mare the guy who owned it originally must have had a fettish for lights!!!

Lights are popular here in the states on many tow rigs. Also many of those Lights may have been installed by Cabriolet. LED's take a huge load off the alternator.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/3146799736_c90db7cde9.jpg

Clydesdale
11-14-2009, 12:33 PM
Got my wallpaper du jour now.. thanks. ^

4doorbronko
11-14-2009, 12:57 PM
Lights are popular here in the states on many tow rigs. Also many of those Lights may have been installed by Cabriolet. LED's take a huge load off the alternator.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/3146799736_c90db7cde9.jpg

Typical Bullwagon. Add as many lights as possible to distract everyone's attention from the smell of poo.:glare:

uk-krewzer
11-14-2009, 01:10 PM
hay clyde ows it goin, need to take a look at your wheels were are your pics or is that an obvious question. still finding me way round the site if you've got any on here i can take look jus point me in the right direction. cheers

LES.

Clydesdale
11-14-2009, 01:27 PM
hay clyde ows it goin, need to take a look at your wheels were are your pics or is that an obvious question. still finding me way round the site if you've got any on here i can take look jus point me in the right direction. cheers

LES.

^ if that was directed at me, Screen name is BlackDog, Xian name is Kevin, trucks name is Clyde....

AND..... here is the acquisition thread....

http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/showthread.php?t=5567

I drive the truck in my avatar....... after it runs again.

uk-krewzer
11-14-2009, 01:44 PM
blackdog..aka kevin i was talking to clyde hope dont feel left out!!!!! jus kidding my mistake no offence intended like i say still trying to find my way around. thanks for the link to your pics gonna take a look.

uk-krewzer
11-14-2009, 02:32 PM
yer your right lights on rigs do look good when their right, sadley the ones on mine werent they were in bad order both the wiring and the lights themselves. i will put some lights on it but it will be a better set up and safer.

SMOOTH
11-14-2009, 06:01 PM
My truck is stagnant right now, I'm working on finishing my engine replacement in my Centurion. Once I finish that, I start getting back to the Cabriolet. I need to replace the fuel filter and a blow tire. I'll start playing around with the interior some next year so try and take pics as you go so I can have some point of reference; if you don't mind.

MoMo

uk-krewzer
01-03-2010, 05:26 PM
new pics of cabriolet, removed all the interior for repair to panels, sent seats to get recovered in leather this time. also removed pickup bed to clean and repair chassis.

Clydesdale
01-04-2010, 12:28 AM
Aerostar tailights, interesting.

Like the attention to thoroughness there.

Git r done!

:bigok:

SMOOTH
01-04-2010, 09:39 AM
That's terrific! Thanks! Whatever pics you can take of the interior will help me when I do mine. I have big plans! Anything peculiar you ran into? Any issues?

MoMo

uk-krewzer
01-04-2010, 12:58 PM
gotta keep going on this one or it'll never get done. did'nt know the lights were from an Aerostar that might have helped as one of them has a crack in it, at least i can get a replacement, cheers.

issues with the interior were do i start on that one... every window leaked no kiddin it was really bad it got into all the panels. ive removed all of them and resealed them apart from the windscreen gotta have that one done. the interior could take upto 2 months to do, cant wait to get it back. if i come across any problems putting it back in i'll be only to glad to let yer know. im fitting the stacks at the moment will put some more pics on soon. cheers.

Traveler
01-04-2010, 01:57 PM
That is so cool to see how they were put together.
Thanks for the pics.

uk-krewzer
01-04-2010, 06:19 PM
no probs, its a pleasure to share in the interest that all the trucks we restore so that one day we can go cruising....:flag:

uk-krewzer
01-05-2010, 02:25 PM
started to put the exhaust stacks together today did,nt get them finished got to make the t-piece so i can join them to the rest of the system, but at least i can see what they will look like. not sure about the heat shields!!!!

sheepman
01-05-2010, 03:13 PM
Stack make it look like a true hauler. To bad you all get racked over the coal for fuel. I guess the Queen needs her taxes.

bob_95_psd
01-05-2010, 04:06 PM
I love the stacks either way but personally I like it better with the shields.

Nice work and thanks for sharing!!

SMOOTH
01-05-2010, 07:13 PM
HOLY CRAP!!! You just sold me on doing stacks. I wasn't going to do it before, as the couple I had seen I didn't care for, but that looks BAD ASS! Please tell me where you got that from!
I'm very glad to see someone diving in head first in the their Cabriolet, keeps me motivated for when time and money become available to do mine!

MoMo

uk-krewzer
01-06-2010, 02:04 PM
yer your right.....i like these trucks because they are like true mini rigs and i think a set of stacks just add to that look, fuel is always a touchy subject over here because of the price its more expensive than it has to be and thats purely down to the tax thats added to it. cheers

ive decided to fit the heat shields after all i do like them, so does the wife....NUFF SAID

you've gotta fit stacks to your cabriolet, i bought mine from a local company that supply to haulage companies, ive got a pal whos got trucks and he kindly ordered them for me, they are 5" pipes stainless steel, you buy as much or as little as you need, i obviously bought a complete system. just have to make the frame to suit your truck i hope you keep going on your truck and would also like to see any pics of the work thats done when you get round to doing it.

thanks to everyone on your comments, their greatly recieved as it helps to know your heading in the right direction and keeps the enthusiasm alive...good luck with all that you do.

uk-krewzer
01-18-2010, 06:21 PM
just thought i'd add a couple of pictures, i feel i hav'nt made much progress lately as the weather as turned bad. weve had snow for the last month and on some days its reached tempratures 13deg below thats not the end of the world i know but thats to cold to work in it especially when your outside. ive made a make shift shelter as you can see so i can carry on working on the chassis, glad to say all the prep works been done now just got to keep it dry as i want to paint it.

Clydesdale
01-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Looking good.

sheepman
01-18-2010, 10:08 PM
Looks great!

That Global Warming sure gets in the way, doesn't it. :HistericalSmiley:

uk-krewzer
02-08-2010, 04:15 PM
helloooo....just thought i'd let you guys know i've managed to get the chassis painted and put the tank back on at last. also finish the stacks off as you can see they work:clap just got to get the bed back on now which is happening as i speek then start prepping the body etc..etc, blah dee blah you know how it goes.

SMOOTH
02-08-2010, 04:41 PM
That is just terrific! It's impressive how much you are getting done in that small workspace!
Can you tell me where you got the stacks from?

MoMo

uk-krewzer
02-08-2010, 05:12 PM
sure i can try get you an address, but remember its the UK!!! their must be some one local to you that can supply you with stacks? i got mine through a pal who owns and runs semi trucks over here. but like i say i will get you their address and maybe some prices for the system i fitted no problem if you want to look into it.

SMOOTH
02-08-2010, 05:34 PM
Oh, I figured maybe they came from the states. Ya, shipping would kill me, I'll just see what I can find on this side of the pond. Still, I hope they look as good as yours!

MoMo

uk-krewzer
02-08-2010, 05:41 PM
makes sence, like you say gonna be cheaper good luck. goes without saying...let us know how you get on. by the way how is work going on your trucks? well i hope.

uk-krewzer
02-15-2010, 12:52 PM
i can understand that, theres only so much you can do with time and money i know that going through it at the moment as you know. i am taking pics as i go both to look back on when its finally finished to remind me of all the work that i did on the truck and i hope to show people so they too can appreciate what the truck was like. also as a referance when i get round to putting the new interior back in they can be used to remind me how things were fitted. when you get round to working on your cabriolet dont hesitate to ask any questions, i only hope i can be of help. but for now good look with the engine transplant, by the way great picture of all the trucks lined up like that :xyxthumbs:

uk-krewzer
02-15-2010, 01:16 PM
few more pics...finally got the bed back on yah. Mmm what next?

Clydesdale
02-15-2010, 02:39 PM
Rhino line.. that bad mama jammer...

SMOOTH
02-15-2010, 05:10 PM
but for now good look with the engine transplant, by the way great picture of all the trucks lined up like that :xyxthumbs:

I'm currently taking a break from working on the trucks, I am worn out. After the engine replacement, there were a few bugs to work out, as you can see in my various posts. After I felt it was good and reliable, I turned back to the Vanchero (what I call my Van/Truck) as it has not been running in months. After replacing the fuel pump, spark coil, and ignition module, I determined my issue of falling flat on it's face during acceleration was due to a sticky float bowl valve (I HATE carbs! :BangHead:).
So, presently, all three of my trucks are running, which is a first. My friends joke that the apocalypse must be coming because when ever one truck would get fixed, another would go down.
I like the flat sheet metal before the bed. I'm thinking of building an aluminum bed inside the fiberglass one to give it some strength, but I may follow you in putting down something else along the frame.
I really love those stacks!!!

MoMo

P.S. My wife made fun of me for taking that picture, she has trouble understanding our passion, but at least she let's me keep them!

uk-krewzer
02-16-2010, 01:55 PM
bed does need work, thought about different ways of making it look better. decided to spray it with a white rubber lining on the sides and do the center and head board in a polished checker plate!!!.....up to now anyway.

uk-krewzer
02-16-2010, 02:41 PM
you know sometimes it does pay to take a step back and take a breathe otherwise you might just:gunshot: do you know what i mean. its good to hear your finally getting on top of things, you've got 3 on the go..phew its all time effort and money isnt it. keep going dont give up :xyxthumbs: the steel flat plate was something i think is a must if you take the bed off, it deffinately strengthens everything up and when you walk on it you get a better feel more like a steel bed.

uk-krewzer
02-20-2010, 03:15 PM
ive had to start to clean the floor up on the cab and leave the work ive been doing on the bed for now because i'm close to getting the seats back from the upholsterer. thats a good thing and a bad thing because i really wanted to get it finished off before moving onto something else so i did'nt have to many things on the go at once.:BangHead: got to admit tho i cant wait to see the new seats.:wavey:

bob_95_psd
02-20-2010, 03:21 PM
It's looking great!! I commend you for the perseverance, especially since you are doing all that outside.

Well done.

uk-krewzer
02-20-2010, 06:28 PM
many thanks for that its much appreciated, you know its the friendly helpfull comments and encouragement that ive recieved that helps me as much as anything else cheers:biggthumpup:

SMOOTH
03-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Can you tell me, what did the interior floor look like? I'm guessing the 'van floor' stops after the front seats and Cabriolet did it's own thing behind it? It feels like there's plywood down the middle on mine, but not on the sides behind the front seats. This is important because there's rot in each corner infront of the bench that will need to be addressed on mine and I was curious to know what I'll be dealing with.

Thanks,

MoMo

uk-krewzer
03-08-2010, 04:30 PM
i think i know wot yer problem might be take a look at the pics of mine. i found rot in the corner when i stripped it out, this is wot i was left with after i cut it out, its not that scary honest remember it is only ply wood and its a quick and easy fix. did mine in an afternoon, hope this helps. i'll take a better picture of it now that its finished so you can see the whole floor pan post them in the next couple of days.

uk-krewzer
03-11-2010, 01:03 PM
more up to date pics of the floor and side panels after i worked on them getting rid of the rot in the plywood. i cut the rotten ply out then cut an exact piece to fit, dropped it in then bonded it in. the original wooden floor does run from behind the front seat up to the back panel and to the sides. its then fibre glassed as part of the cabriolet shell. all the interior panels where junked in favour of new ones which were then covered in carpet to match the original colour. nothing to scary in there, i also put lagging behind the new panels to help keep the cab warm.

SMOOTH
03-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Wow, that looks really nice. Very professional looking.
What did you end up using for the interior panels? The wife would love for me to scrap the 'porn stage' I got going on now!

MoMo

uk-krewzer
03-12-2010, 12:35 PM
the side and rear panels you can see are 1/4" standard ply nothing fancy, just thicker than the original ones for extra strength for when you put a screw in it. the roof panels need to be thinner because of the shape of the roof especially around the 2 sky windows. im not putting the original rear seat/bed back either im making my own because i want it to be as big as possible for comfort im 6' 2" and 220lb :rubseyes::laugh2: honest!!! i want to over night in it at some of the summer shows. this too is being made out of 1/4" ply (pics to follow):xyxthumbs:

SMOOTH
03-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Thanks, that's very helpful. I look forward to picks of the custom bed. I've been considering the same thing.

MoMo

uk-krewzer
03-30-2010, 03:44 PM
finally got round to making a start on refitting the interior, gotta say although ive been looking forward to starting this its been a bit of :BangHead:at times a bit like taking 2 steps forward and 3 back. ive had to replace every interior panel in the truck but at least im getting through it and still enjoying it...most of the time.

Trucker_Eric
03-30-2010, 04:09 PM
hey, how much do you want for that brush guard?

sheepman
03-30-2010, 04:16 PM
hey, how much do you want for that brush guard?

:signs053:

Trucker_Eric
03-30-2010, 04:23 PM
in the first post of pics, the brush guard he has on the front

Trckmagik
03-30-2010, 04:48 PM
Good luck shipping it from England :)

SMOOTH
03-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Man does that look nice! I can't believe how much work you've gotten done!
What is that behind the driver's seat against the wall? Is that additional storage?

MoMo

sheepman
03-31-2010, 09:09 AM
Starting to remind me of a semi in inside now. I like what you've done behind the drivers seat. Is that a drop down table?

uk-krewzer
03-31-2010, 04:03 PM
Eric sorry buddy dont know what you mean...brush guard :scratchhe the tall cupboard behind the drivers seat is something i had to come up with for several reasons, the small door to the left houses the original electrics (fuses & relays etc) it also acts as support for the bed when i slide it forward over the top of it (as the pics show) it then meets the tall cupboard which allows it to lock in stopping it slidding any further forward. the other two cupboards are storage for cd's dvd's etc as im fitting a 19" flat screen tv in the space that is left above the two doors (the drop down table was a good idea never thought of that one) ive also got a lot of storage under the seat/bed which i can access through the door at the front. the front seats and the rear seat/bed are being made as i speak, cant wait to get them back so can finish the inside off :twotu: first day of spring today here in ENGLAND so gotta get a move on summers just around the corner.

Trucker_Eric
04-01-2010, 05:09 AM
oh, i meant the front bumper thingy, down where im from we call them brush guards so when we are four wheelin we dont fuck up our grilles

uk-krewzer
04-02-2010, 11:56 AM
:doh: right gotcha, across here we call em bull bars funny eh!!!!

Trucker_Eric
04-02-2010, 02:35 PM
well, theres a difference between a bull bar and a brush guard

bull bar

http://www.stainlessnerfbars.com/ProductImages/aries/3inch_bullbar500_2.jpg

brush guard

http://www.oconeeoffroad.com/catalog/trans4mer.jpg

collectorcars
04-18-2010, 07:56 AM
I have a 1982 Ford E-350 Cabriolet for sale. To view details and photos, go to www.oldcars.fotki.com You will need to scroll almost down to the bottom of the page to view the details and photos, as I have over 175 collector cars and pickups for sale. Reasonable delivery is available. Please be patient as sometimes the page loads slow, depending on your internet connection.

uk-krewzer
04-24-2010, 03:15 PM
its a nice truck....looks as if it would'nt take much to bring up to a really good standard

uk-krewzer
05-10-2010, 03:26 PM
hellooooo...i hav'nt been on for a while been busy with work etc but ive been trying to find a decent site for parts for the truck. need new dash facia in wood if i can get one? interior door handles stuff like that does anyone know of such a site im not having much luck at the moment

Traveler
05-11-2010, 07:58 AM
If it is real wood, they were never mass produced you will have to make your own. If the dash is the fake plastic just checking junk yards and watching ebay is a good bet.

Door handles, ford factory parts can be hard to find for the Vans, I am not sure who in the aftermarket makes those parts. Hopefully someone else will chime in here.

uk-krewzer
05-12-2010, 12:47 PM
yer your spot on thats the proplem i'm having like you say their does'nt seem to be too many dealers about doing reproduction interior parts for these vans. just gotta keep cruising the net see what comes up.

uk-krewzer
05-14-2010, 11:54 AM
i'm slowly but surely getting the interior back, 3 months after giving it to the upholsterer. can't believe its taken this long but their yer go, anyway heres a few pics so far of it going back in. new pelmets over the blinds and all the woods been refurbished and treated. also i've started on the cover for the exhausts and make shift toolbox plus the tail gates getting sorted ive got replacement lights coming from the states. i havent worked on the truck as much as i would like just lately, been busy with work etc but getting back on it again now.

Clydesdale
05-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Looking sharp.. I love the Cheetah (Leopard?)

sheepman
05-14-2010, 07:43 PM
I am sure there are not many ford van in the junk yards over there. I wish I had the time to rape a few out of the couple in the junk yard near me for you. I'm swamped with worked and waiting to hear on transfer orders......

uk-krewzer
05-24-2010, 02:04 PM
cheers....according to my 3 year old grandaughter its a leopard, cant argue with that can yer. she put it in their so it has to stay cant argue with that either you know what i mean!!!

uk-krewzer
05-24-2010, 02:11 PM
thanks for the gesture, i wish i could nip down the road to a local junkyard get the bits i need but it aint that easy as you say. jus gotta search the web, plus im working away a little bit at the moment so makes working on the truck a little tuffer like i need it to be any harder.

uk-krewzer
06-17-2010, 05:06 PM
seats came back from the upholstry....2 months later than first expected. so got them in along with the new carpet, so interior now is almost done. moving on to the body work next. whats that i can see in the distance? could it be light at the end of the tunnel!!!! :roflmao:

SMOOTH
06-17-2010, 06:38 PM
Just WOW! I cannot believe how good that looks! I don't know why I didn't notice before, that you had a third door. Makes getting in the back a lot easier. That would be why I can't have a center console like that.
But honestly, everything really looks fantastic! Did the rear bench always lay down like that? And did it always extend to the outside walls? I ask because 1. my bench does a weird tumble where the back rest flips over top of the seat section and lays down next to it towards the front. 2. I noticed the under-storage doors came out with the bed, which I wouldn't have thought they would have done and 3. my rear bench stops about 8 inches before each wall and I had thought if I redid mine I would extend it and added a fourth set of seatbelts.
Either way, just an incredible job on this. I can't want to see what you do next. There is no doubt that you are going to own the nicest Cabriolet in existence when you are done!

MoMo

bob_95_psd
06-18-2010, 07:30 AM
That is outstanding!! Great work!

Clydesdale
06-18-2010, 09:11 AM
Beautiful... Now when you are done, jump over to this side of the pond, and we will take on a international restoration of Clyde, the cosmetically neglected Centurion...

LOL!

uk-krewzer
06-18-2010, 09:44 AM
cheers for your kind comments as always its a great reward to have others appreciate the hard work we all put into our vehicles. as to the rear seats mine did exectly the same thing, i did'nt like it at all it was fine as a seat but totally useless as a bed and i needed it to be good at both. so i junked the whole thing and started from scratch making it as wide and as long as i could. the tricky bit was making it so it would go from a bench seat to a 3/4 bed, it took a couple of attempts designing it on paper before i finished off with a bed that measured 44" wide by 73" long, not huge but big enough to give me and the wife comfort if we over night in the truck. i also had to cut the original frame down with the lap belts on to fit under the bed, i bolted it back to the floor cut slots in the ply wood seat base so they could poke through if i needed them. if you think you might want to change yours around and you come up with a design great, but if you want more info ie excact measurements etc let me know i'll be only to glad to help.:xyxthumbs:

uk-krewzer
06-18-2010, 10:38 AM
now that would be a trip....one that might not come back from :wink_2:

uk-krewzer
07-19-2010, 09:14 AM
trucks finally ready to rummble...well almost arrived at the test station. we have to have the vehicle inspected to make sure its in a road worthy condition. this gives you a certificate that lets you go crooozin:xyxthumbs: it passed on the day so that was great. from their i took it to the paint shop and thats were it is at the moment

SMOOTH
07-19-2010, 09:51 AM
Looks great! What color are you going to paint it? I can only imagine the number of heads you turn over there on that side of the pond!

MoMo

uk-krewzer
07-19-2010, 10:00 AM
cheers..its staying white this time round to keep things easy after the time ive spent off the road while doing it up, im keen to use it for the summer that weve got left. it will have decals on it but i cant do them untill the white goes on.

bob_95_psd
07-19-2010, 10:51 AM
Wow what a great job, you have really stayed after it. It's a great rig.

Traveler
07-19-2010, 05:13 PM
That truck is really looking great.

sheepman
07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
looks good.

I'm sure it will be nice when the paint is dry.

uk-krewzer
09-04-2010, 03:17 PM
ows everyone? not been on here for a while jus busy with life and stuff. have managed to get back on the truck tho so have really pushed on with it now and can say it's done :party-smiley-050: its booked into our annual end of year show this month looking forward to that jus gotta put a few more bits and pieces on and i can go take it for a ride....phew :clap

Clydesdale
09-04-2010, 03:47 PM
Looks Good!!!!!!!!!!

Jeremy (the main guy) was whining about his GT-40 being too wide for London streets.. he should roll that around...:biggthumpup:

uk-krewzer
09-04-2010, 04:38 PM
lol..nice one thats true mr clarkson as we know does'nt appear to like "yank tanks" as he calls them. for him its gotta be red with prancing horse on it has'nt it?

Clydesdale
09-04-2010, 04:54 PM
That seems to be true. Although it seems the GT was his personal ride.

uk-krewzer
09-04-2010, 05:14 PM
your right he could'nt resist that one could he and who could blame him, maybe his co-host aka the hampster as finally converted him? he loves them he's owned a few of the good old USA tin. man after me own heart.

Clydesdale
09-04-2010, 05:17 PM
Yeah, didn't think the hamster was gonna let go of the challenger when they came stateside and did a shootout. I have been on that Highway they driove, the loneliest road.. it is. 12 hours in the winter to make the 300 miles from its start to its finish in Reno. and the last hour and a half I did at 60+... to give you an idea of how treacherous it really is. In the winter.

Sat and idled for three hours while the authorities showed, to help out a wrecked family, daughter 28, her kids, and Dad, 50?.. he was grabbing for the 4x4 knobby in the Rover as they were spinning backwards off the ledge... Dumbass.

uk-krewzer
09-04-2010, 05:56 PM
wow thats a trip...its gotta be a 4x4 on a road like that especially when you add a layer of snow. i kinda remember that programme he owned a challenger for a while did'nt he? :scratchhe

Clydesdale
09-04-2010, 08:36 PM
Unsure of that. It would make sense... Have you checked out James May's Toy Story yet? Looks like it could be good. Always forget to set the DVR to record it.

uk-krewzer
09-05-2010, 03:37 AM
no...missed that one, although i did see a review on it once think he was playing with toy trains!!! is it the same program? captain slow playing with real boys toys i could believe that. anyway on a slightly different note im flying to prague today for a weeks holiday with my wife were treating ourselves 25 years of marriage phew were did all those years go must of been fun well most of the time :xyxwave:

uk-krewzer
05-03-2011, 01:15 PM
hi folks not been on here for a while had a few probs with life in general but i thought i would put a few more pics of the truck on to finish this chapter off, it's more or less finished just gotta do the decals on it now couple of other little features and thats it well until i do the engine swap....if ido the engine swap that is. this is a festival of transport held at a seaside resort about 40 miles from where i live so was'nt to painfull runnung the truck to the show. weather was brill and so was the turn out. :bigok:

bob_95_psd
05-03-2011, 01:18 PM
Sweet.

I bet you had the only Cabriolet there!!

uk-krewzer
05-03-2011, 02:06 PM
yer it went down well with the viewers no one new what it was, some really good comments on it. i was really pleased, had a great weekend.