Hello all ,new to this and bought an old van .no idea what make,got 1959 on sheet metal , ply sides and stainless steel roof ,American 4 bolt rims it has an ice box,240 volt power and fuse box ,single rear tail brake light middle,240 v plug for trailer lights missing stove and rear section of van and cupboard,I am going to rebuild it as all in poor condition couple questions ,no idea of weight ? as in Vic over 750 Kg must be braked.so do I need to brake ? What's better ,old school hydraulic or electric,got to work out spring load thanks in advance simon www.flickr.com/photos/138868758@N05/shares/86p5Kr
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2017 17:57:31 GMT 10 by 65cadillac
Post by Don Ricardo on Dec 7, 2017 11:02:33 GMT 10
Great to have you on the forum and to hear about your van.
Your description could apply to any number of vintage vans, and there's no particular feature you mention that would enable us to identify it. However if you can post some photos of it, we can most likely help you work out what it is.
To post photos on the forum you need to do it via a photo storage website such as Postimage or Flickr. If you click on this link, it will take you to a post which explains about posting photos and also provides links to detailed 'how to' instructions. It is not quite as easy as posting photos directly from your PC, but it's not too hard to do.
Have a go, and if you run into any trouble, give us a yell and we'll help you.
Regarding the brakes, a lot of people on the forum (including me) have fitted electric brakes to their vintage vans and found them very satisfactory. I think they're a lot easier to get fitted than retrofitting hydraulic brakes.
Once we see your van we may be able to assist you regarding weight, etc.
What year is my van? viscount valiant round tail lights full rear window two straight windows on front vin I think is b or 8 1894 looks like 8 laminated doors no external light all windows straight not angled single blue stripe through window line all the way around not sure how to add pics yet just joined