Here's the tow car I've bought to tow the Valiant Caravan. Needs some work (bit of rust in the panels) but besides that its generally sound and runs ok. My father in law is doing it up for me in WA. It will need a paint job and an uprated braking system (adding a booster later). Anyone else got a Zephyr as a tow car?
I have had a lot of zephyrs , they don't rust any more than any old car , stick a 302 in it , the zephyr six is a good motor but needs a bit of work to make it good for towing ,I have a set of nos tail light lenes if you need some , I would love to get a mk3 estate but a bit like chicken teeth hard to find , if you use the zephyr motor put a transet gear box with mk3 gear set in it , gives you four speed floor shift good luck with the reno
Owner of a fabulous Kennedy 1975 1964 Ford Zephyr Mk III Station wagon 1967 Olympic Riviera 2019 Dmax Crew Cab
Thanks for the responses. I will pass the advice on to my FIL who is doing the resto for me in WA. Linpet, can I get back to you about the tail light lenses after I've spoken to my FIL after the 4th of August. Cheers Mike
Update on both projects for board members. Caravan: New lino floor laid on the weekend, upholstery and exterior painting to be done this weekend. Going to use an etch primer over the old paint first. Pressure washed the aluminium skin last night and will give it another scrub again tonight.
Ford Zephyr - well the project is progressing well - the car has been totally stripped and last I saw was that it was on the car rotisseries being welded in places. Unfortunately the doors were knackered in places so I sourced new/better doors from Flynn's wreckers in Cooma. these along with the bulkier parts will be driven over to WA (from the ACT) at Easter this year. Going to stay as original as possible when it comes to the car - but I will pass on the suggestions to my father in law who is doing the rebuild for me. I have had an interesting time sourcing some bits and pieces but there are some really fabulous people out there who still have parts for these oldies, and I thank you for doing so. I'm hoping to have the car back by the end of this year or mid 2017 - all depends on time and money.
The van will be ready a lot earlier than that, however I do need some assistance getting the brakes looked at. so 2016 begins with another renewed effort and I look forward to finally being able to finish this van and eventually the car. Thanks again to everyone who has provided advice - I look forward to meeting you sometime at the nationals. best wishes to you all for 2016.
Here's the Zephyr on the rotisserie:
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There's still a few popping up in Victoria and WA - some nice sedans and a station wagon project in WA for $5500. Very tempted to buy it!!!!
My son has just come back from WA and brought some updated pics which I will post soon. Some floor panels have been replaced, the chassis painted in red lead to prevent corrosion and some of the other parts pre-painted waiting for re-assembly. Just waiting for some more welding to be done on the chassis and then the rebuild will continue. In the meantime I'm scouring the countryside for parts.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2016 19:50:47 GMT 10 by mikeoz22: Added images