Looking good. Its not always easy to get the first few major steps to work out properly, but you now have the basis for a good hot rodded truck.
All you need now is 4 big buckets of time & money, & it will be finished & towing before you know it.
I talked to a guy at Yamba with a Jailbar truck fitted with Jag front & rear. He felt the rear springs were a bit soft when he towed, so that may be something to think about. There will be others more informed than me about towing capacity of Jag diffs, so my thoughts may not be a concern.
The tray's looking good Dave. I like the rear guards too. We found your front bumper hanging on the wall right in front of us . We searched everywhere else first ! Should get it straightened and painted next week. The bonnet and front guards are ready. John
1950ish Homebuilt "Jellybean" Caravan 1971 Olympic Debonair 1955 Chevrolet Sedan 1951 Chevrolet Coupe Ute
Post by noblesgarage on Feb 5, 2012 14:07:05 GMT 10
Seen that colour somewhere before looks familiar all the same nice job so far I like it when its some thing different That seems to be a thing with us V V nuts keep up the good work its coming together nicely. Brian.
Starting to go together well. It will be a neat unit, & certainly not your average belly button rod others seem to love building.It will be a great tow vehicle . Nothing like a Ford Windsor for a good towing motor.
I've just read about your full renovation of the Bedford from the beginning. You've done a fantastic job - I think it looks much better in blue than the original yellow and I like your modern touches as well such as auto and the electric windows - quite civilized.
The finish is perfect so it was clearly worth persevering to find the right panel beater and painter to get the lovely finish you did. To me, it looked like in one area that there might have been shotgun marks that had been bogged under the paint?!
Will you tow the Don, or do you have another companion van planned for the Bedford? Would love to check it out if it is posted on the forum.
Last Edit: Feb 5, 2012 20:59:53 GMT 10 by seeshell
The Blue Flyer - 1951 Homemade Bondwood
Chryssi - 1966 VC Valiant Safari
The Seeshell - 1969 Olympic Riviera (deceased)
G'day all been a while since some updates of the bedford....have tray on and wiring harness to the rear under tray ......wiring to elec fuel pump...sender unit....auto cooler&fan....air comp...rear lights and caravan plug