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    bedford cf custom van

    my project at the moment is this , took a cf2 bodyshell and started the transfermation in to cf1 custom van , plans are to go for metalic lime green with pearlescent whit roof with lace work , white and lime green tuck and roll interior , thrush side pipes , chevy 305 v8 . i made new headlamp panels for the fron as mine were rotton on the doner van.

    front chassis memebers were rotton, so cut them out , made new tops and fitted a new cross member ,


    welded in the headlamp panels I made.




    just got to fabricate new inner wings and flitches. more pics coming. hope you like. ade
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    some more of my pics

    rotton front headlamp mountings off the 71 van,


    replacement panels made to match.


    replacement steps made to replace the rotton ones . all panels folded with the metal folder from machine ****.


    must expect some rust on the van ,well it does have FORD in its name. lol


    rear doors , stripped back oof original paint and re primered . the original door handle has been removed and the panel smoothed , these wil be only openable from inside the van.

    the side door on the cf is a metre long , so when its opened out it opens over the passenger door. useless for carparks and everyday use.

    take one standard door and


    cut out 150mm from the centre.


    modify the outer skin to fit the new sized inner.


    etched with 120 grit , ready for etch primering and filler.


    same done to the other door , but with the added bonus of a mazada mx 5 door handle sunk in. flush with the outer skin. obviously keyless , going to be central locking system.
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    Nice work mate. Ive got a sore spot for the Shedford CF's, ( no offense meant as i really do like em)

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    cheers leepop,
    more pics
    headlamp support welded in



    needed to make a new inner arch , started with a flat sheet marked out with approx shape.

    a bit of forming with a bossing mallet
    held in place temporary

    welded in to place.
    still got to do the return lip on to the wing . ;]
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    LOOKING NICE.................. lots of work, not this summers Truck in then...........

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    no not this summer unfortunatly , wish i could wave a stick at it and have it finished. worth all the work though. makes me smile.
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    I had a Rover powered CF when i was about 19 as a 'company car'. Long story, but it was a great ride, loadsa fun.
    Your CF looks cool, look forward to seeing more.

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    cheers guys , its nice to be able to post on a real website that appreciates all forms of hot rodding history in this country . ive always had a yearning for a custom van , thought about the rod path but with kids and a dog oh and a misses i thought it might be a bit of a squeeze , so i took the plunge and a custom van it will be. seriously thinking about a true 70s paint job , along these lines http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...m+flake&page=2
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    I'll try to post some photos of my Bedford, it was a seventies van, almost a timewarp..............

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    that will be cool , look forward to seeing them.
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