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    My Late 50s Commer Superpoise

    Hi All.
    I finaly decided to make a start on the old truck in march. I have decided to fit 1986 LDV sherpa front and rear axles, disc brakes on the front, 4.1 diff move the rear shocks inboard, make a new handbrake setup fit 15" wheels and make up a stepside body. I think that's enough for starters.








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    thats a nice lookin truck,,, how can something british be so cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss petrolhead View Post
    how can something british be so cool
    I'm British
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    What are the plans for the overall look for this kool lil truck? Looking forward to this one.
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    And i thought it was only me that could see that.
    Thanks.
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    Wow!!..thats a nice truck!!
    chassis looks really clean..my old troopers in a lot worst nic.
    Nice to see something different being done....and not a yank truck..theres so many on here!! lol!!..
    Good luck with your build
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    Go British!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a lot of character this has got!
    Creator of fine sawdust from solid wood!
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    Like this truck, saw it when you first posted it , very simular to my J type Bedford will look nice with stepside body on.
    Its nice to see brit trucks as many did`nt survive with our climate, I like yank pickups of the 40s/ 50s but their so common now over here as we are constanly being flooded with them.
    Cheers Dave.
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    Hi all
    Thanks for all the interest. The back axle is only tack welded, so i need to strip it all down and weld it up proper, refurb the springs and make new high tencile shackel pins and steel bushes.

    I also needed to strip off all the old paint and get the chassis back to bare metal. For a 53 year old it's as solid as a rock.


    more coming soon
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    Hi now you are chopping the truck about and not doing an original restoration why not put modern springs on the rear such as transit /sherpa you will get a better ride.
    I love my J type Bedford but the ride is so hard with the light body it shakes the **** out of me on bumpy roads and lets face it there are`nt many smooth one out there.
    Cheers Dave.
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