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    Mk1 Escort Van V Skyline V Supra

    Here are some pics of the latest bomber...

    I'm not gunna says what i have planned for it as it will probably change anyway













    More pics to follow as progress starts/continues...

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Vans are the new must have

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Looks like a hearse or ambulance

    I don't remember vans having panes of glass on the sides

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Another bomber How about a SR20 engined service barge?

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Very cool early van that!!

    1700cc MK1 ESTATE DONE. MK1 2DR STARTED

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blower View Post
    Looks like a hearse or ambulance

    I don't remember vans having panes of glass on the sides
    They didn't over here but they were added in a lot of overseas markets. Australian and NZ vans often have them

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    holy crap mark ya certainly do find them...excellent find.....how did this one come about? come on fill us in on what your plans are for it....rat rod it with patina paint job
    Last edited by mk1van; 19-01-2014 at 00:00.

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Surely you must own or at least know of all the small fords in Thailand by now???

    Where do you keep finding them?

    Service van sounds great, with modern driveline

    Tell us what you have in mind, you haven't dissapointed so far!

    Shaun

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    I was sitting eating some food in a Japanse buffet place and some guy called me up and asked me if i wanted to buy it... 3 hours later i was looking at it and arranged to go back and collect it the next day. Job done

    Plans were to just get it running and driving correctly at this moment in time. The engine keeps cutting out, new plugs, filters etc, the fuel lines are all cracked, the front end needs new bushes and steering rack re-conning... Just make it a driver.
    I would like to eventually take the windows out of the rear and put steel back in...

    At the moment i don't have anywhere decent (safe) to park it, so i don't want to go re-painting it and putting wheels on it.

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    good to see m8.
    lucky fine.
    will watch ur progress

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    I have an Anglia van myself but strangely I prefer the lines of the MK1 Escort van. But then again I much I prefer the Anglia saloon to the MK1 Escort saloon. Am I wierd?

    My van had windows installed back in 1970 and the owner had to change the taxation class. I know this as I still have the original green log book. I don't like the windows look so I had the windows sign written with printed vinyl.
    However my windows are full length one piece affairs whereas yours are split.

    Having windows does make it slightly easier to drive though. I need to remember to reverse into every parking space or else getting back out is a lottery.

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    We might be seeing some progress on this soon... It's been parked up since i bought it, i've not touched it.

    Plans involve a Nissan Silvia S14 front and rear subframe and a windmill engine. (probably SR20DET)

    Unsure how it will all work yet and how wide the arches are going to have to be... Still in the planning stage.

    Drifty Bus here we come (hopefully)

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    That looks to be a great project.
    What engine is in it at the mo,and christ that battery!!!!!!
    Where were they imported from uk or oz or nz????

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    It has begun...
    Parts bought today, van going in for surgery next week........




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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Quote Originally Posted by turbo m View Post
    That looks to be a great project.
    What engine is in it at the mo,and christ that battery!!!!!!
    Where were they imported from uk or oz or nz????
    Engine is a Nissan A12 Nissan Sunny engine. All Fords came here direct from the UK and were built in Thailand.

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Hmmmmm, this is going to be good.....

    Shaun

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    any more updates on this one mark????

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Not yet... Surgey delayed Waiting for some money and then it will be started
    Last edited by M11rf; 14-10-2014 at 11:53.

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    It begins:








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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    At last

    Looking forward to the progress

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Woo hoo... Cant wait...

    I like the way they tackle things over there.

    We've seen the under pinnings, what do you have planned for the outside?

    Shaun

    Is that front guard carved out of filler?

    Shaun

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    The whole van is full of filler... Almost all the old cars are here.

    I'm looking at some 17" Rotas and some mad arches to cover them up, that's about it. A chin spoiler, holes in the front valance and a vent/some vents in the bonnet will be needed too.

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    I think even "full of filler" is an understatement! That would be seriously demoralising, fair play to you

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Nice choice on the wheels! Wider than mine by an inch....
    Lots and lots of rust. I presume the guys are going to hand form the replacement panels and sections?

    Shaun

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    I've got a pair of secondhand wings for it. The rest will be hand made yeah. Not really looking for originality with all the underbody stuff, looking for strength.

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    Strength is good!

    Is the escort behind it yours too?

    Shaun

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Nah, it's not mine. Someone else has seen the quality of the work on my white car and has brought it to be done.

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    This is going to be great when done,what are the front struts off??

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Front struts are Nissan Silvia S14...

    Cefiro Skyline S chassis all the same

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Great project I think its great the way they make the hand made panels/make modifications that pic with the guy sat gas torch in hand and panel draped across his lap class Keep the updates coming
    When I grow up I will have a MK1 Escort

    I must be all growed up now then and paying for it!

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Keep the pics coming.

    Combining two of favourite cars.....

    Definately getting the inspirational juices flowing.

    Shaun

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Quote Originally Posted by M11rf View Post
    Front struts are Nissan Silvia S14...

    Cefiro Skyline S chassis all the same
    do the struts fit the std escort hole in the inner wing??
    I take it you use the nissan front cross member too??

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Front and rear Nissan cross members are going on this van. The struts may fit the standard hole but the camber will be mega, so the hole is being moved out as close to the wing as possible.
    Probably need to adjustable TCA's to get the camber right

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    Re: Mk1 Escort Van (the green bomber)

    Skyline R33 4 pots and yellow stuff pads



    I've ordered some of these. Rota 17x9.5



    Progress continues

















    I've also bought this gearbox. If you know what it is, you'll know what engine is going in the bay


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    R154 Supra Transmission.

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