Ford Transit MKII Tipper

Transit Progress

Classic car technician Steve has continued his work on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper. He cleaned some old brake fluid sludge from the brake reservoir

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In Paint

Various components of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper have been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris as he has been applying dtm satin

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Transit Parts

As the restoration of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper continues to make good progress, technician Paul has made 2 brake calliper pins for it. While

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Brake Pipes

After completing even more zinc plating on several more components of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper, Steve fitted the brake servo and master cylinder under

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Transit Engine And More

Steve has been stripping down the seized wiper linkage and of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper and fitted it to the front bulkhead after reassembly.

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The Wheels Are On

The wheels have been put on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper. Once they were back on, a team of technicians (and some marketing folk too!)

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Distributor And Carburettor

Steve has been working on our Ford Transit MKII recently. After the distributor, carburettor, alternator mount thermostat housing, and inlet manifold were vapour blasted, Steve

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Odd Jobs

Classic car technician Steve has been completing various tasks on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper. The hand brake pivot bolt and rear brake load valve

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More Zinc Plating

Steve has continued his zinc plating lately. He has been focussing on the front and rear suspension nuts, bolts, and washers. As well as the

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Preparing For Zinc Plating

Classic car technician Steve has been getting various parts of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper ready for zinc plating. These parts included components from the

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More Paint Prep

Our Ford Transit Tipper MKII has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop. It has been with technician Chris who has been applying

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Bodywork Begins

Now that our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has come to the end of its time in the fabrication bay, it has been moved over to

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More Repairs

Classic car technician Chris has been completing more repair work on the frame of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper. Things are moving along nicely on

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Wheels Painted

After recently being primed, the wheels of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper have been back in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with classic car technician

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Engine Stripping

The engine of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has been in the care of classic car technician Steve recently as he has been stripping the

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Transit Wheel Hubs

Classic car technician Alan has had the wheel hubs of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper in the Bridge Classic Cars Paintshop. After the hubs had

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Transit Repairs

Classic car technicians Steve and Monty have been working on the restoration of our Ford Transit Tipper MKII. Steve cleaned the glove box and sprayed

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Transit Wheels Primed

As part of the restoration to bring our Ford Transit MKII Tipper back to its former glory, classic car technician Mauro has been applying epoxy

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Transit Progress

Classic car technician Steve has continued his work on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper.

He cleaned some old brake fluid sludge from the brake reservoir before zinc plating wheel nuts, wheel spacers, air filter clamp, brake pins, bell housing nuts and bolts, and gearbox mount nuts bolts and washers.

In Paint

Various components of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper have been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris as he has been applying dtm satin black to them.

Transit Parts

As the restoration of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper continues to make good progress, technician Paul has made 2 brake calliper pins for it. While Paul was doing that, Christian fabricated some brackets for the rear side light.

Latest from the team, our Transit restoration

Here is a full run down on the works carried out recently on our Ford Transit Mk2.

Tony has collected a new/old stock prop shaft whilst on his travels and it is now safely back with us here at Bridge Classic Cars HQ.

Mauro has been working on some of the smaller components to get them black up and ready for refit.

Steve has been fitting up the windows and quarter lights. We have replaced the lower mounting point for the offside quarter light frame. He has also blasted the mirror casings.

Meanwhile, Lydia in the trim-shop has cut out the plastic liner for the door cards and stuck this to the door. She has then made some minor adjustments to the door card to allow it to fit correctly under the top rail, and then put the door card clips in.

The fuel tank is in need of repair so Steve has photographed the unit to send over in preparation for the repairers.

Transit Engine

The newly remanufactured 2-litre Pinto engine is being fitted in our Ford Transit MKII Tipper.

Brake Pipes

After completing even more zinc plating on several more components of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper, Steve fitted the brake servo and master cylinder under the bonnet, along with all of the brake pipes.

Transit Engine And More

Steve has been stripping down the seized wiper linkage and of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper and fitted it to the front bulkhead after reassembly. He then refitted the newly painted peddle box and cleaned and serviced the heater box.

The brakes were cleaned and the steering rods and joints were reassembled ready to be fitted.

The rebuild of our Transit’s engine has also made good progress.

The Wheels Are On

The wheels have been put on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper.

Once they were back on, a team of technicians (and some marketing folk too!) moved it from one ramp to another, ready for the next stage of its restoration to begin.

Moving it wasn’t quite as simple as you might expect though, as the steering wheel was unable to be fitted, as Steve is still waiting for some parts to arrive before that can go back on.

As much as he would normally wait for the steering wheel to be fitted before moving the Tipper, unfortunately, the parts required are still a couple of weeks away so, despite being more challenging than we hoped, it was moved onto its new ramp and work will continue to bring this classic Transit back to life.

Steve has also started to fit up the front and rear brakes and suspension.

Distributor And Carburettor

Steve has been working on our Ford Transit MKII recently.

After the distributor, carburettor, alternator mount thermostat housing, and inlet manifold were vapour blasted, Steve zinc plated the parts required ready for assembly.

The carburettor and distributor have been reconditioned and reassembled ready to be fitted back to the engine.

Back in Black – Painting more parts of our Mk2 Ford Transit Tipper

Several parts of the Mk2 Ford Transit Tipper have been in the spray booth here at Bridge Classic Cars.

Our painter Chris has been hanging up several of the engine parts as well as brake dust shields to get them refinished ahead of the completion of this amazing restoration project

Odd Jobs

Classic car technician Steve has been completing various tasks on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper.

The hand brake pivot bolt and rear brake load valve adjuster were both seized and had to be cut off and removed using oxygen and acetylene torch. A new hand brake pivot bolt was fabricated using a high tensile bolt.

While Steve was doing this, Mauro was painting various components of our classic Transit in the paint shop.

More Zinc Plating

Steve has continued his zinc plating lately.

He has been focussing on the front and rear suspension nuts, bolts, and washers.

As well as the zinc plating, Steve has also fitted the front springs as well as the front and rear axles.

Preparing For Zinc Plating

Classic car technician Steve has been getting various parts of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper ready for zinc plating.

These parts included components from the suspension and the brake wheel hub nuts. To prepare them for zinc plating, Steve made sure each part was clean and ready to go.

Ford Transit Mk2 In Paint

The bumper of our Ford Transit Tipper MKII is all painted and now finished in a satin clear. The rear suspension springs have also been in the paintshop and have had black dtm applied.

Chris has also fixed and painted the grill.

Ford Transit Mk2 Door Seals

Brian has fitted up the Transit Mk2 with new rubber seals. Help in today’s Storm Ciaran weather!

Ford Transit Door Cards

The old door cards had been finished to a poor standard and Lydia felt were not fit for purpose.

She has cleaned off the old door cards and removed foam that had been incorrectly and poorly stuck down. New vinyl was cut and laminated onto scrim foam. This meant that the stitched design now stood out well from the rest of the vinyl , without looking garish like the previous design.

She then applied the new vinyl to the panels and cleaned off my pencil marks.

Ford Transit Mk2 Prime and Paint

Chris has been working tirelessly in the paint shop on the final preparation of prime and paint on our Mk2 Ford Transit.

The next stage is to flatten and polish the shell and when he’s 100% happy with the finished results he will pass back over to the workshops for the fit up.

More Paint Prep

Our Ford Transit Tipper MKII has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop. It has been with technician Chris who has been applying polyfan to the doors.

After he had finished working on the doors, the cab of our classic Transit Tipper also had polyfan applied.

Our MKII Tipper will stay in the paintshop for a little while longer before it moves on to the next stage of its restoration.

A Bit More Time In The Paintshop

Our MKII Ford Transit Tipper has spent a bit more time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop. It has been with classic car technician Chris who has been priming the classic transit ready for it to be painted in the very near future.

This vehicle has already undergone quite a transformation so we are looking forward to seeing it continue to make good progress through its restoration.

While our Transit Tipper was in the paintshop, technician Tom picked up the freshly rebuilt gearbox and rear axle from AST Transmission and bought them back to the workshop.

Mark 2 Transit In The Paintshop

Our Ford Transit MkII Tipper has spent some time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with classic car technician Chris.

Chris has been prepping and priming the vehicle ready for it to be painted in the near future. This classic work vehicle continues to make good progress through its restoration with us.

Before entering the paintshop, our Mark 2 Transit spent some time in the fabrication bay with other Chris who made some repairs to the metalwork.

Bodywork Begins

Now that our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has come to the end of its time in the fabrication bay, it has been moved over to the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop ready for work on its body to begin.

It’s always an exciting time when one part of a restoration is finished and a new one is about to start.

Our Transit Tipper will likely be in the paintshop for a little while but, by the time it leaves, it will be looking very different.

Painting Our Transit Bed Frame

The bed frame of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Mauro, as he has been giving it a fresh coat of paint.

After applying epoxy primer to the bed frame, he went on to paint it black using DTM paint.

Once the freshly painted bed frame is reunited with the rest of our Transit Tipper, it will be a positive step forward on the restoration journey of the vehicle.

More Repairs

Classic car technician Chris has been completing more repair work on the frame of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper.

Things are moving along nicely on this restoration project and we hope it won’t be too much longer until it is ready to move on to the next stage of its restoration.

Wheels Painted

After recently being primed, the wheels of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper have been back in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with classic car technician Mauro.

He has been painting the wheels in preparation for them to eventually go back onto the restored vehicle when the time is right.

Mauro also painted various other components in DTM satin black.

Our Transit Tipper continues to progress through its restoration journey and this is set to carry on.

Engine Stripping

The engine of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has been in the care of classic car technician Steve recently as he has been stripping the engine. While stripping the engine, Steve found that the coolant passages were blocked and it had a damaged bore so will need reboring along with new pistons.

Steve also found the old gasket sealer at the bottom of the sump, before various engine parts were vapour blasted.

The heater box was stripped, cleaned, and its internal parts were recommissioned before the centre dash console was cleaned too. The heater vents also underwent a big clean.

While Steve was working on the engine, classic car technician had the wheels of our Tipper in the paint shop where he primed them ready for painting.

Transit Wheel Hubs

Classic car technician Alan has had the wheel hubs of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper in the Bridge Classic Cars Paintshop.

After the hubs had been primed and painted, they look much improved and will no doubt look great when they are finally put back on the vehicle as its restoration continues.

Work Continues On Our Transit

Classic car technician, Chris has been continuing work on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper.

He has been repairing various issues on the chassis and bodywork ready for the restoration of this hard-working commercial vehicle to continue.