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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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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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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Chassis Repairs

Our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has been in the fabrication bay with classic car technician Chris who has been doing some welding work to repair

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It’s Back

Our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has finished its short trip to the sandblasters. The freshly blasted frame is looking much better already and can now

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Ready For Sandblasting

Our Ford Transit MKII has been with classic car technicians Steve and Lydia recently as the strip-down continues. Lydia took the covers and foams off

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Transit Strip Down

Classic car technician Steve has begun work stripping down our Ford Transit MKII Tipper. Before the workshop team gets stuck into restoring this commercial vehicle

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Restoring A Transit

A Ford Transit MKII Tipper recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It has come to us from Jacobs Construction and it will be

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It’s All Coming Together

It was all hands on deck to get the headlining fitted to our Ford Transit MKII Tipper in an afternoon before the windscreen fitters arrived the next day. Luckily this didn’t take too long as it’s only a small roof section.

The headlining fits very crudely, being simply tucked up into a channel to secure it, without the need for glue or additional fastenings. The front is then glued on and also held in with the windscreen rubber, which is why it had to be done before the screen was fitted.

Prior to this, Lydia took the time to add some sound deadening to the roof to try and keep the cab as comfortable as possible.

Steve has also been working on our classic transit by fitting the rear lights and the newly fabricated mounts. The original gearbox has been refurbished and refitted to the van and the front bumper, end caps, door mirrors, and bonnet have all been fitted too.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 the corner brackets as well as cleaned and sandblasted the gear lever. He also sandblasted the steering arm ready for painting.

While Steve was working on the interior components of the transit, Monty was working on repairing some of the panels that needed attention.

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 primer to the wheels and drums.

Once the restoration of this old workhouse is complete, it will be going back to the construction company that owns it in as new condition.

This will be a great moment for both us and them, as it will be exciting to see our Transit Tipper be like it once was many years ago. For now though, the wheels are on their way to looking much better!

Chassis Repairs

Our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has been in the fabrication bay with classic car technician Chris who has been doing some welding work to repair issues with the chassis.

Since coming back from the sandblasters, our Ford Tipper has been making good progress in its restoration and once its chassis is fully repaired, work will continue to bring this workhorse back to its former glory.

It’s Back

Our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has finished its short trip to the sandblasters.

The freshly blasted frame is looking much better already and can now move on to the next stage of its restoration.

Now that its back in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, we are looking forward to seeing how this one progresses!

Painting Transit Parts

The body of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper may be on its way to the sandblasters, but work has continued on other parts of the vehicle in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Parts of the seats and some of the other components have been in the paintshop being prepped, primed, and painted black ready to be re-installed to our Tipper when the time comes to rebuild it.

Door Panels For A Transit

Our Ford Transit MKII Tipper may have been stripped, prepped, and sent to the sandblasters, but that doesn’t mean work on it stops in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

In fact, classic car technician Brian has been making new boards for the door panels ready for when our Tipper comes back to the workshop and our restoration work continues. After Brian had cut out the boards from plywood, he cut the holes that were needed out too.

Ready For Sandblasting

Our Ford Transit MKII has been with classic car technicians Steve and Lydia recently as the strip-down continues.

Lydia took the covers and foams off the frames before taking the frames apart and sandblasting them. This was in preparation for Chris in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop to paint the frames. Lydia also took the covers apart as new vinyl is wanted which is being sewn to the original fabric faces.

While Lydia was working on the seats of our Transit, Steve carried on stripping the main body of the vehicle. A tool had to be made in order to remove the steering Pittman arm.

An adapted trolley was used to move the stripped Transit ready for it to be taken to the sandblasters.