Introducing myself with my selfbuild adventure Ford Transit - SCCV

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by morini-ford, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. morini-ford

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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Welcome. Tell us more. Where are you from? More pictures of the stealth build?

    Oops. Didn't see the link. Very nice work.
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  4. morini-ford

    morini-ford Adventurer

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    THX !
    I'm from Flanders ( Belgium)
    More pictures of the conversion on http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=F8ICKVPR
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  5. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    sweet weekender....

    nice work

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  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Yet another cool ride we don't get here.
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  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    We went to the UK a couple of times and the two most common vehicles were the London Cab and the Transit Van! Wish they imported them here with the diesel, I'd have one now. The new Connect is just a bit too small.
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  8. IDScarecrow

    IDScarecrow Long timer

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    They are available in the U.S. Maybe not Wyoming . . . :D

    Hmm - closer inspection shows that while they are both "Ford Transit", they are a bit different. Oops.
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  9. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Transit Connect :puke1 isn't the Euro Transit. :clap Soon, though. :evil
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  10. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    He said Flanders. That's the Dutch part of Belgium.
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  11. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    There actually was a TC at the dealer in Wheatland for a while.
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  12. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    I thought Flanders lived in Springfield? Never knew where Springfield was though.:lol3


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    ps-- threads like this are a terrific way for n00bs to introduce themselves. Welcome. :clap
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  13. Motoplaner

    Motoplaner PNW Heel Rounder

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    Jurgen, if I ever meet you, I'm going to have to kiss your helmeted head. Not in a ghey way though. :lol3
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  14. morini-ford

    morini-ford Adventurer

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    No,no,
    not Flanders from Springfield
    but
    Morini from Flanders Field

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    <center>In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.
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    <center>John McCrae</center>
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  15. morini-ford

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    During my last sunny and warm trip, the ASUS EEC notebook overheated and crashed three times.
    Therefore this solution.

    This setup fits in the dashboard.
    The front-flaps are guiding the air-cooled air to the holes, cooling the bottom of the notebook.
    The LCD-screen goes in the shadow giving upper box, making it more readable.

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  16. morini-ford

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    I have just read a article that these full size Euro Ford Transit vans are coming to the USA in 2012.
    They also exist in 4x4.
    This is a diesel version
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  18. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    What beds did you use?

    What sort of gas mileage do you get? Gas only, no diesel?

    You did beautiful work.


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  19. morini-ford

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    Those are light sandwich panels. Middle layer is ... , dont know the english word, has something to do with bees.., structure..

    Milage is 8-9 liters on 100 km. , means probably 30 tot 35 mpg

    Ford is talking about diesels also, they want to go in competition with the already in USA available Mercedes sprinter diesels. It;s a emission thing.

    there is a Ford factory in Belgium. They produce the Ford Mondeo. I think the Ford Transit production has moved to Turkye. Cheaper labour costs...
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  20. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Thank-you. Did you build them yourself?

    Honeycomb

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    I've been looking for some sources here in the US. It's nice to have the strength without the weight.

    That's fantastic, 30mpg on gas.


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