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  1. That's pretty neat. Maybe I could hide one of those under the floor. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Good decision to media blast the body Conrad. At least now there are no hidden surprises waiting for you further down the track. That bit that looks like swiss cheese now is a common rust spot on vans. My Bedford looked exactly the same. I was told it is caused by condensation dripping down from the roof at night which pools on the load space floor behind the ribs. The moisture then has no where to go so it works its way through the panel. Takes years and years to get that bad. Good you found it.
  3. It looks a bit busy, but I had to make them bolt in - bolt out jobs so that I have enough space to get the gearbox mount through bolt out. I just need to make up another one for the other side and then strengthen up the bends with a bit of glue and they should be good to go. Thanks for reading.
  4. Which I've now bolted up like so :
  5. So I bent up a piece of steel plate and poked some holes in it and ended up with this:
  6. I've ordered a cold air duct kit to complete the plumbing up of my remote air filter, so while I'm waiting for that to arrive I thought I'd address my gearbox cross member or I should rather say lack thereof. The rules here state that if you remove a cross member you need to substitute it with a modified cross member and during the Certifier's visit he pointed out that whilst my newly fabricated gearbox bracket does the trick in terms of suspending the gearbox, in it's current format it doesn't tie the two chassis rails together in the way that the old gearbox cross member did, so is not strictly speaking a cross member. Fair comment I thought. In this marked up picture you can see the disconnect between the two elements:
  7. Thanks for the pics mate. That gives me a good idea of what is required.
  8. Managed to get the front mounting brackets done. They are a bit over engineered, but it was the only steel plate I had lying around. Next up is a bit of plumbing.
  9. All I need is a bit more flexi pipe and a few holding brackets and I reckon I can complete the plumbing. It may end up looking like spaghetti junction, but as long as its tucked away from the wheel I'll be happy. I'll need to fabricate a cover plate to protect the pipework from road debris anyway, so I can hide all of the evils behind that. Tomorrow I'll see what else I can pinch from the donor fleet to complete the job. Thanks for reading.
  10. Scratched around inside the engine bays of my donor vans and found this nifty little bit of of intake pipe off the Starwagon air filter.
  11. I will need to fabricate a front mounting bracket, but I thought I would test fit to see if I could work out the pipework. The inlet pipe has a nifty little water catch can built in for wet weather driving and it tucks up nicely in the back of the wheel arch well out of the way of the front tyre. It's just a pity that the inlet and outlet pipes aren't the other way around, so I'll need to cross the ducting over somehow.
  12. So I took a square tube off -cut that I had lying in my scrap pile and made a thing which I attached to another thing and then finally attached it to a third thing and ended up with the back mounting bracket which works pretty good.
  13. So my plan is to tuck it up under the floor next to the left hand side chassis leg. It just so happens that their is already a chassis cross brace with a few factory holes already in place.
  14. It's not the prettiest looking filter housing, but it's horizontal orientation set it apart from the two Mitsubishi filter housings which have a vertical orientation - hope this makes sense. I'll clean it up once I know it's going to work.