Bedford TK

  1. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    That's a great idea; he'll soon get fed up with working on boats - all those curves and confined spaces.
     
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    Had a minor setback which resulted in losing all the rear brake fluid over the brake linings - it turned out that the truck has been fitted with the wrong wheel cylinders as some point in its life, so the ones I bought were wrong also. The guys up at Amberley Truck and Auto got a part made up to solve the problem and we got the rear brakes relined at the same time.

    Hopefully it should go for its COF (Certificate of Fitness) tomorrow.

    Meanwhile, not sure if anyone's interested in this stuff, I started making a shower/toilet cubicle

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    and a shower tray made from scrap timber which will be covered in fibreglass
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  3. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    Isn't the COF for 6 months only or is that for cars only?
     
  4. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Yes, COFs and WOFs are 6 months only for older vehicles.
     
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  5. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    WOF....Warrant of fitness???

    What's the difference?
     
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    mylesdw Member

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    WOF (Warrant Of Fitness) for cars, COF for trucks
     
  7. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    We're more than happy reading about the interior fit out....keep the pics coming please :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. jpmillermatic

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    yeah, this is part of the truck, now!....pics, please....

    JP
     
  9. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    COF

    Did it pass???
     
  10. mylesdw

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    They didn't get to it; it's booked in for next Tuesday.
     
  11. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    The mirror arms were worn and corroded

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    So i mended them by welding some thick washers on

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    and a pair of Vauxhall Magnum con-rod bolts played their part too

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    This together with some fibre washers makes a new friction hinge

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    The idea is that the mirror will collapse if you hit something rather than damaging the cab.

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    New mirrors look nice and the extra spotter mirror for the nearside is great but they are still much too wobbly to be useful. The brackets are wide, to see past the body and the brackets are very thin by modern truck standards.

    Sorting them out is on the to-to list.
     
  12. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Finally has its COF! The only thing I had forgotten was the driver's sun visor but luckily it was in the cab and the guys from AT&T fitted for me while the inspectors did the rest of the test.

    Woo hoo!
     
  13. jpmillermatic

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    brilliant!

    big milestone...

    I like the mirrors and brackets...nice fix...

    JP
     
  14. mylesdw

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    Helen has been busy filling the large number of holes in the body left after we gutted it

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  15. p0689109 Member

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    You have know destroyed its personality!!!! (Could not find a tongue in check emoji!!)
     
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  16. p0689109 Member

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    Sorry about my spelling mistake!!
     
  17. mylesdw

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    I used my failed headliner as a pattern to cut a new one
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    This time glued it directly to the sound proofing in the cab and it looks really smart (although not easy to photograph)

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    As mentioned previously, you need to use high temperature rather than standard spray adhesive or it will all fall on your head when the sun comes out.
     
  18. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Went camping! Took the truck about two hours north to a campsite near Kaikoura - nice warm weather and a beachfront view. Some mountains to cross (The Hunderlees) but the truck went better on the hills than I remembered; perhaps all the weight we removed and not having horses in the back has something to do with it. A few minor things to sort out but a successful maiden voyage.

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  19. mylesdw

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    Made a start on mountings for the side lockers.

    They need to hang from the underside of the body so a trip to the laser cutters -
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    The bars are slotted so that the weld does not bear the whole weight.

    At the same time cut the parts to make a drilling jig (foreground)

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    The jig pushes up against the chassis thus

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    Allowing you to drill two 3mm holes, one from each side and in alignment.

    These then enlarged to 16mm

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    With a really nice step drill I bought from the States

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    It really cut through chassis steel with ease.
     
  20. Stunning! You must be really pleased. Love the headliner.
     
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