colonel mustard

  1. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Wife Christened the van colonel mustard.
    Looks like I'm stuck with the name now.

    Picked it up a few days ago and will be an ongoing project.

    Just under 120000 miles and over than a few dents seems in good shape.

    Cam belt water pump and turbo recently replaced.
    Underside is nice and rust free.
    Only rust I've found is from dents in the bodywork.

    Will be an ongoing project so il update as I go.

    Phase one will be bodywork before I reboard internally. Easy with rear access.
    Will also add some wiring for side markers and inverter/split charger and lesure batteries while I'm at it.

    Once that's out the way the fun bit starts.

    Kitting out the insides.
    Need to get busy on SketchUp for this.
    Will definitely have a raised floor for storage of levels etc and probably some big drawers accessed from the side door too.


    First jobs on the list. Change the gearstick assembly and track down the fault on my reversing lights. Had to reverse on the drive trailing my brakes last night so I could actually see.

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  2. rtcosic

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    Yup! That's definitely Mustard Yellow, with dents.
     
  3. Wightsparks

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    Though it looks a bit more wholegrain to me...
     
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  4. Climber

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    I must be getting old. Taking the Mrs out to Christen a new motor had nothing to do with giving it a name the last time I did it. :laughing:
     
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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Last van I took her out in had a double bed I'm the back.
     
  6. Paul.

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    One of my early cars was yellow, could always find it in the dark and turned a few heads in its time, perhaps not for the right reasons though.

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  7. Wallace

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    Savage S500 wheel trims, whiplash aerial, racing trim! :cool: Cortina owner, no one meaner.....:D
     
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  8. Ton-up

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    A two door with vinyl roof and 4 spots too! :thumbup:
     
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  9. Paul.

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    It was quite a mean machine for its time, I bought it as an insipid blue 1.3L, but had a written off (not by me) 1600GT the gt had an Allardette conversion on it, so I rebuilt the rusty blue one, painted it Daytona yellow, and transplanted the engine, gearbox, rear axle and springs and some of the interior from the GT into it, the rear axle was a limited slip low ratio, so not that fast top end, but very few cars could keep up with me from a standing start, this was 1973 -74, I was 17 at the time,
     
  10. Ashley Burton

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    Is your name Mark Collom #Iveavan ?
     
  11. I hope your putting a double bed in the, back of Colonel Mustard, too :scared:, otherwise you may need the sofa to sleep on :doh:
     
  12. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Lol. It had a single when I met her.

    If this one's worth keeping after 4 years of work related abuse it may get a conversion.

    My old van used to be part converted. Had a 2.4Lx2.7wx1.0h load bay with a double bed above and a kitchen/living area accessed from the side door.
    Had to rip it out in the end. Needed the space for work stuff.
     
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  13. Climber

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    Too easy. When I met my Mrs we were both very young and I was driving an MR2. Good job she was flexible. ;)
    Actually, she still is. As well as some other more spacious vehicles I've had a Caterham, an Ariel Atom and an F type since. :laughing:
     
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  14. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    No real passion for cars tbh and the only bikes I've an interest in are trials bikes.
    If it wasn't for the kids I wouldn't have one.
    I've been tempted to buy a Ford tourneo for the wife. :D
     
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    I've had a few bikes. I dont have the skills for trials though.

    Do you reckon she'll realise you've actually just bought her a van? :laughing:
     
  16. slim_boy_fat

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    Bet you wish you still had it :thumbup:
     
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  17. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    She won't mind tbh. Likes being high up and doesn't like small vehicles.
    Current car is a small van derived mpv too.

    Currently bikeless but will grab another next year. Nice to get out of the house for a few hours on a Sunday to play
     
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    It was cool then and still is. :thumbup:


    Was it a trip to Ikea? :eyepatch:
     
  19. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Snapping pics of the data plates this morning so grabbed a few. Too wet to get under for proper pics this morning.

    Need to get under the arches for a clean. Clogged with mush in places. No good leaving it there.
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  20. Parm

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    Do you have to dress like this when driving Colonel Mustard?

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