terça-feira, 25 de março de 2014

For sale: Yellow "Plasfix" CF2 - Northen Ireland

"for sale, This is a sound project van, The van has been off the road for a few years and is a none runner. everything is in its place but will need work to sort it out. This van would suite a collector or someone in to motorsport. give me a call thanks "

Price: £400
Year 1985
Engine size 1,979 cc
Northern Ireland, County Londonderry, Coleraine

Link: www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/cf-bedford-van-mk2/1053203330

sexta-feira, 21 de março de 2014

The Geek-Team Van

"If you thought our fleet of Honda Jazz was hard to miss, wait til you see our iconic 1981 Bedford CF-230.
Our A-Team styled van is often seen in different locations around New Zealand. Modified from its original configuration to accommodate a 5.7 litre Small Block Chevrolet V8 350 engine providing 170 horse power, you can hear it coming a mile away.
As Geeks on Wheels is a mobile service where driving is a central part of our job, it was only fitting that we should possess a toy, that is fun, and people will enjoy seeing as part of our advertising promotions and at events.
Don’t worry – There are no 'crimes that we didn’t commit', and we don’t even have a BA Baracus (Mr. T) – but…
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find us, you can hire... The Geek-Team.
A special thanks to Antony Konnerth for the dedicated hard work of not just an ordinary mechanic – but a super hero mechanic who has helped to keep our van in tip-top condition."

Link: www.geeksonwheels.co.nz/computer-support-vehicles.html

quarta-feira, 19 de março de 2014

Ebay: Bedford V8 Hot Rod Van, again...

Here it is, for sale again... This CF has been on ebay several times, the last being a month ago. It seems the seller has had some bad luck... This is a cool custom CF but needs a couple of rust repairs and I would give it a new less outrageous paint job. Read the description, see the photos and buy this van!

"Hi welcome to my auction for Bedford cf2 3.9 injection v8 Hotrod, re-listed due to an ebay time waster who didn't know what he was on about! Wanted something brand new for little money! If this van isn't something different I don't no what is, I have now taxed this van due to the time waster, it has 12 months mot, ready to go for the summer, 8 new plugs new set of leads new rotar arm, 1 ball joint, shock absorber all good tyres, cobra seats. As you can see from pics it has wooden dash which is 3 ply, I was going to put mahogany in for nice effect, back is warm dry and fully boarded out, previous owner had van stood for 4 years, all mechanic work has been sorted for mot but paintwork in some places have gone so will need sorting out or would look nice with a full respray, bearing in mind it was painted 15 years ago. 2 loud side pipes as you can see from pics, swb van. All previous files and mots, starts and drives first time will take you anywhere. Bottom of the window has rotted away. Will need rust cutting out and a piece of plate putting in, also two holes in wheel arch ( passenger ) if you are interested come and view, take for a test drive. I would appreciate it if you would view before bidding. There is nothing more wrong with the van, only what I have described, engine bay is immaculate.
This is a 4 speed auto which means you change it manually threw the gears , no time wasters this time happy bidding !!!!! this is one hell of a van."

eBay item number: 321352612491

segunda-feira, 17 de março de 2014

For sale: Custom Bedford Van - South Africa

This unfinished custom 1971 Bedford CF is for sale in Wynberg, Cape Town.
Lots of custom work going on here: V6 engine, automatic, Jaguar XJ6 diff, power steering, sunroofs, excalliber side steps, fender flares, a custom front end, sealed rear doors, aluminum mags and wide tires, and a new metallic pink paint job...
The interior still needs to be finished. The price is R26000

Link 1: www.gumtree.co.za/a-bakkies-cargo-vans/wynberg-plumstead/1971bedford-customise/1001105523630910165351509

Link 2: http://capetown.olx.co.za/bedford-customise-van-iid-614916800

sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2014

Chauvanist & UFO - '77 Van Nationals - NZ

Custom CF's - "Chauvanist" (top) and "UFO" (below) at the very first Van Nationals in Paraparaumu - New Zealand, hosted by the Windy City Van Club with around 50 vans attending.

Photo source:  www.buga.com.au

History of Vanning in NZ: www.vanz.net.nz/history.html

terça-feira, 11 de março de 2014

Custom Bedford hits the road 30 years later

This isn't a barn find because the owner knew where it was all along. Morris Mike built this custom CF in the winter of '83 and debuted it at Truckfest - Peterborough Easter weekend 1984. It went to many shows and events all over the UK and Europe and then it was stored away... 2014 marks the 30th anniversary so Mike has pulled it out of it's hiding place to hit the road again!

Wash away the dust and time travel to 1984...

1979 Bedford
Rover V8 engine.
Auto gearbox.
Uprated rear axle.
Uprated braking system.
Full custom interior.
Colour BMW Ibershott.
Custom built in the winter of 1983/84.

"Getting the van out of storage.
She was stored away in the early 1990`s.
I did get her out now and again, but not really for the last ten years.
Amazingly she started up after a battery was connected and the electric fuel pump tapped into working.
Once in the workshop the carburetors were removed and thoroughly cleaned.
Oil and filter changed.
Tank drained and fresh petrol put in.
The wheels were removed and the brakes cleaned and adjusted.
She runs a treat now. Ready for the new show season."

Morris Mike.

Source: www.rodsnsods.co.uk

Edit: Here are some old photos of this van! - http://bedfordcf2van.blogspot.com/2013/02/bedford-cf-v8-1983.html