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Old 07-01-2016, 03:46 AM
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Uk guy 56 F100 - my first pick up

Hey Chaps,


Recently joined looking for info on bmw reverse flip hood hinge but after wasting 2 days sold mocking it up the throw was too small


anyway, unfortunately my photobucket bombed out a few weeks ago so I lost a lot of pics


I have gone in my own direction with this truck and done a few things maybe not seen before. I come from a vw background and have lots of spare VAG range parts to hand and a fair few have made it onto the truck.


some bits I've done include;


6" widened bed + tailgate
removed box sections from bed
replaced curled bed edge with roll bar tube formed to match cab curve
full integral cage with side steps
audi TT fuel cap in arch (fender)
Audi door handles
mk2 golf door catches and striker pins
mk2 golf modified wiper mech relocated arms to both sweep in same direction with 2 speed + intermittent motor
mk1 golf cross hair headlights
Passat sport seats with touran (routan) bases with under seat storage trays


I have a couple of vids that survived of me testing remote central locking / door handles and tt cap activation


also a few random pics, I will get some pics of the finished article in a few weeks
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When it first arrived in uk

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Some of the cage work

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After suspension set up swap out and a fair bit of fab work

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Tt cap install

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After this is when photobucket went south, more recently testing tt cap and r/c/l and handles
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Looking good fella, can't wait to see the end result! Mine has stalled for a while, as I've moved everything into a small unit, so hopefully progress will resume shortly!
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thanks bud, in the closing weeks now I think of getting it on the road anyway haha.


the colour came out well, thanks again for the tip
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You're welcome, look forward to seeing a pic of it sometime!
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finally after a weekend of trial and error I have a working reverse tilt bonnet, only bits I could use from the bmw was the rollers and the brackets that bolt to the hood
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Bravo, on the progress. You certainly have some strong skills. Eager for more pics.
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thanks bud, I'm not sure you guys will like what I've done with it but our countries are very different places to live
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From what I've seen I like it.. looking forward to seeing more..
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Thanks bud, grabbed a pic last night without bonnet or tread plates, still need to paint outer cage and step bars

As you can see it's not normal haha

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I like it and in particular I like how you've gone your own way with things. The roll pan looks like a very good job to have done it from scratch and the door handles don't look out of place at all. Can you give more details on the bed widening - did you widen the track some to accommodate? Taking out the box sections is subtle and hat's off there too.


Where did you get the rear lights with the amber flashers? Nice touch.
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That looks great, keep up the personalisation.
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thanks for the kind words - I'm sure it's not everyones cup of tea


the bed sides are joined to the cab now so just moved them out 3" per side and made my own tailgate to suit using the original 'ford' centre. the box sections were no longer needed at the front and the rear were replaced with half a rollcage bar welded to the side.


the rear lights are actually from a lorry, they're called 'hamburger lights' the are stop / tail / turn signals
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