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1975 ERF LV 8x4 project
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Jordi



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Location: Co. Durham

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:05 am    Post subject: 1975 ERF LV 8x4 project Reply with quote

Hi, new member here, purchased a 1975 ERF last year. Currently on making the old girl road roadworthy again.

In generally good condition, i know a large chunk of its history, 3 owners. Original is unknown to me, believed to have been a haulier from the Stoke area. Second and third owners were showmen, the second owner had it for most of its life and apparently it travelled the world with them as far afield as Malaysia.

The previous owner ran it for approximately 6-8years before it became surplus to requirements and was parked up. Usually scenario of browsing ebay and got carried away. Bought it unseen, rolled up with a low loader and brought it home.

The original engine was a Cummins NH220, replaced at some point with an NH250. Eaton RT610 gearbox, yet to identify the drive bogie.

As with most projects of this size progress is slow and steady. Spent the last few months collecting parts and in spare moments stripping, cleaning, repairing and fitting bits and pieces.

Photos to follow.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard, look forward to updates!

RJ
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard.

Its nice to have more Vintage Commercial owners on here.

I have a 1946 ERF, doing the same as you at the moment just trying to collect up parts ready to start work.
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Jordi



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally figured out this Flickr sharing thing. Images should hopefully be visible now.





Thats pretty much how i bought it. It had some old side lockers on each side at the back and an auxiliary fuel tank in between the chassis rails. 99% of that has been removed. Last few lugs and brackets to grind off.



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Jordi



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New back light mounts made, all drilled out for the lights and wiring to fit, removed and painted.









New set of head lights fitted, somehow I neglected to actually take a photo with the lights fitted.

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Jordi



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These have been a a royal pain in the doo daa!



Tops are a bit mushed and the main bodies of them rusted through. Now looking like this.





Currently away at a sheet metal fabricators to have new bodies rolled and welded on. Won’t look a 100% original but as the build and restoration goes on, much to the dismay of many purists, I do not intend to be 100% original.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good, saving the lorry is more important than trying to be 100% original. Thats something I have definately found out restoring lorries.
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