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Very smart E83W
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Very smart E83W Reply with quote

Hi all,

As long-term forumers may remember, I've been fond of E83Ws ever since dragging my first out of a field, back in 1989. That one is now in the care of forumer "buzzy bee", but others followed later.

None were as immaculate as this little beaut' though!!

http://ebay.to/2CPWKzn



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ford E83W's should not be immaculate! Its not natural!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were there different floor options on the passenger side? I had a ride in Buzzy's (Ricks original) and recall having to tuck my knees under my chin!

Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Have a look at picture 6 taken from the drivers side, raised passenger footwell floor and no room to stretch your legs forward because of the offset engine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is immaculate, strong price though in my opinion.

I tend to agree with the sentiment that a van should be a van though and not overdone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
Were there different floor options on the passenger side? I had a ride in Buzzy's (Ricks original) and recall having to tuck my knees under my chin!

Dave


That's how they were, thanks to the offset engine. Although I did read in a FSOC magazine the other day that in New Zealand, there's a van with a sunken floor fitted on the passenger side to offer a semblance of legroom. Whether this was an option from new, or something fitted by an enterprising owner or dealer, I'm not entirely sure as I've never heard of it before.

I tend to go with the more "used" look myself, but occasionally it is nice to see a minter. But I'd be too scared to own it I think for fear of damage!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No chance of a LHD version then!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
No chance of a LHD version then!


They did LHD, with the engine parked over to the other side. Hence the two starting handle holes in the grille (on all but the very earliest examples).

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


our LHD Thames
still in the future project stage
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has it been rolled?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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no some Bozo pushed the top with a loader bucket for a joke before I got it
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