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Post by Kitch » Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:04 am

docchevron1472 wrote:I'd love a C25 van, but I'd stuff a CX 2.5GTi Turbo engine in it with a DTR box. Wouldn't care about the fuel consumption, but it really would be the fastest van in the west!! :D
And I'd love to see you build such a van, and claim to know the man with the fastest van in the west :lol:

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:08 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:I'd love a C25 van,
On the bay of the flea, without rent or ticket, they go for peanuts. It's a very easy vehicle to work on too, as there's plenty of space for everything. Even I can work underneath it without even jacking it up.

What amazes me is that even with full rent and ticket, the basic panel van will always be worth less than a grand, probably nearer £500. Find a similar-age and similar-condition camper van, and it's worth nearly ten times that.

It's a bit of a long shot, but if anyone ever hears about a drivers load protector (the metal ladder framework that goes vertically behind the driver's seat) for a LHD vehicle (and hence will go behind the passenger seat on a RHD vehicle) I'd quite like one.

Probably be easier just to make one though....
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:12 pm

Kitch wrote:And I'd love to see you build such a van, and claim to know the man with the fastest van in the west :lol:
:lol: :lol: Watch this space lad :wink:

I'll keep an eye out for a ladder for you David, theres a few C25's in scrappers not a million miles from here...

I guess I should start looking at E-ghey again, I try and avoid the place these days, it's an expensive hobby.... :lol:
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Post by ken newbold » Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:23 pm

Fiat Ducato, also.

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:39 pm

ken newbold wrote:Fiat Ducato, also.
Similar, but not identical I'm afraid.

The Peugeot J5 series of vans was indeed a badge-engineered group of vehicles, with the J5, the C25 and the Talbot Express being all-but identical (the differences are cosmetic, and nothing more than grilles/badges etc.) The Fiat Ducato has the same bodyshell, but uses Fiat's own engines. Consequently the engine/gearbox mounting points are different in a Ducato shell. As are hubs (due to fiat's own driveshafts) and I think there's a difference in the brakeing system too.

Because of these differences, the Ducato model lost out on the possibility of 4x4, which was available on SWB J5's for a period.
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Post by Doz » Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:05 pm

Way2go wrote:
DavidRutherford wrote:Plus, it (astoundingly) does over 30mpg if you're a bit careful.
:shock: Better than a BX19 Petrol then? :wink: 8)
Better than a 16 if you're in a hurry :shock: :shock:
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