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CF Bedford Chat / My journey back
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:45:26 PM »
G'day
After a few years of driving other vehicles I am really wanting to get back into a Bedford.
I know it is going to be a task so here goes...

I will need to replace and update a few things and I noted the discussions about Kia Carnival seats.
I have been looking around and even though the Carnivals are dying, I have not been able to find one until this morning on Facebook. A dead one for $200. Trouble was another bloke was after it and he had first refusal. By chance we both showed up at the same time and I told I only wanted the back seats and seatbelts. He didn't have a trailer and I offered to take it to his place for the parts I wanted. Deal done! so I went home and got my Range Rover and car trailer to do the move. I had just replaced the 3 belts on the front of the motor but on the way into town the new alternator belt snapped. BUGA!
A 2 hour task turned into a 4 hour task but I now have the 2 rear seats out of a 2005 Carnival.

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Introduce Yourself / Griffin blood still runs through my veins
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:14:15 PM »
G'day

I have had a fairly tumultuous few years with a lot of people sticking the boot in. You find out who your friends are when you are down. I have had to work my way through it all
I have driven CF's since my early twenties so that is nearly 40 years. My first drive was in dual cab at the Newcastle Steelworks when I was a trainee.
I bought my first CF to use as a work van. Business was good and I started employing staff. I had a fleet of CF vans and trucks and Kingswood station wagons. I ended up with a collection of vans and trucks behind the shed. Most had some modifications, none of which were Engineer Approved. It was a different time.
Due to expediency, I started using other vehicles such as Range Rover, Volvo, and Suzuki Carry. The Bedfords ended up all parked.
I have been trying to get Automotive Engineer reports on several of the CFs for years to no avail until last week.
The bloke called in on his way from Newcastle to the Orange Swap Meet and spent several hours discussing my options. It is early days yet but it looks like most of of the modified ones will be registerable in NSW.
I should be rolling again soon.

I did a bit of a stocktake today...
CFS van                      20 (7 with V8s)
CFS pop top camper   1
CFS truck                    1
CFL van                      7  ( 1 with V8)
CFL truck                    10 ( 1 with V6)
CFL 4 berth camper    1
CFL Dual cab              2
CFL pantech               6
That makes a total of 48

Oh hell, this is the first time I have counted them up and after posting I noticed my signature... 
It is when pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves.
William Bolitho
I don't know how many other cars are there so I am not totally bad. New signature coming.

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The Sump / GMs biggest selling vehicle a little Carry van knock-off
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:17:08 AM »
G'day

Found a few interesting articles on GM Inside News that you can use to stir up the GM know-alls...
It busts them to find out that the top selling GM vehicle is a Carry van knock-off.

Commentary: Wuling microvans should count as GM sales
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f18/commentary-wuling-microvans-should-count-gm-sales-108500/
Quote "the four top-selling models in China are all commercial microvans, according to LMC Automotive"


GM's Best Selling Car Is This Funny-Looking Little Van
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f12/gms-best-selling-car-funny-looking-little-van-117767/
Quote "a funny little van was, globally, GM's best selling vehicle"


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The Sump / Hidden Treasures in Bedford
« on: December 09, 2012, 07:58:55 PM »
Not about the CF but interesting article about buried treasure in Bedford County, Va.

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/10-of-the-worlds-biggest-unsolved-mysteries/beale-ciphers

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CF Bedford Chat / Another Dual Cab
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:08:20 AM »
G'day

Trawling the Net I found a restored dual cab CF:

Before:


A bit scary that the car trailer has 4 stud wheels!

After:



A bit of a story about it, with a video clip:
http://bedfordcf2van.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/reggaerekka-bedford-cf.html


it made the news over in Finland because it belonged to some famous reggae dancehall group - Lord Estin and Petri Nygårdin. They put it up for auction starting at 2,000€ and it sold for the crazy amount of 10,000.00€! Watch the video and you might find the reason why it sold so high...


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Found for sale / Want to buy an old CFS movie star?
« on: September 05, 2012, 01:53:13 AM »
G'day

I have seen this Bedford intermittently over the years. I think the headlights are LH Torana.
It was pictured on the web site of a Sydney company offering vehicles as props for filming.


Bedford CF SWB Van Auto ebay Item number: 140843506087



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The Sump / BEDFORD tatoo
« on: September 01, 2012, 09:58:42 PM »
And I thought I took the CF seriously...


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The Sump / Storage in Sydney?
« on: September 01, 2012, 09:45:52 PM »
G'day

I am looking for some short term yard space around Sydney for a 3 ton Pantech truck until I can get it picked up.

I have a nongoing Nissan Caball Pantech that we have to move out of a yard.
There are a couple of tilt trays that run between Sydney and Dubbo but usually during the School holidays carrying broken down holiday makers.

If anybody knows a spot please let me know.

Regards.

Chris

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Found for sale / CFS on Gumtree
« on: August 30, 2012, 07:09:53 PM »
G'day

There is a CFS in Sydney with Qld Rego:
BEDFORD 1975 CLASSIC VAN (by GM)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/marrickville/van-ute/bedford-1975-classic-van-by-gm-/1006175265

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G'day

I just saw something and I thought "why didn't I think of that!"

I have always had a problem with the cargo door swinging around onto the passenger door and making a loud banging noise. I have tried elastic straps to some success.

I just saw a neat idea using an old seat belt:


The door only opens half way. If you want it to open all the way, unclip the belt.

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