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CF Bedford Chat / Re: Beddie Spotto
« on: April 27, 2019, 08:35:31 PM »

Yes, that sounds pretty high.. Be about the same cost to convert to a better diff!
Holden Salisbury ten bolt out of a one tonner is commonly used also.

I believe these guys used to do dual wheel diff stuff, worth a try:

Your best bet is to ditch the dual wheel diff. Put in a 9 inch, a mid 1960's Galaxy unit is the right width (1620mm face to face). 15 x 10 wheels will fill out the wheel arches, and are legal because it's not an increase in width over the original dual wheels. You'll get better brakes then, and a much better / cheaper choice of ratios. What motor / trans does it have?

Miscellaneous Technical / Re: V6 Supercharger fitted to a Bedford?
« on: March 06, 2019, 12:51:08 PM »
This company appears to have a kit for it -


Donor car definitely the cheaper way to go. Don't forget you'll have to change the diff as well. Also, you will need an engineers report depending on what state you're in.

Driveline / Re: Transit Power Steering Rack
« on: December 15, 2018, 01:48:06 PM »
I don't think so. To sell as a bolt in kit would probably be north of $2500. And would have to be engineered as well. I doubt anyone would be willing to pay that. All the information is in this thread if anyone wanted to build their own setup. I don't even want to think about how much time and money is sunk into my front end, and it's still not done yet.

The problem is Australia is such a small market for aftermarket automotive stuff. Economy of scale only comes into play if you make stuff for popular models (HQ-Z Holdens, XA-XF Falcons etc.) There are people out there willing to pay for the right setup (hot rodders etc), but in my experience it's not Bedford owners.

Driveline / Re: Transit Power Steering Rack
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:28:16 PM »
I never posted the info about the splined connector, if anyone is interested..

The part you need is pictured, the steering connector / u joint from 1990's Ford transit van (same year as the rack)
Spline starts where the dot of white paint is.

And a splined uni joint: Flaming River part # FR2526PL 5/8"-36 spline (Bedford steering column end) and 3/4" - 36 spline (Transit linkage).

Hopefully this info is of use to anyone doing the conversion.

Wanted / Re: Bedford cf parts
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:29:09 PM »
Welcome bloke. I'm sure someone on here will have a spare bonnet, panels often show up on ebay or gumtree. As far as seats go, the original type aren't particularly comfortable! My first bedford I used VK-VL commodore buckets which bolted up to the original bases with a bit of work. Centre Rd wreckers in springvale used to have the occasional bedford show up, worth a call.

CF Bedford Chat / Re: Beddie Spotto
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:33:11 PM »
Spotted today in Brunswick:

Driveline / Re: Camber adjustment
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:45:53 AM »
Probably not, they would be too expensive I think, especially for such a small market.

Driveline / Re: Camber adjustment
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:17:29 PM »
So don't bother posting then? It's only the internet, no need to take it too seriously.

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