Buckskin FB panel van

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Phil Ivanov came and got the rear floor section got some play money for Bendigo.

Nearly finished the dash.Image
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I'm curious as to the significance of the 333 at the bottom of the tag.Image
Could it be side windows?

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333 is tailgate window option.

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Thanks Harv, very interesting. Never seen van with no tailgate window.

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I’m be never driven one, but they reckon a blind van has really poor visibility of traffic alongside/behind.

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333 was a regular option in FE/FC, because they came standard with an all-metal upper tailgate as standard, with the glass as an option.

In my experience there were more vans with the glass option than without, but maybe it was different back in the day.

I don't believe this was the case in FB/EK, the gate itself was made differently to FE/FC & the glass was a standard fitting.

Maybe because this van is such an early production build (168-A), the 333 was still being stamped in early FB.

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Thanks Dr T. I thought same, carry over from FC.

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Finally rear brakes off. Drums are very good meat wise. One may require truing up a bit. They were hell to get off. Finned ones...Image

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Drastic measures....ImageThat pretty well completes the deconstruction. I don't suppose anyone is in need of a stock 3.89:1 centre? There is a run to the scrap merchant due.

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If the diff housing is off to the tip can I grab the bump stop brackets please??
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Easy done blacky.

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:thumbsup:
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Hey blacky did you get the diff ends I sent via Neil?

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Errol62 wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:20 pm Hey blacky did you get the diff ends I sent via Neil?

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I sent them with the Tramp rods. Speak to Neil.

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