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Curtis Jacobson
Colorado USA
(3889 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Ford Thames panel truck with BMW mechanicals
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 15, 2009 12:55PM

We met Mike and saw his wonderful little truck at V.I.R. in June, and invited him down to join us at the BritishV8 Meet in Durham. I took photos when we visited with him there. Now Mike's given us a write-up to go with the photos. (He's also gave us some in-process shots of the project.)

Check it out!
Mike Pugh's 1959 Ford Thames Panel Truck with BMW 2002 Mechanicals (54 photos!)

Some of my personal favorite things about this conversion are the final weight (just 1500lbs), the IRS, and the comfy Recaro seats - not to mention the craftsmanship.
http://www.britishv8.org/Other/MikePugh/MikePugh-DG.jpg

One other cool detail: the rear ~5/6ths of the inner fenders are BMW but the front ~5" are Ford, and by lucky coincidence both original vehicles used similar embossments - same width, same depth, and even parallel. Neat!
http://www.britishv8.org/Other/MikePugh/MikePugh-BK.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/Other/MikePugh/MikePugh-AA.jpg


fasttiger
Jerry Porsch
Las Cruces, New Mexico
(78 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 08:40AM

Main British Car:
1966 Sunbeam Ford 380 ci with twin turbo's

Re: Ford Thames panel truck with BMW mechanicals
Posted by: fasttiger
Date: October 15, 2009 10:22PM

Really cool project nice job and different!!!!!!!!


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(179 posts)

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07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Re: Ford Thames panel truck with BMW mechanicals
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: October 17, 2009 06:42PM

I love it! Mike, that is one clean car you've put together.


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

Registered:
01/24/2009 10:11PM

Main British Car:
66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: Ford Thames panel truck with BMW mechanicals
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: January 11, 2010 03:19AM

that turned out very nice!! like a factory build....


tam85
tammy beede

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Registered:
07/02/2010 10:53PM

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Re: Ford Thames panel truck with BMW mechanicals
Posted by: tam85
Date: July 02, 2010 10:56PM

its nice to hear an excellent conversion of your ford truck with bmw mechanicals. hope i can also do that to my truck.
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