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Introducing myself

Hello there, before sundown tomorrow I will driving my first ever Bedford CF2.

I just thought I would say hello. I know nothing much at all about the CF2, and had always been looking for a MK2 Transit... however none ever came up locally and on a whim I searched for Bedford just this week, and there she was... my dream van and less than 20 miles away.

I went to see her and she was just what I wanted, so subject to a final viewing and drive tomorrow, I'm in like Flynn.

Was wondering... the 2litre petrol engine from a 1987, is it cambelt or chain?

Nice to be here anyway.

= )

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Welcome to the madhouse

1987 CF2 petrol should have the Opel 1979cc engine with chain drive for the camshaft.

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Hi there and welcome, have fun with your first Bedford. I did

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hi welcome,id make yourself a card holder its the best 8 quid ive spent in a long time,graham;]

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Welcome

Hi welcome to the club and the mad world of bedfords like Graham says make yourself a card holder it will be the best £8 you have ever spent as there is loads of help and advice on here.
Dave

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After a slightly tricky situation trying to buy a van on SORN from people who were unwilling or unable to stick a tax disc on it, even though I was happy to pay for it, I have finally, today, picked up my new, old, Bedford CF2.

It goes okay. Its a bit of a knacker at the moment, but I think its exactly what I was looking for.

So I am officially a Bedford CF2 owner, and the bugger's parked outside to prove it.

= )

I think out of everything that needs attention on it, the thing that concerns me most is that the leaf springs at the back are almost horizontal as opposed to curved upwards.

Anyone got any spare leaf springs? or is 'almost horizontal' okay for now....

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Also, I forgot to ask...

where do I go to pay my dues for full membership?
I'm not so hot at all this forum malarkey.

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hi the link is at the top of the listings.;]

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Ah. Didn't look there.

haha

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Nice Van, love the colour.
It's not that bright white that hurts your eyes

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Hello and welcome to the club :-)
I like your van. The color is cargo white?
Is 5WH in your van's code plate?
Or it is your custom color?

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I don't know what the colour is. Its what was on it when I got it, but its listed as a grey van on the document. The paint job is pretty bad, and has lots of areas of hand painted touching up with a paint brush.

I'm going to get it repainted in either black (a gloss black not a matt black) or preferably, a charcoal grey (gloss) with the black waterline section as per the pics.

Went out in my van today. I had to buy a new battery for it, but soon as that was in it started up and ran like a dream. A slightly noisy, smelly, bumpy dream, but I love it.

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leaf springs

Hi Tim. I also have flat leaf springs on my van.I have found a chap who will re-temper them or make new ones.Jones springs tel.0121 5687575 in the midlands somewhere.I have spoken to him on the phone,he sounds okay but i cannot recommend him because i havn't had any dealings with him yet.Let me know how you get on with your springs. regards Stu
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You can get air ride assisters- I got some from a scrap vehicle- and theyre very good!

http://www.bedford-cf.co.uk/mboard/thread.php?id=7403

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Oh and Mikeyboy, thanks for the advice and the link to the thread. The air ride assisters look like a manageable adaption for a keen but non-mechanical hack like myself.

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Wish you welcome back soon :-)

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Spookytim wrote:
...Its pretty much motorway driving around Brighton and Hove as there are really long uninterrupted stretches of pure asphalt. Beyond Worthing it gets riddled with roundabouts and lane squeezes and is a bit of a nightmare...

I know it well,helped to build the Montague centre then when I'd passed my hgv helped build the section of A27 round Devils Dyke.(Tippers)

I really love driving my Beddy. I love the fact that wherever I go, someone will walk towards me to make a comment about what a rare site it is on the roads, and a lot of people have a fond Bedford story to impart. I've never owned a vehicle that makes people want to stroll over for a chat before.
:D

Great,innit!
;D

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its great isn't it,went to turn mine over last week and there's a chap there looking round her,said he'd seen her on the local roads but had to stop when he saw her parked up.;D

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My final post in my introduction thread...

got my membership card and spotter cards through the post today. Thanks Alex for sending, and thanks everyone for having me!!!

I'm going to be massively excited about putting a card under another CF's windscreen. Could be a while yet though as I have not seen another one since buying mine. In fact I worry that if I ever see another one coming towards me when I'm on the road, I'll probably hit it in my eagerness to wave at the driver.

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Hi all..........
Just thought I would add whilst travelling from Littlehampton to Hastings on the A259 I spotted another Bedford between Bexhill St Leonards, left my first spotter card
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