Traveller pickup conversion

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Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:00 pm

I'm new on the forum but recently bought this 1954 traveller. I now have an mm pickup rear cab panel and want to convert
It to a pickup with an American 1950s style rear bed. I've seen one or two lads on the forum reinforce the rear unibody and I was hoping to get in contact with anyone who has pictures as to how precisely they reinforced the rear section. I've seen the 1 inch box iron skeleton seems to do the trick.
Any help would be appreciated[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby POMMReg » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:47 pm

Is the vehicle for sale?
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:12 pm

The traveller is in Ireland, still has its English registration plate/data plate and is on the English system.
This vehicle needs a TOTAL restoration.

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby orb596 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:57 pm

Normally I would say it's your car and do what you like with it - but not this time I'm afraid! :-?
This is such a rare vehicle it really needs to be restored back to its original condition.
Have you been in touch with Phil Traves - the Series II Traveller registrar. I'm sure he would like to have the details of your car for his records.
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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:22 pm

Hi,
I have to say 'orb596' is right , splitscreen, cheesegrater grilled travellers are like hens teeth, it deserves to restored rather than modded out of all recognition. I'm sure I saw several '1000' travellers in need of restoration on eBay recently, better to 'mod' one of those than this rare beauty.
Not sure what the value of it is in it's current condition but I'm sure it would more than cover the price of a 1000 traveller in need of restoration.
Get someone from the club to look at it, I bet someone will take her on.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby Mark Wilson » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:30 pm

I haven't seen any of the conversions you mention, but given that most of the strength of the rear section of the Traveller is derived from the bracing provided by the wooden frame I think it would take a lot of 1" box section to prevent the bed from flexing. A pickup really needs the separate LCV chassis.

Also agree with the previous comments about the rarity of a split screen model with cheese-grater grille - it would be a tragedy for this one, from the first year of production, to be chopped when there are quite a few more recent Travellers available at low cost as projects.
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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:23 am

I'll leave it as a traveller and find another pickup canidate

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:27 am

Would anyone have Phil Traves's contact details?

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby orb596 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:15 am

Phil's contact details are - phillip.traves@btinternet.com

Please get in touch with him, I'm sure he'll be very interested.

If you decide to sell the vehicle please let him know I'm sure he'll be able to find someone who will want to restore it.
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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby ianmack » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:18 am

1954traveller wrote:I'll leave it as a traveller and find another pickup canidate
Good decision, much appreciated.

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby stevey » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:42 pm

Please do keep it as a traveller. If it is for sale please pass on details. I can also get in touch with Phil if you are interested :D


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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:02 pm

I've an Austin healey Sprite under the knife so it will be a while before the traveller is started.
I know she's very rough, there's no engine, the woods rotten and she'll need a skilled surgeon to save her.
She's got a data plate and has car number 276290. Her licence plate is UBH 801.... That's all the documentation but a guy I know up in n. Ireland checked the information and she's still on the system. An age related plate should be possible.
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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:17 pm

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:28 am

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Re: Traveller pickup conversion

Postby 1954traveller » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:29 am

I realise there will be a logistical issue I'm lookng to swap for an OLD military vehicle.


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