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Post  petervanlee on Thu 20 Mar 2014, 11:21 am

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Been vannin long time here in the UK.. About 38 years now… National Street van Association …Long time Vanners USA…and a few other clubs over the years.. Have five transits and two full customs… I wonder if any of you can help i am looking for any information on the sundowner Transit vans..  I am writing a book on 50 years of Transit for Ford and need to know if anyone has some details on it…I have a brochure. ……….. The book I am writing has a chapter on customising and this is a big hole that needs sorting out………..any help would be great..

One of my customs


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Post  David V on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 7:50 pm

Hi Peter, I have a Transit Sundowner as well as Escort and Falcon XC Sundowners. This is what I know or have been reliably informed about the Transit Sundowner. This may not be all correct. Based on the 125 body, there were 140 Transit Sundowners produced from 1978 to '81. As you may have seen from the brochure and some other info I posted on the two main UK Transit forums, they were very expensive for the time at over AUD$10 000.00. All were 4.1L six cylinder, producing 114hp, with a choice of three speed manual or automatic and were all floor shifts. They had the Borg-Warner diff at 3.89-1 ratio. Sundowner additions included Houndstooth trim on rotating front bucket seats, full headlining and carpet front and rear, white "Sunraysia" wheels (14x7), swing away chrome side mirrors, square headlights, painted blackout treatment, exclusive Sundowner stripes and badge and rubber bumper covers. Many of these items were added to the later XLT Transit. They had their own Ford Motor Company of Australia Model code starting with 1D instead of 1B. I would guess at less than 10 remaining making them one of the rarest Ford models around.
Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to contact me via PM or this forum if you have any specific questions.
Cheers, David Vervaart.
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Post  petervanlee on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 12:59 am

Thats great information,,, Been trying to fine stuff out for years……………………………. The badge did it say sundowner on it and do you have a picture……….. ? I will dig some pictures out of the Transit customs here in the UK that might be of interest,,,,Peter

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Post  petervanlee on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 1:02 am



Transit van club in the UK and Europe…We have a club magazine and do shows all over the UK….. We are also linked to the National Street van Association beed going 41 years now………………..

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Post  David V on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 11:01 am

Hi Peter,

I'd love to post you some images but like most IT crap it doesn't work. PM me with your email address and I'll email them to you. Cheers, David.
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Post  petervanlee on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 11:08 am

It will not let me PM you go to the transitvanclub in the UK and email me from there thats the club website

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Post  HQVAN on Mon 24 Mar 2014, 11:13 pm

Hi Petervanlee, welcome to the Majestics forum!

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Post  petervanlee on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 12:44 am

thanks

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