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Post by MUNSEN » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:03 pm
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Hi
I'm new to this forum. I have a question for whoever.
I see there is mention of CF 4x4 s
Are they factory or after market additions?

If so what brand of front drive/transfer box etc and also year?

Lastly I joined this at the start to get some info re diff s for 280 cf
I knew there were a lot of CFs out there all around the world. From a collector of the big Bedford's and CFs I'm amazed at how these vehicles sneered at by many back in the day have outlasted all the others.
And there's no sign of them fading out yet!!!!

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:08 am
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4WD for CF2 models is a conversion by FF Developments (Ferguson Formula).

More information in the 1985 GM brochure.
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Post by MUNSEN » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:10 am
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Thanks for the info
Are there any bits out there to retrofit an existing CF?

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:40 pm
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Difficult: may need near enough a whole CF 4x4 as donor for front axle and suspension. High ride version has different underbody/chassis components.

I came across what may have been a DiY conversion years ago - it had a fabricated torsion bar rear anchor instead of the original one - but I've never had one in bits to work out what else may fit.
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Post by MUNSEN » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:33 am
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I owned a year or so ago a Holden Advantra 4x4

These vehicles front axle is off set for clearance reasons like most front drives and the axle tube passes thru the sump.
I believe the v6 and v8 are the same although I've only worked on the v6
They seem quite simple to work on. While I had the Holden I also owned 2 CFs
A 1981 CF 350 and a 1984 280
It was a plan of mine to look at using a front drive from either a v6 our v8 Advantra or crewman pick up and the auto and transfer case and fit to a CF
The main thing (apart from the lack of money) was that a CF is much wider and NZ being so overregulated it would have cost so much to get all the paperwork done

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Post by bedfordcf2van Contact bedfordcf2van » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:13 pm
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Those 4x4 CF's are rare. There was actually one on ebay a couple of weeks ago.

In Australia they do a lot of custom 4x4 swaps but I imagine it's not an easy job...

>>> http://bedfordcf2van.blogspot.com/search/label/4x4


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