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DafyddWW
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Location: 3 miles S of Bangor Gwynedd

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 17:11    Post subject: Lifespan versus rust Reply with quote

Hi all,
Bought what appeared and drove like a reasonable 2003 manual diesel 3 door SWB, only to find it is falling to bits underneath. My question, does anyone have / are there any sound chassis cars out there (other than new), or am I looking for what doesn't exist/ Should I give up looking and resign myself to the long wait and order a new commercial SWB?

Dafydd  Wynn Williams
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 15:57    Post subject: Re: Lifespan versus rust Reply with quote

DafyddWW wrote:
Hi all,
Bought what appeared and drove like a reasonable 2003 manual diesel 3 door SWB, only to find it is falling to bits underneath. My question, does anyone have / are there any sound chassis cars out there (other than new), or am I looking for what doesn't exist/ Should I give up looking and resign myself to the long wait and order a new commercial SWB?

Dafydd  Wynn Williams


Hi, I bought my 2003 LCS 4.0 V6 about three years ago and it has virtually no rust underneath.  I think it was used as a school run bus in London.  Krown coatings in Dudley have kept it that way with a thorough coating after purchase and a top up after two years.  its now done 100,000 and apart from a leaky radiator and one front shock - no issues. Fingers crossed for a long and happy life.
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Dafydd Wynn Williams
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John,

Thanks for taking the time to reply, perhaps my search is not a fruitless one after all, Hopefully, given time, I may be as fortunate as you. I would wish to protect a sound underside as you have. I will make a note of the Dudley people to help with this.

thanks,  Dafydd.
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Dafydd Wynn Williams
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

Since swb 125s seem to be rarer than hens teeth, and the chances of finding one with a sound chassis extremely remote, am I loosing the plot in thinking to find someone to dismantle my car and rebuild it on a new chassis?

I am 80 now and my driving future and annual mileage is limited, but really set on having a sound vehicle with a future.  the one I have (2003, swb, manual, diesel, silver) is fine,  EXCEPT its rotten chassis.  It seems the likelihood of getting Toyota to produce a new swb van in silver in less than a year is slim, and thus I am considering refurbishing the one I have even if the cost is unjustified.  As you get old you get strange notions!

Is there anyone out there who would undertake such  a barmy task?

Dafydd  WW
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Bill80series
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dafydd Wynn Williams wrote:
Hi All,

Since swb 125s seem to be rarer than hens teeth, and the chances of finding one with a sound chassis extremely remote, am I loosing the plot in thinking to find someone to dismantle my car and rebuild it on a new chassis?

I am 80 now and my driving future and annual mileage is limited, but really set on having a sound vehicle with a future.  the one I have (2003, swb, manual, diesel, silver) is fine,  EXCEPT its rotten chassis.  It seems the likelihood of getting Toyota to produce a new swb van in silver in less than a year is slim, and thus I am considering refurbishing the one I have even if the cost is unjustified.  As you get old you get strange notions!

Is there anyone out there who would undertake such  a barmy task?

Dafydd  WW



Hi i have inboxed you.
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Bill80series
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dafydd Wynn Williams wrote:
Hi All,

Since swb 125s seem to be rarer than hens teeth, and the chances of finding one with a sound chassis extremely remote, am I loosing the plot in thinking to find someone to dismantle my car and rebuild it on a new chassis?

I am 80 now and my driving future and annual mileage is limited, but really set on having a sound vehicle with a future.  the one I have (2003, swb, manual, diesel, silver) is fine,  EXCEPT its rotten chassis.  It seems the likelihood of getting Toyota to produce a new swb van in silver in less than a year is slim, and thus I am considering refurbishing the one I have even if the cost is unjustified.  As you get old you get strange notions!

Is there anyone out there who would undertake such  a barmy task?

Dafydd  WW


Would you sell it as it is?
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