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Does anybody have info on LDV Convoy's?

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  1. Rodeo Joe

    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    As above I've got an ex minibus camper conversion and I can't find anything out about the rear axle. I was told by various people that it was all transit stuff but it appears thats not the case and they never had transit axles only the engine and gearbox.
    Who made the axles then? I'm asking because I have to replace a hub oil seal and I have just paid a fortune for an LDV seal and I'm wondering if another vehicle used the same setup thats not obsolete now.
    Its a 2001 2.5 Banana N/A.
    Any help greatly appreciated as in this case google is not my friend:(.
    Cheers
    RJ
     
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    If you have the seal no. just go to a bearing factor, outer dimension, shaft dimension, plus seal thickness makes up seal no. in mm
     
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    Interceptorxj Well-Known Member

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    The shaft seals will be generic seals. The LDV seal you've bought should have the size no.s on it. E.g. 58 70 8 (58x70x8) which are the sizes: inside diameter x external diameter x depth, just quote these to any bearing / seal supplier.

    EDIT: didn't see other replies before posting.
     
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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Yes now I've got one I can find a generic one. I spoke to simply bearings but that was before I got hold of a proper one so now I can get back to them if I need another.
    Any ideas about who else used the axles though, they do look for all the world like transit ones even though apparently they're different.
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    I also thought they had transit axles
     
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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Nobody seems to know definitively and Google is no help. The ldv forum say they never had transit ones and I surpose they should know.
     
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    The LDV vans of that period go back to the Leyand Sherpa, if its a convoy it is just Sherpa with a bit in the middle to make it wider and the shape rounded off. Could well have a BL / Rover / Leyland axle. They kept selling them for years becuase they had no electonics and were dirt cheap to fix so fleet owners (who never had to drive them) liked them.
    From wiki:
    The LDV Convoy is a light commercial van that was manufactured by LDV Limited between 1996 and 2006.
    The Convoy was a development of the Leyland DAF 400 Series, which in turn was based on the Freight Rover 300 Series. The Convoy and its predecessors were the larger versions of the LDV Pilot (and its predecessors), all of which were based on the Leyland Sherpa series of vans that was first developed in 1974, sharing some components with even earlier models.
     
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    Yes I thought it might be leyland/rover diff but specific info is nigh on impossible to find.
     
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