Since registering the van I have been driving it about quite a bit. I should take a camera around with me. I have been feeling a little vulnerable driving without a seat-belt, so, I am having some minor modifications done (reversible of course) so I can fit a retractable belt. She is off at a workshop now.
The front seat sits on a rather wobbly platform, so this will also be reinforced.
She runs beautifully, steering is hairy but perhaps new tyres will fix that.
Other mods will happen - the rear view mirror is right at eye level, so I will move that down. The side mirrors have new glass, however they flop about a bit, the grub screws seem to lack the bite required to hold the mirrors still. I also have a reversing camera and monitor to install. Hardly a period accessory!
I have heard of a shop that will create a new diff crown-wheel etc to whatever ratio you want, they custom make it. I will look into this further.