Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

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Postby readyboy61 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:44 am

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readyboy61 wrote:Looking good, but give you until a trip on the motorway before they get on your nerves becusae of blind spots :lol:


Since my eye op I'm bad enough already without the curtains :lol:


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Postby rusty1962 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 pm

:cheers: Evening all :cheers:

I've pulled a couple of long days on the Puck this weekend but I've got a fair bit to show for my efforts........which is nice. Thoroughly recommend the Erbauer nibbler that I got from Screwfix :D

I'll let the pics do the most of the talking............

Finishing off o/s top section....

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Door cut out ........

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Then the final window

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Trial fit of roof.....note the bits of wood

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and then attached for good. Note the accuracy with which Eriba cut the roof.....that's their doing not mine :roll: The trim will cover it though :wink:

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The top has now been seam sealed to within an inch of its life, inside and out. Hopefully it wont fall off 8O Just to make sure, I put four pop rivets in......which is exactly what I took out. The trim fixings add plenty more physical fixings though.

After that I began work on the interior, knocking up some boxes golf the wheel arches.....


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Next up is some wiring and then wall insulation.

It's all starting to come together :cheers: :cheers:

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Cheers

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Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

Postby Bren Ralls » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:17 am

Looking spot on top work.

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Postby ducatis » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:08 am

Isn't envy meant to be green, not orange?

Simply, fantastic


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Postby rusty1962 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 am

Bren Ralls wrote:Looking spot on top work.


ducatis wrote:Isn't envy meant to be green, not orange?

Simply, fantastic



Thanks fellas :D
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Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

Postby oilyragg » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm

Lovely job Steve, it's looking the part.

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Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

Postby Cleverchap » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm

Loving that. It will look amazing hooked up together and rolling down the road B)
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Postby readyboy61 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:25 pm

polishi it laquer it and blind people in the sun :lol: 8)
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Postby Coops » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:51 pm

Proper excited for you Steve, really looking forward to our Viccy Farm adventure :cheers:

Superb attention to detail as always.

That light at the end of the tunnel is no longer a bloke with a torch bringing you more work..........it's actually the finish line.

Well done, speak soon.

(If I ever get this mahoosive pile of sand of my driveway I may even be able to get our bus out of the garage :cry: :o :? :bounce: :lol: )
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Postby rusty1962 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:05 am

Coops wrote:Proper excited for you Steve, really looking forward to our Viccy Farm adventure :cheers:

Superb attention to detail as always.

That light at the end of the tunnel is no longer a bloke with a torch bringing you more work..........it's actually the finish line.

Well done, speak soon.

(If I ever get this mahoosive pile of sand of my driveway I may even be able to get our bus out of the garage :cry: :o :? :bounce: :lol: )


Yes, not long now. Unsure if the Puck will be with us 8O
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Postby rusty1962 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:17 am

:bounce: Morning :bounce:

Still working away when I get time. Fairly boring stuff though so not any photos.

All wire for towing now in. Wires pulled for light and power. Trims being cleaned up which takes ages........

With the wires in, I fitted the outside table rail

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and I'm on to the insulation.....

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I'm hoping to get that done this weekend and fit the headlining. Need to make the panels for the lower half, which will be carpeted and stretch the vinyl around the top half. Then I can fit the windows back in and then the door.

Then it may come to VF......

Laters

Steve
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Postby readyboy61 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:58 am

Steve, have you run the engine in yet? i wouldnt be towing anything until its got 1500 miles or so on it, things will have settled down nicely and the engine will feel steonger by 3,000.
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Postby readyboy61 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:01 am

readyboy61 wrote:Steve, have you run the engine in yet? i wouldnt be towing anything until its got 1500 miles or so on it, things will have settled down nicely and the engine will feel stronger by 3,000.


Forgot to ask are you keeping it silver? And will the nibbled do steel ok
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Postby rusty1962 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:51 pm

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readyboy61 wrote:Steve, have you run the engine in yet? i wouldnt be towing anything until its got 1500 miles or so on it, things will have settled down nicely and the engine will feel stronger by 3,000.


Forgot to ask are you keeping it silver? And will the nibbled do steel ok


Silver yes. Call me before you buy a nibbler!
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Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

Postby markp » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:36 pm

Looking good steve

you must be feeling pritty proud of yourself and so you should be !!

you came .... you sore ..... you concered !!!!

well done :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Now stop fluffing around and get it all finished ... you got 4 weeks bro

See you at VF

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