RHD 1954 Samba

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:31 pm

type21f wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Ah yes..
May need to move the seat back support or modify to account for need to support higher..
Height of tubs has effected the alignment of back and base.
Seat base in pictures should be further back... do need same angle.
Same position kf base but back support higher?
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weirdly the seat tabs were put in in the same position as my previous bus which was also tubbed. It may go with a little gentle persuasion :D

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Bally » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm

It's looking mighty fine! Great work all round


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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by lowdown dirty rat » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:25 pm

Looking good dude. And we'll done on restoring all your pictures.

There are a couple of Barndoor deluxe's known to have tan seats from factory. Wisk's for example which is a similar age RHD.
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:51 am

lowdown dirty rat wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:25 pm
Looking good dude. And we'll done on restoring all your pictures.

There are a couple of Barndoor deluxe's known to have tan seats from factory. Wisk's for example which is a similar age RHD.
thanks dude, i've just learn't Carl's was too so fee less bad about doing it :D

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:13 pm

Bit more progress over the last 24 hours....

door cards, kick panels are in, the panel under the dash is original to the bus, original trim and original screws. Lovely touch from Austin! Well happy bout that, thanks so much dude!

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Door pockets lined in the same material too. I dont think this is actually factory?? but looks great

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Rear panels glued and ready to go in to :cheers:

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Ive decided against fitted arm rests and the ashtray on the bulk head as although it will be a microbus for a little while it will eventually be a camper and i didnt want holes left in the trim panels

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And lastly the material for the rear luggage area arrived too.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:30 pm

Eventually will be a Camper...
Mmm
LHD... what type of conversion.
Is very early..
Earliest I know is a Poba..
Modular boxes..
Then Campingbox Westfalia..
There is someone making these...
Or around 1956 or 1957
Peter Pitt.. White Family Devon Conversion.
Kevin Jackson could make a great LH curved interior.
He is making a RH suite at the moment.
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 pm

type21f wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Eventually will be a Camper...
Mmm
LHD... ehat type of conversion.
Is very early..
Eatliest I know is a Poba..
Modular boxes..
Then Campingbox Westfalia..
There is someone making these...
Or around 1956 or 1957
Peter Pitt.. White Family Devon Conversion.
Kevin Jackson could make a great LH curved interior.
He is making a RH suite at the moment.
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I wont be going for a full camper interior as such i meant more that it will be used to sleep in. I'm a pretty big dude so i like the bed to be as big as possible. In my last bus it basically had two opposing seats which made a full width bed. Ill be going down a similar route in this shortly.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:38 am

That will look great...
Although the early deluxe armrests are a thing of beauty!
If you have them...Use them!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Airbus » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:49 pm

omg stop posting pictures!!.. pff how nice!!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 pm

Airbus wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:49 pm
omg stop posting pictures!!.. pff how nice!!
:D :D thanks dude, little update, the bus is looking rad so excited about collecting it

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 pm

kilgore wrote:
Airbus wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:49 pm
omg stop posting pictures!!.. pff how nice!!
:D :D thanks dude, little update, the bus is looking rad so excited about collecting it

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Lovely indeed..
Exciting.. how nice it looks..

I can just imagine a time warp photo composed of your bus now sitting alongside the samba "before extraction from site" ...
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