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by lapisb
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 1956 RHD 23 window Devon
Replies: 24
Views: 11579

Re: 1956 RHD 23 window Devon

Hi mate, sent you a pm a couple of weeks ago, is the bus still for sale?
by lapisb
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: will this work without steering box raise?
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: will this work without steering box raise?

wow what a lovely bus, hats off to you mate. really appreciate your help, thanks for taking the time, i have a much better idea now
by lapisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: will this work without steering box raise?
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: will this work without steering box raise?

thanks for the info and the offer ernie may take you up on that, what size tyres do you run?, cheers rb61 i was planning on running fuchs 5.5x15 et45 with 185/45's which are a whisker more sidewall than a 165/50
by lapisb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: will this work without steering box raise?
Replies: 5
Views: 710

will this work without steering box raise?

will i be ok with 2.5" or possibly 3.5" drop spindles on a standard front beam with a 15" wheel 185/45 tyre in terms of not raising the steering box?, don't want to chop an early chassis. will a steel guard suffice?
by lapisb
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: AutoLinea heads. Different combustion chamber cc's
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: AutoLinea heads. Different combustion chamber cc's

I thought auto linea were the nuts, cb performance and other big names seem to use their castings extensively :?
by lapisb
Wed May 24, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

It's worth checking the back of the vin plate; I've heard of the front being too rusty to read but the back is generally less rusty so you can sometimes make out the numbers from the rear. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk thanks mate, did that already, couldn't make it out.Personally i...
by lapisb
Tue May 23, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

i was expecting the flat non lipped vents, although the petrol flap area has the lip
by lapisb
Mon May 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

If there have been repairs and or major rust so it has lost the stamping, it does happen. What you have to decide is if the bus you are looking at and the info in its log book is an early wolfsburg bus. find out its history. Then I guess its time to gamble This will help https://www.thesamba.com/vw...
by lapisb
Mon May 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

got this off dropgates the other place where they are found...he says he cant get the rubber off though to check but has done a bit of scraping below vin tag area and can't see anything there..
by lapisb
Mon May 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

the numbers on the vin tag are stamped lightly so I would carefully clean it some more. did have a good go with scotch pad and thinners, it cleaned up ok but was still rusty enough to not show anything, i did think they were stamped lightly so wasn't overly concerned as the rust could have conceale...
by lapisb
Mon May 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

I did read somewhere that sometimes the stamped number was actually under the VIN plate.. and found on removal... Not sure if the plate is screwed on or riveted on? I have a much later vehicle and spent ages checking all the number locations and check they matched. Luckily mine was still just there...
by lapisb
Mon May 22, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

if you click on the pic it enlarges it and is the right way up then
by lapisb
Mon May 22, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please
Replies: 30
Views: 4424

Re: went to see a '56 bus, need some quick advice please

Sorry don't know why they have come out upside down