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by mabbo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 420

1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration

Hi, Im restoring a Swedish 56 23 window at the moment. Unfortunately its not mine, its a customers. I want this bus so bad. Its pretty rough and has had some really grim previous "repairs". It will be as close to factory as possible, and has most of the parts ready to put it back together once we ha...
by mabbo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

These might not be in order, but here goes. A post repairs on both sides: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1958968.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1958970.jpg LHS B post repairs: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1958953.jpg We are using the 3 piece Klassic Fab panel which i...
by mabbo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Stock Engine Parts - more added
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Stock Engine Parts FS

How much for the 28 pict posted?

Thanks
by mabbo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

More recent work on the Crew cab... I repaired the panel above the gearbox that was rotten where both engine side trays meet it. Did the same repair both sides: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1946357.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1946358.jpg Then, the repair panel we made was ...
by mabbo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

type21f wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:34 am
Lots of excellent work going on. The chassis was impressive but the further work looks to be on another level! Great work Neil!
G
Thanks mate :)
by mabbo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Tremendous amount of work and dedication. Here’s mine after blasting 😁 Looking good mate :) A bit of an update but nothing too exciting. There were a couple of holes on the dash that had been drilled below the fuel gauge, apparently one was for a switch for a sump heater for the cold climates, and ...
by mabbo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

So, we had the rear half of the bus ready to strip down to go to be blasted: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1939514.jpg We stripped everything that wasnt reusable and were left with this: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1939520.jpg I decided to have a look at the heater pipes under ...
by mabbo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

We wanted to get the body sitting over the restored chassis so we could make a start to the repairs on the body. We removed the remains of the original inner valance so the body would sit at the correct height on the new inner valance on the restored chassis. Also removed the remains of the front bu...
by mabbo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Got a bit more done... The chassis has been epoxied: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1937926.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1937925.jpg Spent today cutting the body from the chassis and seperating the front and back half. It dont look as bad in the pictures as it is... Its a pea...
by mabbo
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Sadie the 63... OG paint restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 2607

Re: Sadie the 63... OG paint restoration

Realised I hadnt put all the pics on here from the last bit of work we did on it... Got it coming back into work in the next few months :) Rear small sill panel, and middle and outer sill spot welded in place: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1907226.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pi...
by mabbo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Thanks :) Another small update... Got the jacking points seamed up: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1902557.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1902555.jpg And spot welded to the sill, as factory: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1902558.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery...
by mabbo
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Another update... Got loads done and prob missed out quite a bit but its all pretty much the same - welding! Finished seaming up the beam mounting section to the new front chassis rails: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1901202.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1901203.jpg Plug weld...
by mabbo
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Had a few days on a customers 66 we restored a couple of years go. It was never built to be a show car but he did a great job of all the assembly and I love it.... Anyway, he bought it to us to sort a few issues with the engine and gearbox. I sanded and mopped a few areas and helped detail it before...
by mabbo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Thanks Mark :) Not got anything done on it the last couple of weeks Im afraid, been getting a customers 66 Beetle painted after we finished the metalwork: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/rn8pp7vn34aukt7/Photo%2007-03-2019%2C%2013%2041%2007.jpg?dl=0 After a flat and polish: https://dl.dropboxuser...
by mabbo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Open Day at Retro Restoration, West Midlands on Sun 7th April 19
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Open Day at Retro Restoration, West Midlands on Sun 7th April 19

We are having an open day at Retro Restoration in Brownhills, West Midlands if any of you guys fancy it? Gonna be on Sunday 7th April 2019, 10am till 3pm. Take a look around our workshop to view our work, current projects and the services we offer. Completed projects will also be available to view. ...