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by mabbo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Swedish 66 Crew Cab
Replies: 30
Views: 6144

Re: Swedish 66 Crew Cab

Right... Haven't updated this in a while and I cant really remember exactly the order the pictures should be in, but here goes. Got the RHS inner B post repaired, and the bulkhead welded to both B posts and front top hat: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2018022.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/v...
by mabbo
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration

The corner of the dash and window frame was rotten so I made a small repair panel and welded that in: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1998599.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1998600.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1998601.jpg The none factory holes were then welded up...
by mabbo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Retro Restoration - West Midlands based restoration company
Replies: 13
Views: 3464

Re: Retro Restoration - West Midlands based restoration company

Not updated this in forever. Heres a few pics of what we have been doing... Crewcab chassis: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1901212.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1901213.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1902559.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1937925.jpg...
by mabbo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration

Looking really good.. meticulous attention to detail! G Cheers dude :) Bit of an update.. We have spent what seems like forever messing around with the silver weld through BBT / Taiwan panels. Not been impressed with any of them so far... Doubt Ill be using them again. The LHS B post bottom just en...
by mabbo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration

Had a bit of time on the samba... Heres a quick update of what we have got done. Got the bus on the chassis jig: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1993311.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1993313.jpg Braced the body up and cut the crap out ready for the new chassis rails etc: https:...
by mabbo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1956 RHD Swedish 23 window samba full restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 774

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 30
Views: 6144

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: 3161

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...