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by kilgore
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

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 i...
by kilgore
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

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! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/35884686226_0ea2a6846a_h.jpg https...
by kilgore
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

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
by kilgore
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

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? G weirdly the seat tabs we...
by kilgore
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Your bus your choice.. After all the customer COULD choose.. Will look Amazing.. G Thanks dude! im pretty excited. Austin sent me a few more snaps this evening. May need to move the seat mount a little as its super tight! We'll see! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4234/35842634756_2783e87cf3_b.jpg h...
by kilgore
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Looks Great Mate Mine said on birth cert brown seats so it was a special order back in the day. Who cares what people say these purists dont drive their buses so whats the point. I changed mine back to black with red piping lol. I think my birth cert was wrong as when mine was found it had back red...
by kilgore
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Is Midland Split Bus Meet still going - when is it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2025

Re: Is Midland Split Bus Meet still going - when is it?

Many fond memories of this!! Including meeting King Yip for the first time many many moons ago!!

Lets do it boys! Set a date and we shall come
by kilgore
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

fast forward 24 hours and the front back rest is done and looking fantastic i think!! super super chuffed with it! So excited to see how the rest will look. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4284/35707289372_5b59e48cbf_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4325/35835715186_bd55f26178_k.jpg Austins crack...
by kilgore
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

A few updates from Austin yesterday. His obsessive level of detail is truly inspiring. His desire to get it spot on even surprises me! The front seat has been started, its the original front seat thanks to him and Tom at Waboo. I thought it was too far gone and now looks like new!! Lined with an ori...
by kilgore
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

spit nolan wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Looks great! Don't use all the roll save me enough :D
Thanks dude!! Plenty left for you too :D Think I have 12 meters left even after yours!
by kilgore
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

That's interesting. What material did you use for the grained material in the door pockets? It looks like trim board/millboard. I got a sample of trimboard from Martrim. The graining was noticeably different from the headlining cards on my '56 single cab though. Did VW change the pattern between ba...
by kilgore
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

If you polish it you need to use a diminishing polish, T cut is too agressive and just keeps cutting. Thanks dude i havent heard of that term before, i shall google! Sadly i dint make it to Hessich, and with all that has being going on the bus has taken a little back seat but yesterday i headed dow...
by kilgore
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58

Sold to Byron thanks :cheers:
by kilgore
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58

Morning dude, ive replied to your PM
by kilgore
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 94846

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Thanks for the input guys! What a ride!! great work! I polished mine OG paint.. It faded out too white.. now much better... very happy now. But yes it's your choice ... How about the overspray from restored parts, will they match? This is a concern and definitely if i polish it back to a deep red i ...