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by kilgore
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

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: 106751

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 ...
by kilgore
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Ribber bumper rear brackets 53-58

For sale are a pair of brand new reproduction rear brackets for ribbed bumper buses. I bought these brand new a couple of months ago but managed to repair my originals. They are listed at £85.50 on heritages website and now on special order/back order https://www.vwheritage.com/211707335k-rear-bumpe...
by kilgore
Wed May 24, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Thanks for the input guys, i appreciate your thoughts. Like a say its been weighing heavily on my mind and i dont want to make a decision ill regret. I hear you Jason and believe me if i do polish it it wont be polished as a looker, more sympathetically so to make it look a little more nourished. It...
by kilgore
Tue May 23, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

At the show last weekend conversation turned to the paint on the bus! I am generally pretty happy with the blending and the overall aesthetic thus far. There are a few bits the bug the hell out of me and i planned to revisit and redo those paint blends. Chatting to a good friend and the conversation...
by kilgore
Tue May 16, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Was a very nice little meet.. I also enjoyed the day..look around and seeing the bus and meeting you and the crew...and the wheels and tyres looked great G Nice to meet you too if only briefly! Its a great little show!! Saw your bus at Avoncroft and recognised it straight away! Great job, had a goo...
by kilgore
Mon May 15, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Busy few days so wasnt until last Friday I managed to get another go on the bus. I cant recommend and thank Hi Q Redditch enough for the help with the tyres and wheels. They bent over backwards to try various options, tubes, tyres and valves and in the end sorted the perfect solution and so far the ...
by kilgore
Tue May 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

type21f wrote:You can get a resin solution to immerse alloy wheels in ... immerse and warm slightly and then remove and warm to dry.. OE manufacturers use this process..
It is supposed to fill the porosity which is causing the leaks..
interesting thanks dude ill have a google for that
by kilgore
Tue May 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Dave, i used a TR415 Tyre Valve on my Burners back in the day, without any problems! May this helps? Thanks dude, thats exactly what i run on my fuch but they dont fit on my burners. I dont know if on my wheels the valve hole is in a different place but the large base of the TR415's just wont fit b...
by kilgore
Mon May 08, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Paul Hayward wrote:awsome !!!....shame about the flat though. looks soooo cool....you must be so chuffed to finally drive it ;-)
Yup a right pain in the arse! Thanks dude i am very very pleased. Still feels like lots of little things to sort but ill get there! Hessich is getting close now, time is ticking!
by kilgore
Mon May 08, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

this thread needs more pics ;-) ...1st legal drive ! ;-) Apologies for the lack of posts :D :D Thursday evening last week i managed to get down to the unit to tinker with the bus. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4170/33682591034_7e58e39d90_k.jpg Despite having ordered plates they hadn't turned up so ...
by kilgore
Mon May 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

What was the inspection process like ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro In all honesty very straight forward. He was with me for 5-10 mins. Wasn't interested in anything to do with road worthiness, purely an identification process. Was the bus what i said it was. Took photos of front, rear an...
by kilgore
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: RHD 1954 Samba
Replies: 372
Views: 106751

Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Paul Hayward wrote:any news re the dvla yet ;-)
I got a letter saying it needed inspecting which happened last Wednesday, im waiting to here more. I had hoped to take it to big bang this weekend but sadly didn't happen!

Fingers crossed it does this week or no Stanford hall either.
by kilgore
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Barndoor Bus Speedos for Sale x 2
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Barndoor Bus Speedos for Sale x 2

Both now sold thanks
by kilgore
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Barndoor Bus Speedos for Sale x 2
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Barndoor Bus Speedos for Sale x 2

KMPH Speedo now sold thanks guys, MPH one still available