January 2016 VOTM

Title says it all really .......

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Vote for your favourite bus

Poll ended at Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:38 pm

ernie
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6%
interceptor
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39%
nige1171
10
56%
Stevep
0
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Total votes: 18

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January 2016 VOTM

Post by 8 8US » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:50 am

Not heard from Mike so no theme this month, just looking for great buses of any age or type.

So come on, lets see those buses.
Richard


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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by ernie » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:48 pm

Hi all,

just about got my bus sorted as I want it, although still got a few jobs to do (have't we always!).

Had a nice splitty a few years ago, sold it, regretted it, bought a bay, liked it but missed having a splitty so the search was on for another.

I wanted a usable bus, so not mint, but looking nice with all the toys.

Found this whilst we were on holiday in Newquay summer of 2014 - the previous owner had just used it as a wedding bus and knew nothing about vw's, so it had a lovely interior but mechanically was a bit hit and miss.

It already had IRS but it wasn't really put together very well - the rear trailing arms were bolted the wrong side of the spring plates and the driveshafts were too long so they had been punching away at the gearbox flange seal and oil was leaking everywhere.

So fitted beetle IRS driveshaft with Cv spacers, adjustable spring plates & put it back together properly.

it already had a DC cde (type 3) gearbos so the ratios were ace but the 1600 engine didn't really seem up to the job so swapped it out for a 1776 with twin dell 40's - pulls much nicer now.

Swapped the standard front beam for a 2" narrowed CB beam with CSP front discs, swapped the steels for BRM's (alhough it's currently sitting on some chrome empi 5's as I am a bit of a wheel junkie and can never seem to stick with the same wheels.

Fitted a dual circuit master cylinder, beltline trim and a few other bits and bobs to bling it up a bit.

I'll stop my waffling now and show you a couple of piccies...

as purchased..

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now..

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Built a unit to fill the gap between the seat and the side panel..

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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by maddison » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:43 pm

be nice to see it on the empi 5's….I do like an empi5'd bus


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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by ernie » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:10 pm

here you go maddison - it's sitting a bit high at the front at the mo as i've raised it as high as it can go on the beam adjusters to fit some dropped spindles...

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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by maddison » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:48 am

empi's look fab….great choice

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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by interceptor » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:07 pm

Here is my German 1963 Panel / Doveblue

Greats from Germany

Sascha
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Handmade!
Extractable slatted

Lying surface: 160 × 120cm

Dark gray upholstery round out the interior!
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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by interceptor » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:39 am

The story behind this bus can you read in my other thread "german 1963 panel project"!
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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by nige1171 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:31 pm

Here's a bit of friendly local competition for Ade AKA Ernie on here (we live 10 mins from each other) :wink: :D

Bought in 2010, converted at some point in the past to resemble a 15 window but found to be full of bog/clag/bondo (use your preferred word :wink:). Not period correct in lots of places but I don't care - I still love it! :cheers:

Looked like this when I bought it:

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Had a home-build makeover during 2011-2013, all work done either on my drive or in my single garage (including respray) and returned to 11 windows. Now looks like this:

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Only the retrimming of the seats was done professionally, in early 2015:

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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by ernie » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:21 pm

U trying to upstage me Nige ?? :roll:

Interior looking good - will have to come take a peek when the weather gets better!

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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by 8 8US » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:23 pm

Three great entries, anyone else?
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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by Stevep » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:20 pm

My westie(Finnley) driving my bus!!Image


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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by interceptor » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:12 am

You can also watch my video on YouTube :

https: // youtu.be / CifYc4nJdqA

Enjoy!!!

By the way...Congratulations to the other candidates ... wonderful specimens !

An honor to be able to compete with these vehicles !
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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by nige1171 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:50 am

ernie wrote:U trying to upstage me Nige ?? :roll:
I hear a bit of competition is a healthy thing Ade :wink: :lol:

We'll catch up in the spring mate when I bring the bus back out of hibernation. I've got it stored away from my house so I could make a start on the wife's Karmann Cab project :cyclopsani:

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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by ernie » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:50 pm

Karmann cab? What?


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Re: January 2016 - VOTM - Come on lets see them!

Post by ernie » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:45 pm

If i'd have realised that we were going to use cute dogs to gain votes, I might have posted a piccie of Brannie, although alas she is not old enough to drive my bus..

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