Orbs bus in new bodywork shocker!!! (progress update)

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Orbs bus in new bodywork shocker!!! (progress update)

Post by orb » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:49 pm

I've finally taken the plunge and am having some bodywork done on the bus.
I've been waiting a while to find the right guy and now that I have I just can't put it off any longer.

Popped in this morning to see how he's getting on;
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Turned out not to be too much we hadn't bargained for, it's getting
Lower front panel - inner and outer
cargo door opening and a couple of small floor sections
both front arches
1 new belly pan
2 outriggers and a jacking point
2 lower windscreen repair sections
1 cargo door skin
and a few little patches that need sorting

I've a new set of wheels coming and a logo designed for Mr Melliard to paint on - should look killer

I'll update in a couple of weeks once it's done - I'm getting a bit excited now :D

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Re: Orbs bus in new bodywork shocker!!!

Post by berpsta » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:55 pm

Hows lighter crusty metal being replaced by new metal gonna affect your 1/4 mile times ?? :wink:

look forward to seeing the new improved version

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Post by orb » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:01 pm

berpsta wrote:Hows lighter crusty metal being replaced by new metal gonna affect your 1/4 mile times ?? :wink:

look forward to seeing the new improved version

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Guess I'll just have to speed up the turbo fitting to counteract :wink:
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Post by Biglozzer » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:38 pm

Orb looking good mate. 8)
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Post by Le Counte de JAYFOR » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:02 pm

Is there any point in a new logo? Are we gona be able to read it while you're doing the 1/4 mile?

Glad you werent pressurised into doing the repairs, because RIKKI turned you down for the shiney bus line up :-)

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Post by orb » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:07 pm

Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote:Is there any point in a new logo? Are we gona be able to read it while you're doing the 1/4 mile?

Glad you werent pressurised into doing the repairs, because RIKKI turned you down for the shiney bus line up :-)
The logo has to be done - you'll know when you see it :wink: I'm planning on more lounging around by the track that pounding up it this year. I know I'm not going to go any quicker without some work and I only ever go to get a new PB...

I said it was having bodywork - I didn't say it was going to be shiny :twisted:

I just couldn't bring myself to do it Joe, not even to get in Rikki's line up...
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Post by Thompster » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Cool move...

Like the 50 years of dirt behind the front badge or have you not taken the badge off yet?
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Post by Grant Draper » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:20 pm

nice one Orb, me likey that, hummmmm shiney less wind drag over paint 8O will be good to catch up at some shows :drunken:

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Post by shaggy66bus » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:51 pm

looking good so far orb
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Post by surreysplit » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:10 pm

:thumbleft: i wont recognise it when i drive past your house :wink:
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Post by vwJim » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:48 pm

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Post by orb » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:15 am

It'll stand out more than it did before Phil :D

Almost forgot - big shout out to the wonderful Mr VWJim who has been responsible for ensuring all the correct panels are sourced from Autocraft. You're a star mate, thanks.

The AC panels are really, really good and well worth it as they require so much less time to get to fit and are such good quality they'll last for years. Well done AC.

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Post by Thompster » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:12 am

Hows it going Orb? Any more pictures??
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Post by orb » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:20 pm

Thompster wrote:Hows it going Orb? Any more pictures??
it's going well, should have been prepping for paint this week but I've decided on a bit more work so I think it's going to be a few weeks before I see it again.
I'm waiting for some more up to date pics, I'll post once I have them but it is looking great so far - Darren is doing an amazing job, the panel gaps he's managed to get on the doors are great and the skin he's put on one cargo door you'd never know had been done! - a true craftsman :wink:

You going to Big Bang this weekend?

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Post by Thompster » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:53 pm

orb wrote:
Thompster wrote:Hows it going Orb? Any more pictures??
it's going well, should have been prepping for paint this week but I've decided on a bit more work so I think it's going to be a few weeks before I see it again.
I'm waiting for some more up to date pics, I'll post once I have them but it is looking great so far - Darren is doing an amazing job, the panel gaps he's managed to get on the doors are great and the skin he's put on one cargo door you'd never know had been done! - a true craftsman :wink:

You going to Big Bang this weekend?

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Yeah get those pictures up! Can't wait to see the transformation.

I have Friday off and three options...1. Dubs in the Forest...2. Big Bang...Loads of wood arriving tomorrow, so 3. Finish my garage (Loads of Shelving) and convert my lean too into a fully water tight shed! The main bummer is I don't have any tickets for 1 & 2 but I fancy a weekend camping come rain or shine.

Still un-decided!!
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