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

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

Post by Gruntilla » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:51 pm

Cosmics look ace in the mean time until those killer vintage rims surface ;)

Where are you heading to in France Orb? Have a great time mate!
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Re: Orbs bus in new bodywork shocker!!! (progress update)

Post by orb » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:10 pm

brazilnut wrote:Hi Orb, spoke to you a couple of years back, just after you came past us at 110mph :shock: 8) :D on the way to Ninove. Love the new look, now where did you get those wheels :fish: Billy :alien:

Hey dude - hope things are good :wink:

The wheels are a brand new wide 5 repro from SSP/VW Heritage.
You'll need to call them, they don't have them up on the site as yet - they're that new (I only found out they were coming from a friend that works there) - I think they're not advertising them as such as they are still trying to sort out the hardware - they use these really thing walled nuts that need a special adaptor, like a big allen key and I don't think they've got theirs in yet (my mate however is one of the biggest manufacturers of wheel nuts in europe so it wasn't an issue for me).
They've designed them pretty well with a nice spacer to clear the rear hub snout but they haven't given them enough of a centre hole to fit over CSP brakes AND run the centre cap (they fit over the brakes fine) - the cpas don't bother me really so it's no big deal.

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

Post by brazilnut » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:23 pm

Thanks mate, also running csp brakes but caps don't bother me either as they look fine without. Have a great holiday :cheers:
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Re: Orbs bus in new bodywork shocker!!! (progress update)

Post by tboarder » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:39 am

Had pleasure of meeting bus and owner at Camp Bestival last weekend, bus is stunning and thanks Orb for your time and advice re engines / panels, you avoided the multi-hour queues for leaving Monday morning. Cheers, Tim

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

Post by orb » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:00 pm

tboarder wrote:Had pleasure of meeting bus and owner at Camp Bestival last weekend, bus is stunning and thanks Orb for your time and advice re engines / panels, you avoided the multi-hour queues for leaving Monday morning. Cheers, Tim

Nice to meet you too Tim, happy to help :D

We got out easy and had a uneventful cruise home, figured Monday might be a bit of a gridlock 8O


Gruntilla - we are going Portmouth - Cherbourg and then heading eventually for Toulouse with a stop off to see friends in Poitiers, Ondre and the mountains, then a week in Toulouse (with maybe a run to Barcelona) then heading back up via friends in La Rochelle, wifes parents in Paris and then the tunnel home - 2 weeks in all and can't wait :wink:

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Post by dombutler » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:36 pm

Looking really good 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Orbs bus in new bodywork shocker!!! (progress update)

Post by 13bussing » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:11 pm

looking good on the road to penzance today :wink: :wink:

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

Post by orb » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:44 pm

13bussing wrote:looking good on the road to penzance today :wink: :wink:
Ha, likewise :wink:

Having a great time down here, yours is he only split I've seen but boy are there some T4's around 8O

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

Post by markp » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:46 am

Bus looks fab

well done

bet ya chuffed

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