RHD 1954 Samba

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:31 pm

type21f wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 pm
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?
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weirdly the seat tabs were put in in the same position as my previous bus which was also tubbed. It may go with a little gentle persuasion :D

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Bally » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm

It's looking mighty fine! Great work all round


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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by lowdown dirty rat » 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.
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:51 am

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

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:13 pm

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!

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Door pockets lined in the same material too. I dont think this is actually factory?? but looks great

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Rear panels glued and ready to go in to :cheers:

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Ive decided against fitted arm rests and the ashtray on the bulk head as although it will be a microbus for a little while it will eventually be a camper and i didnt want holes left in the trim panels

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And lastly the material for the rear luggage area arrived too.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:30 pm

Eventually will be a Camper...
Mmm
LHD... what type of conversion.
Is very early..
Earliest 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 interior.
He is making a RH suite at the moment.
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 pm

type21f wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:30 pm
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 interior.
He is making a RH suite at the moment.
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I wont be going for a full camper interior as such i meant more that it will be used to sleep in. I'm a pretty big dude so i like the bed to be as big as possible. In my last bus it basically had two opposing seats which made a full width bed. Ill be going down a similar route in this shortly.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:38 am

That will look great...
Although the early deluxe armrests are a thing of beauty!
If you have them...Use them!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Airbus » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:49 pm

omg stop posting pictures!!.. pff how nice!!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 pm

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omg stop posting pictures!!.. pff how nice!!
:D :D thanks dude, little update, the bus is looking rad so excited about collecting it

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 pm

kilgore wrote:
Airbus wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:49 pm
omg stop posting pictures!!.. pff how nice!!
:D :D thanks dude, little update, the bus is looking rad so excited about collecting it

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Lovely indeed..
Exciting.. how nice it looks..

I can just imagine a time warp photo composed of your bus now sitting alongside the samba "before extraction from site" ...
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:06 pm

Austin absolutely busted his ass and i collected the bus Thursday night ready for bugjam Friday morning :cheers: :cheers:

Wednesday afternoon he messaged me about an "anomaly" he had noticed looking at pics of various buses which have been trimmed recently. His eagle eye spotted on a couple of period photos and also on a tiny snap id found online that the middle seat is infact trimmed slightly differently to that of the rear and the front bench.

So having marked up all the fabric for the middle seat this was swiftly binned and a frantic message exchange with both of us looking for pics of original Barndoor seats.

Without boring you all too much :D :D heres a snap of an original Brown/Brown middle seat. The pleats follow a pattern thick then 4 thin then thick o the fold down seat, the fixed part differes, thick, 5 thins, thick etc etc

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The front and rear seats dont follow this pattern as others have trimmed. I have to be honest and say I would have never noticed but the eagle eyed Watts at Waboo doesn't miss a thing, another reason why i cant recommend him enough!!!

The middle seat nearly trimmed

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We got there about 7 and he rolled it out for me, i was totally blown away. so much so i didnt take many photos of it. Just grinning from ear to ear. I will take some proper shots of it in the next few weeks. Im so so so happy how its turned out!! The boys a genius!!

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Just enough time to sit in the back with a beer, enjoy the sunshine, should have got a pic of how exhausted and happy Austin looked instead heres one of Rob and the Goat

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Raced back to the workshop to fit the shocks supplied by Jamie at Machine 7 thank so much dude for getting them to me lighting quick.

Spax gas adjustables which i ran on my last bus, expensive as hell but made the ride quality amazing.

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For the time being i'm only fitting fronts, Mike at MPJ fabrications has been a hero and laser cut me some brackets for the rear shocks, These need some strengtheners welding in so for bugjam fronts will have to do. Ill share some pics of that later when i come to pop them in.

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Fuel stop pre bug jam with the brothers Pace

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Not sure this pic does bugjam justice but basically it rained almost continually the whole weekend :evil: :evil:

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Parked up with the boys in the show on sunday and won best bus which was nice

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Then just as we were leaving, the bloody sunshine turned up......

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Glenn Yale » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:33 pm

Just amazing


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Post by dongkg » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:20 am

The Restoration is amazing! Congrats!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by 13bussing » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:37 am

This is looking so sweet, top work by all involved

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