Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

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Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:20 pm

Meet Betty

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Please be nice she has had a hard life! 8O
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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:11 pm

I always like customising a vehicle but I'm not sure a no parking sign is the correct profile for a split floor!

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Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:10 pm

Ready.... :bounce: :compress:

Ok the bad gets bad


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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:16 pm

Ok that's not that bad is it... :roll:

Lets get bad, really really bad

B post outer right
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Inner B post right
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Air box
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A post inner left
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B post left
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Inner window frames
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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:19 pm

Rear sections..... :cry:

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Rear inner corners.. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Right side rear window.. or lack of it
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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by e m p i » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:23 pm

Has it had a roof (badly) grafted on?
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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:23 pm

Here's the outside of the window
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Rear right corner
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right hand sill...
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tailgate hinge panel
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Left corner
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Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:26 pm

Rear vents...

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Left sill
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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:30 pm

And the chassis.....

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Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:33 pm

e m p i wrote:Has it had a roof (badly) grafted on?
No I think that's factory welding :dontknow:


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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by jonthebuilder » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:38 pm

Jesus, that's worse than some of the Colombian barn doors you see...

...please tell me your customer knew about its condition and paid the appropriate price?

Good luck, but you'll make an excellent job based on the other vans I've followed you restoring.

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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:49 pm

jonthebuilder wrote:Jesus, that's worse than some of the Colombian barn doors you see...

...please tell me your customer knew about its condition and paid the appropriate price?

Good luck, but you'll make an excellent job based on the other vans I've followed you restoring.

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It was shipped unseen from the states.... after being won on ebay.com... I saw it before the owner did and my face went :pale: He turned up and was well happy :scratch: So I'm happy.

Anyway it's going to be a long one this bus, lots to do, bracing, cutting, cutting and more cutting then blasting and then cutting cutting cutting!

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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by vanmanjimmer » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:52 pm

Wow that's had a hard life! I thought my bus was bad, clearly not.
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Re: Betty 1965 westie!

Post by Hongkongphooey » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:56 am

8O Woah...That is crazy... if the buyer was happy they must have had some idea of how bad it is, or paid the right money for it?.... Looks like you have your work cut out though... (no pun intended :) )
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