Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

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Re: Betty 1965 lhd a fresh start.

Post by BlastingDiePast » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:45 pm

Engine is almost ready....

If only the shell was!


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Re: Betty 1965 lhd a fresh start.

Post by 1959bus » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:34 pm

Just read this from the start and I think I saw the chassis on the jig when I bought some parts from you. Seriously good skills, pretty much a 'how to do it properly' for a complete resto. There's some things I wish I had seen before I started mine...........!

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Re: Betty 1965 lhd a fresh start.

Post by type21f » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:47 pm

Every day is a school day...
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Re: Betty 1965 lhd a fresh start.

Post by BlastingDiePast » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:32 pm

type21f wrote:Every day is a school day...
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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by readyboy61 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:57 pm

Any updates or has it stalled?
Fixing VWs in my sleep, im not the only one right?


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Post by BlastingDiePast » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:02 pm

readyboy61 wrote:Any updates or has it stalled?
Currently working on the roof, which was sold to us as being in good condition but sadly was more pin holed then the OG roof.

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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by readyboy61 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:17 pm

BlastingDiePast wrote:
readyboy61 wrote:Any updates or has it stalled?
Currently working on the roof, which was sold to us as being in good condition but sadly was more pin holed then the OG roof.
Thats annoying for you , well best of luck sorting it 8)
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Post by BlastingDiePast » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:52 am

The bus is back on track and going strong.

Final panels are being welded in and dressed.
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Post by BlastingDiePast » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 am

The original roof had been cut off 3 inches below and into each pillar post, so we found a good cut so we could replace the rear sections, the drivers side however had the lower section missing.

So we had to fabricate up the new section, weld in and dress the welded area.
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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:03 am

We also made a pair of dies for our pullmax so we can fabricate repair section when needed for other restorations.


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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by Griff55 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:21 am

Great thread, fair play


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Post by BlastingDiePast » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:15 pm

Finishing off the welding... wow that’s a long time coming!
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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by Griff55 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:50 pm

Very nice! Would love to be at that point, but seems a long way to go on mine


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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by BlastingDiePast » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:51 pm

Griff55 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Very nice! Would love to be at that point, but seems a long way to go on mine
Best way, make a list! A list of every job and what each job involves.
It might start off huge but it’ll soon get smaller and then it’ll be paint prep stage.


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Re: Betty 1965... Yeah that bus!

Post by Griff55 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:38 am

Cheers! I have a list, it’s getting smaller very slowly too.
Chassis is done, so it’s onto the fun stuff now. Thinking of getting it blasted and epoxied before going further.

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