RHD 1954 Samba

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RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:46 pm

Well here we go again. Couple of weeks a go Dai had a momentary lapse of concentration and decided to sell his bus. In a very panicked 12 hour period a deal was struck and I am now the proud and scared owner of a RHD barndoor samba. Well some of a RHD barndoor Samba :D :D

Progress is going to be slow as a project of this scale is way beyond my abilities and the only man I know fit for this Job is Master Smith in sunny Cornwall so after a couple of weeks home here in the midlands with me the old .... box will be taking up residence down there where its currently booked in behind a long line of almost as fooked buses :D

Beers, pasties and monetary bribes have already began to try and jump the queue!!

Here are a few pics from collection on Friday, hope you enjoy

Dave :D

( EDITED lots of posts due to Photobucket removing all my images and not allowing hosting on 3rd party sites :evil: :evil: :evil: )

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Made it home

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First things first after a 12 hour day collecting. Wood chocks to try and make it look more bus like :D :D :D

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Post by 67ben » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:57 pm

Congratulations dave
This will be such a cool BarNdoor when it's done 8) look forward to seeing the updates
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Post by kilgore » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:00 pm

Thanks dude!! Itching to get started. Parts list and funky green panel list has commenced!!!


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Post by henk » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:01 pm

correction:you are the owner of half a barndoor at the moment.
but i'm still jalous about it.

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Post by 211vanman » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:25 pm

Your still my hero !
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Family bucket please !!!

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Post by kilgore » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:31 pm

211vanman wrote:Your still my hero !

You need to come have a giggle dude before it heads south :D


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Post by spit nolan » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:02 pm

Was an awesome 12 hour day though dude :) Thanks for letting me be a part of it.
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Post by pipvan » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:15 am

Crazy ******* i love it.
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Post by Dai » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:56 am

Gah, thought I'd seen the last of this old bucket! :lol:

Gutted its not mine any longer, but glad to see it having some progress. There have been a lot of changes since I bought it in 2007, so my thoughts were that if I was going to drive this I would have built it by now. The timings worked out well for you guys and as you say it was a momentary lapse while I had man-flu when I advertised it, so now it has a different future, but it looks to be a rosy one. I wish you well on your quest, and I will use the barn space that has become available wisely :wink:
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Post by Choc » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:05 pm

Nice one Dave, looking forward to seeing this progress.

Good luck!! 8)

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Post by maddison » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:01 pm

you must be totally mad !!!!


congratulations on your madness, well done :-)

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Post by Byron Bamboo » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:10 pm

Good luck with the resto.. hopefully wont be too long before its on the road..

Crazy Project.. but it'd be worth it in the end!

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Post by SAMBA VAN MAN » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:37 pm

So is your other barn up for sale then?
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Post by kilgore » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:31 pm

Thanks boys! Probably am a little mad but you only live once right??!! keeping the wind up for the moment Paul, i have a bit of a bus addiction :D


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Post by ernie » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:18 pm

You can't be putting no scooby lump in that Dave, the purists will be out for ya blood!

Fair play though mate - that'll be nice in a few weeks when it's all done.

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