RHD 1954 Samba

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Post by kilgore » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:59 pm

thanks boys!

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Post by kilgore » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:04 pm

apparently you need to break a few eggs to make an omelette .......

These few even startled me a bit!

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Post by smithsvw » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:28 pm

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:31 pm

smithsvw wrote::roll:
Not fussed one bit are you Smith?

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by PastDown » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:47 pm

Hey Dave,

The chassis doesn't look too bad in the last photograph, it's lot better than I expected!!

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Post by kilgore » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:06 pm

PastDown wrote:Hey Dave,

The chassis doesn't look too bad in the last photograph, it's lot better than I expected!!
me too dude much better than i thought. shame the rest is way worse haha

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Post by PastDown » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:18 am

Wow, just noticed the rhd front mat!!! Rare as that s**t from them rocking horses!!!!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by readyboy61 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:56 am

Would have been easier for klassic fab to send you a repro bus and slap the vin tag on , same result :lol:
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Post by kilgore » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:35 pm

readyboy61 wrote:Would have been easier for klassic fab to send you a repro bus and slap the vin tag on , same result :lol:
:D almost! however everything externally will be going back on. Its in pieces but will be whole again soon!

It will effectively be a brand new chassis with a neatly stitched and blended original bus back on top.

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Post by kilgore » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:49 pm

Chassis on the Jig today and a final massive order to Rick at Schofields. Hopefully thats all the metal ordered.

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Post by Bathtub57 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:06 pm

Amazing project, the rolling chassis shot puts the amount of work to be done into perspective - these are the pics we all love! Keep 'em coming!!!
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:26 pm

ask and you shall receive! Big haul of chassis related metal, lighting fast service from Rick at Schofields as usual, thanks dude!

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Post by james309 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:39 pm

Super project, can't wait to see the progress

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Post by james309 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:39 pm

Super project, can't wait to see the progress

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:19 pm

main chassis rails basically complete toast. Weirdly ok in places but the decision has been made that it will be stronger, safer and the best option to replace with fresh steel.

out with the old...

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