RHD 1954 Samba

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Paul Hayward » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:28 pm

you must be soooo chuffed with how she is turning out!! the inerior looks amazing!! 8) .....amazing from when this bus was started 8O 8O

just the paint to sort and it will be like new again :lol: :D :lol:

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 am

markp wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:29 am
dude !!!!!

I just done the complete thread

WOW just WOW

well done for saving a amazing bus .... the time and money spent is probably tearfull but
who gives a sh*t hu .... it all your's and its blooooming amazing

hats off she looks so sweet

massive massive respect dude

bet you SMILE every time your drive it ......

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Paul Hayward wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:28 pm
you must be soooo chuffed with how she is turning out!! the inerior looks amazing!! 8) .....amazing from when this bus was started 8O 8O

just the paint to sort and it will be like new again :lol: :D :lol:
Thanks so much guys, yep i'm over the moon! it is actually starting to feel like my bus now, for so long has just felt like an never ending problem list. Having sorted the ride quality issues its such a lovely place to be! Just wishing on some bloody sunshine now to properly enjoy it. Saturday afternoon/ evening gave me a brief glimmer. Drove it properly for the first time with the roof open and sun shining!

Mike came over in his bus so we could get it on the ramp for a little check over and wheel swap. Danny popped in the unit to say hi and brought his camera so we went out for a little cruise together to take some snaps....

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The rolling shot king hanging out the window of mikes

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Had such a laugh blasting around together. Im not sure there are many greater things than messing around in old buses when the weathers good!

Finished the day off with a cruise with my beautiful better half. Living in the midlands this is the closest we get to pulling up on a beach! :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Coolerdub » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:14 pm

Freaking awesome thread just read the whole thing today. It's the nuts totally. Sat waiting for the Sweden revisit shots now 😃 Congrats on it.
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:31 pm

Coolerdub wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Freaking awesome thread just read the whole thing today. It's the nuts totally. Sat waiting for the Sweden revisit shots now 😃 Congrats on it.
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Thanks dude :cheers: :cheers: hopefully doing Sweden after Ben Pon next year!

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by vwbuzzers » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Well done buddy you got yourself a keeper.
Not really jealous.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Paul Hayward » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:01 pm

i miss this thread ...such a great build and story ;-)

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:08 pm

Paul Hayward wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:01 pm
i miss this thread ...such a great build and story ;-)
Haha thanks dude, should be some more updates over the winter. Camping interior etc, still a few bits to do

went for a blast out on sunday! Not driven it nearly as much as i would have liked this year! Puts such a massive grin on my face

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Bally » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:41 am

Great to see it out and about. I'm looking forward to the next instalments too 😃 Dave
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:48 am

Been a little quiet on here of late, ive been rebuilding my oval so work on the bus had taken a little pause. Still using it a lot just not actually fixing the long list of little niggles that need to be done.

One of which is fitting wipers. In its current guise i have nothing other than rainex!

I do have the original wiper motor and linkage from the bus

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The important bits and barndoor only i believe..

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Put off by trying to sort this, i moved onto the wiper motor.

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The wiper motor was stuck solid :roll:

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50 plus years of congealed ear wax removed :D

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Removed the cover and put some juice through it and still nothing. I cleaned the central spindle and lightly sanded it with some 2000 grit it span back in to life :cheers:

Managed to straighten the spindle shaft

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Feeling very pleased with myself for not snapping it i thought basically my work here was nearly done. I fitted the spindles in bus ( a bloody fiddly job with my sausage fingers ) and tightened them up. It wasn't until i did this that it started to dawn me the more i tightened them in place the less they moved. Having never done the wiper mech on any bus before i realised that the shaft is actually supposed to move freely in the the brass threaded tube :roll: :roll: :roll:

Strip it all back out again and try and get the f@@@ers out!

tried several methods but in the end heat, wd40, cool with water and repeat seemed to work best

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Fast forward a few hours and both surprisingly came out. pitted and swollen from rust but out. I wire wooled them down a little, cleaned the inner of each of the brass threaded tubes and they now move move freely. Packed them with a load of grease and reassembled.

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Painted the wiper motor cover, installed a voltage dropper and then spent the next little while cursing trying to fit it :D

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An entire days work to get to this..... :D :D

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You'll have to take my word that now spins when you turn the switch on the pod :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Not a lot outwardly to show for all that work but another job ticked off the list.

I also appreciated that may well be one of the dullest posts on this thread so heres a more interesting pic of the bus from last week in the afternoon sun.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by type21f » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:48 am

Congratulations....
It is easy to buy new replacement wiper mechanisms but they look nothing like the originals.
I have a similar pair of seized spindles that came with my 62..
They operated when I rigged up some power but were seized solid...the whole unit rotated in the body..
I have a mini stash of wipers n bodies to play with..
Very informative and interesting..!
It's all in the detail!

I will soon be walking this path..

I love this!
Avoncroft again?
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:01 am

type21f wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:48 am
Congratulations....
It is easy to buy new replacement wiper mechanisms but they look nothing like the originals.
I have a similar pair of seized spindles that came with my 62..
They operated when I rigged up some power but were seized solid...the whole unit rotated in the body..
I have a mini stash of wipers n bodies to play with..
Very informative and interesting..!
It's all in the detail!

I will soon be walking this path..

I love this!
Avoncroft again?
Well im glad its of some interest/use to somebody! Good luck with yours.

Yeah ill be there again this year mate, always a great little show that

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by SplitBusVanatic » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:40 am

I actually love these little detailed posted.
Very good.
Keep it up. You got a beaut there.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:21 pm

SplitBusVanatic wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:40 am
I actually love these little detailed posted.
Very good.
Keep it up. You got a beaut there.
Thanks dude! Little update this week, I thinking of changing wheels. I really fancy some dish out back. I haven't decided what to go with yet but i did try on one of my 7 inch fuch out back and thought they looked pretty rad. I know i know played out and all of that but i think the dish on these makes them a little special. We shall see.

I have a set of 4, 7's and 8's which sadly a previous owner powder coated. I tried a little sand paper to get this off but to do just the little bit on the one rim took and age and i risk damaged the metal underneath making them harder to polish

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Fast forward a few days and i found a fantastic place pretty local to me that dip the wheels not blast to remove the powder coat. Even better next door is a incredible old boy who just happens to be a metal polisher....

Picked these up this afternoon. So pleased how they have turned out :drunken: Now just got to detail them.

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by Bally » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:23 pm

Wow! My initial though was leave them powder coated black but then I read on and Wow! They look mighty fine! Good choice to strip and polish! Dave
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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by SplitBusVanatic » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:03 pm

Wow.
I absolutely loves Fuchs.
Are they 16’s ?

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