RHD 1954 Samba

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So same question to you. What's the deadline HO, Ben Pon?
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It's funny they are coming along together now as they both were parked up along side each other at the Barndoor Gathering 1.
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lowdown dirty rat wrote:So same question to you. What's the deadline HO, Ben Pon?
:wink:

It's funny they are coming along together now as they both were parked up along side each other at the Barndoor Gathering 1.
look forward to parking up again under their own steam buddy. My deadline is HO. Matt has promised it me back by crimbo so should in theory have plenty of time, however i know all too well how these things work
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HO is in the back of my mind. But due to the customisations there is bound to be MANY unplanned problems to iron out.
It will be great to park them up again. I believe they will be two of the lowest barndoors too once we're done :twisted:
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Brings back Memories,Good Luck you wont need it.
In the Right Hands.
Bring on HO.
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lowdown dirty rat wrote:HO is in the back of my mind. But due to the customisations there is bound to be MANY unplanned problems to iron out.
It will be great to park them up again. I believe they will be two of the lowest barndoors too once we're done :twisted:
I've heard some interesting rumours about your plans dude :D they will be the lowest s h i t t e r s in town alright, can't wait!!
carl12 wrote:Brings back Memories,Good Luck you wont need it.
In the Right Hands.
Bring on HO.
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Thanks dude, hows yours coming along? Its gonna be one pretty incredible sight rolling to Europe next year!

Did a 10 hour round trip to visit Smith and Bob today. Crack the whip and look at piles of swept up bus :D

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chassis coming along nicely already

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Bob even straightened my handbrake!! whoop

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Matt likes a little pressure so whilst trying to finish mine for Hessich, he also figured why not finish his half a bus too...

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After a 5 hour return trip back with my dash had to fit some of the trinkets already amassed.

first up the speedo. I managed to find a NOS boxed deluxe one last year. I was undecided if it looked too new for the dash. Its growing on me....

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Looks sweet.
Where are you based? A 10 hour trip sounds familiar. I bet your right next to Jeffs and I'm right next to Matts. That's ridiculous :lol:
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lowdown dirty rat wrote:Looks sweet.
Where are you based? A 10 hour trip sounds familiar. I bet your right next to Jeffs and I'm right next to Matts. That's ridiculous :lol:
haha yeah pretty much dude :lol: :lol: I'm midlands
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Holy Gwakamoli !

that is worse than MarkP's !

I've enjoyed watching some of the other resto threads but never a barndoor so I'll be following this with interest.

Re Speedo

Yeah - why not

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I'm with Jason, speedo yes, going to look the muts when it's finished.
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thanks guys, worse than Marks? ha possibly. Was chatting to him at Lavenham and the smile and chuckle that came across his face when he realised which bus was mine was a bit disconcerting :D

Im after a split window beetle clock dash pod/plaque in ivory like this one below if any of you good folk have one in your stash's you'd be willing to part with? Ideally as scruffy as possible!

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another week and Smiths back on it! front chassis repairs.....

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Are you using the badge as a datum point ? 8O

Looking at this from behind the sofa....
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JonnyCJ wrote:Are you using the badge as a datum point ? 8O

Looking at this from behind the sofa....
:lol: :lol: :lol: yep it scares me at time too. Im reliably informed it will be straight!

More metal again today. Huge thanks to Rick from Schofields. He has done me a massive favour. Owe you one buddy.

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More rear bits arrived today too.

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Almost resembling a bus chassis already :D

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Looking forward to this build.
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busy week for Smith & Bob, awesome progress so far.

Tril fitting the floor has begun already.

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