RHD 1954 Samba

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by kilgore » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:40 pm

Just back from Spa and what an epic show. Insane cars everywhere. Swap meet to die for. Managed to score some of the missing bits for my dash. Now have a clock pod plate, deluxe emblem and also last week managed to find a deluxe dash ashtray!!

Couldn't resist trial fitting everything. I have the plinth for the badge but I've gotta cut a hole in the blanking plate first.

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Whilst I was enjoying myself drinking Belgium's finest Matt & Bob have been cracking on reuniting the body to the chassis....

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If anything the long side looks to be the easy bit :D Next up the short.....

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Post by Disco Stew » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:39 pm

Very impressive work!

Do you mind if I ask how the rear frame rails were replaced, more specifically, how you get them over/around the torsion tube? My bus is a bit soft in this (and many other) area.

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Post by kilgore » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:09 pm

Disco Stew wrote:Very impressive work!

Do you mind if I ask how the rear frame rails were replaced, more specifically, how you get them over/around the torsion tube? My bus is a bit soft in this (and many other) area.

Thanks
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Honest answer is I don't know Stewart, Matt pops on here from time to time I'm sure he'll answer that for you.

Today was prep the roof section day...

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Also trial fitted the dash plinth. Bit of pinkish red paint and that will fit right in!

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Post by kilgore » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:25 pm

Bit more exciting progress today after almost a full day of head scratching yesterday.

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Bus has a rear roof tacked in place for the first time in 40 plus years.

Repair of D pillar begins today too.....

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anyone know what this reflector is? It looks like a frese big diamond to me but it doesn't have anything written on the bevel. Scotty i know you're a reflector perv, can you enlighten me?

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Post by kilgore » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:10 am

Here are a few snaps from this weeks happenings down on the farm.

Matt & Bob have been getting the short side attached in some fashion to the roof and then offering that to the rest of the body

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Long side next

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aaaand attached. sort of! Tacked and ready for aligning.

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Post by kilgore » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:33 pm

Im on holiday currently in sunny cornwall and i managed to convince my girlfriend to come with me to look at some lovely rust as opposed to sunning her self on St Ives beach!

Matt & Bob have been racing along and I'm super super stoked on the progress......


Its really really starting to look almost bus shaped!! well to me it is anyway :D :D :D

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Front will be put back on last. Original roof will be put back at this point too. Doing away with the airbox section too. Going spare if anyone needs one?

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Unbelievably in amongst the hours and hours on my shed matt has also found a little time to start on his nail too!!

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Re: RHD 1954 Samba

Post by 13bussing » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:23 pm

Its not so sunny now!!

good to see it looking more like a bus

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Post by kilgore » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:48 pm

13bussing wrote:Its not so sunny now!!

good to see it looking more like a bus
thanks dude!! i think it may have been the lack of sun today that swung it for me :D

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Post by 13bussing » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:53 pm

Epic sunset tho, are you down for long?

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Post by kilgore » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:57 pm

13bussing wrote:Epic sunset tho, are you down for long?
Agreed! just watching it....

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Down till Sunday! nowhere near long enough!
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Post by johnny danger » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:25 pm

Thats also some quality work on this one! Well done so far.. are you going to slamm that thing, like you did on your old 55?
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Post by kilgore » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:54 am

johnny danger wrote:Thats also some quality work on this one! Well done so far.. are you going to slamm that thing, like you did on your old 55?

Thanks dude! Oh yes, will be super low again. Its the only way in my eyes!

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Post by johnny danger » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:38 pm

NICE! Can´t wait to see it in Hessisch!
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Post by kilgore » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:27 pm

johnny danger wrote:NICE! Can´t wait to see it in Hessisch!
me neither dude! look forward to a catch up and a beer or two!!

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Post by johnny danger » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:36 pm

kilgore wrote:
johnny danger wrote:NICE! Can´t wait to see it in Hessisch!
me neither dude! look forward to a catch up and a beer or two!!
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