Single Garage Resto...

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Post by Lee lindley » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:43 am

:cheers: You have got to be proud of that , all that hard work and patience , well done

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Post by Sjtw » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:51 am

Wow. Great work, looking forward to the updates, :)
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Post by funkyfreakapotomus » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:04 am

Awesome job, keep at it!!!!
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Post by SplitBusVanatic » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:12 pm

Great work.
You're flying.
Credit to you doing this in the single garage.
Not easy.

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Post by 8 8US » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:53 pm

Great thread and resto, keep posting!
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1980 Brasilia gone :(

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Post by oilyragg » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:30 pm

Thanks for the comments fellas, always nice to hear good things!
Just about finished the N/S door now, needed a bit of filler after all the welding plus it had damage from the previous owner. I filled the front arch at the same time so both will be level and the door gaps nice.
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Took the front beam out a while ago and it was also rotten and after pricing up all the parts needed I decided to go down the red9 root and as usual I gave it the white epoxy treatment.
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Post by e m p i » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:50 am

Stonking along there mate :cheers: What's your background, I take it you're a body shop man or some kind of fabricator. You've done a really good job on this and I know that the photos don't do justice to the amount of work and skill that you've put into it all.
Out of interest, why did you decide to coat the front beam?

Cheers, Lee.
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Post by oilyragg » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:24 am

e m p i wrote:Stonking along there mate :cheers: What's your background, I take it you're a body shop man or some kind of fabricator. You've done a really good job on this and I know that the photos don't do justice to the amount of work and skill that you've put into it all.
Out of interest, why did you decide to coat the front beam?

Cheers, Lee.
yep your right Lee I restore cars for a living mostly '60s Ferrari's.
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Never restored my own car or a splitscreen though. It's really tough restoring cars all day then going home and doing the same again!

I painted the beam as a lot of people said that stone chips knock off the galvanise protection on the Red 9 plus it will look good when I've finished the underside.

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Post by oilyragg » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:36 pm

Working through the long weekend trying to get the underside finished. Managed to get it to work and into the spray booth. First off a rub down and a coat of epoxy then tomorrow seal it up and stone chip it. Image

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Post by oilyragg » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:00 pm

Sealer done...

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...and Raptored

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Underside done.

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Post by type21f » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:02 pm

Just like a Pro...
Lovely work..
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Post by wizard 1066 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:40 pm

Like you we spent lots of time in a single garage doing up our splitty, moving it from one side to the other to get to repairs, it was a pain in the ass to get around to all the areas, at least we had the wheels on it most of the time, keep up the fantastic progress and we look forward to more updates.

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Post by oilyragg » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:13 pm

Red9 fitted...

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And after a year and a half it finally has front wheels again. A very productive weekends work, it's really moved the project on. It's amazing how much more you can do with a bit more space. :cheers:

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Post by wejjy » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Just caught up on this pal, wowsers is all I can say!!!

Your work is top class, this is going to be a very special bus when its finished. I shall be subscribing to the thread to keep up from now on!


Stock is good, its just that low and fast is better...
Stock is good, its just that low and fast is better!!

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Post by oilyragg » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:29 pm

Bus is in its new home for now, a least it has a bit more room...

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So on with the cab area, prep the epoxy and seam seal as many joints as possible.

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Then after the sealer has dried I give the whole cab a few coats of high build. I gave the air box and dash a few extra coats as these are the parts that are seen.

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