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59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Toms59splitty » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi everyone my names Tom living in UK Stourbridge area just brought my first splitscreen project allways dreamed and wanted one and now I own a 59 11 window :D it will be my first time stripping one and working on one I have allways done classic minis and still own a couple. I am mechanically minded love messing but I have no clue what I am doing on this I was the same with the minis at the start now I can strip and rebuild one so I may have lots of questions on help with stripping and what's the best methods and ways of doing jobs. It's going to be a rat look lowered and use the engine that's in until I can upgrade to a bigger engine later on it needs some welding doing and engine has not been heard running so I will need to get this out and rebuild it. Also going to use it for trips and camping so will need to design fit a interior. I will upload some pictures asap it is in the first sale section I noticed. Thanks Tom


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Post by Toms59splitty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 pm

Hi everyone I now have my project on my drive can not wait to get started I'm going to get everything I need for it panel wise first and then make a start on the welding. Anyone know a place to get panels from that are good fit for the money? Here are some pictures thanks Tom

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Post by james309 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:22 pm

Good luck with the project, many fun hours ahead. I've always used Schofields or klassic fab. Both will have what you need


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Post by clymoj » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:52 pm

Few split owners round there - at least three in Kinver including me occasionally.

There's a monthly meet through the summer at the old Whittington Inn with a bunch of minis and VW buses too which a few of us on here get to when we can
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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Toms59splitty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:10 pm

james309 wrote:Good luck with the project, many fun hours ahead. I've always used Schofields or klassic fab. Both will have what you need Image


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Thanks James I will have a look up on them cheers Tom


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Post by Toms59splitty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:12 pm

clymoj wrote:Few split owners round there - at least three in Kinver including me occasionally.

There's a monthly meet through the summer at the old Whittington Inn with a bunch of minis and VW buses too which a few of us on here get to when we can
Thanks yeah I no where the pub is Ile come down to one when they start again. Cheers Tom


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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Bondo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:52 pm

Hi I'm not far from you if you need any advise best place for panels is rick at scofields
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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Toms59splitty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:51 pm

Hi that would be great as I don't know much how things strip down etc. Where abouts are you? Cheers Tom


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Post by Bondo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:50 pm

Just off the Wolvo rd
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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Chud » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi Tom, same as the otherguys either Klassicfab or schofields.

Get stuck in
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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Toms59splitty » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi this afternoon I pulled engine out and got the tank out the metal work is quite solid but has a lot of surface rust all over. The engine seems to be seized. But I need to take the belt of to retry again. I might upgrade to anouther engine but not sure yet. I'm going to strip it right down get all the welding done not sure weather to repaint it or keep as is will decide when I get there. Under the petrol tank there was a lot of nuts have no idea if monkeys been in there or the last owner just loved them. Here is some pictures thanks Tom
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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by SplitBusVanatic » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Great little bus.
Be lovely when it's done.
If you're a 'mini' man.
Check out "Project Binky" on YouTube.
As for your bus. Once you get stuck in to it. And have a load of repair/replacement panels, you'll fly it.
Schofields are my recommended supplier of choice.
All The best and I look forward to watching your progress..


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Re: 59 11 window splitscreen project

Post by Toms59splitty » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:19 pm

Chud wrote:Hi Tom, same as the otherguys either Klassicfab or schofields.

Get stuck in
Cheers Chud :)

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