1954 BD Standard

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Post by bigbulli » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:05 pm

Hey Johnny it's a 223 standard, confirmed by the Wolfsburg museum. Came in primer from the factory gonna paint it dove blue.....

Here in the headlight is the original grease mark from the factory, pretty cool!

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Post by sinclair » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:22 am

cool as F*** 8) nice work
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Post by Byron Bamboo » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:16 am

Wont be long now then Rich? :) as always

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Post by bigbulli » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:41 pm

54DoubleDoor wrote:Wont be long now then Rich? :) as always

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Post by bigbulli » Sun May 21, 2006 10:02 am

Work has started on the BD! It's going to be slow progress I have to balance my time but we made a start! Apologies only had phone with me.

First off is the rear floor, finally fitted the gear stick selecta tube, thanks pye1man.

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Cut out and test fitted the Gerson front beam mount.

Left side

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Right side still to do, but most of it cut out before ran out of discs.

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I let in some new metal into the rear corners. Rear corners are dinged and then some. not sure what to do here, not gonna cut out the original metal and not gonna skim, so guess use heat to get a little straighter and then paint!

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Post by 52panelvan » Mon May 22, 2006 10:29 am

Hi Rich,
Is that the last of the welding those front beam hangers? Looks mostly there now. My rear corners arnt disimular to yours for straighteness, i think they just reversed till it hit something :roll: !. Pics on your website been very helpfull in doing mine.
Great work, glad to see you have started again.

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Post by bigbulli » Mon May 29, 2006 10:40 am

52panelvan wrote:Hi Rich,
Is that the last of the welding those front beam hangers? Looks mostly there now. My rear corners arnt disimular to yours for straighteness, i think they just reversed till it hit something :roll: !. Pics on your website been very helpfull in doing mine.
Great work, glad to see you have started again.

Cheers

Mark

Thanks Mark.

The hangers are tacked in two places. There is a lot of welding to do here including plugging the hangers to the sides etc. Hope to do more in the not to distant future.

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Post by flatfourfan » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:17 am

Nice to see that you're back on the BD Rich. About time.........I have no excuses for my tardyness.......... :(

Keep it up..... 8)

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Post by Scotty » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:42 pm

Aren't we due an update Rich???

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Post by bigbulli » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:29 pm

You're right Scotty but I havent had time to do anything, we are moving to North Devon and this plus looking for new job, exams, sc etc is getting in the way. I have a plan to get the work sorted, just need to get myself to Devon first,

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Post by BARNDOOR MAFIA » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:36 pm

OI Rich.......if you lived in Mexico.........they'd call you EL MAESTRO!!!
Good job Mate!!

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Post by flatfourfan » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:25 am

finally rich, I bet you're chuffed to be working on it again..............

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:30 pm

flatfourfan wrote:finally rich, I bet you're chuffed to be working on it again..............

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Haven't started yet, it's in Bristol and I'm in Devon, maybe next year :roll:

Dug these our this morning. Rear, Front, Front

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Post by flatfourfan » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:18 am

doh, I thought that you were working on it again.............

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Post by Dai » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:23 am

Hi Rich,

Hows it going? Got the exams and house moving cleared yet? We need some bus pics! :wink: 8)
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