1954 BD Standard

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by vwbuzzers » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:47 pm

bigbulli wrote:the BD's interior was delivered today, (thanks buzz & Johnny). Having seen Mike1973's I had to have one, so it was straight to the tip for the westy springframe :lol:

BD should be back on it wheels in two weeks and down to Devon next month 8)

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wow nice on Rich all the years I've known you I'd honestly thought it would never get finished. Well done or nearly well done :wink: So does this mean your dad can rest :lol:

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by bigbulli » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:03 pm

vwbuzzers wrote:So does this mean your dad can rest :lol:
If it was up to me Keys, no! :lol: :lol: :lol:

He has said on the rare occassion he can help he will sit and watch me :lol:

Talking of never getting done hows the hightop coming along :wink: :lol:

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by vwbuzzers » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:46 pm

bigbulli wrote:
vwbuzzers wrote:So does this mean your dad can rest :lol:
If it was up to me Keys, no! :lol: :lol: :lol:

He has said on the rare occassion he can help he will sit and watch me :lol:

Talking of never getting done hows the hightop coming along :wink: :lol:
busy working on the house mate :cry: oh yes and my sons 181 :cry: one day mate one day it will be done. It's never easy especially when you have a decent running van already :?

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by 52panelvan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Hey Rich

That interior looks really cracking 8) . Was it built to order? Who built it for you?

Incidently i posted in my thread the details on tube lengths for the cables for you, hope that helps.

Oh one thing if you are home, if you have a moment could you see if you have those bits and peices about - i would be very greatfull.

Im glad to see progress on the van, that interior really is going to set it apart and make it an extremely usefull peice of kit.
Look forward to some updates soon.

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by bigbulli » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:44 pm

Thanks Mark,

The interior is from the same guy that made mike1973's (I think 3 were made in total(?)) buzz bought it originally then I stepped in and bought it from buzz (yes buzz I will pay you...honest) Having seen Mikes interior I had to have one!

I have the battery lid here, I will dig out the cab door panel(s) and take some pics etc.Thanks for the info on the tubes, picked mine up at dub freeze, will let you know how I get on, do you have a pic of them fitted looking up or down thru the loading area?

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by 52panelvan » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:43 pm

bigbulli wrote: do you have a pic of them fitted looking up or down thru the loading area?

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Nope but i will get you one tomorrow 8)
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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by bigbulli » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:17 pm

Went up to Bristol yesterday to get the IRS finished and the bus back on its wheels. The torsion bars were stuck solid so this aided my decision to cut out the front gearbox mount and replace with a late split bus mount which means I can use the late split rubber mount on the IRS box 8)

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Once finished the wheels were put on and the bus rolled out side, first time in 5-6 years 8O

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Sunday morning (after a heavy night in Bath) we decided to lower the back another spline to reduce the rake!

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Many thanks to 686 busboy for the torsion bars and Gary for lending me the wheels and tyres!

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Post by 23A » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:27 pm

..it'll all be ready for June, then.. :wink: :D :D 8)
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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by Bergy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

well done matey .... a momentous day 8)

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by Rusting Hulk » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:26 pm

Bout' time you stopped dragging your feet :roll:
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Post by bigbulli » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:15 pm

Rusting Hulk wrote:Bout' time you stopped dragging your feet :roll:
pot, kettle, black :lol:


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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by nick » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:50 pm

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that looks so good... i want one...

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by Scotty » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:22 pm

Did you have to cut through the BD torsion bars then??? 8O

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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by 52panelvan » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:39 pm

Brilliant - Nice one Rich, it will really come together now the running gear is sorted.

Does look very nice lowered. Are you going to paint the van all over or blend it in?
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Re: 1954 BD Standard

Post by bigbulli » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:34 pm

Scotty wrote:Did you have to cut through the BD torsion bars then??? 8O

Yes....they were frozen solid!

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52panelvan wrote: Brilliant - Nice one Rich, it will really come together now the running gear is sorted.

Does look very nice lowered. Are you going to paint the van all over or blend it in?
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I think I am gonna paint it all over but........ :wink:

More pics to follow......very soon....pub first.....

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