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Post by dubbus56 » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:17 am

I'm so jealous of you guys who can do the work on your bus's yourself. I drilled the holes and fitted an interior mirror in my pick up last week. And felt very pleased with myself too. :)
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Post by vwJim » Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:13 am

dubbus56 wrote:I'm so jealous of you guys who can do the work on your bus's yourself. I drilled the holes and fitted an interior mirror in my pick up last week. And felt very pleased with myself too. :)
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Post by bigbulli » Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:15 pm

dubbus56 wrote:I'm so jealous of you guys who can do the work on your bus's yourself. I drilled the holes and fitted an interior mirror in my pick up last week. And felt very pleased with myself too. :)
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Post by Alexdundee » Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:49 am

bigbulli wrote:
That's how it starts....
Thats soooooright, 2 years ago I took out the rear window for a bit of rust repair and got the whole van down to bear metal, and is finaly back on the road again with MOT! HaHaHa :wink:

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Post by flatfourfan » Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:36 am

That's how it starts....
All have to start somewhere.

That's the nice part about doing small things on your own car....builds confidence.

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:51 am

I am working on my own at present as Dad has damaged the cartilage in both his knees. As you can see I have started to cut out the the outer sill and the middle strenghthener. I orignally planned to save the outer sill but it was in much worse condition than I had hoped.

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Post by 23A » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:44 am

8) :( Sorry to hear about your Dad- best regards to him.
Keep at that resto- not far now!!!! 8)
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Post by mr. warehouse to you » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:03 am

What's the production date on your '65.
My '65 Single has the small back window still.

Is this because I'm n the US??


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Post by bigbulli » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:33 pm

mr. warehouse to you wrote:What's the production date on your '65.
My '65 Single has the small back window still.

Is this because I'm n the US??
Mine is actually a Dec 65 so is a 1966 model year which would explain the difference. I like your pick up, it's sweet!

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Post by bigbulli » Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:28 pm

More progress, after splitting the dog leg into three and welding in the front part, I cut and welded in the two pieces and the cab floor panel I previously made.

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Whilst I was working on the dog leg, Dad was hard at work cutting out the driverside inner sill and parts of the chassis rail etc. Fair play this is an awful job and Dad did a top work.

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:18 am

More work complete, did quite a bit between us in 4 hrs.

Dad welded in the main chassis repair panel he had made and cut the top hat section to length, positioning the outriger and inner sill.

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I made a repair section for the bottom corner of the front panel and the bottom of the a-post and then welded this in. Next time I will be able to clean the welds and start to to fit the dog leg and hopefully the Schofield cab floor section.

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:23 am

More done, driverside dogleg and started putting in the cab floor

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Post by bigbulli » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:48 pm

We weren't looking forward to repairing the front chassis member and top hat which sits on top of it. We took it in turn to cut out each side so there was only a small and very solid part of front chassis member left (where the heater pipe passes through).

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We then took the new repair section we got from Dunc at eurobox-vw and cut it to fit. We left a 10mm flange which goes inside what is left of the original front chassis member, this gives it an exact fit and additional strength. I can't speak highly enough of the chassis parts we got from Dunc. We started using them on the BD and have continued to use them on the SC. I have also bought a rear chassis member for the Westy!

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Post by crewcab » Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:35 pm

it all brings back memories :D nice work i like to see things done properly 8)

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Post by Byron Bamboo » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:53 am

Nice work Rich...

I see you spot/plug welded the tops of the outriggers to the top hat section and seam welded the outrigger to the chassis rail.

I've got to do this on the BD, always good to see other people doing it, to get info/ideas :D

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