Orbs Samba Update

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Orbs Samba Update

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Hi all
Just thought I;d let you know how my Samba is coming along.
I bought the van as a pretty good condition runner earlier this year with plans to make it into a daily driver.
The work I've had done since includes;
Propex heater (thanks Julian B)
Creative IRS
Creative wide five drums
Toxic shocks
Cogbox built box with welded 3rd & 4th, 4.125 R&P, strengthened side plates etc etc.... new clutch
CSP disc brake kit and dual circuit system
EMPI quick shifter
Twin Dellorto 40's, merged header and single quiet pack
Java Raders with 145's and 185's
Toons :D basic stuff at the moment but a serious set up waiting to go in once I can find someone to build me an interior!
Nearly there as a daily driver now, it's going into Southern Carbs soon to be rolling road set up in readyness for a 2 week trip to the south of France in July.
Future plans include a new interior, a large engine (run out of funds just now!) and eventually paint but that's the last thing I'm worried about as this is a hot rod bus not a show queen.
You can find some piccies here -

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Post by Doc »

that's one sexy bus!

nice work
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Post by Madds »

Radars are looking good my friend.

Look out the French, here we come.

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Post by woody »

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like the wheels
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8) sweet! looks the TITS! 8)
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Post by SteveW »

Look really cool!! 8) Loving the radars, thought about them on mine they are just so expensive!
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Orb, I just PM,d U
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Orb, I just PM,d U
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8)

Orb, I just PM,d U
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Post by bulliboyt2 »

how it running mate?
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Post by snowman »

Love dem weeeels
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Post by orb »

Hi guys - thanks for the kind words - guess you like them wheels then :D
I fought long and hard to justify spending that much on a set of wheels but the results were worth it.
Like all vans it's still on-going with lots of future plans, I'll keep you updated as and when.

Malc - it's running great mate, you got it spot on - thanks again - can't wait to see what it's like when I get it back from the rolling road!

Cheers

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thats just so right :twisted:
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Post by Richie-R »

Thats one sweet arse end she sure looks good from the back.Wouldn't bother with the paint take it from me 18 months in the paint shop ain't fun !!! she don't need it
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Hopefully now worked out how to post pictures!!!
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