Richierich's 65.....FOR SALE!!!!!

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Re: Richierich's 65.............interior next!

Post by richierich37 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:59 pm

acmecustom wrote:Good to see your set for the drive down this year Richie La La ... I reckon we could be on for a wee drag race at SBS Chedfest in a few weeks ? ... :wink:
Ha ha awesome idea, I'm in!!!!! :twisted:
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Post by richierich37 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:05 pm

racebus mode has been engaged, just stripped the interior out and all door panels,seats etc!!!!!
then gave it a wee buff ready for tomorrow................

now ya see it...............

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now ya don't.............

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no passengers tomorrow, just me, a helmet, fire extingusher, first aid kit and wobbly jesus...............

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a wee buff so its show and go!!!!!...............

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Post by richierich37 » Sun May 06, 2012 1:51 pm

16.72 was only time recorded on the strip!..................

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today i set about the bed and hammock fitting, it didn't take too long and my son has claimed it for himself!!!!!!!!

called efoam and ordered some new quality r n r bed foam so thats me got everything required to be sent off to the trimmers.
just waiting on a few quotes coming back before i commit to getting all seating, bedding, door and panel cards trimmed................. its not the cheapest is it?!?!?!? lol................

hes a few snaps for the photo hunters................

my new bed....................

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maxs new hammock.................

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tried and tested!!!!!............

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not sure if it will be finished for biggar, not rushing it as i want the inside as good as the outside!!!!!!

cheers.......................
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Post by richierich37 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:14 pm

Well it was that time of year again when we have our annual SBS campout down in Cheddar, just the 400 miles for me to get there!!!!! This time it was a full family mission with wife, 2 kids and dog on board!.............
On the Thursday night i pulled in at the Charnock Richard services and treated the family to a night in a hotel as there was no camping facilities and the bus was jam packed with the family and their ....! In the morning it was a short trip to Knutsford to meet the first bus and what a tasty bus it was, the owner is not too bad either! lol.................


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Next stop was only an hour away to meet another SBSer, again a real nice bus and family!!!!!

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We drove in a mini convoy for a wee while to a place called Stenthem to meet more buses, a real good snap of Sooties bus ripping............

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At these services another few joined in............sorry no photos! Then it was onto the camp site in Cheddar, awesome place with outdoor pool onsite entertainment etc!!!!!

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After a quiet night and a bit of SBS banter it was off to bed with all of us sleeping in the bus..............
Wee Max in his hammock.............

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Next morning my bus was having clutch problems but with mechanical man dave camped beside me he had it adjusted in 10mins!!!!

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Then it was get ready for a trip to the beach for a SBS convoy and lineup................

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First wee line up just to get us all together!!!!

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Then onto the beach............

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At the kids playpark.............

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After the wee day out we headed back got some dinner then planned on watching an outdoor movie that was a massive fail!!!! lololololz...........i think Rick the orginiser forgot a usb cable to allow the laptop to be connected to the projecter, i had fun heckling from the back with Ade!!!!!

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A great night was had and in the morning i was up at 6am cooking a fry up for the family...............

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The drive home was epic, it took just over 9hrs, 4 bottles of redbull and a small fortune on super unleaded, the twin 44 idf webbers were guzlin it!!!!!

Already looking forward to next year!!!!

Cheers..................
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Post by richierich37 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:33 am

Another wee cheeky wedding yesterday, the bus was packed out............. the bride, 4 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls and me!!!!!!

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A 1924 rolls royce ice cream van was there too handing out ice cream cones!

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Post by richierich37 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:09 pm

Well that was a quick week, collected the rotten auld bus earlier from the trimmers and i'm over the moon!

I will need to get the rest of the woodwork finished now and the floor sorted to complete the look.............

I have taken a few photos for the hunters but it needs to be seen in the flesh to get the hit...................

Cab area................

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Cargo area.............

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Headliner................

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Hopefully get onto the rest of the jobs soon!!!!
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Post by ally5443 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:27 am

Looking good bro, I,ll be expecting the tour ASAP. I heard trimmer Malcolm came into a big payday :D :wink:


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Post by richierich37 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:19 am

ally5443 wrote:Looking good bro, I,ll be expecting the tour ASAP. I heard trimmer Malcolm came into a big payday :D :wink:
:lol: aye he cleaned me out!!!!! Real nice tidy job man, we're very happy with it! Come up anytime for a swatch, bring the wee man too! :wink:
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Post by Sooty » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:10 am

Sweet man..... 8)
'NEVER SACRIFICE WHO YOU ARE JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH IT'

SPLITLESS...

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Post by richierich37 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:07 am

Sooty wrote:Sweet man..... 8)
cheers fella! :P
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Post by richierich37 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:17 pm

For those who aint on Facebook (lol) here is my bus 99% finished, i'm defo on the home straight now............

exterior, still to purchase a rack.............

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interior, still to get a full entertainment system, a sink and some bits n bobs...........

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engine, just maintain valve clearances and oil change! might upgrade cooler to a fan assit to help with cooling............

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Cheers guys!..........
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Post by leeco10 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Very nice, who did the interior mate?
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Post by richierich37 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:59 pm

leeco10 wrote:Very nice, who did the interior mate?
Brian.
thanks Brian................

company down your way, Cube interiors! 8)
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Post by richierich37 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:00 pm

sorry Brian, I did the interior, Cube retrimmed it! :P
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Post by richierich37 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:14 pm

Just a wee update to keep the thread alive..................

Headed down to Awesome gti/detailed show in the bus where it picked up a top ten award!!! On way home with about 170 miles to go something felt wrong with the engine, it wasn't accelerating correctly and sounded grim. As long as i kept the revs above 3500 it went ok and only lost power on hills. On the home straight it started to jump out of 4th gear so i had to hold it in tight to stop it jumping out!

Got home, removed earplugs and engine sounded terrible! Keeping the revs and speed high my oil temp was at a constant 220!!!!!
Next day got it down to the workshop and my mate found the problem.............a tappet screw had snapped in the head.
He fixed that so i took the bus home..............it was still jumping out of gear and juddering badly in 4th gear............. I felt I had damaged something internally!!!!

On Sunday there managed to drag it to the DC12.5 show with an idea of getting it recovered back down south after show. Gave the AA a call at the end of the show and they sent out a technician for a look. I told him the drill and he radio'd in for a flat bed to take it away. My choice of garage was BALLS'D, he built my bus at his previous employers so now out on his own its good to support a new business................

Monday morning got the call saying it had made the 400 miles trip safely and was with Matt Balls. That was the good news!!!!!
After a drive and inspection the call came in saying both engine and gear box have suffered internal damage...........so thats where its at just now, box will be set away to Bears Transmissions for repair and Matt will split the engine and rebuild that. Since its there i'm getting some additional works done so it will come back bigger and better than before!

Sorry for the lack of photos, I had kinda fallen out with the bus with all this going on!

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