First bus project 62 11 Window

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:12 am

Lotus white on.

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:01 am

Blue on and looking good.
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Let the build up begin.
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by mo » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:26 pm

Fantastic need some more pics of that blue on white ?! Almost looks sea bluish although that Neptune blue looks like a great colour too !?!
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:47 pm

Hi Mo,

The colour is very close to Neptune Blue, its actually a cheap priced industrial blue paint mixed 50/50 with the grey i had left over from a restoration of a bug.

Will put up some photos of the door panels taken in sunlight so you can get an accurate impression of the colours.
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by nige1171 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:40 pm

Keen to see an update on this.

Do you have any pics of it rolled out in the sun?

My build thread...

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by markp » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:54 pm

Hello

Just read this thread from the start....... Well done and a massive respect to you for all your hard work

It's looking great

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Well done and great skills

Keep going your nearly there

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:02 am

Pic update.

Failed MOT Saturday on a couple of minor issues - already sorted.

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A week and half till we set off to London 2012 and a few jobs to do.

Wiring a leisure loom.
Build rear seat
Tune engine
Fit dual circuit brakes and servo
Fron door cards to be fitted
Complete beltline trim
Assemble and fit roof rack.
Paint roof

Easy if you don't sleep and at the moment thats not happening. I' actually fell as sleep under the bus and been woken by rain.
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by Coolerdub » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:47 am

Pipkin wow what great thread just read it start to finish the bus is a credit to you.
Also spot on with your time scale bottom of page 1 that was Feb 09 you said 3 years and it's been 3 years and a few months since then happy days! Now your rolling and enjoying it :D 8)
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by lambrettatastic » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:57 pm

wow looking good mate.....can i have it back now?

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Door handles for this bus?
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:15 am

Well, the bus has now covered many miles across the UK and Europe, approximately 15,000, with little complaint but it's now time for the final stages of her rebirth.

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She's now off the road and the strip down has begun for the remainder of the welding and a final cosmetic job to be done, I want mango and the wife wants the original blue, let the battle commence.

Just to complete the story of what has technically happened to the bus since the last post;

Cross drilled CSP disks to the front
Butty bits accelerator kit
Vented and crossed drilled CSP disks to the rear
IRS to the rear
Adjustable spring plates
New freeway flyer box
New axles and CV joints
New brake lines


Mechanics and electrics are pretty well sorted now with the exception of an engine that has been running hot - think this could be loose oil cooler tinware?

Plans are to roll her over and blast the underside, prime, stonechip and paint
A few new panels to be welded in (low rear corners, 1 wheel tub, battery trays, long and short side sills, cargo door bottom sections, minor welding to the chassi rails and 1 new cab door)
Potentially a Scooby injection engine???
Hydraulic clutch mechanism
Leather trimmed interior

Here she is at the start of the strip down.

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I've not been idle on the automobile front as I've also built this electric race car with students from work over the last year.
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Updates to follow

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:24 pm

Current progress has been limited to cutting out the long side panel and starting to remove the floor. On a slightly more productive front I have made a body trolley and roller (final touches needed).

Plasma cutting 6mm plates to bolt to the torsion tubes and front beam mounting points.
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Side panel removed, front and rear of arches cut out and sill/strengtheners inspected. Replacements needed, although on a positive note the floor structure looks strong and only requires a bit of cleaning prior to etch priming.
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Next jobs involve completing the removal of the floor and cargo floor section between rear arch tubs. Then it's time to buy panels and let the fun begin.
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:42 pm

Progress report

Body dolly completed, well not yet for rolling, so able to move the bus around easily.
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Progress is beginning to get going now, time has been tight and I've been limited to cutting out metal and sorting out the body roller.

Trial fit of battery tray.....
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Completion of stripping interior and electrics
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Testing the body roller works
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Next job involves visiting Schofields and emptying my wallet for;

Long side panel
Cargo floor
Dog leg
D pillar repair

Keep you updated.
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:10 pm

Starting to get my teeth into the project. Even managing to weld on significanthe panels.

Rebuild of off side rear arch has begun, shold be completed this weekend.
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Emptied my wallet at Schofields so have all the panels to complete the off side.

Any suggestions on the best way to fit a long side panel would be appreciated.
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