1967 HITOP aka tower block

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by the bus driver » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:50 am

Good luck with the paint job!!

This one's from a friend of mine, turned out really nice! He's prepping it for next years Wintertrail !! :D
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:25 pm

JacksHereR wrote:8) brought back fond memories...
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Mad mad world ! but i like it :)
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:12 pm

Got the engine for the. Hitop back today , all good said the engine builder says internals good just cleaned up good , tickled a few areas and good Togo ! I'm gonna try and do a bit of detailing ?? Ie cleaning then will fit up

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by spike the paint » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:24 pm

come on i wanna see some pics of paint..anything,,,,,,, just paint :wink:
who wants usefulness or practicality in a vehicle as opposed to old, technologically outdated, unreliable, under powered, over priced "vans". They are not exactly the definition of "useful" under any circumstance
We drive/like these 'cause they just look cool. Nothing else.

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by John TC » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:16 am

Matts probably suffering from altitude sickness :roll:

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:14 pm

Gave Sir Smith a call and he is very busy beavering away SANDING , he tells me that he loves this bit and the prep is coming along real good!

but still no paint :blackeye:
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by spike the paint » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:47 pm

John TC wrote:Matts probably suffering from altitude sickness :roll:
hahahahaha....... :lol: :lol:
who wants usefulness or practicality in a vehicle as opposed to old, technologically outdated, unreliable, under powered, over priced "vans". They are not exactly the definition of "useful" under any circumstance
We drive/like these 'cause they just look cool. Nothing else.

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by smithsvw » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:17 pm

ha ha funny guys :D
not enough hours in the day at the moment, but 99% of welding done, just gotta finish a strengthening bar in the roof! prep work is coming on good, loading doors done now, short side done, rear corners should be done this week then just long side and roof and inside to prep then time to get the roller out..
the rear corner had some bad previous accident damage, so i chopped it all out, knocked up some repair panels welded them in and leaded it all so good as new now. also engine lid hinge panel and inner now all fully welded in.
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by TJW964 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:50 pm

Do you need a bigger than normal roller to do a high top?
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 62STTU » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:29 pm

More great work on the high top and 60 Matt.

About time you set up a KCW style projects forum on your site. (and got the site up and running come to think of it....)

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:00 pm

The gaps look real nice - love it
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Post by smithsvw » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:39 am

Hey stu.. Long time! Yeah over the winter the missis is going to go to town on the website and I'd like to go to town on the workshop and build myself a booth maybe webcams too :D
Nah the standard body roller is fine but does feel top heavy when you roll the old girl..
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 62STTU » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:20 am

HI Matt, yeah long time....

Missing my bus big time, should've given it to you to finish. Oh well life goes on...

Hunting a Hightop bought be onto this thread. What a sweet thing this is gonna be.


Sorry for the mini Hijack 211.. sweet bus sir.

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:31 am

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Plenty of sanding going on
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