1967 HITOP aka tower block

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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by 211vanman » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Going to put a ambulance step on the hitop , a nice accessory ! although it slides in and out the footpedal to release step is miising/broken off -does anyone have pics of the pedal??

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In the pic below is the step PEDAL i need- any info?
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Post by smithsvw » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:00 pm

Hey pic perv..
Didn't get a full weekend on your bus cause it was baltic in the workshop!!
Right so far this week.. I started on your floor! was going to put in a new right side as the old one was buckled and holed! then started cleaning up the left side which i was just going to put a 10 inch repair on.. then realised the floor was toast and i want this to be an awesome van for your missis!
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So floors gone, inner sills done, top hat sections and outriggers on passenger side done, inner b pillar done, started stripping down the bulkhead reapair to try and work out to reapair and fit in one go or section down and weld in!
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Also did most of the prep work in fitting the short side. Found a few little horrors under the old skin. Fuel tank collar support has holed pretty bad and the drainage pipe is fubbard.. as well as the horizontal lower support luckily i found an old panel to raid parts off in the workshop!!
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So by next week should have bulkhead done, b and c pillars done side panel on and n/s outriggers, jacking points done and getting ready with the long side
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Rusty Lee » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:24 pm

matt not bad for a days work pal but what did you do the rest of the week. :lol: :lol:

whats the plan for the bulk head do you repair it or you replacing the whols shbang
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Post by 211vanman » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:48 pm

Fantastic work , very happy and the pics are fab keep en comin
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Post by 211vanman » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:52 pm

For the project got some NOS switch knobs-1967 model year
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Post by berpsta » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:35 pm

woooooow what happened to the graphics
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Post by 211vanman » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:22 pm

berpsta wrote:woooooow what happened to the graphics

Sorry didn't like the A TEAM van look 'you fool'
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Post by smithsvw » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:18 pm

Well bulkhead is in, side panel done and numerous repairs to the passenger side done, all been stripped and blasted where needed then epoxy primered to keep the metal in perfect condition until i can body work the panels.
Getting the blaster booked for second week in the new year to clean up the chassis and roof so should come on leaps and bounds very soon.
Coming on good but need to spend some time on the samba to hopefully get some paint on soon..
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Post by bigbulli » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:38 pm

found this pic on an old disc...think its in Portugal

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Post by 211vanman » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:44 pm

schmitts'60 wrote:Well bulkhead is in, side panel done and numerous repairs to the passenger side done, all been stripped and blasted where needed then epoxy primered to keep the metal in perfect condition until i can body work the panels.
Getting the blaster booked for second week in the new year to clean up the chassis and roof so should come on leaps and bounds very soon.
Coming on good but need to spend some time on the samba to hopefully get some paint on soon..
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Excellent ! liking it alot
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by Bus-Yed » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:30 pm

awsome ride daz ,sal wants it ! to go with the westy trailer but i say you want my trailer lol you know you want too ;)
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Re: 1967 HITOP aka tower block

Post by nickoo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:10 pm

Be a cool van when done like the dove blue on any van one of the best colours out there, Hope you get some good use out of it and kit the trim out ready to camp . I ve just had my interior fitted out by Daz @Kustom Interiors in Cornwall top guy.

Good luck hightops rule

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Post by smithsvw » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Yeah Daron's next door... 2 hightops on the same remote farm in cornwall... Common as muck i tell he.. :D
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Post by 211vanman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:57 am

nickoo wrote:Be a cool van when done like the dove blue on any van one of the best colours out there, Hope you get some good use out of it and kit the trim out ready to camp . I ve just had my interior fitted out by Daz @Kustom Interiors in Cornwall top guy.

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Amazing two hitops together pls post up some pics of interior really would love to see thx see u at a show soon Daz
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Post by smithsvw » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:12 pm

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Corner done.. inner d pillar was bent and rusted so cut out and remade that, all good and ready to prime..
Nasty dent for tommorrow morn!! oh and take the bumper bracket bulge out!!
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