1955 RHD 23 Samba Project !

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1955 RHD 23 Samba Project !

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A rather interesting and exciting Bus has entered the workshop as a long term project with a capital "P" thought some of you guys would like the low down on it so heres a few pics!
Its a 1955 "apparently 1 month away from a Barndoor" RHD 23 Samba found in a forest in sweden and has the scars to prove it few impacts from falling trees across the side roof and front,Bullet hole in the long side, no running gear and next to no chassis.
The Breif is to retain as much of exsiting original paint and panels as possible and paint match any repairs,traditionally we do shiny vans so its a good job that here at Border we are up for a challenge bring it on! will update as we progress on here and the website, over and out.

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Lovely find!
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Wow nice find you dont get better than that,was this bus on the samba.com a few months ago?

Good Luck Carl.
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Me like this :D 8) :D
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cool ,another one
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Now that is a good project, good luck.

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nice one ,nice find 8)
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love it
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Did this come via FBI? They had similar in a few months back but can't remember if it was this early?

Great bus :-)
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Should be a good read
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OMG 8O

This just shows that some people have 'real' dedication :D

I would have walked away from such a massive task, but fair play to you guys for taking it on.

Good luck with the resto, and keep us all updated please :D

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Love the Alfa Laval tailgate, didnt know they used splits.
Great project!
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Id like a find like that! 8O 8)
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cool project reminds me of the kcw tom tom bd deluxe 8) one of my favorites until the current owner painted it.
i will be watching this thread :D
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One day.... one day Sooty.... 8)
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