" Trix " our 66 adventure continues.............

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Fantastic Bren. And I admire a man who can work in such a tight space!


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Cheers guys and yes nige it is cramped, although to be honest not to bad bud ooooo for a double garage side by side not like mine end on end and rammed with building gear.

All rubbed down cleaned and 2nd coat of high build.

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Gutter rail treated so can now seam seal it.

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Previously inner section of windows were covered with fabric but plan is to be just paint. Unfortunately it was a real mess so a few repairs to make sound but needed filler to tidy up.

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So bus shifted back across and cargo area work, majority is already done so hopefully can get in high build over the weekend.

Rusty Lee bed now on order and due in 2-3 weeks, also managed to get a left hand rear corner bowl. No joy on r/h side so may have to repair that for now and replace another time.

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Corner bowl etc arrived so job for weekend. Spent the evening filling and sanding with windows as good as ready..

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& tinkered with the engine lid

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So happy I've done the mod as engine access will be fantastic.

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ok

so after a few weeks of a bug I've actually managed to look at the pc and catch up on my favourite threads


well done buddy Trix is looking sweet ....... You must be feeling mighty proud ...... your doing a fab job Bren


I never understand why your cave looks so blooming clean all the time ....... I'm doing x 2 small repairs on gerry compared to your resto and my cave is a disaster ...... I had some guys around today to quote for fitting elec doors to the cave ( thought I'd spoil Gerry ) hehehehe anyway I was very embarrassed about the state of the cave ..... couldnt spot myself from apologising again and again and again :oops: :oops: :oops:



Keep going buddy ... soon be onto the fun paint O'clock :cheers: :cheers: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:




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Cheers mark but tidy not really, mayhem oh yes. Space is a premium as with my building gear plus most of trix its rammed.


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Today was the good bit with final bit of prep, rubbing down etc.

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Then it was paint o'clock

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Washing line came in handy for new pop outs.

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Then at end of day seam sealed ready for some more high build tomorrow.

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Went over plug welds just for safety, end of the day it will never be seen once it's plyed over.

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Spare wheel area re done

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That was me, chuffed to bits on progress and soon to start on rear corners..

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A fellow builder from Kent who has to juggle building tool,space against bus space in a single garage!

My mixer lost and lives in the garden under a tarp and the large chopsaw hangs in the utility room on the wall!

Looking good!

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Love the picture of the washing line!
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You've got a lot done since the last post. Looking good 8)

Enjoy your painting tomorrow :cheers:
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Spent a few hours de gluing head liner area of cab first this morning around frame areas, then a quick rub down & in etch primer.

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Then high build primer time, unfortunately looks same old same old on pics. But as they say pics or it didn't happen.

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Dug out cargo doors

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After a shift around moved bus forward making space for rear and next job the rear corner's

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Still got to clean glue off inner part of roof which will be an arse.

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Rear valance and engine lid to sort.

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So plenty to keep me busy on both quiet & noisy jobs but getting closer to colour..

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TRX coming along fine....
Getting there..

Why the issue with the glue?

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No issue just akward scraping / de pealing some form of evostick above your head. When I took headliner down revealed a real thick fluffy type sound deadening which I removed to check behind but intend to re use.

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Roof looks rusty but is actually the glue although small rust spots in a few places so need to remove and treaty prior to being covered for another 50 years.

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I had felt pads over cab... also saved them but I fitted some BMW m5 pads...Like markp all over my remaining area of roof..For sound deadening
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Does the glue have to come off Bren? I suppose if you're painting it does, but....
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I did not bother about mine....that was why I asked...
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Mmmm other than treating a few areas seems you guys have saved me a job. :)

Not alot done tonight finishing shift at 6 then round to a customers house finalising a few bits on there extension we start in April so left me an hour to kill. Grrrrrrr

Stripped lower corner of paint and luckily in not to bad a shape.

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Few dents as expected and some not so discreet repairs but seemingly rot free so plan to make good till I can get some repair panels and re doo possibly in a year or so.

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Short n sweet tonight.

Tomorrow get cooked at work in live fire flashover and back draft training but hopefully finish early and can hit the cave..

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