59 rhd now finished pic update

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here we go on a new thread which i will be updating for a customer of mine who has instructed me to source and build him a bus to take over to australia were he lives , i found the bus through a wanted add on here, malc who i bought it off had owned the bus for 23 years and started restoring it over 10 years ago but groung to a halt as so many do with other things going on, he had fitted new long side ,short side ,nos front clip roof repairs ,all top hat ,outriggers ,inner and outer sills ,cab floor ,cargo floor ,the list goes on ,all seem to be done to a fairly high standard then that was it for 10 years, the bus is totally complete, this is how it looks when picking up ImageImageImage, and this is how it looks after 7 hours on the motorway in the rain ,never mind as its going for soda blast and chemical strip tommorrowImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage ,and heres a couple with the doors on ,theres some work required to get the gaps right but overall fit wellImageImageImageImage
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sweet

Love a new thread


you should have this all sorted by end of week then :wink:


Good Luck and keep posting those pic's as us pic'y perv's love them


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Wow, that's awesome. Is there anything left of the interior?

Funny how buses are heading to Oz now from the UK.
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That door was bought a few years back if it cost £60 :wink: :D
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yea mad £60 ,he had another one with £10 on 8O ,how times change
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I have fond memories of traveling to a VW show in this in the late 90's with Malc and Abby, my first trip in a Splitscreen van! I seem to remember it wandered all over the road, but this obviously didn't put me off getting one ten years later :lol:

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Bathtub57 wrote: Funny how buses are heading to Oz now from the UK.
The Aussies have done better in the recession than us - they looked after their money better!

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right got the bus back from the dippers today , ive had it electrostatically primed as well ,heres a few pics of the shell that i took tonight before i came home, theres a few more holes than i originally thought but this is the best way to no for sure that the rust is no more ,looking forward to getting ripped into it tommorow
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thats it for now :D , plenty to do but great base to start
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I'm looking fwd to this very much , good luck .
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got the rear of the roof repaired today, bit of a nightmare to make with the hinge retaining plate behind to keep
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new panel made
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and fitted
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also got the doors fitted up spot on ,now i can skim up around them tommorrow
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right got a fair bit done on this bus now, got the long side skimmed up ready for some filler primer
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ive also sorted out the n/s rear corner , bit of a shame as this was new but the fit was terrible so i had no choice but to change, also the bus has had a new long and short side but they were fitted ten years ago and the rear wheelarch was the wrong shape
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just needs grinding up tommorow, also got the window repairs done
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roof gutters replaced were needed
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new inner door bottom
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Great bus, great work, will be following the Resto!
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Looking good Paul .
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battery tray ground up, had a busy couple of days but pretty boring stuff just skimming up the sides getting it straight ,sorry no pics , i forgot
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right got the cab floor replaced and also the bottom of the front wheel arches ,this is a left hand drive floor converted to rhd and also moved the handbrake and gearstick as they are further back in an early bus ,the pics are a bit back to front sorry
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also got the rear corners on the drivers side replaced, it still needs finishing but ive got it mainly tacked in
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