1961 Project so23

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Re: 1961 Project so23

Post by pokey » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:40 pm

Managed to get a few hours on the bus today, flatted the roof with 600 paper and then beige grey was added
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Going to leave it a week and then go onto the sides :-)

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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by rusty1962 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:51 am

Nice work!

Keep going, you're nearly there :cheers:
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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by pokey » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:47 am

Finally another update, had a busy few weeks decorating the nursery and house expecting our first child in April, so started to get the rest of the outside into primer, hardly any filler in the bus just where I fitted the new panels


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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by type21f » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:40 am

Congratulations.....on both counts... (Well done that man and lady)
I am really pleased to hear that you are balancing the nesting instinct in both areas..
Well done you two...
Now the fun begins...
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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by pokey » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:09 pm

Managed to get a little more done, spent what felt like a lifetime flatting the high build and then decided to stay late

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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by type21f » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:14 am

Nice...
Mask off now and top half to match the roof?
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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by pokey » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:23 am

Yeah I prob didn't need to paint the top red just wanted it how it would be originally

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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by clymoj » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:51 pm

Looking good. I had wondered too whether to have the whole thing in red before putting the beige grey over the top as it would have been originally.
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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by pokey » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:43 pm

The vans still got loads of dents in it didn't want to start loading it with filler or new panels unnecessary, a lot of the paint will be getting removed don't want a super shiny bus

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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by type21f » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:55 pm

Still tempted...
I love a SWR all over kombi...
But willl play the cards I was dealt with...
So will be the same colourway...
SWR BG...
NICE...
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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by pokey » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:56 pm

Yeah all swr or swr with a bg roof only has grown on me but I want to standard


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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by nick » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:23 pm

Nice.


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Re: 1961 Project so23 paint flat paint flat paint

Post by pokey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:03 pm

Even more time on the bus :-) got the rest of the shell painted today
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Now thats done i want to re assemble all the suspension and refit so i can get the bus out of the garage so I've got some room to paint all the other panels.

Had a problem with the front beam, as its an early one it has bushes not bearings for the trailing arms and i need new ones, asked all the usual sellers and no one seems to stock them, noticed vwjim said about delrin bushes but he hasn't got any, spoke to my neighbour who reckons he can make some if i supply the material.

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Re: 1961 Project so23 progress at last!!!

Post by Bren Ralls » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:43 pm

Cracking job, nothing more satisfying than doing it yourself in your own cave hats off to you. I'm a few weeks behind you for colour just at the final prep bits..

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Re: 1961 Project so23 progress at last!!!

Post by type21f » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:57 pm

Agreed....
All your own work... Respect and credit to you...
I stripped what I could and scraped all the underseal off mine
I refurbished the interior panels and refitted these with the professionaly refinished Devon interior....
...and worked hard to earn the LSD to fund what I neither had the skills or the time to do....properly...
But I am proud of what I did do..

Oh and all the nerdy detail gathering and stash hunting too...
I enjoy that... working in project management, having been an ex researcher process and procurement person..
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