Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

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Post by rusty1962 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:21 pm

:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I'm back from a weekend's golfing at Rutland, Stoke Rochford and Corby. Next weekend we won't be that far from there again in Lutterworth.

This evening we fitted the last of the curtains and then packed the essentials........

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I've dug out all the bits I've got left over and got all the stock ready for my little table sale on Saturday...including the Rain X which might be handy :twisted:

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While stocks last :D

We're on the top field with electric!

Cheers

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Post by markp » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:56 pm

Rusty truly looks amazing Steve !!

Well done mate ...... you'll be smiling all the way to VF for sure !!!

see you soon

Mark

p.s thats the bad think about forum names ... you now got to see if they live upto their names :lol: :lol:

caht soon ..... have a nice trip with Mr Cooper .... see you guys and girls soon


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Post by rusty1962 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:16 am

Save us a space Mark. See you there......if Rusty can tow a trailer full of oil 8O
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Post by type21f » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:49 am

15/40w for me if you have any left..
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Post by wizard 1066 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 am

Good to actually see the van in the flesh so to speek, and it looks perfect, didnt quite get time to have a chat, and it would have been good to put another name to a face.

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Post by type21f » Mon May 01, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi Steve..
Glad to see you let Mary drive towing the "lighter" trailer home..
Saw you swapped from Pilot to Captain after exiting the site.
I was coming up the rear and sat in defence mode with my 1968 Bosch hazzards going.
Thanks for the Halso oil 15w/40w n Fram HP1..
Never thought to check if CPR left or removed the gauze..always thought the gauze would only stop large pieces of swarf.
Dave is alredy committed to tweak n finish the proto rack and spray the clamps...
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Thanks for bringing ..will show you the before n after.
Mk1clamps match quite well..
I will want another four the same LOL
I like the fit tight not sloppy..

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Post by Bren Ralls » Tue May 02, 2017 5:59 am

Nice to catch up again over the weekend Steve & finally see rusty in the flesh. Hats off to you for the attention to detail & an amazing bus, another cheer to a true garage resto..

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Post by rusty1962 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:09 am

Bren Ralls wrote:Nice to catch up again over the weekend Steve & finally see rusty in the flesh. Hats off to you for the attention to detail & an amazing bus, another cheer to a true garage resto..

Thanks mate. There's still a few of us "garagers" left :wink:
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Post by rusty1962 » Tue May 02, 2017 7:26 am

:bounce: Morning all :bounce:

Well, we finally had a road trip in Rusty. A baptism of fire you might say as, with only 650 or so miles on the clock, I hitched him up to a fairly heavy trailer full of Halso oil and lots of post resto spare parts and odds n sods 8O

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We convoyed with the Coops and all went fine until we exited the petrol station at Rowley Mile to a blast on a horn from a rather large artic....... 8O

Being newbies, we put this down to over exuberance on the part of the truck driver having never seen such a good example of a fully restored 11 window :wink:

But........Then I realised that the rev counter wasn't working :? and two of my three "worry gauges" :? :? and so we spent the next few miles with no indication of oil pressure or temperature 8O in a bus with only 660 on the clock 8O 8O 8O Everything felt fine though so I spent a half hour or so deliberating over what may have caused the issue.......the voltmeter was still working ...... earth off somewhere? Wire off coil? Hmmmmmm

I realised Mike (photo for dramatic effect only as this was obviously not the A14) following behind did not have to worry why his worry gauges weren't working as he didn't have any so I figured I wasn't any worse off than him :lol:

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Mike took over the lead and we tailed him to Thrapston services. It was only when Mike indicated to turn in and we didn't 8O that I realised the truck driver wasn't just being friendly ......... we had no winkers either 8O

In the services Sarah pointed out that although not much else worked, our trailer fog light did :?: :?: Hmm. Rusty doesn't have a rear fog (yet) and the trailer board I used didn't either...... but my trailer does........ I recalled that I may have wired the socket to use the fog light pin as permanent live out to the Puck ???? The fuse was blown......so I removed the fog light bulb, replaced the fuse and we were re back in business :cheers: The door handle also fell off but that was the only other issue and we cruised (rather slowly) all the way with no further ado :cheers:

We arrived and got set up. Not too many photos of this,in fact none :roll: but it did happen :D and once we'd done this, met a few folks headed off to the farmhouse for some of Eddy and Jackies' very good grub.

At this point I'd like to pay all due respect to the folks that man the entry tent. In all weather and all day Saturday, not to mention Friday afternoon. Thanks guys :cheers:

Saturday morning we ran Rusty down to the "show area"

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There were some very good buses there this year, better than ours admittedly, but we were disappointed not to win a prize of any denomination :( Apparently 3.5 years of blood sweat and tears in a man cave and a 225 page resto thread counts for very little.

In my view it's no wonder the committee is struggling to fill places and the forum seems to be dying........Nuff said.......

Sunday was convoy day which we really enjoyed, this being our first time. Great fun and camaraderie and Rusty duly took up a place along the river at Stanford Hall. To add to the occasion the sun even came out :cheers:

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Later on, after what I thought was a good show we made our way home and on arriving back at VF were rather surprised that our event shelter appeared to have been stolen 8O 8O All my wares on my stall but no tent! We eventually found it about 50 yards away in pieces. It had been rather windy there by all accounts....luckily all the buses were at SH :oops: :oops: :oops:

At this point we decided to pack up as we had nowhere to shelter cook etc. Graham came over and I was able to help him out with a part from my "treasure trove" and we paid me with an old slag 8O 8O :lol: :lol: Thanks Graham, I'll enjoy that one night this week :drunken:

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We had a good trip home, cruisin' halfway with the Coops and halfway on our own, all with no drama. We drove through torrential rain and I'm pleased to report that my safaris didn't leak so all the time I spent re making the apertures so that the rubbers sat correctly against the safari frames seems to have paid off :cheers: Once home I unpacked and then gave Rusty some tlc, checked wheel nuts ( all ok) and washed and dried him out. The beauty of the safaris is that you can take off the rubbers and get all the water out from the window frame so we're glad we did that too.

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The sun came out and we were finishing off with a G&T when I noticed something lurking...........my next project? No, I've a Puck to finish off first!

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All in all we've had a good weekend. Met up with the usual crowd who we're gradually getting to know and finally met a few folks from my thread - Steve Williams (SJTW), Rick Tinker (Rick T), Jason (Jayvanman) to name just a few. Good to met you guys at last :cheers:

Many thanks to everyone that bought some old parts, oil or filters and lightened my load for the journey home.

See you all next year when we will have become a couple of "Puckers" :lol:

Cheers,

Steve
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Post by Rick T » Tue May 02, 2017 10:15 am

Steve,

I too was very surprised you didn't win anything!!

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Post by ducatis » Tue May 02, 2017 10:20 am

I often wonder about certain aspects of the club.

I cannot remember a thread I have followed more closely than this one. I shall miss it when your puck is done...

I havent yet seen your bus, but I doubt there is a single one out there with any more attention to detail.

Stevie Wonder judging?

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Post by rusty1962 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:39 am

Rick T wrote:Steve,

I too was very surprised you didn't win anything!!
I meant to congratulate you...was it interior? I forgot as my "house" had blown away :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It was good to finally meet you and your family. The kids got on great and our two are asking when they'll see Jack & Issy again!

Well done. You've got a very nice bus there :cheers:



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Post by rusty1962 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:41 am

ducatis wrote:I often wonder about certain aspects of the club.

I cannot remember a thread I have followed more closely than this one. I shall miss it when your puck is done...

I havent yet seen your bus, but I doubt there is a single one out there with any more attention to detail.

Stevie Wonder judging?

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Post by The Sheila » Tue May 02, 2017 12:28 pm

rusty1962 wrote:
At this point I'd like to pay all due respect to the folks that man the entry tent. In all weather and all day Saturday, not to mention Friday afternoon. Thanks guys :cheers:
I'd like to add a big thanks to those who organised the Seedlings activities too. :cheers: The boys enjoyed the day on Saturday and I know the handy kit bags will get a lot of use. :D
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Post by susta » Tue May 02, 2017 4:10 pm

Great Bus Steve, and Volksworld have a slot now for true Garages. One got a top 20 this year
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