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

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markp wrote:Looking good steve

you must be feeling pritty proud of yourself and so you should be !!

you came .... you sore ..... you concered !!!!

well done :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Now stop fluffing around and get it all finished ... you got 4 weeks bro

See you at VF

over and out

Mark
Thanks Mark....see you there though I don't think we'll have the Puck with us, maybe a trailer full of left over bits to sell :wink:

PS. I see the spellinz no better 8O :o :lol:
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:bounce: Morning all :bounce:

A few more piccies. I'm still beavering away on the Puck but all boring stuff.

I used Ecotherm on the flat areas, as well as in the floor, but it doesn't bend very well. The U Value of polystyrene is pretty good so I used the original insulation on the curved areas.

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I treated the Ali under the stone guard with some etch and then a bit of top coat from a rattle can....

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Cleaning rubbers and trims of old paint is taking ages...... :(

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so a bit of light relief :lol:

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There you go :D

Getting out as much as I can Rusty. I need a few more miles before I can get the first oil change done, valve clearances (I think that's what it's called :? ) timing etc . and that;s gotta happen before VF 8O

Steve

PS. If anyone wants Halso oil or Fram HP1 filters brought to VF please let me know so I can bring enough.

Show offer! Oil £22.95/£25.95 Filter £12.95
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Great work again fella looks amazing.

Qu. re those trims, are they Aluminium? What you cleaning them with? I'm guessing just wet n dry, looking for a few tips myself.

I have a similar problem coming up... When i was an engineer I had access to a blasting cabinet which would work well (use right grit).

I was also thinking soda blast from somewhere. (did that with my seat frames) they came out A1, different material of course..

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:bounce: Morning again :bounce:

Sunday April 2nd was our 13th Wedding Anniversary. I'd originally given the bus to the Sheila 3 1/2 years ago as a birthday present.....but then took it away and chopped it up :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sunday I handed it back

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Mary and the boys gave hime a good wash n wax...

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and then we sat inside with a glass of wine

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I'm almost up to date again now :cheers:

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ducatis wrote:Great work again fella looks amazing.

Qu. re those trims, are they Aluminium? What you cleaning them with? I'm guessing just wet n dry, looking for a few tips myself.

I have a similar problem coming up... When i was an engineer I had access to a blasting cabinet which would work well (use right grit).

I was also thinking soda blast from somewhere. (did that with my seat frames) they came out A1, different material of course..

Keep up the posts, you'll have an army of followers getting withdrawal otherwise Image

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rusty1962 wrote::bounce: Morning again :bounce:



and then we sat inside with a glass of wine

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I'm almost up to date again now :cheers:

Steve
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Hmmmmmm It's all gone very very quiet.

Is there a big reveal coming up........???
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Cleverchap wrote:Hmmmmmm It's all gone very very quiet.

Is there a big reveal coming up........???
No not really.

Bus is all but done. 500 mile service being carried out next week prior to VF.

I'm still working away on the Puck but it won't be finished for VF. Not a lot to show....I'm cleaning trim etc. I'll post a photo when that's fitted.

I'm waiting for an air stapler to arrive to trim out the inside and do the headlining.

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Cleverchap wrote:Hmmmmmm It's all gone very very quiet.

Is there a big reveal coming up........???


Nothing to see here.

Move along, move along.

You might want to cover your ears though as the language is something else. :lol:

In other news, I think the staple gun that he ordered was delivered today. :cheers:
And everything I had to know I heard it on my radio

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:bounce: Good afternoon :bounce:

I've had a day finishing off all the little bits ready for VF. I'm not about next weekend so this was the last chance.

My steering was grinding a little, sounding like metal on metal when I turned the wheel, particularly when manoeuvring, so I pulled the wheel off...which is already cracking :twisted: and dropped the steering bevel box. This gave me access to a needle bearing in the top of the steering column. I think it's failing but greased it up ( not being sure if it was a sealed type :? ) and put it all back together. Better but not quite Carling. I think a new bearing is required so I'll be talking to Simon Red 9 at Stanford Hall.....

I finished off carpeting my speaker pods, keyed alike the rear hatch lock, permanently wired my "roof aerial"- I'm using the handle in the Dormy top 8O . I also Dynax ed the sills which I hadn't got around too as my tube was to big 8O

All of this took all day, so the Puck suffered a setback. It's not coming to VF....I'm bringing a trailer full of oil, filters and various bits I've accumulated over the past three years...... Here's a couple of shots for you perv's


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That's all for now.

Cheers

Steve
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:bounce: Afternoon all :bounce:

Since removing the steering wheel and greasing up the bearing, Rusty is driving BEAUTIFULLY and the steering is really light and positive. It's amazing how much better something can be with a bit of lubrication 8O

Today I took him for his 1st service to Matt at Balls'd

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Matt changed the oil and filter, removing the gauze one in the sump as it's not required ( I checked this with Paul at Harry Harpics who built the engine) and adjusted the valve clearances. The timing was also checked and was spot on still :cheers:

So.........I think we're all set for VF. Just a bit of polish and then a trailer to pack :D but that's the Sheila's job.

Not long now until a few beers with folks whose names I know ( well Forum names) but haven't yet met :drunken: :drunken:

Cheers

Steve
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Steve, Are you taking any of the Halso oil to Vicky farm? I'll buy some off you if I make it..

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Hi Rick, hope you're well?

Yes I'll have a few of each grade there, together with a dozen or so Fram HP 1 filters.

You've got an external filter.....right?

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Yes, I have a external filter. I'll take one of those too, you'll have to educate me on which grade oil I need though.

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Rick T wrote:Yes, I have a external filter. I'll take one of those too, you'll have to educate me on which grade oil I need though.
Will do. It's the 15w40.

That's what I'm using in mine.
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