Texas T bone Massascare- 15 window

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Texas T bone Massascare- 15 window

Post by 211vanman » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:15 pm

March 1960 -15 window
With a few battle scars! i must be mad !!!!!!!!!!!

Rick the bus hunter sent me a few photos of schwinn bikes that i had asked for and in one of the photos was this bus with corner windows , it looked cool BUT a little bit wrong . I asked Rick "whats wrong with that 15w?" He replied " you dont want it it been on its side " but ive passed up a couple of 15w and regretted it ( ask Rusty Lee ) so this was my chance to step up to the mark -it could be a wrong decision but i told rick " I want it ".

It sat in the usa for a year then Rick shipped it over with a few parts strapped to the bus , so in the meantime i had to source a good roof and anty parts that i would need , a roof was found in America it was in fab condition so we got it shipped and i found a few body cuts that was needed.

Not much history with the 15w was had ,it was shipped to new york but ended up in a road accident in Texas , we reckon it had been T boned at a road junction and the bus had ended up on its side with the roof being smashed /bent over in the process ( check out the deluxe trim with the scrapes ) The bus has not been molested still wearing its og paint ,beam , gear box but missimg its rear bumper fuel tank engine lid and valance with a few smashed pieces of glass .

I needed the van to be repaired to a very high standard , a roof swap and metal massage was needed and the obvious person would be Matt Smith (& bob ) of Smiths Vw Restoration ! he has done a few roof swaps and his work is the best but Matt is very busy . We spoke and he had a 3 week vacant in his diary this was for his own bd and to finish work before his new addition . Yes 3 weeks to do all the welding , roof transplant , get doors to close(out by 50mm) new cargo floor , new cab floor os inner and outer sills,ns sill,pull side panel out ( 65mm in!) and get straightish , replace battery tray ,repair front chassis section and add a bit of paint and anything that looks out of shape -- YES in 3 weeks

BEWARE PICS are not pleasant
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yes a little out of shape
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The £$ shot ??
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The aerial is still straight and not bent
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nice arch
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B post a little out
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nice dash -wheres the clock ?
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it aint gonna be a show winner
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the fab roof
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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by 211vanman » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:16 pm

birth cert
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loaded up
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homeward bound
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flint stone ready
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a little crease
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Post by 211vanman » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:17 pm

This guy has some questions to answer Ricardo of A.H Schofield -he made me do it !
Thats why its called the T BONE BUS - what is rick doing to it ??
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I must be mad - road scrape !

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its also known as the banana split bus by rustic lee
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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by Bondo » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:25 pm

Can't beat a T bone when it's well done
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1960 RHD 15 window
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Post by John TC » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:30 pm

prefer mine rare
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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by lee c » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:25 am

8O
Good luck!!!
3 weeks!!! 8O 8O 8O
GOOD LUCK,!!!!

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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by 211vanman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:29 am

lee c wrote:8O
Good luck!!!
3 weeks!!! 8O 8O 8O
GOOD LUCK,!!!!
If you can't wait look at smiths vw Facebook page .
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Post by monkey knuts » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:28 pm

Your a brave man Daz. Yours (and Matts) pain will be our pleasure - looking forward to following another great thread!
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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by 211vanman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:45 pm

so it enters smiths vw restoration
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Matt gets ready to transplant the roof
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and says -oh NO!
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Post by 211vanman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:02 pm

so heres the rear tailgate
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then a little bit of this to get this

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Post by the bus driver » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:35 pm

Wicked!!!

That's some projects there Yippers!! :-D But hat's off to Matt for taking on the challenge to get this done in weeks time 8O

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Post by 67ben » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:02 pm

I reckon this will make a good armchair resto to sit and look at the pictures while Matt does the work 8)
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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by dustysplit » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:25 am

Looks a good bus (or when it's done!) bud, that spare roof that came on top of your bus looks familiar! Happens to be sitting on the floor not far from me!!

Good luck with it and I will be watching 8)

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Post by NUGGET » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:30 pm

Will be interesting to see this come together Daz, bit over rated those 15's :lol: :wink:

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Re: Texas T bone Massascare

Post by 211vanman » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:49 pm

izzy wizzy matts been bizzy -off with the old

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