'67 Sundial... My first! Alfie, with motor video ;)

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'67 Sundial... My first! Alfie, with motor video ;)

Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:41 pm

After years of wanting a splitty and debating the why's and wherefor's... I have finally bought my first one ;)
A '67 Sundial, originating from Alabama.
Here's a couple of shots, taken by previous owner, as I just haven't had time to take any myself.
The van is currently at a mates workshop, where the nice, solid underneath is about to be wirebrushed, then Waxoyled, with the arches being coated in black stone chip.
Then begins the project, proper :D
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More to follow, as the work unfolds...
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Post by markp » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:44 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:



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Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:23 pm

Cheers, mate.
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Post by jayvanman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:30 pm

Nice.

rather partial to a 66 sundial myself ;-)

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Post by hopper van » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

jayvanman wrote:Nice.

rather partial to a 66 sundial myself ;-)

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Yes, I'm watching your build... Might contact you about your templates...
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Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:43 pm

A mix of waxoyl/ underseal applied to what is a very sound underneath :wink:

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Just got a piece of heater pipe (elbow) to weld in at the front...
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Post by splitstop63 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:42 am

LOVE IT!!! :wink:

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Post by markp » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:25 pm

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Watch out when welding ...... Underseal can catch fire easily



Looks great under there .... Very strong



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Post by hopper van » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:49 pm

markp wrote:.
Watch out when welding ...... Underseal can catch fire easily



Looks great under there .... Very strong



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That's why I won't be welding!... But, thanks for the tip ;)
Home soon, so I can get this party started... :D
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Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:41 am

Right, I guess that, as this is a project thread, I may as well set my stall out, as to what I intend doing with my new bus, then back it all up with evidence!...

I got my camper a few weeks ago (18th Nov 2013). Just got the underside sealed with a Waxoyl/underseal mix, while I'm away. Hopefully, this will protect through Winter, should I take it outside!
I (someone :idea: ) will be hitting it big time, once things settle down in Feb.
It's a good runner as it is, but my little boy only has eyes for the bling, so, although he was really excited at getting a splitty (he loves them), he was less than impressed with the patina look! Even the Porsche seats couldn't sway him! I was proper gutted!!

I've been a biker all my life, but they can't involve my son, and would probably end up messy, so, time to move on... I've wanted a splitty for years, but other things kept getting in the way. Recently I saw this van and just knew this was my time :wink:
The bus is our future :D All about weekends, cruzing and holidays together, and when I've had enough, it'll be gifted to Aiden (number one son)...
Even the plate is ADY :wink: I pointed that out to him, trying to get him to buy in to it, he just said, "Aiden, daddy... DEN!" :roll: Kids, eh... He'll love it, when it's shiny.

I'll be fitting Safari's, plus I'm going to replace my Jalousie's with pop-outs, all polished.
Not sure of the rear interior as yet, possibly go back to the 3/4 bed & wardrobe, as we'll be kipping in an awning type tent (when I decide on which). The Porsche front seats will be reupholstered to match the rest...
Engine is getting bigger, too. :twisted: Currently a very healthy 1641, twin carb, it will be replaced by a bigger lunmp, possibly turbo'd, too.
Was/am considering a RHD conversion.
Oh yes... One last thing... I'm going to SLAM it, as low as possible, without having to resort to tubbing!
All done in the Norwich area...
So excited thinking about it, again... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Wish I didn't have to work for a living :(
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Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:11 am

splitstop63 wrote:LOVE IT!!! :wink:
Thank you :wink:
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Re: '66 Sundial... My first!

Post by Bren Ralls » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:48 pm

Sweet looking bus Brian. As it runs Ignore your list & get out n use it when the weather allows. We did this for a year and became a little wiser. Still and do make exspensive mistakes but started to learn what we wanted from ours and refine it after every trip.

Do the basics for safety & peace of mind, then make a list later as you get ideas from others as time goes by. Trust me will save you a fortune.

Remember Lots of pics or it didn't happen and keep updates coming or resto police will come a knocking. :cheers:

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Re: '66 Sundial... My first!

Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Hi Bren, Thank you, for the very sound advice :wink:
I know exactly where you're coming from, but my little lad is just not impressed with the dented, patina look!... I blame the parents :oops:
May well leave the rear of the bus for a while... Same as a new house, you live there a while, before alterations...
Scratching my head as to where you got Brian from...Then realised it must be Paypal, as I've been known as Paul all my life (amongst other things)...
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Post by Bren Ralls » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:20 pm

:oops: thought I was doing so well as crap with names normally and still am. Ironically couldn't even read it right, Will stick with paul lol.

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Re: '66 Sundial... My first!

Post by hopper van » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:18 pm

No hassles, fella ;)
Just spoke to my mate, that heater bend is now installed, bottom of bus sealed, ready to cruze.
Looks like I'll be popping in on the Suffolk Bugr's Jan meeting :D
Just been through your resto post, and like Mark's, it is very informative... An emotional roller coaster!
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