62 15 Window project - No longer grey!

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Just home after a shorter days work today, got friends over this evening for a bit, they helped out loads with dads place, so a bit of a thank you bash, so needed to come back and help out with prep.

Managed to get the sides all sound proofed up, and the first trial fit of the door cards (bare for now) to see how it looks and also if its much quieter than before.

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One quick question... I was going to make the rear panels for the sides of the loading area out of flexi ply, but it bends on two planes, so thats not going to work... what have you guys done?

I also managed to fit the locks and mechs to the RHS of the bus, and the filler cap door too. Looking better with each hour that passes.

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Dad's preparing the loom at home, he has the jig from the first rewire so he is using that, although all of it will run inside the bus this time, as opposed to down the chassis, so he is modding accordingly.

There will be three Looms, Engine ECU, DTA Dash and sensors etc, standard loom (lights, switches etc) and Air Ride system, which will utilise a split charge system. All I can say is, Im glad dads up to it, as I haven't got the foggiest with electrics!!

More on Wednesday hopefully ;) cheers for looking!


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oilyragg wrote:Wow you gotta love that air ride looking forward to more updates.
Posted at the same time pal, your wish is my command...

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Wauw very nice project!
I really like the roll cage..

Looking forward to see more updates..
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Airbus wrote:Wauw very nice project!
I really like the roll cage..

Looking forward to see more updates..
Thanks! Im really chuffed with the cage too, it was hard but considering its my first, Im happy.

Bit more today...

Finished the front seat off today, boxed all the open ends up and radiused the passenger side to clear the roll-cage.

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Then I had to make the harness bar, it needed to be strong but also removable, so Ive used the CDS that I used for the cage, with solid welded into the ends. I then tapped one 3/4" right hand thread and one left hand to match the rose/heim joints I had. Drilled and tapped the cage, with a bung, and hey presto!!

Ignore the florescent light fitting, its just hung in there so I can see what Im doing on the not so sunny days ;).

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It is removable via the two 17mm nuts, and will clip along the top of the roll-cage running along the roofline, out of the way and out of sight.

Spent the rest of the time up there installing unseen bits, and doing a bit more on the sound proofing, boring stuff so no photos!

More soon hopefully, need to get it done!!


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Hi Paul

I've just caught up with you….albeit a bit of a skim read.

It's looking fantastic and I'm glad to hear that your Dad's up and about tinkering again :cheers:

I'll be watching where you put your exhaust…..I took Rusty out for a shakedown run with my Dad and my middle son….all in the front of the bus…it was "comfy" :lol: I had to do a three point turn to get round a sharp U turn and smacked my exhaust on the smallest of kerbs…it doesn't half make an 'orrible noise ……..I was out of the bus like a shot to see if I'd smacked the oil cooler :lol: :lol: :lol:

Keep going…we're at about the same stage though I've been slacking (lacking enthusiasm ) lately :(

That beer's getting closer :drunken: :drunken:
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rusty1962 wrote:Hi Paul

I've just caught up with you….albeit a bit of a skim read.

It's looking fantastic and I'm glad to hear that your Dad's up and about tinkering again :cheers:

I'll be watching where you put your exhaust…..I took Rusty out for a shakedown run with my Dad and my middle son….all in the front of the bus…it was "comfy" :lol: I had to do a three point turn to get round a sharp U turn and smacked my exhaust on the smallest of kerbs…it doesn't half make an 'orrible noise ……..I was out of the bus like a shot to see if I'd smacked the oil cooler :lol: :lol: :lol:

Keep going…we're at about the same stage though I've been slacking (lacking enthusiasm ) lately :(

That beer's getting closer :drunken: :drunken:
Hi Steve,

Good to hear from you, and no worries with the skim reading, the pictures are far better than the text in my opinion anyway. Glad you like it so far, getting there slowly.

As for the exhaust, Ive not seen a Vintage speed setup in the flesh properly on a bus, how low does it sit? Im surprised you clobbered it, I thought they tucked up nicely out of the way! Was there any damage? Good you didn't bash the oil cooler, you've had to swap that out once already haven't you, so wouldn't want to redo it again, its a minion job!

My exhaust will be a proper nightmare, Ive toyed with a tonnes of ideas so far, VWJims is my favourite, but due to the location of my turbo, I just don't think it will wok, so Im going to pop a Magnaflow back box underneath the left hand battery tray with the entry and exit pipes forward facing, and run the pipes between the valance and the bumper, removable so I can work on it fairly easily. Hard to describe really, but all will become clear hopefully soon.

You are way ahead of me definitely, but Im excited about getting the boring stuff outta the way, and getting on with the interior and the fun stuff, although I have to say, sound proofing is totally dull, and a killer on the knees :)

That beer is going to taste so good, can't wait to actually meet up and have a chin wag, rather than typing to each other!! :D :drunken:
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Yes a chinwag over a beer sounds good.

I've just ordered myself a TIG for doing my JRax roof racks :D
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rusty1962 wrote:Yes a chinwag over a beer sounds good.

I've just ordered myself a TIG for doing my JRax roof racks :D
Which one have you gone for?? 8O :)
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Tiny winy update, sorry!

Managed to get the seatframes painted and the rear harness bar.

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Not been there for a while,so nothing major to report. Back on it soon though.
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Looks great Paul.

I love the engineering and ingenuity on the seat.

Can't wait to see it at VF next year….Fancy a beer?

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Bit more progress, the fun stuff!

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Peach. Amazing skills.

Need to add stunning!

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Looking great :cheers:

That's a nice rack you have...........and I don't say that to many blokes :D
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Wow looking great.

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ducatis wrote:Peach. Amazing skills.

Need to add stunning!

How's the motor going? (or not Image)

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rusty1962 wrote:Looking great :cheers:

That's a nice rack you have...........and I don't say that to many blokes :D
Bren Ralls wrote:Wow looking great.

Thanks guys! Really appreciate the kind words, it helps massively with motivation! On the home straight now...

Ordered a GPS speedo and a few bits to finish the dash. Also ordered a tonne of timber to start on the cabinets and other bits.

Need to source a slash cut rear bumper though, mines too far gone. Spent a couple of hours stripping it and cutting bits out but its a right mess.

The engine is as far done as we can get it. Im waiting on a couple of things from the States that are on order, taking forever though. We are building it in Dads dining room :evil:!!

I made a huge mistake though which came to light yesterday, the rollcage is great, but we cant fit the lovely reconditioned wiper mech as its completely in the way!!! More cutting ensued yesterday, and we have a plan. Couple of bits again for the lathe and it will all be fine!!

Cheers guys!
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