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Post by bigbulli » Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:23 pm

Bought this after a couple other buses fell thru, orignal paint sold it to me. I wanna end up with a mostly original paint bus, bit of primer here and there, I'd really like to detail the underneath to as new (not sure why but...), stock height as it will be a work horse...

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Post by loz » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:02 pm

comercials rock!

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Post by dubbus56 » Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:37 pm

comercials rock!
They sure do :D

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Post by Madds » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:44 pm

As above.

Nice motor Rich.

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Post by 23A » Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:48 pm

8) S W E E T !!
You gonna be at Peppercorn?.....might have something for you to look at.......!!! 8)
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Post by bigbulli » Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:02 pm

tim sykes wrote:8) S W E E T !!
You gonna be at Peppercorn?.....might have something for you to look at.......!!! 8)
Thanks Guys! Lots to do yet though to get it road worthy......you know what it's like!

Sorry Tim won't be at Stonor, Bristol Volksfest and Vanfest are likely to be the only ones I make this year due to other commitments.

Something to look at, that sounds interesting!

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Post by 23A » Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:21 pm

8) ..interesting, & OLD, if you get my drift......
fingers crossed & a month's hard labour.....
will drop you some pics when its done.....
sorry to miss you , but will hook up soon,
regards to all at BB ( & BDM!),
thanks for your support, Rich 8)
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Post by bigbulli » Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:27 am

Lots of cutting on the inner / outer sill and floor edge

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Post by Alexdundee » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:38 am

Looks great, good luck with the resto. 8)

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:33 pm

Well it might be the hottest day but we were there working on the pick up, thought I'd get away with some project managment today however Dad had other plans so I ended up doing most of the welding and all of the cutting, guess I shouldn't have worn a t-shirt as my arms got all burnt up!!!

Floor finished, inner sill in place

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Outer sill cut and first test fit, not bad, lots more to do to get it sitting right. I also cut out the rusty corner of cab floor which ended up with me removing the bottom of both dog legs and a-posts as they are toast!!!

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Post by bigbulli » Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:54 pm

Welded in replacement top hat, outrigger and jacking point. Remembered my overals and gaunlets so no burns!!!

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Post by rusting hulk » Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:21 pm

Nice bit of work, bout time your dad was watching instead of doing :wink:
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Post by bigbulli » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:24 am

I hear what your saying! Now Dad can be my 'Bee-atch' cutting, fabricating panels and holding / clamping stuff in place and I will be the renegade welding master (well maybe with a bit more practice), in fact I just bought myself a new welding helmet the arc activated type, very cool!!! Ebay rules, got it for £36.00, brand new and in the box!

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Post by bigbulli » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:26 pm

More progress....

Sill welded in place, lots of grinding to do.....

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Post by bigbulli » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:34 pm

OG Paint rules....

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