66 Arizona Deluxe.....

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66 Arizona Deluxe.....

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Well here we go..............

Bought from Arizona, unseen apart from a few photo's.
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Delivered to LA and I spend 10 days over there getting it MOT ready, electrics, running gear sorted, cab floor, battery tray and drivers sill replaced. Dropped spindles also found there way on the bus.
Thanks to my good friend Rich Morris of Wolfsburg West for the loan of the garage and digs whilst I was there, never mind all the bits he sold me, bus was loaded full of parts for the return journey!!
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Loaded into a container.
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Collected from Felixstowe, thanks to Dan from Buswerx, 07979845382. Great service and excellant location for buses arriving at Felixstowe.
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Deliver for MOT, and passed first time :-)
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Bus was then UK registered. Dan of Buswerx then stripped it down and took it for soda blasting. Norwich Soda Blasting http://www.norwichsodablasting.co.uk/
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And now the rust repair will start...........
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Yep a few small bits to weld up and thats it, should have it in primer by next week ;-)
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nice straight solid bus mate

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Cheers, but nows the time to decide replace or rework the front panel, its suffered damage at some point and was slide hammered out and filled, its a mess, but its original metal.


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Replace or rework?

Anyone any good at panel beating........?

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spose either
1)cut bottom half off
2)weld the ickle holes up
3)fill the van with waater instant watering can :albino:

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Bought my bus from Arizona too. Best place in the world to get a rust free bus.

Yours looks really nice. Love the originality. Look forward to seeing it done. I would replace the damaged bottom with an autocraft panel so you don't end up with loads of filler. Keep the pics coming 8)
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nice bus buddy another sweet 13 in the making.whats that deluxe trim though?
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Rusty Lee wrote:whats that deluxe trim though?
Fit for landfill.......lol

Looked like something off a bay deluxe which had been put on to cover up the holes. Got a new CE set ready to go on, sometime soon!

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nicee one bud keep the updates coming i will look forward to seeing your progress.
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66 Arizona Deluxe..........Photo's

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For all the photo lovers.......

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Re: 66 Arizona Deluxe........Primmer day

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6ltrs of primmer later and the shell was done. 5 months now since it was collected in Felixstowe, Yes crap photo's!

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More photo's, not much else going on, ordered a new lower front panel to replace the damaged one..........

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So how do you create a new page, way too long this one now! :oops:


Cheers Paul

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Looks like a great bus to me, and a great story too. Dont worry about the page thing, it'll just flip onto page 2 ... keep the progress pic's a flowing ... :wink:

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westwopa wrote:
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Replace or rework?

Anyone any good at panel beating........?

I would buy the replacement panel from Autocraft for £140, They great quality and fit like a glove!


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So is the lower front panel the only thing that needed replacing body / chassis wise?

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andy f wrote:So is the lower front panel the only thing that needed replacing body / chassis wise?

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Andy,

A complete front floor was replaced stateside along with an outer rocker and the obligatory battery tray, other than than that a few small holes to patch up on one of the inner rockers, and a couple of small patches on a cargo door and rear hatch. The lower front panel should be going in next week, happy days :D

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