Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:33 pm

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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:11 pm

Anyone know distance from rear I beam floor support to the next rear section back please?


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 pm

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Bit more this morning.


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:03 pm

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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 pm

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Just a little plate grafted in today, and a trail fit of b post with cargo door on.
Can figure out what to trim for sill to fit nice. Klassic fab inner post or the Wolfsburg west sill (strengthener fitted already)


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:27 pm

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Made a piece for the walkthrough seat back and centre before fitting the top hat.
All going good until the gas decided to run out 🤦🏼‍♂️


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:30 am

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Yesterday was a good day! Spot welder arrived and got a couple of panels on. B pillar was a little fiddly trying to find out what layers it went on in.
Also welded on sill strenghener and spot welded all that had been missed previously


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:22 pm

Welded a new piece on the n/s seat back today and got the front top hat sitting in the right place. Hopefully get that and a few other bits welded in tomorrow.
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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by ted698 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:22 pm

Looks great - your metalwork skills are fab!


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:06 pm

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I wouldn’t go that far mate, bordering on ok compared to some on here!! Thanks anyway😘
A few things finished off this morning and I think I can say I’m finally done with the bloody chassis😂
Got Wolfsburg west floors delivered this morning too so trail fit of them, seem very good quality. One thing I will say is, if you are fitting these to your bus, don’t cut away the lip at the rear of floor because they don’t come with the return edge for welding. Leave a piece there to plug to I guess.
Anyhow, few bits put in place for pics. I’m happy to be on panel work now 😁


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Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Post by Griff55 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:02 pm

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Cut the long side off today only to find a battered wheel tub 😬. A bit of heat and hammer n dolly action and it’s looking ok 👍🏽

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