1954 BD Standard

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This is our 54 Standard Project. We've been working on it since January 1999, lots of part collecting, cutting, welding etc. etc. May hit the road.....one day!

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8) looks sweet to me, Rich. . . . not long now, eh?!
Wish the '51 was as solid!...Wot, no filler?!!
Hoping to debut at Peppercorn- see you there?
Give Luciano my regards!! 8)
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did you build the trolley?

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tim sykes wrote:8) looks sweet to me, Rich. . . . not long now, eh?!
Wish the '51 was as solid!...Wot, no filler?!!
Hoping to debut at Peppercorn- see you there?
Give Luciano my regards!! 8)
Thanks Tim, I'm looking forward to seeing your bus.

Luciano sends his best....

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woody wrote:did you build the trolley?
Yes we did.

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Hey Rich....

See your concentrating on the SC at the mo, hows that coming on??

Been trying to email you stuff for the doubledoor page but it keeps sending it back... any ideas... says your account has exceeded its limit??? :?

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Hi Dean.

I am not sure what has happened. If you total email size you are sending exceeds 2-3MB this could be why. Can you resize pics and send? Or are they posted on the net anywhere. I would really like to see an update!

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Re: 1954 BD - 5 years on and nearly a shell.....

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bigbulli wrote:This is our 54 Standard Project. We've been working on it for 5 years, lots of part collecting, cutting, welding etc. etc. May hit the road.....one day!

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I think it will hit the road before my barn does.
Keep up the good work and you will have 1 cool ride there Rich :wink:

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Thanks Iain,

Hope to start working on it again later in the year.

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You guys are so patient, I've been working on our 65 for 3 years and it's driven me mad,very nearly there now.Really nice to see these old buses being restored, best of luck

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Richie-R wrote:You guys are so patient, I've been working on our 65 for 3 years and it's driven me mad,very nearly there now.Really nice to see these old buses being restored, best of luck
...3 yrs!-you taking shortcuts?!! 8O :wink: :D .....my first bus ('64 11 window) took 7 yrs,& it wasn't 'finished' when i sold it!! :lol: 8)
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Hope to start working on it again later in the year.
hmmmmmmm sounds like me and the hightop, mind you i've done a full resto and bought a new van since i bought her, sound familier hey rich.

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tim sykes wrote: .....my first bus ('64 11 window) took 7 yrs,& it wasn't 'finished' when i sold it!! :lol: 8)
that was in one of the mags wasn't it?

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bigbulli wrote:Hope to start working on it again later in the year.
Well this didn't happen but I did find some old pics on a disk....

How we found it

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Work starts

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Wooden Top Hats!

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Metal Top Hats

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Floor

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