Single Garage Resto...

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Post by type21f » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:49 pm

No idea wby I did not read...
well done..
Lovely bus...
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Post by oilyragg » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:06 pm

Not had much time on the Bus but Easter brings a few days in the man cave so it was out with the saw to cut the wood for the cargo floor.
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Then I found this lino half price as it was the last of the roll in a carpet shop, got the knife out and cut it in.
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And finally I got some madmatz carpet for Christmas, I had to cut bits out of it for the seat runners, heater knob and seat stay, not the best fit in the world but made the best out of it.

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Post by oilyragg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:29 pm

So a bit of an update is overdue, first off rock and roll bed fitted.
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And first night spent in the bus but with an air bed as I’m waiting for cushions.

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Went to a few shows as well here is one from Alton, lots of people asking about it to.

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Made some corner pieces and covered in vinyl

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Post by oilyragg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm

On to a few hiccups, loaded the bus up to go to a mates bbq and smelt burnt rubber on the way, red9 was on its lowest setting and tyres were rubbing over bumps so raised it one bolt hole it now sits like this...

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Got the use of a ramp so fitted freeway flyer gearbox, that was a long day.

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Post by oilyragg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 pm

I noticed the new gearbox had a sleeve for the release bearing (my old gearbox didn’t) and my clutch had a spacer/washer on the pressure plate, after a quick google people were saying just to take the spacer off of the pressure plate and the box will fit.

Sure enough it all went back together until I went to put the clutch cable back on, I ran out of adjustment! Another google and I realised my mistake, I should have used a different (fatter) release bearing. I used a few washers to take up the slack in the cable and drove it round the car park and all seemed good, but on the way home...

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Nut jumped off the cable and my first break down.

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Post by oilyragg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Back in the man cave after I got new release bearing I hooked the engine out again and fitted the new one along with new wing nut and lock nut to the cable just to make sure.

Second break down happened on my mates drive after smelling a strange burning small after I turned the lights on, turns out the light switch was burning out! New one fitted and all is ok again.

Finally a bit of trim from the tile shop to finish off my floor.

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Re: Single Garage Resto...

Post by wizard 1066 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 am

Good to see your using it and finding out whats its really like to own a splitty, what do you think of the red 9 front end.

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Post by oilyragg » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:08 pm

wizard 1066 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 am
Good to see your using it and finding out whats its really like to own a splitty, what do you think of the red 9 front end.
I really like it, all works as it should and no sawing of the steering wheel.


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Re: Single Garage Resto...

Post by mo » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:51 am

Wow can't believe I've missed this thread. Hats off to you fella, awesome rebuild !!
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Post by oilyragg » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:15 pm

mo wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:51 am
Wow can't believe I've missed this thread. Hats off to you fella, awesome rebuild !!
Thanks Mo, so many people seem to have missed this thread lol.

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Post by vwJim » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:50 pm

Saw this bus today in the flesh, such a nice build. Full credit to a home build.
Supplying quality in house designed items plus parts from SCAT, Kennedy Clutches, CB Performance & FIRETEC. Also fitting service including modifications & mechanical upgrades.

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Post by oilyragg » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:19 pm

vwJim wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Saw this bus today in the flesh, such a nice build. Full credit to a home build.
Thanks Jim, good to meet you and Brian, looking forward to seeing the pick up :wink:

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