1965 11 window LHD

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1965 11 window LHD

Post by jboom » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:51 pm

After much soul searching I've decided to sell my beautiful(?!) splitscreen. I don't get much time to work on it anymore, and it deserves to be driven more!!

I've owned this bus for about 15 years, it was imported from Sweden, and it used to be a police bus on the island of Aland. Strange but true.

He looks a bit ratty (on purpose!), the money has been spent on all the right places :)

Price: £19,500 or sensible offers.
Location: GU14 postcode

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The topline specs are:
  • 1965 Swedish Splitscreen (UK registered)
    11 Window
    Lowered with dropped spindles and splines on the rear
    1776cc, balanced, lightened
    GT gearbox
    Twin 44 Webers
    Stainless exhaust
    IRS'ed with Creative Engineering kit
    Steering box raised
    Dual circuit drums
    Left hand loading doors
    Sparse, but functional interior
    Leisure battery and split charging relay
    Currently no MOT, arguable if it needs one, but he's booked in for one in the next 3-4 weeks anyway
This is a really lovely bus to drive, and someone with low skills could turn this into something really great. Here's a summary for ya'll....

Driving
This bus drives like nothing else I've ever driven for it's age :) I will really miss driving this! The 1776 is perfect, spritely if you need it, and on the motorway you'll easily get the dial all the way round and off the clock (65-70mph). The GT gearbox really helps here with it's taller 4th.

The flipped spindles and no hacking of the beam, means the bus is still nice and soft on bumps and flows around bends beautifully. With the raised steering box, you won't worry about scraping over speed bumps. I've spent a lot of effort on making this bus super easy and enjoyable for day to day driving, and it's really paid off.

It's on stock front wheels and bay back wheels (from the IRS conversion). The IRS is from creative engineering and late bay parts. It has adjustable spring plates.

Exterior
Pretty solid all round, nice and straight and only one bad welded panel
One of the jacking points looks a little worse for wear
Otherwise, no nasty surprises here, it really is a pretty solid bus
Roof gutter has some surface rust, as does front nose, but nothing too bad
Currently in red-oxide primer over normal orange underneath. Rubbed through to look ratty.

Interior
The interior needs work, but you can happily camp in it if you don't mind it a bit rough and ready. The back bench is a full width rock and roll with JK hinges.
Headlining is custom plywood, waterproofed
Seats have home made cushions which are vinyl one side and fabric the other (one side for seating, one for sleeping)
Passenger seats are pretty rough, but still comfy
Curtain rail, but no curtain
Seatbelts added to the front, and one in the rear too.

Engine
Custom built by Danny Fox of Fox & Sons. A no expense spared 1776, fully balanced and lightened. All reciepts.
44 Webers
Full flow oil cooling.
Cast 69mm volkstroker crank
Chromoly tapered pushrods
Heat exchangers
Bosch blue coil electronic ignition
Lightened 8 dowel flywheel
Pro street 1.25 rockers
37mm Killer B race fan
Welded fan shroud

Bad bits
This bus would be easy to pick apart, but in all honesty, it's a really solid bus. I wanted to list the main things to show potential buyers that I'm an honest seller and owner, and to stop you picking holes when you come see it ;)

Jacking point on passenger side looking a bit rotten
Surface rust on roof gutter and front clip
Wierd hole hacked at bottom of drivers door post, not a problem, just ugly
I never liked the holes cut for the oil cooler
Fuel reading only ever reads 3/4 full, even when full
Webers need a tune up, they pop a bit on low revs
The bus used to have a partition between front and back, I removed it, but that needed a lot of work that I never patched up (filler job!)
Hole in dash where someone put a radio in
The interior needs help. All of it.
Probably more... I can't think of right now!

Feel free to PM for more info. I've got tons of pictures and a video tour if you're interested.

Ben.
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Re: 1965 11 window LHD

Post by 1964splitscreen » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:25 am

Have you sold the camper?

Is there a mobile I can call you on?


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Re: 1965 11 window LHD

Post by jboom » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi, no it’s not sold yet. I’ll PM you my mobile number.


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Re: 1965 11 window LHD

Post by 1964splitscreen » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:53 pm

Oh great my number is 07824365150 and I am near GUILDFORD on Thursday


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Re: 1965 11 window LHD

Post by jboom » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:57 am

Still for sale, although it's got a few more miles since all this sunshine happened :bounce: :D

Here's a big dump of photos and a long video walkthrough if anyone needs more media:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Cheers
Ben


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Re: 1965 11 window LHD

Post by jboom » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:19 am

Still up for grabs - this would make a lovely Christmas present for someone.... gift wrap sold separately :lol:

Happy for offers, so give me a try. This would make an excellent winter project - pop an interior in and make yourself a nice profit in the Spring. If you can paint - even better - give it a blow over and make yourself nice easy bucks.

Cheers!
Ben

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