52 Samba

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Re: 52 Samba

Post by lowdown dirty rat » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:56 pm

Cheers dude.
Your bus was one of my main highlights of the weekend. Insane survivor. Everything different to my bus but both cool, this is what makes me love the VW scene.
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Re: 52 Samba

Post by lowdown dirty rat » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Oh and found this picture the other day which I believe is another forest find pic of my bus. 8)
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Re: 52 Samba

Post by PIPKIN » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:40 pm

Hats off to you, so creative thinking going on!

Just wondering if you've joined the steering column to the T25 transfer box yet, if so, how did you do it in the end?
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Keep the good work up.

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Re: 52 Samba

Post by lowdown dirty rat » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:47 pm

Cheers dude.
Early Barndoor steering boxes have a splined shaft the column bolts onto. It’s exactly the same as the T25 box so the column slipped straight on :wink:
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Re: 52 Samba

Post by PIPKIN » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:44 am

Handy!

Easier than a later bus.

Cheers for the nfo.

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Re: 52 Samba

Post by miles » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:00 pm

Excellent :) Great photos from Amersfoort.

When I hear people say "I wish I could have a samba" - the amout of work, graft, sweat you've put into yours.

That's why you own one :)
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Re: 52 Samba

Post by lowdown dirty rat » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:00 am

miles wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:00 pm
When I hear people say "I wish I could have a samba" - the amout of work, graft, sweat you've put into yours.

That's why you own one :)
Exactly. That was one of the things I wanted to show with this project. That ANYONE can own and restore a Barndoor samba if they REALLY want it. It’s harder the less you earn but it’s never impossible. I brought this extreme project partly because it was affordable in that condition. I knew it would cost ALOT to restore but I could spread the payments out as and when I could afford them. No one on here earns less than me, I live in Cornwall! But we ALL earn the thousands it takes to restore a Bd samba eventually. Couple of hundred quid every now and then and you eventually get there. Might take 10 years or more though :wink:
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Re: 52 Samba

Post by Saftgurglaren » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:30 pm

Saw it in Ben Pon... it was actually my favourite of all cars there!!

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Re: 52 Samba

Post by Bergepanzer » Wed May 15, 2019 10:13 am

Rob,
it´s been a long time since my last visit here.
Congrats and my deepest respects to your amazing result, your skills and to your persistence to dig yourself through this project. THIS IS AWESOME!
When I start to continue with what´s left of my 52 dlx then it´s led by your motivating thread here.
Keep on with your good work - I wish you all the best, mate.
Thumbs up!
Cheers, Jürgen
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Re: 52 Samba

Post by maddison » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:37 pm

cant believe i have never seen this post until now, stumbled across it as i'm contemplating a DIY version of the demon hydros

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Re: 52 Samba

Post by maddison » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:52 pm

cant believe i have never seen this post until now, stumbled across it as i'm contemplating a DIY version of the demon hydros

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