1967 13 window walkthrough Deluxe

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by DakDak67, May 12, 2014.

  1. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Active Member

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    I've set myself a tight timeline to partially restore my bus.
    After Two and a half years of thrashing abuse, I've set myself 13 weeks to get the job done. Valla VW spectacular is my target, I only want everything welded and in primer.. let's see how i go.



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  2. splitbus

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    Nice little jigsaw there Chris, good luck mate, you will get it done
     
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    Getting there Chris.
    Certainly getting through it quicker than I ever did.
     
  6. 68BUS

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    Are you taking your Westy style rack of at any stage?
    I need to fabricate new legs up for my old rusty curved rack and just want the gutter to gutter and an idea of the curve profile. Thought if you are taking it off for any reason I may ask to come over and cut a template out of coreflute if you don't mind.
    No rush on it, just if you are going to.
     
  7. DakDak67

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    Yes mate, they're off, feel free to come for a look. A few bows are bent but I'm sure one of them will be ok .
     
  8. Syncro27

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    Not an easy task to start chopping up such a nice looking bus. You are very brave.

    Thats the problem - you need to make them look a lot worse before you can make them look better

    Worth doing though - especially seeing how much these busses go for these days.
     
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  9. Tin Bits

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    Hey Chris,
    I have set myself a task as well i want to be driving my new bus to Valla.
    On the hoist at the moment with no running gear. Nothing like a challenge but we are overseas for the next 5 weeks.
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  10. DakDak67

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    Ahh that's the first time I've seen the old girl, WOW !! . You'll be fine mate, you only need a solid weekend to get running gear in and operational ;)
     
  11. 68BUS

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    Besides Ian. Chris is doing well enough that he will be finished a few weeks early. Go put your feet up on holiday.
    Chris will get your bus running. He has all the running gear ready to go to now he is putting in Red 9
     
  12. john doherty

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    Fortune favours the brave and bold,
    and you have that in large amounts.....Dakkers.
    Loving watching your work.
    JD in Adelaide:cool:
     
  13. DakDak67

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    Cheers JD bro, Brad, who said I was getting a red 9 ? :wtf:
    Yes, I do have a 4 inch adjustable ball joint beam and new lhd steering box for sale..
     
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    Your selling everything else on DSK Chris. Unless you want to get into steering box scrapers and you are going to run skateboard wheels.
    If you don;t weld in the new floor you can pick up backpackers on the way to Valla and get then to push you along Fred Flintstone style.
    Besides, what other options are there apart from red 9? You drive to fast to run any other setup don;t you?
     
  15. Kai

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    Hey Chris, Lettuce know how the red9 compares to a conventional steering box.

    Good luck with the rapid resto and see you at Valla!
     
  16. DakDak67

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    Hey Kai, will chat over a few froths bud, the bus will still be running the narrow beam at Valla.. Other ideas come after
     
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    Nice work on the rot chopping Chris. Didn't realise there was that much crust under that lovely paint. Worried about mine now.

    Don't know what your plans are for the front end and I don't need to educate you but my 2 cents on red 9. It will drive and steer nice but it will sit 10-15mm wider than a stock beam and you'll struggle to go low. They're mainly used for an expensive and comfortable mild drop. I'd personally go back to King and Link. Much confier ride down low than ball joint.
     
  18. 68BUS

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    I know very little about the ins and outs of slamming a bus but this guys works seems to be very tidy.
    http://skinnedknuckles.com.au/

    I assume you then run stock running gear? Plus you could go LHD pretty easy with him I guess.
     
  19. DakDak67

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    I'm not slamming it mate, running at 100mm min. It's at 120mm now, pretty happy with that. If I was to buy a Red9 I would be fine at the height I'm at now.. and able to take corners without everyone leaning into the corner.
     
  20. 68BUS

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    I don;t see the point of going too low. I hit my head often enough getting into my bus at stock height to start with.
     

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