Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by DakDak67, May 12, 2014.
well done champ... getting there
Coming together nicely Chris, the gaps look good in the photo, probably better now then it was from the factory back in the 60's
The gaps are ok, not amazing as the cars done some miles. As you know it's going to be a driver not a trophy queen.
I feel your pain mate.
Two attempts at my drivers door gaps and still have issues.
Crappy old cars
Anyway. Looking tops mate. Are you settled on the colour change? Original colours are a nice touch I think. Not that I didn;t like the red you had of course.
The door gap to the B pillar is not perfect, the B pillar has moved , most likely when the car had the front impact years ago, meh, the door shuts now .
Unsure on colour, like the dark red, like the Titan red, like the Sea blue etc..
Tough decision mate. Do what I did. Give the power to your wife and you choose the running gear
Do a multi colour like the Woodstock bus if you can't make up your mind
I think your door gaps are fine - you are being too fussy - Ive seen some "restorer"jobs heaps worse than that!
consistent gaps of +- 2mm are a modern phenomenon
Busy 4 weekends in a row, welds cleaned up, lower nose finished, cab floor stripped and random holes welded. A few smears of fiberglass over some imperfections to be sanded and then a final coat of primer. Nose skin and lower window frame next weekend ... oh Gawd.
What are the two boxes behind the front seats?
I have never seen a walk through without seats before.
Someone welded in boxes to hold speakers , I was going to cut them out but they are hidden well with the seats so might as well still have some tunes
If you are putting in a kick board under the rear seat then you get nice sound out of speakers in there. I only have a pair of 6x9's in mine and it is good.
But given you and your wife already have the dogs and the family sensible kombi I am sure the rear facing speakers will go well for the peppa pig DVD's on your ling drives in a few years time
HAHAHAHA thats were he keeps his gimp outfits Brad
You weed on your Gimp outfits. Chris..... this is a family forum
It's been a while, I had a two month break from it all over Christmas.
Walkthrough bulkheads repaired and the heavy steel speaker boxes are gone
Gauge cluster is gone and another 67 radio cut went in.
Nose and lower window frame next.
Neat repair mate.
Thanks mate, I'm trying.
Another 15 hours over last three days, finally I've welded on the very last piece of steel, the bus is now complete and ready for final prep.
Next is to move to the inside to strip everything back to metal and prime in 2k , then paint underneath in 2k Black and paint the engine bay black as it's built to be a driver not a trailer queen.
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