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76 Sopru resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by David H, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    With a Sopru camper thru the high pressure wash you've got to get one of the kids in the back to hold down the little sky light so 1) it doesn't 'leave' the bus due to lift & 2) to reduce the amount of leak because the seal??? (none other than lap) always leaks but the kids always thought it a fun experience!:) Rain inside!
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    For you Pomboy64,
    Heater cable photos. Hope it helps you.
     

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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Roo bar on & very shiny!!:)
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  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Looking good David :)
     
  5. DanSA

    DanSA Active Member

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    Nice job!
    That's one serious looking roo bar!

    Glad you posted those heater cable pics. One only mine was broken so always helpful to see another.
     
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  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Bar is a bit 'heavier looking' ( read truck like) than I would have liked but was the start of non genuine Sopru resto. A bit of a 'no mess with me' bar! So from when I got the bar in June it's been a bit of 'The sky is the limit' & the wallet shows;). Just goes to show "It's your bus & you do it how you see it"! Small point... black on side of roo bar mates with new black wipers. Spare wheel cover goes on as soon as p/b can find my spare wheel.!! Cavity wax & glass & we're out of there.
    You'll notice this one around Newcastle Melissa! Sunnies on for the bling!! Chromed air intake for special show. New hubcaps. Might polish the ss tanks & the ss skirting inside & of course must have new lino & curtains.
    Full LED light kit to go in (courtesy of Peter915) when the boy comes home.
    Now where does the number plate go? Comments welcome.
    Getting there.
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  7. Pomboy64

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    Great photos David. I think I can put them back together now. Many thanks!
     
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  8. Pomboy64

    Pomboy64 Active Member

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    That's one shiny roo bar. Looks great!!
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dan,
    Beats the crap out of the original bar that gave so many problems.
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  10. andrew

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    Everything looks shiny - I think you have got the roo's covered. Will be great to get it on the road!
     
  11. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi David.. Second the under dash tray. Very handy but easy to clutter. Get into trouble if 'my stuff' is put on 'her side'.
     
  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    You will get used to scraping the bar .
    Had one same on a wrecker here and it certainly affords a much more convincing amount of protection than the pipe upright versions but still a controlled deformation being aluminium.
    Only issue wull be the additional depth of the uprights where they go under the bumper.
    But you get used to sliding over things and knowing its not the vehicle body for a few more inches :)
     
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  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Used to scrape the old pipe one & had done so much that I had to replace the pipe bottom bends as it had ground thru.
    So nothing is going to change.o_O Damn!
    Cheers
     
  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.
    Typical scenario and another thing that people dont look at.
    Worn and rusty bends that afford near zero function anymore.
    Think you will find the new one slightly worse for clearance .
    But it is what it is so no prob.
    Mine had a wear strip on it that had seen action :)
     
  15. Grantus

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    Looking awesome David! :)

    The only thing that may change from the pipe constructed bar, is it looks like, (and I'm just guessing, as I can't quite see in that pic), the contact point to bottom out is the flat side of an "I" beam, which is much stronger and takes slide impacts way better than a pipe......;)

    Plenty of "smiles per mile" in that bus - you must be very pleased with your effforts and the result!
     
  16. David H

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    Thanks for the comments. It is an 'I' beam so should slide along nice. :) Although it came off another 76 and has no scrape marks (yet) so I was hopeful but as you say Cbus "it is what it is".
    Cheers
     
  17. David H

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    Doing an ongoing partnership. Blended family. Don't want to take sides! She is welcome to all my side if we put in a tray. Just like the wardrobe.:) I've got my new family after divorce!;) Plenty space my side. Happy to share!:) JUST please DON'T PUT YOUR FOOT ON THE NEW PAINT! We all have our outer tolerance limit!:D
    I'm thinking that a bit of clear contact on that foot position might calm me & give insurance against me reacting unreasonably when 'it' happens.:rolleyes: Old man thinking ahead?
    Cheers,
    David H:)
     
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks folks. Plastic contact it is!:)
    Yeah, sorry I didn't wait for others opinion but feel free to validate me or tell me I'm unreasonable!:)
    Or I've got a good way around the problem;).
    Street Christmas party at ours tonight. Partner finished masters degree yesterday
    (who are you?.. I haven't seen you for 2 years??)!
    Drinks were had, cheers were given, neighbours ... a bbq...some xmas music.
    And I met this wonderful lady there.
    My Wife.:rolleyes::)
    May you all have a very Merry Christmas & next year be the best for you.:)
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  19. Alpal

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    Family pre xmas gathering of our clan today. Twas a goodly event with much food and drink and merry making.. All is good in the world!
     
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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi KC members,
    P/b rang today at 9 am that glass was going back in at 10.30. Got there in time to see 4 pieces of glass go in. Tough job . The best glass guy in Newcastle. The RHR replacement bought from a firm that doesn't sponsor this site (from the other mob) didn't fit. Missed by 5mm each end & 8mm on vertical. Not HAPPY! 4 in, 1 to go. Emailed original provider . Response to be received & will post here. Emailed Bus Stop ( got a response 15 mins later!!) & their glass is NOT from the same source. Ordered one.
    I've been very pleased with what I got from The Bus Stop.
    Not so pleased with the others. See my post.
    http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/advise-please-windows-originality-or-practicality.54688/
    Cheers,
    David H
     

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