Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Jan 27, 2014.
Great to see a Low lite saved, fantastic job it looks great
Almost all done.
Now back to the Splitty sitting in Pats shed!
had a quick look through
who and where is kel?
Looks very nice - well done - where did you get the set of seat belts?
That dint should have polished out!
should ride a lot nicer now
Can't beleive I've only just stumbled on this thread. Hats off to whoever straightened that front end up Chuck. I would have chopped it off and started fresh but there was clearly no need for that looking at the results. Love it.
What a great job. Fantastic outcome.
Thats wonderful work and a fantastic story
mate the old skool stickers you got... can you PM me please where you got them & whats the guys name etc etc.
Hi chuck, I thought I would go over this thread again while I do some more work to the 69. Too bad the Photobucket pics are gone now. You wouldn't happen to have the originals on your computer somewhere?
Hi Ben..have the pics on my laptop. When im at my sisters place ill sort out the pics
Looking forward to that, I’m more a dog person anyways!
I haven't got any photos of the seats and the interior I made.
Ive replaced all the pictures I had an left out a few trivial ones.
Up to you now mate to tidy it up and continue on...
p.m. your email address and ill send you all the photos I have for your records
Found some finished photos Ben & Chucky.
awesome scotto. I forgot how well it turned out!!!
I sent Ben all the resto photos I had .
He is going to do some updates soon.
thanks for updating the photos - it looks fantastic. Gives me some inspiration for my repairs.
Thanks for the update Scotty and Chuck. I often notice the fine details of your work when i head to the garage and "have a beer with the bus".
Its been off the road for maintenance, and accessories upgrades in prep for the road trip season. We made it to McValla, but unfortunately the bus missed it. I have the engine with "doddy" and collecting parts new shiny bits for its trip to Old Bar in bout 6 weeks!!
So far I have a few mechanical updates.
I started with the rear brakes as the cylinders were obviously leaking. This turned into a full brake kit restoration with levers, adjusters, springs and pads on both sides.
This is where the mechanical journey started. I will add some detailed information on this soon, but in short, its going like this.
pull CV's and change boots and repack with grease.
pull 002 gearbox and replace with .091
Adjust valves and notice no valve clearance on #4 exhaust.
STOP right there and send engine to Andrew Dodd.
Order Panchito heads and new matched CB performance intakes and weber 40's.
Order the Vintage speed exhaust I always wanted..
I also added a new Monoblock amp and a very discreet sub in the back "dickie" seat that Chuck built. I am constantly trying to curb my excitement for performance and tech with the mission of trying to keep this bus original as possible.... its not easy.
In Between all of the running gear and engine bits I have also made good friends with VW Heritage, I cant believe how fast they get their goods to your door.. In most cases, I will get my deliveries in less than a week from the UK.
I started to order this stuff to fill in the gaps between the come down from the other deliveries. Its always very nice to have a steady stream of boxes arrive. No matter how big or small.
I will add some photos of these additions and details later.. Rest assured, all of this is, being done in good taste. I am not a purest by any means, but I love my bus and really appreciate the work done by others in the past.
I see this as one of the greatest projects anyone can have. Its not a car, Its a hobby, and a great way to spend money on what is turning out to be an investment.
This is all I see with the pics
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