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crashed 69 repaired and saved for on the road again.

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. mish13

    mish13 Well-Known Member

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    Great to see a Low lite saved, fantastic job it looks great
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Almost all done.

    Now back to the Splitty sitting in Pats shed!
     
  3. Busluster

    Busluster Member

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    hi mate
    had a quick look through
    who and where is kel?
     
  4. andrew

    andrew Active Member

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    Looks very nice - well done - where did you get the set of seat belts?
     
  5. chewtah

    chewtah Guest

    That dint should have polished out!
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    should ride a lot nicer now

    nice save :cool:
     
  7. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. skat66

    skat66 Member

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    What a great job. Fantastic outcome.
     
  9. rabidkombi

    rabidkombi Member

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    Thats wonderful work and a fantastic story
     
  10. shaven

    shaven Active Member

    hi chuck,
    mate the old skool stickers you got... can you PM me please where you got them & whats the guys name etc etc.
    cheers matty
     
  11. Bensville

    Bensville Active Member

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    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?

    Ben
     
  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ben..have the pics on my laptop. When im at my sisters place ill sort out the pics
     
  13. Bensville

    Bensville Active Member

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    thanks Chuck.
     
  14. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to that, I’m more a dog person anyways!
     
  15. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    hey ben,
    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
    cheers chuck
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
  16. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Found some finished photos Ben & Chucky.

    Enjoy:
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  17. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  18. BrissieRex

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    thanks for updating the photos - it looks fantastic. Gives me some inspiration for my repairs.
     
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  19. Bensville

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    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.
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    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. :eek:
    • STOP right there and send engine to Andrew Dodd.
    • Order Panchito heads and new matched CB performance intakes and weber 40's.
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    • Order the Vintage speed exhaust I always wanted..:rolleyes:[​IMG]

    • 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.[​IMG]
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    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.

    thanks
    Ben
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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  20. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Ben

    This is all I see with the pics :(
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