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59 Split Screen Resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by jackhickling, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. jackhickling

    jackhickling Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I finally found a Splitty from the evilbay. It was in the middle of nowhere in Crows Nest and was quite an adventure to find. We will be slowly restoring her back to her former glory. Here a couple of piccys of the trip and of us starting to strip her down.

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  2. jackhickling

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  3. jackhickling

    jackhickling Member

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  5. kombimatt

    kombimatt Active Member

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    Looks very solid - good pick up. Look forward to updates along the way!
     
  6. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    What a ripper, mate a great find .

    Good luck, have fun and keep the pic's coming please?
     
  7. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great, another one saved! Have fun............Lorraine
     
  8. back street bessie

    back street bessie Active Member

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    whoa congrats!!...looks to be in great condition.Well done.
     
  9. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Looks like a solid van.
    Send me the chassis number and I will date it for you.

    Dave
     
  10. Das_Dubber

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    Good to see you getting stuck into it already!

    So far looks pretty good, hope that roof is not as bad as first expected. Best of luck with the resto.

    Alan
     
  11. jackhickling

    jackhickling Member

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    Thanks a heap guys, I now officially feel like I’m now a part of the brother hood:)

    I’ll try and get some more pics up tomorrow of the not so good parts :eek:

    Possibly next step after getting it all stripped down is getting it sandblasted. Then start on panel, which I’m still contemplating taking her up to someone to get that part all done properly (as Dave says Do it once Do it right) ;)
    While I’m here I may as well give a quick history of the old girl. She has been undercover in a garage for 15 years at Crows Nest as a cubby house. She has been fully painted in house paint over that time (hence the flowers) which has done a pretty good job of protecting it from the weather.

    Will keep everyone updated as we go :)
     
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  12. Leroy

    Leroy New Member

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    Sweet bus mate, nice find! I was watching this one on ebay. Awesome to see another brizzie bus! Have you been on www.dsk.com.au yet? It is an Aus website dedicated to all things split. I would strongly recomend speaking to Johnnie, he has been a great help to me and my bus.
    Good luck with it all, and keep the pics coming!

    Cheers Leroy:)
     
  13. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Good score, looks like you have plenty of refreshments to keep you going on those late nights restoring, keep them coming to Brisbane
     
  14. kyznet

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    Party at Jack's place, I say!! Check out that wine collection. ;)

    Congratulations - looks like a great old bus. I look forward to seeing the resto pictures.
     
  15. morts

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    As has been said, that is one solid looking unit - what are your plans?
     
  16. jackhickling

    jackhickling Member

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    Got some more piccys, things have been going a bit slow at the moment with block exams and cross country etc
    yada yada happening at the moment.
    But I have started to sand back and paint strip some of
    the panels and wack a quick coat of primer on, to protect them for the mean time.

    Also just ordered some POR15 goodies, as well as a new speedo, antenna and other stuff :)

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  17. jackhickling

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  18. jackhickling

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    (Sorry about the quality of these pics as they were taken off my phone)

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  19. warb

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    nice one... gotta love a bus painted like a fat ladies house dress..

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    love seeing progress pics mate.. keep em coming!.
     
  20. jackhickling

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    hahahaa
    very similar
     

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