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72 Bus bits in progress

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by omelette81, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Into the seats now not looking too bad bit of a wire brush and Rust converter and good as new (pics to come) and looking at Upholstery, Which one shall we choose any thoughts?

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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Depends what you want for your bus. No 2 sample is closest to original colour (not texture).
    Good progress as seats a PITA:mad:. If you had no broken springs or outside spring steel edge on the drivers seat you've a low mileage bus or was owned by a tall person whom could reach the ground as they got out...unlike myself!
    Cheers
     
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  3. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    You sayin your a short arse David
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sure am:p. Wore the paint off the lower inside door surround many times over as I levered & slid to ground;).
    Cheeky bugger @rstucke ...you may get my title with those sort of responses:rolleyes:.
    Cheers
     
  5. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha - I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to slide out the door! :)
     
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  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    So your all short arses

    I'm only posting this cause I'm 6'2 and do the exact same thing, so pooy to you @David H about your degrading my impeccable presents (just kidding)

    cheers
     
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  7. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Noticed 1 spring is broke so not too bad must of been a giant who drove the bus before.
     
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  8. David H

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    Look forward to the impeccable presents (imposing presence from your 6'2'' frame??:confused:) from you Rick;). What do I get as my present?
    Cheers,
    That's an easy one for the incorrigible:D.
    Sorry Omelette81:oops:
     
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  9. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Or very skinny!!
     
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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Well used seat.
     
  11. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Frames cleaned and rust treated, horse hair padding ok so only need a bit of extra padding before covering. Awaiting on delivery of new and some old parts from places so gonna take a break this weekend to enjoy the Australia Day Activities. More to come soon.

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  12. omelette81

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    More Body work done and got the fuel tank out now unfortunately has a couple of holes in so prob need a replacement or any ideas or products out there that may be able to repair it?

    Pics to come.
     
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    omelette81 Active Member

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    Pic Update

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  15. Wayne murray

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    Watch your tank as a 72 has one extra breather pipe as you know. As most replacements don't have it.Overseas I,ve seen new 72 tanks. If you get a later tank. You may have to block the extra breather pipe near the filler neck. If the holes are small enough you could de fume the tank and weld it up.
     
  16. omelette81

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    As of last week. Closer still my body guy is hoping soon so I asked if we could try for July/August. Now got to get back onto the rest of it. Been a few distraction lately but now planning some serious Kombi time.

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  17. omelette81

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    Hi all
    Bit of an update got my bus home last week while my guy who is doing my Bodywork has to move house. Gd for me to get on with some bits. First job rear axle refresh. So removed these and now in process of disassembling and new brgs seals etc. Pics to follow.
     
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    Pics of Bus at Home.

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    Rear Axle Hubs removed ready for overhaul.

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    Rear Hubs revamped, new brgs and seal, shoes, cylinders and drums machined.
    Front Axle out and also revamped just got calipers and Master Cylinder back. Refit those and refurb the steering column and box next.
     
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