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The new Busnbug 69 Lowlight work ute.

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by 65busser, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. 65busser

    65busser Member

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    Few pics of the new/old Busnbug workshop ute. 69 painted dash, Splitty tail lights. Hasn't been out in the big wide world for a long time. Absolutely complete and dry as. Jase in Bendigo dragged it home and did the beam, height, mechanicals and good scrub and just happened to have a set of near new Speed Masters for it that I was about to buy new.
    Brakes are done, electrics are as they were, in fact all the original fuses were still in place. Everything works. Windows wind up and down nicely. It does everything as intended.
    I've only had it a few weeks and wanted to get it to the Day of so Ankor Waxed the whole exterior including gates and tray, all the corners in the cabin, the bottoms of the doors etc, full Dynamat in the cabin, except the floor. Doesn't need the floor done it's so quiet all you can hear is the noise of the Nankangs. Might have to do the floor.
    New headliner, visors, restored mirror, new seat pads, covers and door cards and hardware. New pedestal mats and German Square Weave where the spare used to sit under the seats. Nice storage area.
    Did the door seals. Took a whole day to completely remove the old front door rubbers but worth it because the new German seals went in so well the thing is airtight to the point where a window needs to be down a bit to shut the door despite the flesh wound on the passenger door. Doors close flush.
    More pics to put up but here's a few for now. The two shots at the Day of were taken by someone else. Hope I'm not infringing but they're the best pics I've seen of it. Thanks.

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  2. 65busser

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  4. 65busser

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    Whipped up a Tonneau for it over the weekend.

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  5. 65busser

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    How insects see it.

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  6. starkz

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    Love the tonneau brad, is this something you will be selling or happy to make for a customer

    Rory
     
  7. Aspro

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    Love this SC. Watched Jase's build thread closely. Not too many of these things left in that condition.

    Have you been able to register it yet with the suspension mods?

    Glad to see it's gone to a great home Brad. Look after it.

    Noticed he never got around to fixing the treasure chest lock. Straps look good anyway.
     
  8. 65busser

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    Happy to make them to order Rory.
     
  9. 65busser

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    Ta mate.

    On Club Reg now.

    That treasure chest lock is a one year only I believe, so not many to be found here. Find one in the US possibly but I've always wanted to do bonnet straps and I needed to stop the door swinging in the breeze so as much as I don't like digging holes in old volkswagens, it has a few holes here and there so I turned a blind eye. Used pieces of genuine VW kick strips cut to size to make up the ends which I hoped might make up for drilling holes.

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  10. andrewjdriscoll

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    Nice ride Brad! Looks the goods.

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  11. 65busser

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    Thanks Andrew. It's such a good honest old thing.

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  12. kombikate

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    G'day brad , I think I just found it's older brother - 72' nice patina and I have the same stance in mind for it! Plenty of rust, but price relative. What color is this again? I just can't think of the name of it. Cheers Shaun
     

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  13. 65busser

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    Wow. Nice thing. The Ute's 'Ascot Green' but I reckon that one's a different colour. Never can tell from a pic but….
     
  14. kombikate

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    Thanks Brad, I was thinking it's slightly different, also being 3 years older, they probably changed the color . Lowlights market certainly picking up though, cost effective and easy to restore , with an effective result, like you have just produced!
     
  15. Jimbo

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    Beautiful Brad, just beautiful.
     
  16. ruby6689

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    Love it.:)
     
  17. MrBubbleHead

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    Nice bus Brad love the colour too :)
     
  18. blk56

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    Love the ute . Can you make a Tonneau for a T3 dual cab ?
     
  19. vassy69SC

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    Very very cool!!!
    Where did you source the square (rectangular) eyelets for the tonneau??
    I am having my canopy re-manufactured and the place I used to get them from in Brisbane has shut down.
     
  20. 65busser

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    Been looking at my T3 Single and working out how to go about it, so yeah T3 Double Cab is doable.

    Can't remember where I got the eyelets from. Bought them years ago when I was planning a canopy for my splitty ute. I need more so I'll let you know when I find them.
     

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