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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:19 pm

RHD headlights fitted

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:47 am

My buddy box arrived yesterday... I couldn't resist a test fit!



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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:07 pm

A key day in my project today... my bus was collected from my home and taken to Slamwerks for a smack with the lowering stick...

Craig from BC Recovery did the moving for me, I can't recommend him enough.. on time, exceptionally polite, VERY respectful of your bus and generally an all round good egg!



Some pictures from todays activity....


















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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:13 pm

I also took some photo's of the altitude 'before' I will post 'after' pictures once the work is done!


The Front:






The Rear:



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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:47 pm

How longs it over at Slamwerks Dude?

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:42 pm

let the lowering commence!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:26 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
How longs it over at Slamwerks Dude?

2 weeks...
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:37 am

So the question is....

How hard is he going to smack it?
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:52 am

Moderately...

As low as possible without notching the chassis..
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:09 am

Shorty wrote:
Moderately...

As low as possible without notching the chassis..

i like it !
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:24 am

Great progress being made at Slamwerks by Guy!

Adjustable springplates already fitted, now got the front beam off ready for the new one!



My new narrowed adjustable beam ready for paint!





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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:37 am

Rear end is looking slightly more respectable...
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:33 pm

Just need to lose those Bigfoot tyres!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:34 pm

On the back? If so, they are certainly not roadworthy so yeah, they'll definitely be going!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:49 pm

This bus is gonna be awesome IMHO


(Just don't tell Shorty I said that!) Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:06 pm

There appear to be some photographs missing.

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:09 pm

My bad! Slamwerks finished their part this afternoon!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:30 pm

Awesome.
So what's next?
What's being done at Bromsgrove?

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:31 pm

Headlining and windows..
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:51 pm

What are you planning to do engine wise?

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:53 pm

Just gonna twin carb that 1641 I bought a short while ago...

The future may look different..
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:45 pm

I've been trying my hand at something new today...

As shown earlier in this thread I bought a pair of Westy Louvred Windows to go in my bus, the jury has been out, and to an extent still is about whether I'll fit them or not.

Either way I wasn't happy with how they looked, and I think this is what's putting me off, so I bought a metal polishing kit from amazon, and, having never done anything like this before, took myself out to the garage and had a go..

I've only done the initial cut, but I'm happy with the results so far...

I do need to get the right tool for doing the intricate bits.. but hey, you gotta start somewhere right!

I bought this kit.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pro-Max-Aluminium-Brass-Metal-Polishing/dp/B0050HW88K/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&qid=1359916674&sr=8-37

Here are the results so far, like I said, this isn't finished, this is just after the first cut..

Before:



After: (approx 2 hours work)

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:49 pm

Are you going to laquer them once they're polished?
If imagine they'd oxidise again quite quickly.

Look good though Squire

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:53 pm

yeah, probably, or use something like a wheel protector or car polish.. all will protect the surface..
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