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Big Blue Betty
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PostSubject: Hugo the 67 Split   Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:35 pm

Well I thought it was only fair to start of a Resto thread for Hugo.

A bit of history:
He was bought 16 years ago by the previous owner (Gary) and I think he spent the whole 16 years in storage!! Gary and a few friends decided to strip he right back and start from scratch from what I can tell, Generally they have done a bloody good job and he is 100% solid although a couple bits of welding could of been better!!
Gary first offered Hugo and an oval to us about 6 months ago and after months of us being messed around we finally got to view him.
With Loads of help from Frizz and Rich we managed to trundle up to Eastern Gordano and bring him back on the back of a trailor. Heres some pics of him travelling to his new home.











He came with literally everything needed to put him back together again (minus and engine and new box). And fingers crossed will look amazing once Rich has worked his magic on him!! I am already looking forward to taking him to a couple of shows before he finds a new home!

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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:52 pm

Keep the pics coming guys, I;ll be glued to this thread. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:28 am

Tan, my box & reduction boxes will be up for grabs once I straight axle Babylon if that's any help?
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:27 am

Babylon Split Rick wrote:
Tan, my box & reduction boxes will be up for grabs once I straight axle Babylon if that's any help?

Thanks Rick, I'll keep it in mind. Let me know when its available.

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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:47 pm

nice one, splits are the bizzo! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:06 am

im sure he will look fab once finished tan Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:29 pm

Fingers crossed work will start on Hugo over the next few weeks. We have decided on Titian red and beige. But for the time being I have bought him some curtains!!.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=150219036804&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=005

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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:38 pm

But will you have enough curtains for ALL that curtain track you got with the bus Tan? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:39 pm

Gearbox, axles & hubs should be sitting behind your bus by the weekend too Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:10 pm

Thanks Rick your a star, we'll have a chat Friday at the meet.
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:24 pm

Big Blue Betty wrote:
Fingers crossed work will start on Hugo over the next few weeks.

You never know.... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:25 pm

we need pics. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:33 pm

of what, at the mo its a bear carcase (how ever its spelt) lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:36 pm

vwbeetlebum wrote:
we need pics. lol!

Don't worry buddy there will be Wink
I should of took some a last month when i started sorting and fitting the bolt on panels..
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:49 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
of what, at the mo its a bear carcase (how ever its spelt) lol!


lol! lol! lol! lol!

Aint that the truth.... At least it wont break lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:52 pm

True and its the first splitt kitchen ive ever seen but only has one cup Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:00 am

I think he serves his purpose of a kitchen very well!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:03 pm

Well i thought i'd nip down the unit at 7:30 and get a start on this old boy for a few hours...

N/S sill welded..



Both cargo doors welded..





And all ground and sanded back and a skim of filler slapped on....

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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:23 pm

Getting your 'split fix' Rich?! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:45 pm

Welded both rear corners ground, sanded back and then filled.. Few other repair areas stripped ready for some beating...










Bare metaled the rusty rusty N/S front door and the both cargo doors.. And started some repairs...






Then pushed him outside to turn him round so i could start the otherside...





Long sill welded ground and sanded back and then filled...



Bare metaled the O/S front door and started to do some with it...



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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:58 pm

Wowzers you have been a busy boy!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:02 pm

crikey..... he's a hansom fella aint he... looking good guys. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Tue May 13, 2008 2:27 pm

Finally a update not masses done but getting there loads of filla gone on and come of lol! gearbox is now out also Wink



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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Tue May 13, 2008 8:04 pm

looks like you have been a wee bit busy today carl Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hugo the 67 Split   Wed May 14, 2008 8:40 am

Whilst you got the box out mate, knock it down a splice on the rear, so it'll ride about the same height as mine was before I starting attacking her Twisted Evil

I'll probably pop down later this morning if you're going to be there Smile
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