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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:02 pm

Heres a pic with the new centre mount swivel linkage fitted and the coil remounted.. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:30 pm

afro

What spec. 1914 is that? Was thinking of going for the 94mm barrels as well.
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:43 pm

nice one rich
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:53 pm

Well i'm not total suer on the spec of the motor cos it was in the van when i got it, here's what i know..

AS41 case
94mm pistons
Heads have standard valves (better torque for a bus)
Ports have been ported not polished
Not sure whats in the case but it's got hydraulic tappets fitted
C.B Maxi full flow pump
Big external cooler, soon to have electric fan fitted
Deep sump
Stage one Kennedy clutch
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40mm webbers IDF's
Merged header with mondo floor dragger box

Thats all i know about it Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:01 pm

Unusual to have hydraulic tappets, an american build?

Not seen your bus round town yet. My missus kept seeing (and hearing) your crewcab go past where she works in Bridgwater lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:11 pm

1584cc wrote:
Unusual to have hydraulic tappets, an american build?

Not seen your bus round town yet. My missus kept seeing (and hearing) your crewcab go past where she works in Bridgwater lol!


LMAO lol!

Yeah the motor came from the states in the van everyone i spoke to about it said that they doubt it'll have them but now i've checked i'm sure that are cos there not solid Shocked

I had to weld the accelerator pedal back to the floor cos it had twisted the floor and snapped off lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:13 pm

did you sort your carb dude Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:21 pm

Yes mate thats sorted as well it was open far to far so it was closing itself back up the other way, if that makes sense Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:34 pm

Today i started repairing the front panel..

Both of the front side lips were sh1t cos the front has been removed and refitted. When it was refitted they put it on then spot welded the side lips and didn't grind it back and then folded the lip around and over the spot welds so it was left with great big lumps and both side....

It doesn't really show how bad it is in the pics but anyone that has seen the bus would of seen how bad it was..










So i cleaned both sides up removed all the paint and surface rust, bent the lips out so i could grind the welds down/off, then hammer and dollied them back in to the right position then welded up the little holes that needed it and sanded it all back smooth. Then primed up the repaired areas..











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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:07 pm

looking good.....what else you got to do on the body work??
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:26 pm

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looking good.....what else you got to do on the body work??

Well it's not to bad really a little list for you,



Lower front panel is rotton. REPLACE
Half height windscreen apperture rotton and hanging due to front panel being removed and refitted VERY badly. REPLACE
N/S 'B' pillar inner and outer rotton. REPLACE
O/S outer sill dented badly. REPAIR/REPLACE
Slight twist in one rear wheel arch. REPAIR
Complete N/S upper quarter panel due to windows being cut in to it. REPLACE
And a couple other little repairs

I think that is about it i think..

The rear quarter prob wont get done till the winter in the workshop. But all the others should be done before Volksworld..
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:32 pm

The repair panels for the front will be from Autocraft so should be good Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:38 pm

is the Autocraft stuff any good?? shame they dont do bug stuff......seems you splitty owners have a few good places to get panels from.....that list seems enourmous to me....but then again i dont have much of a clue when it comes to panels Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:50 pm

Well it's ment to be the pretty much the best stuff on the market but then i've never used them...

The list isn't that bad really it should take a couple of good weekends to do, not including the upper rear panel Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:52 pm

They do do bug panels well 2 "rear 'H' panels" http://www.autocraft2004.co.uk/index.htm
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:04 pm

Well as i got fu#ked about on the sale i'm gonna get the thing sorted and stop pi$$ing about..

Here we go.................

So there is a brand new CB performace 4"narrowed adjustable beam on it's way to me which means the front will go a little lower.
Roll her over on her side and paint the underside.
Also gonna raise the steering box at the same time for serious ground clearance.
Build a new wiring loom.
Swap the engines and gearboxes over again. Evil or Very Mad
Rebuild the carbs
Make a bug turbo trip exhaust fit.
Fit the larger bay window fuel tank.
Repair front panel top and bottom.
Repair the cab floor.
Xbox and dvd player for the kids (honest) Laughing
Paint it grey with sign writing Wink
Fit my new interior when i get it.


That'll do for now lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:37 pm

No way, what happened bud?

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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:18 pm

Rich, sorry to here the sale fell through.
On the plus side I have used Autocraft panels on my bus and they are proper high quality stuff that doesn't need alterations to make them fit unlike other panel suppliers.
Hope it all works out in the end Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:47 pm

Cleverchap wrote:
Rich, sorry to here the sale fell through.
On the plus side I have used Autocraft panels on my bus and they are proper high quality stuff that doesn't need alterations to make them fit unlike other panel suppliers.
Hope it all works out in the end Cool

Cheers dude it will work out just fine buddy Wink Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:04 pm

Thats cool rich....you'll have the van looking sweet in no time......looked great when you popped over it will look awesome when its done afro
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:10 pm

Cheers buddy..

The van doesn't do it for me BUT i'm gonna make it do it for me watch this space lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:26 pm

We've just had a chat a i reakon i've got 12 full days of work to do on it to get it finished affraid
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:47 pm

Good luck dude.
Get the cam-corder out, get Frizz to record you and sell it to discovery.
Panel Van Crisis!!
And then give me 10% of the fee for coming up with the concept!!

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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:04 pm

thecrewkid wrote:
Cheers buddy..

The van doesn't do it for me BUT i'm gonna make it do it for me watch this space lol!

But it definately does it for me, so keep me in mind next time you have a mad five minutes and want to sell it (after you have done all the cool stuff to it of course!)

That is of course if I have any money, you know how it is Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My 65 split bus   Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:18 pm

Cheers Harv..

CARL i'm gonna need a hand one evening through the week to get this thing rolled over on to it's side if your available dude. lol!
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