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PostSubject: BoSAir Baywindow   Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:18 pm

This'll be our first project as a "workshop", fingers crossed it'll be a quick one and we've got a few late nights and weekends ahead of us as well as the work we've already got queueing up... it'll be good practice for the lads for when i've got the cash to do mine.
As few pics to start off with...







Mid '70's 1600 twinport LHD baywindow bus, military issue with only 74000 kms on the clock, believed to be original.
Imported into the uk in '86 hence thd D plate and then run until 2002 when it was left at a workshop in Kewstoke for some work and never collected by the owner.
It was parked inside for 6 years and then rolled outside a year ago and left outside without any of the windows in....
Its definately a military issue as its still got the cab mounted Rifle holders (both sides), clips around the windows and lights for holding mesh glass protectors and antenna on the roof.

Overall its in pretty good condition. It needs doglegs, sills and a rear lower 1/4 on the nearside, couple of little plates here and there but where you'd expect rot there isn't any..... nice! Very Happy

Plans are for a really nice 2 berth conversion, full width R&R and some nice touches....

Watch this space Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: BoSAir Baywindow   Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:05 am

few more pics before Vaga starts attacking it in the next week or so.
We emptied it out - anyone know anyone who wants glass for a TR7?! Also got a couple of good mini tyres!!..

Considering its been outside for a year with no glass in, its held up really well... although it stank like nothing ever smelt before!!















One especially for Gunge... Queue nipple and small knob gags Very Happy



Interior given a good scrub and comes up well..
The front seats from my bay will be going in here, Gav and i need to have a little drunken chat again about some Horrible knackered old Porsche seats he's got tucked away somewhere Very Happy


griff wrote:


do you know what kind of rifles, fit in the holders Question

would the rifles be visble from the road by pedestrians Question

as this lot would be quiet handy if i get the contract changing council house bathrooms, to keep my van and tools safe sunny



Once the 1/4 lights are back in i doubt you'd spot them easily Wink
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PostSubject: Re: BoSAir Baywindow   Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:54 pm

She lives.... Shes alive...
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PostSubject: Re: BoSAir Baywindow   Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:21 pm

it was awesome driving her around the car park tonight... A drop of fuel and a charged battery and she fired straight up after 6 or so years!
Ticked over really well, gearbox is good and drove really nicely...all lights etc working, just needs a horn. If Des hadn't been lurking up the lane we'd have whipped her up the road Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: BoSAir Baywindow   Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:03 pm

yeah he didnt look to pleesed either but was great wen the old girl fired up lol!
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PostSubject: Re: BoSAir Baywindow   Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:32 am

repair panels arriving today
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PostSubject: Re: BoSAir Baywindow   Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:19 pm

Its shameful that its taken us 6 weeks to get started on this one, but a few jobs came up and she's sat in the corner for a while..

This got in the way...
http://s292.photobucket.com/albums/mm15/wurzelspice/Massives%20Split/

and this


and this foreigner...



and all turned out lovely Very Happy

Anyway, back to the job in hand Very Happy

Work started yesterday into full swing.
We ordered as few repair panels as we could electing to keep as much original metal in the old girl as possible, aside from new sills and NSR lower corner section the odd little bits that need doing will and have been fabricated by hand.
Underneath is rock solid, the belly pans that came off looked like new... god bless military servicing regimes! There's been a couple of previous obvious repairs (behind passenger seat)these'll be tidied up!
Here's a few of the OS, this has only taken 2 days including prep and tommorow while Luke & I prep the bodywork, Vince and Sam are starting on the other which needs even less!





Paint colour has already been specially mixed so this'll be either the last paint job from this workshop - or the first from the new one as the move is imminent.

More tomorrow.
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