View original topic: OG Belly pan fitment
busben Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:31 pm

I'm hoping someone can help me by posting a photo of an original BD deluxe / sunroof bus where the belly pan fits round the front outrigger. I think it's stitch welded along the front edge but I'm not sure and I want to get it looking right. There must be pictures on here somewhere but I've looked and can't find any, (it's been a long day at work and the bottle of red's running low so it may just be me!).

Thanks a lot to anyone who can shed some light on this!! The final bit of welding on my bus is in sight :-)


BeaterBarndoor Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:16 pm

I don't have any great photos but there are a few of both the front and rear of my old 53 in my gallery. I would post just photos but I don't know how to from my website :o
The rear lip is folded down and has a series of beads about about a half inch each every few inches. At each bead the lip is tapped over towards the pan itself in order to get a better weld .
The front lip bends upwards and is basically the same, every few inches there is about a half inch bead. I think it may be about 4-5 beads along each outrigger. Hopefully this is what you were looking for and helpful
Great work by the way on the deluxe. Quite a task!

RockStock Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:19 am

^From MRs 54:

RockStock Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:23 am

This is how my 55 dlx is. Mine appear to be single tack welds.

busben Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:01 am

Perfect. Thanks a lot both of you :D

RockStock Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:23 am

Centre belly pan, trailing lip. Tack welds.

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