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  Topic: 1958 "Arrow Electric" Single Cab
Burlyhammer

Replies: 35
Views: 1836

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: 1958 "Arrow Electric" Single Cab
I am really looking forward to seeing this truck go back together!
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:25 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Last one today:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068736.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068735.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068734.jpg
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
I got a little side tracked:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068687.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068685.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068684.jpg
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Tidy work as always
Thanks baz76
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:44 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
We made some more progress! The owner brought up a bunch of metal that he prepped:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2068507.jpg
Itís fun to have a big pile of metal to play with, but nothing ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:37 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Cool, good job. I enjoy seeing your updates.
I probably could have summed this up with one photo but I do like taking pictures. Very Happy
Thanks boulderz!
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:15 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
We made some more progress:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2067435.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2067434.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2067433.jpg
https://www. ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:12 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
You are killing it with these preservations!! Another great build coming up! Will keep an eye out for this one as well Cool
Haha. Just trying to keep myself out of trouble. Wink
Your 63 Kombi ca ...
  Topic: Will a 63 lower inner nose strip fit a 67
Burlyhammer

Replies: 10
Views: 340

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 am   Subject: Re: Will a 63 lower inner nose strip fit a 67
I believe that inner lower nose strip is a part of the floor. I also think that your floor is supposed to sit on top of those bumps.
  Topic: 1963 15 Window resurrection
Burlyhammer

Replies: 1669
Views: 138670

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:21 am   Subject: Re: 1963 15 Window resurrection
Such a great thread to follow- thanks for the updates. What tools are you using to make the door bottoms? I'm always keen to learn! Cheers. Dave
Here is what I used for hand tools:

https://www.the ...
  Topic: 1963 15 Window resurrection
Burlyhammer

Replies: 1669
Views: 138670

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:11 am   Subject: Re: 1963 15 Window resurrection


Sort of the same restrictions here but definition is so vague that it is not enforced. And running regular plates would cost me a lot more.

Same in Mass. I make a LOT of test drives, something ...
  Topic: 1963 15 Window resurrection
Burlyhammer

Replies: 1669
Views: 138670

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:18 am   Subject: Re: 1963 15 Window resurrection
We plan to get rid of the antique tags

What is the disadvantage of antique tags in Maine? Here it is super cheep to license and no inspection.
The main disadvantage is limited driving. My son goes ...
  Topic: 1963 15 Window resurrection
Burlyhammer

Replies: 1669
Views: 138670

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:37 am   Subject: Re: 1963 15 Window resurrection
There are still a mountain of things that need to be done to this bus to "finish" it. We plan to get rid of the antique tags, so we will need a state inspection. One of the issues was the ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:04 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
wish I had still had the parts I bought off it when it was in the junkyard to give back.
No worries. That's what happens. There is plenty left to build on. I parked it in the healing pile for a fe ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
More engine bay prepping yesterday:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2061643.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2061644.jpg
We are likely going to cut the frame ends back, and repla ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:20 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
I also cut back the walkthru bases where they connect to the top hat to prep for repair. I also cut back the bottom edge of the floor and replaced it. I welded the easy part. Iíll weld the underside o ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:47 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
I decided to move to the back end for now. The rotisserie I am using bolts partially to where the rear apron bolts to, and this bus needs them repaired. I started by cleaning and degreasing. I stai ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:14 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
I made a little more progress today. I found a few holes in the frame by the right side forward outrigger, so I cleaned them up and welded them shut. I also cut back the walkthru bases where they conn ...
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Burlyhammer

Replies: 38
Views: 2574

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:34 am   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
4th of July frame repair:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2059917.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2059916.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2059915.jpg
Happy Independ ...
  Topic: First aircooled 65 single cab
Burlyhammer

Replies: 407
Views: 32681

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: First aircooled 65 single cab
Very nice! Cool
 
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