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  Topic: Front door panel details
sgellis

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PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:02 am   Subject: Re: Front door panel details
So cloth maybe factory. Hole not so much.

When I get back I will have a look at the hole and see if there is any evidence that it was hand cut. I could see someone cutting the panel if they couldn' ...
  Topic: Front door panel details
sgellis

Replies: 5
Views: 250

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: Front door panel details
Is the hole larger than the black bakelite escutcheon?

Little bigger than the escutcheon. I thought it was a lot of work for... well not sure what. Well done though. Haha

Thanks
  Topic: Front door panel details
sgellis

Replies: 5
Views: 250

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:12 am   Subject: Front door panel details
I noticed an odd detail on my March 54 standard. The front door panel that appears original has about a 2" hole for the door handle. Also a square of cloth behind to cover steel. Hole looks facto ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:44 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
that is an impressive "protective" layer Smile

And that is after 50 years in the woods. Haha. Going to be fun cleaning that crap off.
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:39 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Received a bunch of recovery photos and videos. Hasn't changed much from then.

Going to see the property and previous owner next week as there is lots of stuff around so maybe a seat or two Smile That ...
  Topic: Design of the roof/rain gutter area
sgellis

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PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:49 am   Subject: Re: Design of the roof/rain gutter area
Anyone spot welded the roof on? Looks like it will need a custom electrode below gutter to get in close enough.

Also was there seam sealer in the gutter like later splits? If so what did it look li ...
  Topic: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
sgellis

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:06 pm   Subject: Re: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
Actually using the solar panels in the sun. Smile

Haven't got the program finished. Plan to add panel voltage as I'm running a MPPT charger.

Keeping the battery up with fridge set to 1°c so all goo ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Looking through my parts pile. Think I will use the vertical ribs and lower wall from the 61 panel wall I have. It also has enough roof to replace the rusty left side.

I will use the window panel f ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
sgellis

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
whats the story on the 54? is that a CDN bus or??
It has been in Nova Scotia for 50 years at least. Birth certificate is on order...

I started a thread over in the barndoor section.
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:30 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Did an antique car parade tonight with our 64 and then stoped by to show the wife our new bus. Step son dropped by in his bug so it was a photo opp. Smile

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/21982 ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
sgellis

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Photo opp with my new 54 and step son's bug.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2198217.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2198218.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/219821 ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:01 am   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Cleaned out the last bit under the front seat. I am now the proud owner of 5 very rusted seat clamps. Smile

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2198031.jpg
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:54 am   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis, I love your craftsmanship and your enthusiasm.
Your step by step procedure of photos and dictation as seen in your previous project takes time out of the build and very appreciated. I feel ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:07 am   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration

That's crazy how well the brake lines look.

Am very happy to see all those details still there. I will take lots of photos, measurements and make sketches of everything as they are removed. And I ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Had a good look underneath. Looks untouched so maybe low millage...

Overall very happy. Lots of good and the sections that need replacing are relatively easy. I will likely change the center frames ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:25 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Movable.

Stuck the 56 spindles on with a sketchy riser for the tie rods. Bolted my dolly wheels to the back. Made them for the 64 while i rebuilt the trans and engine.

Found some seat clamp whi ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:11 pm   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Super happy it is in great hands sgellis. Do you have any history on it?

Thanks.

It had an engine fire many years ago and was parked behind a barn I think. Previous owner recovered it from ther ...
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
Are you in the Shelburne area?

Cool. I'm down in the Yarmouth area.
  Topic: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
sgellis

Replies: 37
Views: 2520

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:57 am   Subject: Re: Nova Scotian 54 standard restoration
... If you have not done so yet order the birth certificate from VW so you can see what this bus started life as. This is a huge project, but I am excited to see you tackle it. I did folllow along w ...
  Topic: VW Birth Certificates
sgellis

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Views: 736373

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:35 am   Subject: Re: VW Birth Certificates
Ordered today.

Tried over a few days from home and work with edge and chrome and got the "payment process could not be started" when trying with card.

Tried PayPal and went through. ...
 
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