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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome bus, great carpentry and damn those bass guitars look great.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Very Happy

Rick, you aint kidding that things hard to photograph! And not only from a color perspective, but also from a SIZE perspective. This sucker's HUGE!!! Is it going to be ready by NDBS? You've got until April. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks Very Happy

Rick, you aint kidding that things hard to photograph! And not only from a color perspective, but also from a SIZE perspective. This sucker's HUGE!!! Is it going to be ready by NDBS? You've got until April. Very Happy


Really nice! Great work inside and out.
Jeff, I wish you were closer, I would have you do mine. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jeff Power wrote:
Thanks Very Happy

Rick, you aint kidding that things hard to photograph! And not only from a color perspective, but also from a SIZE perspective. This sucker's HUGE!!! Is it going to be ready by NDBS? You've got until April. Very Happy


Really nice! Great work inside and out.
Jeff, I wish you were closer, I would have you do mine. Wink


The 69 Riviera? I wish I was closer too, I'd love to work on that bus. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rick, you aint kidding that things hard to photograph! And not only from a color perspective, but also from a SIZE perspective. This sucker's HUGE!!! Is it going to be ready by NDBS? You've got until April. Very Happy




All systems are go, I'm changing my plan of attack. Get the transmission and motor in, I think it's a plan to strive to get to that show Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:16 am    Post subject: 71 RHD update Reply with quote

Here's an update on the bus - I've been working every weekend + my vacation on this project.

The first photo is in the wrecking yard the day before it was slated to be crushed:
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Here it is 90% done:
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Here's the engine right out of the bus:
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And the engine now. I did all the rebuild, powder coating and the Gator Guard in the engine bay.
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More detail of the engine bay
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New CV velocity joints & transmission gone through
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: 71 RHD update continued Reply with quote

Here's some more...

I designed & had a friend fabricate the front spare tire mount.
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Here's the tire mount on the bus, notice it does not touch the body. I powder coated the bumper and the tire mount.
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Rear bumper & trailer hitch powder coated to match the bus. The gray film is coming off the back window, you can't see my dog's butt when were going down the road Laughing
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Here's some of the interior, it's brown tweed & brown vinyl. Works well with the wood Jeff put in and all the yellow exterior.
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I'm paying a lot of attention to detail on the wheel wells
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this bus is fantastic. Compliments to the owner AND the woodworker. B-E-A-YOOTYFUL!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Have you been able to take it out for any camping yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 RHD update continued Reply with quote

porschebug wrote:
Here's some more...

I designed & had a friend fabricate the front spare tire mount.
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Here's the tire mount on the bus, notice it does not touch the body. I powder coated the bumper and the tire mount.
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That's great! I wonder if it could be adjusted to work with a late Bay front bumper and the deformation panel behind Think

Beautiful bus! Love that it has the full-height sliding door with the extension piece! Must be a nice amount of head room in there!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very nice! Have you been able to take it out for any camping yet?


Nope, no camping yet. I've been getting it ready for Bug Jam & Bulli Brigade, that will be the maiden voyage. Quite frankly, in south FL, it's been pretty hot for camping lately Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 RHD update continued Reply with quote

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That's great! I wonder if it could be adjusted to work with a late Bay front bumper and the deformation panel behind Think

Beautiful bus! Love that it has the full-height sliding door with the extension piece! Must be a nice amount of head room in there!


Absolutely - if you want to spend an afternoon, take a big piece of cardboard and make a template, you'd have no problem. If you'll notice the bumper horns, where they're prone to rust, we took off the rubber pads, welded the holes and had them Rhinolined. Makes a world of difference.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 RHD update continued Reply with quote

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Absolutely - if you want to spend an afternoon, take a big piece of cardboard and make a template, you'd have no problem.


Using a profile gauge that is deep enough, I suppose
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing work Jeff! Shocked

Looks like we gotta talk. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what year is that thing? the lights in the front, and the bumper combo confuzzle me...Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a fello highroof owner,, I've loved what you've done to yours.

Very nice, great save. Wink
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Amazing work Jeff! Shocked

Looks like we gotta talk. Cool


Yeah, you won't regret talking to Jeff Smile
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what year is that thing? the lights in the front, and the bumper combo confuzzle me...Sad


Hi, this is Rick's wife...don't worry, the whole van confuzzles me Shocked
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The headlights are definitely European, the parking lights are contained inside them...another oddball thing the driver's side came with no vent window, I had to convert it over. It's a 1971. I'm gonna post later the birth certificate from Wolfsburg.
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As a fello highroof owner,, I've loved what you've done to yours.

Very nice, great save. Wink


thanks! P.S. I think I saw a pic of your bus covered in snow, is that you?
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As a fello highroof owner,, I've loved what you've done to yours.

Very nice, great save. Wink


thanks! P.S. I think I saw a pic of your bus covered in snow, is that you?


This one. Wink Yes sir.


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