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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
have you ever checked out Johnathan Ward's Icon Derelict youtube channel?
you might like it.

i like his "derelict" series of 1950s american cars. He also did a bus, but it was just okay...

love your bus, cool pics, too


Cheers I'll take a look

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Top work Jeff. Look forward to seeing it at Hessisch.

Thanks Seb. Me to, fingers crossed!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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And a couple of links to Toms Facebook and Instagram feeds if your interested in cheking out what he does
https://www.facebook.com/Clarkesautomotive/
https://www.instagram.com/clarkesautomotive/



I recognise that engine lid on the wall! Sold it to a nice fella named tom at a motorway service station a while back Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

The Bus then went back to Toms after I'd figured out the seating and interior for the finishing touches of mechanical work and modifications like flipping the spindals, fitting rear shock mounts and shocks and mainly sorting out the steering wheel!!
When I got the bus it came with a early type splined steering wheel which I then found out are less sort after than the later keyed type that I needed so selling/swapping just did'nt come about. And I'm aware that you can just buy a new one but wheres the fun in that!
Luckily Tom is good buddies with the lads at the local machine shop so between them they cooked up a plan to join a early style bug shaft to the keyed one of mine and machine the rest to fit........The outcome is perfect Very Happy


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Spot on!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

So after a slight stance adjustment and change of front wheels Tom's work is now done!
Here it is the other day when I picked it up.

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Its turned out just as I wanted Very Happy Just need to do the finishing touches and put a few miles on the old girl and its ready for the first big journey.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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I like it a lot, even it isn´t that low! Well done..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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I like it a lot, even it isn´t that low! Well done..


Thanks! its as low as I could get it without any cutting/modifications.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Done.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

I pretty much lost my mind with the before and after photos. Amazing job.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

^^^Ditto!! Very impressive!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful! Drive the shit out of that bus now!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Last post from me for this thread I think!
So its been an absolute blast building this bus and I've achieved my goal of driving it to Germany, firstly to the Wolfsberg factory and then to Hessisch to the international classic VW show.
A big thanks to everyone thats helped in me in any way with this project as I probably would not be driving it yet without your input. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy




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During my trip to Hesisch I met a nice guy called Sam who visited the AGA bus before it was chopped up and bought to the UK. He sent me these pictures which are pretty cool Cool

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