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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Thank you blink.

Itís not a fast build but Iím trying to get forward bit by bit every week.
Today after work I had some time over so I did these reinforcement things.
Donít know the correct name for them.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Doesnít have to be fast just has to have photos lol
But really all the little bits all add up you will get there

They look really nice, are they for the parts near the pedals?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

blink wrote:
Doesnít have to be fast just has to have photos lol
But really all the little bits all add up you will get there

They look really nice, are they for the parts near the pedals?


Yes exactly. KlassicFab call them supporting plate. So I guess thatís the name. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:37 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Starten to freshíen up the mid plate between the frame.
This is from a newer center steering.
Iím planing on having the center steering so this should be a 55+ model, right?
How have you guys done it on your Bds driving steering in center?
Do you just cut the Bd plate so the steering clears, or should this be a good way to go?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:26 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

I have been welding some, learning more and more.

Iím not that good of a story teller.

But I thought maybe I should update this thread.


The frame/chassi came together.

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Have seen that a few ppl have broke there nose-cone.

I shopped it Like you where going to.
But I also took a extra bit out in front. Got much more clearance now.
Will see.

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Made a centre steering beam.

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Trying if I can rescue some of metal.

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Went ok. But yeah.....

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Fixed a -69 beetle gearbox.

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Flipped spindles.

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Got a bit carried away with how the metal press was on different bits.
From 50-55 especially this piece.

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Really donít have much to do with the build.
But..

I have at this point decided that I want as much metal from the Wolfsburg factory as possible. Not the best idea maybe.
But Iím learning and trying.
I have a pretty bad bus so if I make it Iíll make it.

Here are the dog legs I paired to make one.

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Just realized I did not have a picture of when it was done.

The. Some friends wanted to come and have a look.
Now here is a pretty big jump in work.
Donít know why I didnít take more pictures.

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The bus looks more ready then what it is there.

The og firewall was in really bad condition. Maybe worse then the air intake.
So I made a new one.

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Did not have the cabin metal piece. Between the B-posts.
So in d end I ended up doing one.

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Got a bit ballzy ended up trying to make more metal parts.

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Some good parts.

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Trying out what colors I like. Flat gold or gold and black.

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Me and the daughter doing some Easter fun.
Eh she was painting and I really was in the mood to fold some paper.
This was a really fun piece to try out.

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And this is the last picture. Taken 2days ago.
The strange, to some, weel arc in the front is a raise arc. I got 15mm extra room for the tire that way. And thatís dubbel as much as I had before. Laughing

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Now the supports for the front sofa will go in.
Iím going to smoth out some parts and check for errors. Then paint it again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Awesome work dude. Looks amazing!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

great work ! very cool ! please post more of your efforts soon!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Damn that looks dope! Keep with the updating.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Good work Artur!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
Hi Scotty, hope Iíll se you next year.

Where working on the transmission mounting at nose-cone and realized that you have to shorten the right sides bolt head.
It sort of work with a normal bolt-head but then you donít get any clearance.
Itís a good thing too check for if your bolting in a beetle gearbox.
Maybe obvious, and well known. But yeah.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Soooo checked for errors....

And painted it again.

Have been looking for a front sofa.
But havenít found one.
So I made one.
Built a frame, then took some springs from a T3 DC sofa.
Will have this until I find a og one.
The seat is done as well. But did not have a good picture of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

nice work. Would it not have been easier to make a frame and put foam on it instead? give you some height back?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:37 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

There will be foam and that brown hairy stuff Mandrake.
Just a really boring photo with that on top. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

The (hopefully) temporary seat.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Had a friend over. We where trying some door options.
The OG doors I have is in very bad condition.
So to fix the MoT I will use these doors for that.
Talking about rim color options. Real fun talk.
Thanks for the help pushing the bus out Gb.
And thanks Mange for the help pushing it back in.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Ahh so you decided to have safaris then!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Killing it dude Cool Cool Iím really glad this bus ended up with you and not some foolish kid from England Razz Laughing

My thought ...... I prefer the solid gold wheels Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Yeah went for the safari windows.
Really glad I did. I really like the look of them.
Letís see how I feel about them after the first ride in bad weather. Very Happy


Thanks Ben, appreciate it!
Haha if it had gone too ďsome kidĒ in England the bus would
have had a more killer look.
And I way better project tread. Rolling Eyes
Congrats on the Radiohallen build. MAD!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

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Passed the MOT. I can now drive it. Almost.
Just waiting on the plates.
Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: -52 Ravin Reply with quote

Awesome job, hope the plates arrive soon you must be itching to get out on the road.
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