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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: 59 panel van conversion to 15 window deluxe Reply with quote

First stage of conversion.Clean painted area.Mark out cut lines.Cut donor side windows from cargo doors.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pics include cargo door top window frame donors to graft in to the bus.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a 59 panel with holes already cut in the side, trade you?

Oh wait, too late.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's obviously committed. I'll just stand back and watch. Hope his work is up to his avitar screen name.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are the door window sections flat like the side panel?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: 59 panel van conversion to 15 window deluxe Reply with quote

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the 2 donor cargo window frames TIG welded together and metal finished.Then grafted into the ares cut out in the bus body.Klico'd in ,then tacked.
Followed by welding an inch at a time ,and cooling immeadiatley .Then metal finish as shown in the centre section of the 2 window frames.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are the door window sections flat like the side panel?
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cargo window frames share the same profile as the body.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool post can't wait to see mre progress
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when your finished I have an early 57 panel you can do. Very Happy

would it not be easier to use complete donor window sections from a kombi/standard bus for each side in 1 complete panel?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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another angle
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it will be a double door 15w?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: 59 panel van conversion to 15 window deluxe Reply with quote

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inside the bus.weld penetration
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: 59 panel van conversion to 15 window deluxe Reply with quote

So it will be a double door 15w? [/quote]



certainly will be
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: 59 panel van conversion to 15 window deluxe Reply with quote

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the bus at OCTO fest 09 .Work in progress!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my65vert wrote:
when your finished I have an early 57 panel you can do. Very Happy


Please dont waste a good early panel. If you want a 15, buy one. Perpetrating should be against the law.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lohe wrote:
I've got a 59 panel with holes already cut in the side, trade you?

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The pieces he is cutting out are the pieces I need to de-camper my panel.

Are they available?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Door window inner skins are not right above the window line. The original skins are flat.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joe cool wrote:
Lohe wrote:
I've got a 59 panel with holes already cut in the side, trade you?

Oh wait, too late.


The pieces he is cutting out are the pieces I need to de-camper my panel.

Are they available?


agreed, people doing this only make my panel more valuable

man,i just soudned like a purist Sick
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mightymouse wrote:
my65vert wrote:
when your finished I have an early 57 panel you can do. Very Happy


Please dont waste a good early panel. If you want a 15, buy one. Perpetrating should be against the law.


I dont want a 15 window i just sold the one I had, I would just make it an 11 window kombi or maybe just cut camper windows into it? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice metal work, really. Hope you saved the panels for someone Very Happy
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