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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: '52 24A build thread. Reply with quote

After a year's Hiatus, I'm starting in on another bus project. A 1952 type 24A. Standard Microbus, loading doors on the right, sunroof. I've got a thing for sunroof buses, and this is about as old as they come. There are only two others of this model that are earlier than this one known, according to Barndoor.dk

I'm shooting to have her ready for the major event at the 2012 Soto meet, in California. This one will be even more work than the last, the '54 25A.

As you can probably tell from the photo's she a South American beauty. I bought her from Gerson, after a visit to his facility in Bogota, columbia in 2010. It's had lots of years of hard miles put on her, and lots of "updating" and hundreds of repairs to the body and chassis.

As I first saw her in march of 2010. She was tucked in the corner of his shop, with stuff piled on the roof, but I got a pretty good idea of the overall condition.
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Pulling her out and cleaning her up for shipping.
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Arrival in Calgary
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Some shots of the repaired sections
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I'm planning on more of a custom restoration this time, in a color scheme like it was done in Colombia. Kind of a tribute to south American buses,.
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The speedo won't need any cosmetic work, as it is already the right color scheme for the bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always look forward to watching your builds. Hope to see it out here next summer
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I will be following this one as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about funky green buses. You got one with extra funk. Could have been worse considering where it came from though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Looking forward to this for sure
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2012 SOTO Meet???
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: '52 24A build thread. Reply with quote

Concept1 wrote:

I'm planning on more of a custom restoration this time, in a color scheme like it was done in Colombia. Kind of a tribute to south American buses,.
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: '52 24A build thread. Reply with quote

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Concept1 wrote:

I'm planning on more of a custom restoration this time, in a color scheme like it was done in Colombia. Kind of a tribute to south American buses,.
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Greg, First there were Cal Style bugs in California, then German Style bugs in Germany and now Brit style buses......in Canada Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: '52 24A build thread. Reply with quote

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Concept1 wrote:

I'm planning on more of a custom restoration this time, in a color scheme like it was done in Colombia. Kind of a tribute to south American buses,.
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Greg, First there were Cal Style bugs in California, then German Style bugs in Germany and now Brit style buses......in Canada Laughing


hhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! lolol. NICE one.

Ken, cant wait to see the finished product. Im sure it will come out amazing. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to progress.

Leave the top scoops intact, I'm seeing an phat air intake for a big motor.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to watching the build on this one Kenny!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking forward to this watching the build on this one Kenny!


What he^^ said!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i'd start with the green crate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: '52 24A build thread. Reply with quote

Concept1 wrote:
I'm shooting to have her ready for the major event at the 2012 Soto meet, in California.


YO JF, Ken's talking about OCTO. It's easy to mistake SOTO and OCTO. Kinda like when that time you came over and Gibbs got Krunk'd out on Jarrito's & Mi Chelada's and kept calling you Chuck and referring to Linda as The Beard. Another example, people ALWAYS spell the ClassicS incorrectly. Very common mistakes.

Cool Beans on the ride Ken. It would be nice to see it at next years gathering eh. Hope Trevor has his ride rolling too?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool bus..
Good luck with fixing it up Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I am going to the SOTO meet. I've never heard of this Octo deal. Rolling Eyes

Did some cutting this week.

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I don't understand what is going on with this frame. The whole center section has been replaced. And riveted on. The strange thing, it that it is really well done. The front section in front and above the beam has been plated over with very heavy gauge metal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i'd start with the green crate.


I've got a grey basket... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, looking forward to the resto Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't wan't to pay for that "grey" box Twisted Evil Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to following this one. Scary amount of work ahead of you, Ken!
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