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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prob because matt wants to do it himself and he can get all the chassis bits here in the UK without the wait for gerson bits, fair play matt keep up the good work and updates
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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chassis started


Why not just start out with one of these?
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Idea


cos i can build one so why not, cos i want to keep some og metal even if its minimal and cost. But ultimately cos i chose this path as its the way i wanted to do it. Buying a chassis does not demonstrate my skills just my bank balance. I run a restoration shop here in the uk so the bus is a demonstration of skill as much as realising a personal dream of owning a barndoor. We each choose our paths in life i am not saying buying a chassis is wrong its just not the way i chose
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works for me, and question was not meant to be insulting.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's happening with your project?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Hi everyone!

I'm new to the forum and thought I'd hijack this thread if nobody minds as I now have my hands on this little gem.
I run a small fab/bodyshop in the UK and will be building it in my spare time so updates may be slow so if I carry on with the thread it should give me a bit more go!!

Cheers
Jeff.

Here is a photo from when i picked it up a few weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

I look forward to seeing this progress Jeff 😀😀

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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this one looks familiar, previous owner lost interest?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

jcwelding wrote:
Hi everyone!

I'm new to the forum and thought I'd hijack this thread if nobody minds as I now have my hands on this little gem.
I run a small fab/bodyshop in the UK and will be building it in my spare time so updates may be slow so if I carry on with the thread it should give me a bit more go!!

Cheers
Jeff.

Here is a photo from when i picked it up a few weeks ago.

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Welcome! Loved following your work on the Quality Sound deluxe and looking forward to seeing what you do here!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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this one looks familiar, previous owner lost interest?


Two UK owners since we dragged this old girl back from Sweden with the Tocksfors in 2013! Jeff is the third to have a crack and i imagine it's in good hands. Then again ........... I hope you know your way round a barndoor dude. They're not like later buses you know. You got any previous experience with these old buses? Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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this one looks familiar, previous owner lost interest?


Two UK owners since we dragged this old girl back from Sweden with the Tocksfors in 2013! Jeff is the third to have a crack and i imagine it's in good hands. Then again ........... I hope you know your way round a barndoor dude. They're not like later buses you know. You got any previous experience with these old buses? Cool


3rd time lucky..I hope!
And no not much experience, tek screws and rivets are ok right? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Spare time, Jeff? Spare time??? Question

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Well done mate. You deserve a barndoor.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

It's in the best hands now!

Looking forward to seeing the progress on this Jeff
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:18 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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Spare time, Jeff? Spare time??? Question

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Well done mate. You deserve a barndoor.


That spare time when normal people sit down with there family and relax Very Happy
Cheers! its about time I treated myself to one of these buckets!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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It's in the best hands now!

Looking forward to seeing the progress on this Jeff


Yeah it should be interesting, I'm aiming for HO17 but we shall see!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:52 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

So the first job will be building the chassis, the rear torsion section had already been started but i decided to rip it apart as the tubes were as crusty as a whores draws!

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I couldn't get hold of any tube the correct size so I had to give the roller a thrashing and make my own.


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Then carefully mark,cut and weld.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Finished yet??
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:39 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

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Finished yet??
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Little way off yet!! Are we having a race? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

It's on 👍🏻
Hopefully not a race to Hessisch tho cause a stock 53 is stupidly slow 😂
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

This should be a fun race! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 arga kombi Reply with quote

Fantastic work making these tubes but that is the right way to go as this is the time to sort these things! Look forward to the updates!
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