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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:19 pm    Post subject: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Bought this from Matt for some months ago. Haven't almost been doing anything on it until today when I started a little smooth!

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Got it delivered by Dai from uk so that was perfect! Thanks mate.

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I got it drivable for a meeting here in Sweden last month. Borrowed an engine and drove around on the field. So funny! Smile

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Layed my hands on it with the welder for the first time today


New master cylinder with cool ATE cup
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New reinforcement pillar from AutoCraft. Wrong, as always... had to cut and reweld it. Made it easy for me but it'll do.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Jesper, good to see it moving under its own steam. Remember seeing the first time before the cab was on and thinking Matt was mental. Still think Matt's mental now though hahaha! Don't forget about the 55 though dude I want to see it at Hessich!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one getting it moving! I remember sitting on the seat base with no cab around me in Dai's barn a few years back wondering if it would ever get done...

Barndoor side supports are thicker as they get near the bottom from memory. That's probably a later bus support hence why it doesn't touch the sill and you had to change it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

small progress today

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Gareth, I'll do what I can to drive the 55 to Hessish! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Time to make a small update maybe.. Haven't been doing too much on it but small steps! Smile


Bought an engine, 30hp
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Also bought an okrasa kit Wink
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Felt like christmas Laughing This was like 2-3 months ago
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so now I had to assemble it!
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Done!
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Took me around a day to put it all together! Need to mount the exhaust and plates and then put it in the truck and try to fire it up!


Also some progress on the cab, not so many pics of it tho Laughing

Pod is in!
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And I've tried to renovate the fuel tank with POR15. Waiting for the ''paint'' to dry and then we'll see if it works Cool

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cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Almost done with the welding Smile


Panels inside the cab had to be welded
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Pod looks way better now too Smile
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primer
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cab separation panel was repaired and welded

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Steeringwheel was taken out carefully...

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Looks like new Smile

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Primer sprayed on
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tried the blue paint
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Fuel tank is done!
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made one later splitbus door correct for barndoor Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

A splitbus front bumper fresched up
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Patina? Laughing
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throttle pedal fixed
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Wheelhouse repaied
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must look right Smile
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New bolt on the battery tray
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Brakes
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Blasted the front floor
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Some paint Smile
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weld in adjusters in the front beam
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took the gearbox out and waiting to mount the type 1 4:12 in
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New rubber to
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

I would've liked to seen a picture of the gas tank brackets before you install the tank I just have a question about them would've liked to seen yours
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Brian_Mccue wrote:
I would've liked to seen a picture of the gas tank brackets before you install the tank I just have a question about them would've liked to seen yours



I've already installed the gas tank with new fuel lines etc. What did you want to know? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:05 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Can you tell me if the brackets are flat where the well nuts are attached like this
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Or they have a dimple like this

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

I'll check under the week if I remember, but I'm almost sure that they aren't flat..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Cool thanks ...it may be a 52 thing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

I just tried to check but since I've screwed the tank in, the washers is in the way so can't see Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

fixed the type 1 spindles. still need some work but I hope that I can mount them soon!

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Mounted adjustable springplates made by Franke and put in the new gearbox!
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Something like that Smile
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Also been connecting the new loom and got almost everything working!
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All glass is in too
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And engine Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

great stuff, always exciting when the motor fires up, and the semaphores pop out. At first i wondered what was wrong with the motor, but it was just the beetle exhaust. A proper bus exhaust will fix that Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Cool to see this thing coming together piece by piece. Those gates look familiar Wink
Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
great stuff, always exciting when the motor fires up, and the semaphores pop out. At first i wondered what was wrong with the motor, but it was just the beetle exhaust. A proper bus exhaust will fix that Smile

Yes, just took what I had Smile




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Cool to see this thing coming together piece by piece. Those gates look familiar Wink
Keep up the good work!


I actually realized last week when I looked in your thread that it's the same gates! cool Laughing think I heard myself saying ''what the f...'' when I realized Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

I've test-driven it now, feels great! Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: January 1953 'Smooth Gate SC Reply with quote

Looks ace Jesper. You've done well with the paint dude, it looks really sweet now! Wish it was sat on my driveway!! Smile
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