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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

flat_six wrote:
Awesome - just unbelievable... Every square centimeter of this bus has a story to tell, with expert human hands. Talk about character! Glad to see it closer to rolling down the road.

Might be cool to have a snap of that front axle next time its up.


No worries dude. Here it is after stripping and freshly rebuilding

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On the bus.......

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And fully functional with genuine VW NOS link pin needle roller bearings and bushes...... .............

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

BEAUTIFUL
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Looks great (of course). I love how the INSIDE of the wheel rims are painted, whilst the outside is patina.

Say - are you using copper tubing for the brakes?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

This is pure metal-porn haha Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Yeh, all new copper brake lines flat_six.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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Looks great (of course). I love how the INSIDE of the wheel rims are painted, whilst the outside is patina.

Say - are you using copper tubing for the brakes?


likely Nickel-Copper-Iron Alloy, called Cunifer and NiCopp
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

hard to believe it is the same bus found in the woods on its side.

looking super tough with those tires.

very inspiring.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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flat_six wrote:
Looks great (of course). I love how the INSIDE of the wheel rims are painted, whilst the outside is patina.

Say - are you using copper tubing for the brakes?


likely Nickel-Copper-Iron Alloy, called Cunifer and NiCopp



Agreed. Not only have I really enjoyed seeing this bus reincarnated, I have also learned about bendable copper-nickel brake tubes and also researched and learned about "greenlaning" in UK. I want to do that that next time I visit. This BD split certainly looks to be up for the task!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Looking good buddy, I can't wait to see it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Haha! That seems a long, long time ago Greg!!!

Thanks for the kind words people. I'm glad people are enjoying reading this and even learning stuff Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

That front panel repair blend is exceptional !!! Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

The combo tires/wheels .... hum i love it ... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Lowdown Dirty Rat wrote:
That front panel repair blend is exceptional !!! Surprised
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Make that: this whole build is exeptional!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Will the numberplate be going back on the front bumper?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Impressive work Ben!

Is it time to come and get the next project? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Just went through this again just for kicks - Fantastic stuff!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Hi all! Sorry I've been so slack on here lately. Life has taken over I'm afraid. Anyway the bus is inspected and registered with lots more little jobs completed, so it now has new number plates on Very Happy but the "really great gearbox" I bought keeps popping out of 4th so we're dealing with that right now. I will get more photos up soon I promise!

As for the Tocksfors single cab Gruvborg .... wow that's seen better days but yes of course I'd be up for another project. I am supposed to be in Sweden with a van and trailer in about 6 weeks so PM me some details and i'd love to scrape those remains into he back of the van. It's a big job but that's what I enjoy the most! How great would they look together Wink I've sent you a PM dude! Thanks for the photos!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Nutter! Laughing
Is it a barndoor?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

looks like post BD to me
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