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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

More inspirational stuff - yet again I'm blown away by some skilled craftsmen - great work and great recording of it all too Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Good work!
Ben, when will you update the quality sound dlx thread? It has been a long time since the last one!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Great work, Jeff, Mark and Ben Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Simply, WOW..

Whatever you're paying your metal guys, it isn't enough!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Yeh, definitely a superb effort!! and while he was at it I got him to take care of another bit I needed sorting ...........

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......... and then it was time to fit big bits of bus together again.

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The rear end obviously wasn't going to completely finish the bus, mainly because of the amount of rot in the right hand side,

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but with some repairs carried out, some new rear tubs fitted, and some nice donor pieces of rear end metal work which came from another old chopped up '52 panel,

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this old girl was finally looking like a bus again ........... but ..........the long side now had windows!!

One of the biggest problems I faced with this project was what to do about the long side, which had pretty much returned to the earth where it had sat buried for so many years. I did consider all new panels from AutoCraft & KF but really I wanted some OG Volkswagen metal, and ideally some old gnarly paint. Florian came up trumps with a complete long side from an old Barndoor. No it isn't dove blue, and yes it has windows, but the old paint on my bus is so rough and multi-coloured that I can make this panel work with it's assorted shades and its primer showing through, and the window section can be drilled out, unpicked and replaced with a new fabricated panel. For a short time though I have a Barndoor panel / kombi Laughing

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but this side will be dealt with .......

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and I think that this side was well worth all the effort in saving the old metal!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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Austrian Kohlruss Coachbuilt Barndoor <<< this sounded interesting. Any links?


There's a build page for it on Facebook:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

WOW

Austrian Kohlruss Coachbuilt Barndoor <<< this sounded interesting. Any links?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

the man ! Cool
....men !
great efforts by all involved!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Wow, superb effort Mr Spicer!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Thanks chaps Very Happy

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Good work!!

How do you do all the measurment?

Do you use any Kind of template?


Hey Christian, yeh getting everything correct takes FOREVER! We have the chassis jig which is a good start, and I have various cuts and clips in the shop to reference. I'm lucky to have my '51 panel which is pretty unmolested and original and a very good reference so I check things A LOT! It's sometimes a slow process but worth getting right!

Anyway, time to see what it looked like with a roof on Twisted Evil Luckily I managed to borrow a fork lift for the occasion!

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and then after some repairs ...........

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............ we have a b-post and bulkhead in position

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and a few more final pieces added to the front clip

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With this lot done we had to work out what to do with the back end, and how to get everything lined up properly. The back end isn't brilliant but can be saved, and the long side had rotted away completely in to the forest floor. The cargo doors were complete scrap when we hauled them from the forest too ....

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but I'm an optimist and I wanted to use them. Scrap too much and what is left of the original bus? Sadly they looked like this when I dug them back out the shed, and I had no real idea how to even start trying to make them useable

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Anyway, I'm lucky enough to have some very talented and equally enthusiastic friends so I gave Mark Spicer a ring to see if he fancied trying to work his magic on them. Mark's a massively talented metalwork guy and one of the biggest Barndoor enthusiasts that I know. He's currently restoring the Austrian Kohlruss Coachbuilt Barndoor that one of his friends lumbered him with Cool and if you've seen the amount of work going into it then you'll know what he's capable of. He's also a very nice guy, and possibly even felt quite sorry for the idiot on the other end of the phone, and so he agreed to take them on and see what he could do. I should say that he was also very insistent when I dropped them off that he wasn't sure whether they could be saved, but I had every faith in his skills and just several days after our very pleasant lunch he sent me a couple of photos ........

the first door beaten back into shape with outer skin repaired

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and the pair of doors fitted into his Kohlruss

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They looked pretty damn good, but the bad news was that the internal frames were all so toasty that they had to be completely removed and these doors were now just bare skins. No problem for Mark though, he just knocked up some new ones! Frame one ........

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and the almost completed door fitted for size

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then working on frame 2

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And finally the completed doors when he dropped them back off with me, all ready to start getting the rear of the bus fixed into place

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Spicer - you are a bloody star!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Superb as usual
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

This is pretty awesome ... Crazy work but the result is incredible ... Wink Good luck guys
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Great skills and a lot of patience, love it Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Amazing work as always going on there Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Good work!!

How do you do all the measurment?

Do you use any Kind of template?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

freakin awesome! As always Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Deja Vu Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Next up, back to that front end. First we got the new cab floor into position

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and then repairs started on the rusty, beaten up, mis-shaped front panel....

first the instrument pod was fixed

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then the front skin was worked back into something like the correct profile, and the rusty headlight bucket removed and replaced

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then the right hand side was trimmed up and new metal grafted in off a donor clip, plus a-posts on and lower dash support metal work repaired / replaced

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and finally the new screen on and ............ We have a solid front end again!

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then one of my favourite parts of a build this big - the front end attached to the chassis Very Happy

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