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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Absolutely amazing Ben!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

you sir, are a wizard! Shocked Applause Applause Applause

i wish i had these skills Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Am I the ony one sad to see the magnificent metal work being covered over by paint? Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:01 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

amazing.. what a contrats before / after !
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Most impressive Ben - I admire your drive and vision and the ability to get the right people to do the bits you need them to - lovely bus and a cool bit of VW history....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked True talent bringing that one back from the dead!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

WOW Ben! Is the only word I can use at the moment!!?? I've been following your build and let me tell you .......... I'm/we are blown away with your skills, dedication and drive, but more importantly, your passion for this build. And of course, for the buses themselves. Most Yanks wouldn't dare to take on such a beast of a project but for some reason???? You guys across the pond, UK, go mad with the cutting & welding Very Happy Must respect to you, Jeff & Mark. You guys may not see it but this type of build gives people encouragement. I look forward to seeing your bus in person come next year at Hessisch Oldendorf. Maybe have a pint or 4? Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:40 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Thumbs up Ben!
Nice work...
Cant wait to see the next one Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Ridiculously cool. Cudos, what a turn around.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

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Damn!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Pretty damn impressive! 👍👍👍
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Hey Aaron, sent you a PM dude.

Chris, the only fresh paint is underneath where everything was first cleaned up with plenty of hard graft and the usual dose of phosphoric acid, then primed, stonechipped and finished in matt grey topcoat to give the factory primer look ...........

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and inside where I decided that a clean "factory" look was also going to work best once all the repairs were cleaned up .............

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We opted for an original paint cab area though, of course!!!! with the new metal being primed and blended to match the old ..........

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and outside the roof was stripped back to its original dove blue, and all the repairs and new metal / donor sections were blended in with primer and some matted down dove blue. The rusty areas need more time to darken up but you get the idea ............

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Next job now this old girl is back in shape is the running gear ..........


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Cool Cool Cool !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Unbelievable!
Deep respect for this.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Absolutely incredible
I'm in Yeovil Somerset and me and my son would totally love to have a peek around
Drop me a pm if that's a option best of luck Aaron Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Great work here Ben.

Painting... not of the shiny 'looking new' variety I hope!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Simply amazing! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

Wow! I haven't been checking this thread for some week and now it's soon time for chassis paint... Great work! Very Happy Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

On to the rotisserie for the finishing few touches before the painting starts Cool

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Got the VW dating letter back as well and the factory state manufactured 25th January 1952.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:47 am    Post subject: Re: 20-020744 "The Tocksfors Rhd" Reply with quote

So cool... Circle circle dot dot!!
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