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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Enough repairing buses its time for a road trip Smile

Every year we head into Yorkshire to a place called Dent for a Music and Beer Festival and to catch up with friends who meet up for the festival then we move on working our way across the UK to somewhere on the coast.

This years was home > Dent > Appletreewick, Yorkshire > Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire, a 420 mile round trip.

A few shots from Dent and some of the bands playing

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Next stop Appletreewick.

Appletreewick is a small village set in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales close by the River Wharfe and its surrounded by stunning countryside.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

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Douglas enjoyed it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Next stop was on the coast, Robin Hoods Bay just south of a small fishing town called Whitby. One of our favorite parts of the country!

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the trip did flag up an issue on the bus, if it had been sat on damp grass, the engine failed to start, we have narrowed it down to two badly corroded wires on the starter solonoid, easily replaced.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Quite beautiful there!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

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Quite beautiful there!


It certainly is, the locals really friendly and welcoming too.

Like America (I guess) there is an abundance of beauty which surrounds you but it can be taken for granted as the work part of life gets in the way.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Its been three months or so since I last updated the build, its still going well and the interior has all been cleaned up, varnished, beeswax polished and refitted.

I'm please with how it looks but looking back, there is one thing I wish I had changed, the units had clear wood varnish applied but the worktop had mahogany oil applied and it looks superb. I only discovered the oil after I had done refitting the units.

The wardrobe unit has had a new back fitted and the cracked laminate removed, glue cleaned off and varnished and the rubber trim replaced and to cap it all, new handles.
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The coolbox has been refit, the lids both had cracked laminate, this was removed and varnished, the grill repainted satin black and the laminate on the body of the unit beeswax polished.
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Bedbase refitted, all of the laminate was good so this was polished and new handle fitted.
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The main kitchen unit has had a complete refit, the water tank, drains and sink/worktop removed as I dont want to use it, all new shelves cut to size, varnished & fitted, doors had cracked laminate removed, new door handles and a new worktop.
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New carpet fitted
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Ive got the engine lid to finish off painting, the right hand door to sort, hookup kit to fit, solar panel & charging to sort, upholstery and have a Subaru EJ20 conversion sorted!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

I bet a lot of people missed the picture of New Old Stocks above
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

My favorite build on the Samba.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

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I bet a lot of people missed the picture of New Old Stocks above


Laughing my better half thought about leaving me in them for a while Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

TomWesty wrote:
My favorite build on the Samba.


Awesome, thanks Tom Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

It has been a while since I last updated Major's thread, got lots of little bits ticked off the list.

The mains hook up installed

Engine bay lid repainted and refitted

Right hand cab door repainted, refitted and the trim reinstalled

Cab mats and kick panels refitted

Left hand cab door trim refit in progress.

Hook up:
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* the orange incoming mains power cable is now much tidier, it is clamped down, exits via a correct sealed gland nut to the plug.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

The engine hatch is in excellent condition with minimal surface rust present, which was pleasing.

It needed a good rub down before painting, no rotten sections, no dents, a nice easy bit to restore!
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All the hardware was cleaned up, degreased or polished...job done!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

The right hand cab door was filthy, 40 plus years of embedded use!
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Underneath all of that, this door was again in excellent condition, just surface rust and that is it.
This just needed degreasing, cleaning up and flatting back, no rust repair or filling needed and it was ready to paint.
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Fully painted and refitted
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Chrome trim, glass and quarterlight frame refitted
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I must say I love the look of the Brazilian door mirrors Smile
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Cab mats and kick panels refitted
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Onwards and upwards!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

what a good project. thanks for the pics of traveling.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

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what a good project. thanks for the pics of traveling.


Thanks Mike, glad you liked the travel pics Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. Looks like its all coming along very nicely. I love the late bay westy interior.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

orwell84 wrote:
Thanks for the update. Looks like its all coming along very nicely. I love the late bay westy interior.


Thanks buddy!

Those interiors can be really comfortable especially with fresh foam and new upholstery.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from the UK! Reply with quote

Me too! Especially that colour combo.
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