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by moaning old trout
14 Apr 2020, 20:54
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rolling restoration/conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Rolling restoration/conversion

1. How did you do around the windows, are there a number of joints or is it one piece? 2. Do you have anymore pictures you could post, especially around windows and ceiling? Hi, sorry for the late reply, interesting times at the moment! I did the windows in 2 sections and there is one join between t...
by moaning old trout
09 May 2019, 19:34
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rolling restoration/conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Rolling restoration/conversion

Conversion continued Thanks Rick, just realised I didn’t take enough photos when working on the bus over the last couple of years. Back to the work i had taken some pics of, after what seemed like hours of work I eventually had the middle and rear bare metal areas all covered in anthracite veltrim. ...
by moaning old trout
09 May 2019, 15:08
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rolling restoration/conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Rolling restoration/conversion

Rolling conversion continued Continuing with the antivibration theme I moved on to the seat bases/boxes https://img.techpowerup.org/190509/img-0162.jpg After much measuring and wandering about the local scrapyard I got some Vectra seats, half leather £30 for front and rear. Came up really well after...
by moaning old trout
09 May 2019, 14:40
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rolling restoration/conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Rolling restoration/conversion

Rolling conversion continued As things progressed doing an area at a time I also started to make some fresh panels to replace the previous ones. They were shot but good enough for templates. I the rear ones first – flat panels from hardboard that was varnished and covered with the veltrim. You can j...
by moaning old trout
09 May 2019, 14:23
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rolling restoration/conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Rolling restoration/conversion

Rolling conversion continued First thing I did was strip everything out but the front seats. There was a bit of surface rust on the cargo area which I dealt with and two small holes about 1.5 inches long. One rust hole in cab. All of these were ground back and welded up (not by me as I don’t have th...
by moaning old trout
09 May 2019, 13:44
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rolling restoration/conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Rolling restoration/conversion

Hi all Perhaps you might be interested in the rolling (ish) restoration/conversion of my T25. Always been into buses and last had a T2 that I wish I hadn’t sold a few years ago before they went bonkers in price. I bought “Daisy” about three years ago, she had been previously registered in Belgium an...
by moaning old trout
20 Jul 2018, 20:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic T25s - Tell me about them please!
Replies: 12
Views: 2670

Re: Automatic T25s - Tell me about them please!

Hi all First time post but been lurking for ages! I have a 1.9 l.h.d. auto. Had this 3 years or so as a rolling project and 90 there now. I like the auto box (or have i got used to it), it feels smooth but that might be about the bus' weight and lack of power. She will do about 62 mph tops, not sure...