My Bus Project (Disaster)

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My Bus Project (Disaster)

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Hi folks, this is my bus and some of the work I've been doing.

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why is it a disaster ?
Look straight enuff to Me ?
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I knew she had a lot of rust but I couldn't see her scrapped
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She looks a lot worse now :cry:
I've been cutting back the rot it was nicely hidden under filler.

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Re: My Bus Project (Disaster)

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Will post more if people would like?

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Yes, more...
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Yes more, we need to see the disaster pictures.
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The rear end

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The rear arch tub was rotten so fitted a short rear arch, in future I plan on a large rear wing to fit as I'm not happy with my metal/filler job.


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Keep um coming :)

Threads like this do help inspire others to sort out their vans (including me !)
Mind you I ain't going to do it myself, bodywork deffo not my subject !

If you lived near me I would be asking you for a quote to tidy our "Colin" up a bit :wink:
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I wish I had found this site when I bought the van. There's been some hurdles that I've had to over come using my own basic knowledge. There's some very helpful and encouraging people on here.
Whilst I removed the rear panel I also changed the timing, water and alternator belts as I had more room.

I have just ordered some vatcan so Ill be making sure all rust has gone before I rustolem her. She's looking in a very worse for wear state at the moment.


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In this picture you can see I have removed the side window, and welded a panel back in, because it had rotted all around and I don't see the point of having a window that's behind a cupboard.

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What is this twin headlight grill with round headlights - is an owner mod or original eqpt?? Cos I like it and I want one! :ok
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What is this twin headlight grill with round headlights - is an owner mod or original eqpt?? Cos I like it and I want one!

I'm not sure, I have seen a couple around like it. The camper conversion was by EMC (so I'm told) and they made their own mounds so the grill could be one of theirs, I have looked for I'd marks but there is none.

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Looking good there Cyrus! That rear panel is right pain to do, those welds under the boot floor are a nightmare to get to aren't they. Keep up the good work ;)

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