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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 10, 2010 1:09 pm

Found quite alot of lets say not the best repairs!! Surprised So decided to take it back to back to bare metal.

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Started to polish my Deluxe trim for the front grill MMMMMMmmm shiny
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Mar 14, 2010 11:32 am

Not too much paint to get off now!!!Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 5
New panels on their way. Let the welding comense.

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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 2:32 pm

Good work Dovey
what are your plans for the roof and what's sort of time scale have you set for her.
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 1:42 pm

taffy apple wrote:
Good work Dovey
what are your plans for the roof and what's sort of time scale have you set for her.

Its a golde metal sliding roof so that will go back in. I wanted to be ready for tredeager park show but i dont think that will happen now so about 2 weeks after that.

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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 23, 2010 1:58 pm

really like that roof
never seen it done before.
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 24, 2010 3:49 pm

taffy apple wrote:
really like that roof
never seen it done before.

It was a Deluxe micro bus with sunroof to start life if you look close it has a second skin just below the opening of the roof which is metal. Ive been told that is the model they used whenn they did the westy conversions???????
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Mar 28, 2010 8:38 am

Going in for etch primer tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 24, 2010 4:30 pm

COOL more pics...update. Who is painting george? Where is the garage too?
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 25, 2010 12:42 pm

FOE wrote:
COOL more pics...update. Who is painting george? Where is the garage too?

Hi Foe

The garage is custom classics down Barry docs Gav the owner is letting work on the van down there.more pics on volksoccurin.
VVVVVVV

http://volksoccurin.com

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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 09, 2011 10:31 am

Its going to be a while till the Bay is done so i picked up a Beetle to keep Aircooled till its done..
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 09, 2011 10:32 am

Got some work done.All panels media blasted where needed rust treatment and etch primed!

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Last bit of the roof done now. Getting ready for protection and Etch primer tomorrow.

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Been busy with all the new metal for the roof! it will be a bit of a Frankinstein but im sure he will be nice enough in the end!!!!!

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Put the 3 side bits on to see how things are going to be before welding!
It is not as bad as i thought.

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Tried the sunroof in today just to be sure it still fits! Very Happy
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Get welding it fully now.
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PostSubject: Re: Our 68 Bay "George"   Our 68 Bay "George" - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 09, 2011 10:37 am

The towers on the beam werent too healthy so cut old metal out and replaced with 5mm plate.
Should be stronger than original now and cope better with the Red 9.

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Roof sorted now and working.
Few coats of filler primer ready for paint! :mrgreen:

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Ive reskinned both doors now with a good thick coat of 2k paint and a few strips of flash band on them.

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Made some new floor to go in the cab. Tried to keep the pressings in them as close as I could.

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Bought a new case drillded and tapped for full flow and Gene berg pump cover and 041 heads... He bought them brand new in the 90,s and had them machined for 1776 and then stored them in his garage never used!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
He did paint case orange though so started getting that off today.
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Got the nearside arch on.

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Nearside floor done now.
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Blasted the indicator housings ready to go in.

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Firewall painted

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Cut and welded indicator holders in today.

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