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 Post subject: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:59 am 
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Had this bus arrive and thought hang on this looks a bit familiar only to realise its the dirst ever bus i welded up many many year ago and has now been bought by a guy in Washington so in it comes for a full clean up and sort out all the bits which werent done in the first place.

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Must say though all the work that had been done on it in the past had survived well. the only problem with old work was lower valance had rotted out and the sides of the replacement steps needed some work as those too had rotted out.

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 Post subject: Re: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:28 am 
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The front panel on this bus had been replaced with a genuine one many many years ago after an accident but was never a correct one as this bus is a crossover and finally it had started to rot out quite badly so needed replacing after initial assessment

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as you can see it was quite terminal under the windscreen

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 Post subject: Re: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:31 am 
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So it had to come off

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and the inner screen be repaired

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Note the ends have been left high so they can be trimmed when new panel is fitted

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 Post subject: Re: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:43 am 
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A pillars were fairly damaged too

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and repaired

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Front panel trial fit

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and on

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sorting A pillars

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 Post subject: Re: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:51 am 
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next took roof and frame off which took some doing didnt think it would be so much work

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Stripped old headlining out

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Painted frame

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and struts

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 Post subject: Re: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:56 am 
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sliding door stripped and repaired

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roof and window frames and door jams all heat stripped

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Front valance welded into place with some assistance from Greeme

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fully seam welded

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and skimmed

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 Post subject: Re: Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:00 am 
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Moved attention to rear where the rear hatch area is pretty shot.Id previously replaced the complete roof in this section as that was hanging so now attention has moved to the sides

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