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  • #32990
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    Well, that’s the rear hatch area done and dusted.  Big relief.  The last really major bit, tbh was dreading it a bit.  Turned out to be complicated but not hard if that makes sense.  Put the stretcher to work and started making up my internal channel replacements.  very happy with the progress so far.  And, of course, the main thing is the customer is happy  :good:

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    Looking good guys!  B-)

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    Thanks, IJ, really starting to get the buzz back.  Can def see the light at the end of the tunnel, can’t wait to tour around in it.  And Suesy is just as excited :good:

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    Getting there Gary nice work

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    What a  score!!  Started out trying to find a wrecked rear hatch I could make cuts from to try and fix the hatch I had.  Which led me to Ian the Kombi whizz (not our IJ the AWD whizz!!), who had a mint one for my model for a decent price (by kombi standards)  Mine was only fitted in 1960/61.  Prior they were different, and after went to a much larger window.  So to find one mint, and the correct year is a mini lotto win.  Also now I have everything pretty much done around the back hatch, so ticking off the big-ticket items.  Fun times!!

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    Looks like Porge was able to fix the forum :good:

    Another nice day. Did have a bit of a deja vu moment a couple of days ago when I thought I would do a small repair inside the engine compartment.  Then noticed the C channel thingo (does it hold some sort of seal?) was non-existant.  Luckily the side panel wasn’t too bad.  Then turned my head and the dreaded tin worm had attacked the rear overhead back section (sorry I don’t know the names!!)  Also, part on the support for the rear deck area was gone.  Anyhow, slow and steady wins the race.  I would say, if I were to do this again, I would invest in a 1200mm folder, and a guillo.  I have a small 300mm folder, but cutting everything with a grinder or shears sucks.  Also turned him into a 60, with the quad taillights :)








     

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    There goes the “Purity” the die hards will Crucify you  :wacko:

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    Sorry IJ, hit the wrong button.  No, I didn’t write that clearly.  Mine is a 60 with dual taillights.  When you buy the replacement panels they only stamp one, then if you have a 60 like mine you have to cut them in.  So its original for the bus/year.

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    Well, that’s one engine bay finished.  Shit of a job stuck inside the bay, welding above you, bla bla.  But it’s done.  Pics make it look a little rough up inside but in real life it’s fine, especially for an area you literally will never see.  Coming to the end of the 3-week slog on it.  Super happy with the progress so far.

     

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    Lmao!

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    Shit this is a big job, glad I was so naive at the start or I wouldn’t have tackled it!  Too far in to stop now  :wacko:

    Last of the side reinforcements done.  Took the day as I had to turn the bus around to weld up two small rust holes first, then back again and fabricated the top hat section.  Tricky little sucker to get to fit right.  But came up nice, I don’t think there is too much big stuff left inside the cargo area.  Might be time to start a bit of a hit list and cross off the things that are left as I go.



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    LoL@ naive, those of us that know wouldn’t have taken on that job even if paid well let alone for “love”..

    Super impressed you’ve stuck at it and it’s almost done, I guarantee 95% that get started from that state are scrapped..

    “Built not Bought” anyone can hand a shop a blank cheque and get the same end result, few can turn around and say I did it myself!

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    Cheers IJ.  I def am looking forward to the satisfaction of driving it knowing I built it.

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    Anything less then this and I’ll be upset

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    Pfft, that’s just a bay window (a nice one though!!)

    I love bits!!  All our beautiful polished aluminium windows have arrived from the UK.  So for those that don’t know too much about kombi’s, a bus like mine would have had all fixed windows expect the two rear sied windows which would have oped sideways outwards know as “pop-outs”  The would have been painted body colour.

    So we have sort of tee’d off a bit and gone top spec.  So in addition to the front two opening windows called safaris, we have also gone for a safari-style rear hatch window.  All the side windows will also open, the front two on each side pop-outs, but the rear two some very trick mini safaris.  All highly polished.

    Had to donate a kidney to afford them, but both Sue and I think it will just absolutely make the look we are going for.

    We have gone into lockdown for a few days over here, and today its 37 degrees, but hopefully at some stage will get a chance to fit them.

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    Getting too hot out there now, calling it a day.

    That was the best fun I have had out there since doing the nose I reckon.  Took a break from cut, weld, grind, repeat and decided first off to unpack all the windows from the UK, and see what is involved.  Also unpacked their very nice rack and pinion conversion kit, looks really weld made.

    Read a bit on various forums and thought the windows were going to be a pita, but really like always slow and steady wins the race.  And my never-ending love of Inox continues…

    I think it looks so cool, will slowly tackle all the rest.

     

     

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    Got the passenger side pops and side safari in, loving the look now :good:

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    wow looking Gary

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    Thanks, it’s starting to come together now.

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    And we have bling.  That’s all the windows fitted up and glazed.  Once you get a bit of a method going not too hard just fiddly.  But loving the look.  Also had Cooper over earlier, plan is to give it to him in the new year for him to spend a few days doing some of the final body prep to make it easier for the painter.  That will free up time and shed space to allow me to finish off the MG and hopefully get it registered.  Happy days.

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