1954 Barndoor - My new (old) project

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1954 Barndoor - My new (old) project

Postby bigbulli » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:56 am

Well January marks the 10th year of ownership and I thought it was about time I got this finished. There is a lot of work to do, I can't remember the last time it was on it wheels but we are talking years!

Here some pics as found, it was gonna be cut up and thrown away which was not suprising back then in 1998.

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Lovely wooden top hats and flat steel floors :shock:

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Work starts.....and still hasn't finished....too many projects....not any more!

Gas welded flat steel floors cut out....new metal let in...
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New b-post

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New bottoms of a-posts...new inner and out front valance...

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New inner and outer sill...loading door side...test fit floor - floor still not fitted :oops:

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Repair to bottom of passenger side posts...

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Doglegs in....

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Cool! :lol:

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Bulkhead repaired, middle frame finished...

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Long sill welded in...

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New front beam mounts both sides...thank god for Gerson, up to recently it was very difficult to get any panels, we made and changed late split panels to make them BD spec and made do with Brazilian stamped parts. Gerson has made it very easy for the modern day BD restorer - good man! Expect to see more Funky Green Panels on my BD 8)

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Creative IRS legs in....

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Front beam back in after 5 years....with adjusters 8)

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Well now the truck is sold and I've paid off dad I have the green light to get on with the BD, plan is to get it down here for me to start welding asap. Before I can do that I need to cut out the front gearbox mount and replace with a late bus one, fit up the IRS and then beg, borrow or steal some wide 5 wheels with tires] ...I lost count of how many sets I have without tires!!! Anyone.......165's....14's....just to borrow......
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Postby MattBulliBus » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:09 pm

Love It 8) Keep the pics coming
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Postby reddrust » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:04 pm

loving it. work hard!
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Postby BO JANGLES » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:39 pm

Respect Rich 8) Can't wait to see the journey continue :wink:
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Postby bigbulli » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:21 pm

Went up to Bristol yesterday to get the IRS finished and the bus back on its wheels. The torsion bars were stuck solid so this aided my decision to cut out the front gearbox mount and replace with a late split bus mount which means I can use the late split rubber mount on the IRS box 8)

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Once finished the wheels were put on and the bus rolled out side, first time in 5-6 years :shock:

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Sunday morning (after a heavy night in Bath) we decided to lower the back another spline to reduce the rake!

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Many thanks to 686 busboy for the torsion bars and Gary for lending me the wheels and tyres!
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Postby BO JANGLES » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:33 pm

Soon be done Rich :wink:
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Postby buzz » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:14 pm

rolling rolling rolling 8)
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Postby Gary » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:07 pm

:D NO WORRIES RICH! ITS LOOKING GOOD MATE! :D
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Postby GBHgpJON » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:51 pm

Nice work Rich...At this rate you'll be beating me!!! :D
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Postby johnny ky » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:26 am

proper job rich. :lol:
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Postby bigbulli » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:08 pm

Leaving Bristol and the BD's home for the last 10 years!

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Seen just round the corner from the BD's old home

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Arriving in Devon

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Settling in

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Happy boys :D

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Many thanks to buzz for his help transporting the BD to Devon - cheers mate!
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Postby buzz » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:09 pm

:wink:
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Postby johnny ky » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:22 pm

nice one rich. 8)
well done buzz (again) 8)
glad that garage doesn't leak any more rich. :wink:
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Postby BO JANGLES » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:46 pm

FF09 Rich :wink:
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Postby buzz » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:44 pm

BO JANGLES wrote:FF09 Rich :wink:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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