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by Bathtub57
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 66 Devon Caravette
Replies: 228
Views: 37815

Re: 66 Devon Caravette

Hello campers! Just thought I should check in and give a quick update on the Caravette being as it’s over 2 years since my last post. I have got embroiled on a number of other projects but the Devon remains the go to for any family trip. Since I last posted we have been to Devon umpteen times, Wales...
by Bathtub57
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: '58 Turbo Samba
Replies: 170
Views: 35236

Re: '58 Turbo Samba

That's some pretty serious weight savings! At least you'll know it's 100% underneath it all now.
by Bathtub57
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

The floors are back in and things are starting to come together now. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2100800.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2100799.jpg And that is up to date. We found a 20- engine from 1954 which is fantastic news as that means we have pretty much all of the pa...
by Bathtub57
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

The body panels were unpicked and cut up as required. This was the only way to Ensure each panel is as straight and solid as it can be. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2095577.jpg The firewall was repaired using the parcel tray! https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2095576.jpg Panels goin...
by Bathtub57
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Here’s an update on progress from Irv’s workshop. First job was to separate the body from the chassis https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2082457.jpg The chassis was repaired and straightened on the BD jig. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2089286.jpg The body is in a sorry state but as m...
by Bathtub57
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Definitely Phil! Love the roof rack.

The chassis is well on its way, I’ll insert pictures *here* shortly.

Anyone got a 1954 20- BD engine lying around??
by Bathtub57
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Sorry G no in use pictures. I do have these however... On to the jig it goes https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080147.jpg Not much between chassis and body https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080145.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080144.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/galle...
by Bathtub57
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What are reduction boxes really like?
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: What are reduction boxes really like?

1776, RGB, tall 4th and 195 tyres. Awesome set up.

That said, having owned a Bay, you’ll notice the difference.

Personally I would buy the bus you like and not make the decision solely on the suspension - the bolt on bolt off parts are easier to manage over the years than the bodywork.
by Bathtub57
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: ***Stoner***
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: ***Stonor***

“No items currently on sale”

Sold out I wonder?
by Bathtub57
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

I mean where to begin??! The goal is to save as much original metal and paint as possible. The bullet holes are of course staying 😂. A lot of the panels will be unpicked to get repaired and straightened out before re-fitting. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2078622.jpg https://www.thesamba.c...
by Bathtub57
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

I took a drive up to Barrow in Furness last week and checked out the Postbus. Contrary to my last post, this won’t be easy. It’s pretty bad. I have been having massive panic attacks but Irv is relaxed of course. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2078629.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/...
by Bathtub57
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best tires for 14 wheel rims
Replies: 35
Views: 3665

Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

If your speedo was OG and calibrated to origional crossply tyre 7.00 x 14 tubeless size . I would be interested to know what GPS says your speed is when the speedometer shows 60m.p.h. The chart above indicates that the actual speed would be higher than indicated! So risk of travelling over speed li...
by Bathtub57
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best tires for 14 wheel rims
Replies: 35
Views: 3665

Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

I just fitted 195 r14c Vitour tyres today from Northants Tyres. £288 for 4. I have a 185 r14c spare which would hopefully suffice to get me off the motorway at a pinch. I have run 185 r14c’s for 10 years and been happy enough. I am not sure how much of a difference the extra half inch height will ma...
by Bathtub57
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Looks like a great find. Congratulations on the acquisition and good luck on the journey. I do love a Bundespost van :cheers: Thanks, I wasn't planning on doing another but this came up and I couldn't resist. It should be easy relative to the show bus and a walk in the park compared to your Samba!
by Bathtub57
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 26
Views: 2990

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

A large donation was made this week to the Gerson retirement fund!

On the hunt for a correct 1954 20- engine if anyone has any leads please let me know.