61 RHD devon

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Re: 61 RHD devon

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Cutting Cutting Cutting

And a bit of cleaning up rusty parts to refit!
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Loads done, arches, cab floor, kick panel, seat bases in, gap adjustments, air box blasted and repaired, everything primed etc ready for the nose to go on!
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Everything on the front end is ready for the nose to fit, all spot welded in and primed.
We need to blast the inner dash area and then paint before the nose is fully installed.
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Looking very good Will..
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Great stuff Will, really pleased.

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Moving to the rear we start with setting the new engine lid gaps. Once ready the D posts are welded to the chassis (via the supports and coffin pieces) then on to the battery trays, wheel arches and engine side trays.
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Made up the rear D post supports.
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And then started removing the rubber/tar stuff someone has covered the rear of the bus with so we. An get it back in the blast room, clean it all up, prime and then get it fully welded!
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Set the cargo door gaps, one can now be reskinned and the bus is ready for its final blast.
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Fully blasted and primed ready for welding (more)
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Looking for a fuel tank support panel if anyone has one ?

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Roof on, short panel on, long panel on, rear corners on, n/s rear tub in, battery tray and engine side tray in, cargo floor prepped for welding.

And all panels blasted and primed etc
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Rear end fully welded up with a new engine lid hinge inner and outer panel, o/s battery tray and engine side tray.

Just the new nose to go!
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And we have a rock solid shell! Doesn't look like the same bus! Probably because 95% of it is brand new lol. Great work Will so pleased with what you have done. Nice to see her looking like a real bus again!

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Looking for opinions please, the bus came originally with two rear side pop outs and four fixed side windows! My initial thoughts were to keep as was as final build will be almost standard,
but am now thinking all pop outs, will be having have front and rear safaris. I've asked my eldest 12 year old and he says all openers which I'm now leaning towards, any opinions much appreciated............

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