My 13 Window Deluxe '66

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My 13 Window Deluxe '66

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It has been a very long time in the offing but now we are in the very final throws of getting this on the road.

I cannot describe the roller coaster of emotions I have experienced and the circumstances that lead to them. Some of you will know about this project but from now on I am only looking forward !!!!

Very excited about MOT (hopefully) next week.

Thanks to everyone for their help, support and advice throughout. Special thanks to Dr Stew at Volksdoc and Carl at Pirate VW for there continued support and quality work.

1st time out of the gargage in a year 8O
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On my mates trailer to the workshop ( Someone pulled along side us on Nottingham rind road in a posh Mercedes saying he had some money to spend and how much to buy her - simple response - "SHE IS NOT FOR SALE"
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Got her up in the air :wink:
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Generally in good order now :D
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Found a bit of rot that had to come out :cry:
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Got rid of all this :evil:
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All old wiring is out now and we half way through putting in the new loom, wiring in stereo, speaker and alarm.
Door cards and kick panels on the way

Generally a very very happy camper.

Will post more pics as we progess.

Adam 8O
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excellent news Adam,

look forward to seeing at dubz up north

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What have you used to lag the heater pipe?

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delux 67 wrote:excellent news Adam,

look forward to seeing at dubz up north

bri
Cheers Bri, Dubz upt North is going to be ace :D :D

Haven't forgotten that beer i owe you either :wink:

look forward to it
saff wrote:What have you used to lag the heater pipe?
We did that bit over a year ago, cant fully remember :roll:
Just heavy duty lagging held on with cable ties I think.
If I remember more I will come back to you :D
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bet your chuffed to bits look forward to seeing your bus and meeting you at dubz upt norff!! Good luck with your MOT
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Looking sweet as Adam, congrats and good luck on the MOT!

Everyone is trying to finish for Dubz Upt Norff........... going to be cool!!!!!!
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Sooty wrote:Looking sweet as Adam, congrats and good luck on the MOT!

Everyone is trying to finish for Dubz Upt Norff........... going to be cool!!!!!!
trying to get mine finished for the wedding :D

think we might have 1 or 2 beers Adam :wink:

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looking good adam,
roll on getting on the road :D :D :D
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berpsta wrote:bet your chuffed to bits look forward to seeing your bus and meeting you at dubz upt norff!! Good luck with your MOT
Sean
Chuffed as Sean, ditto on meeting you and your bus :D Your ride is sweet as buddy 8)
Sooty wrote:Looking sweet as Adam, congrats and good luck on the MOT!

Everyone is trying to finish for Dubz Upt Norff........... going to be cool!!!!!!
Cheers Jake, hoping all goes well for me this week too.
No doubts at all about Dubz upt Norff, this will be a really cool weekend and personally I can't wait for it !!!
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Sooty wrote:Looking sweet as Adam, congrats and good luck on the MOT!

Everyone is trying to finish for Dubz Upt Norff........... going to be cool!!!!!!
trying to get mine finished for the wedding :D

think we might have 1 or 2 beers Adam :wink:
I would hazard a guess that it may even be 3 or 4 :wink:

So are you getting married then ??

shaggy66bus wrote:looking good adam,
roll on getting on the road :D :D :D
I will get on the road one way or another Karl 8) 8) 8) 8)

Cheers guys. You are all stars !
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Evening all,

Made some good progress today and finally powered the old girl up, she looked happy to be alive again :cheers:

No bangs, whistles or burning smells so thats a positive :wink:

Found this in the old loom, me thinks in part at least this was to blame for my previous electrical woes :twisted:
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Put stereo in place and just need to connect power and speakers
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Cables run smoothly through here

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Also picked these up today :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Should be fun fitting these tomorrow. They look awesome to me. Thanks to Vaughan Green !

All looking good for MOT this week ! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Had a good day yesterday.

Got the old girl fired up and she sounded sweet as considering there has been no life in her for over 12 months :D

All the wiring seems to work which is a bonus, just a few thing to get done tonight and then bring on the MOT !

This was a dry fit of the kick panels
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This one a little more permanent :cheers:
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very 8) adam

get the mot passd and roll on the summer :D

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Nice job going on there, Those door and Kicki panels look spot on. 8)

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I'm just about to replace my old wiring loom, can't say i'm looking forward to that job!

How did you find it? Any hints or tips?

Cheers

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dubberdean wrote:I'm just about to replace my old wiring loom, can't say i'm looking forward to that job!

How did you find it? Any hints or tips?

Cheers

Dean
Hey Dean,

Be methodical. Make sure you have the correct wiring diagram for the bus / loom you are installing. Take your time :)
I am by no means an expert now but once you have a lot of the main wires connected and out of the way it becomes simpler and simpler. I still have a few things to wire in but even these aditions seem simple now I understand the electrics a bit more.
If you do know anyone who is an auto electrician it maybe worth having them around for the final connection etc. Maybe even pay someone if you are not totally confident.
Good luck buddy !
andy f wrote:Nice job going on there, Those door and Kicki panels look spot on. 8)
Cheers Andy,
These panels and card are excellent. Craftsmanship is great. I can't believe how much they change the look of the cab :lol:
Wish I had the funds to do the back but this year it will be empty and we will be camping on air beds. You have to start somewhere and I will just be happy to get out and about in her :cheers:
delux 67 wrote:very 8) adam

get the mot passd and roll on the summer :D
Cheer Bri,

Will keep you informed on MOT this week 8)
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