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    Managed to get out in the workshop and do a bit of work on the bus. Decided to try and get the rear safari finished off - or at least a bit closer to being finished. Spent some time mating the two halves of the frame together with simple joining plates. Also procured some rubber seals for the... Managed to get out in the workshop and do a bit of work on the bus. Decided to try and get the rear safari finished off - or at least a bit closer to being finished. Spent some time mating the two halves of the frame together with simple joining plates. Also procured some rubber seals for the tailgate and to hold the glass in.

    The door itself needed a bit of cleaning up so I removed the old inner trim panel and curtain rails along with the remnants of an old light fitting and an external handle. There's a few dents and dings to fix up but the door is completely rust free, which is more than I can say about my old door.

    So with the door stripped down I was able to install the hinge and frame into the door along with the pinch seal that I bought. The frame closes up nicely against the seal, although there is a little flex in the frame without the glass that shouldn't be evident after the glass is fitted. All that's really left to do now is figure out how to adapt the bug quarter window latches to work with the safari and make up some stays for the side. Not a massive amount of work. Hopefully I can get to the point of a trial installation next weekend.
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  • So it looks like my new screen surround and hood frame may finally be on the way. I ordered it back in February and it has taken this long to get built. Can't wait for it to arrive, looking forwards to getting the car weather tight (well as weather-tight as you can get with a speedster). Will be... So it looks like my new screen surround and hood frame may finally be on the way. I ordered it back in February and it has taken this long to get built. Can't wait for it to arrive, looking forwards to getting the car weather tight (well as weather-tight as you can get with a speedster). Will be good for it to be more car than bathtub. More
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    •   Monday, 15 May 2017
    CRAZY WHEELSTANDING KOMBI RATROD SPLIT WINDOW KOMBI VW SCOTT ALDERS MAD PORSCHE POWERED 3.4 L FLAT SIX DRAG BUS
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    •   Monday, 15 May 2017
    Martin from Kultblech and his brasilian show stopper.. VW ARCLD Movie
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    RESURRECTION - Rescue of a VW 1955 panelvan - Forest find !
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    •   Monday, 01 May 2017
    AirMapp & Serial Kombi present "RESURRECTION", a short movie about the found and the rescue of my 1955 panelvan. It was abandonned deep in a french alps vall...
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    Joe Blow uploaded a photo in the album Supercharger Sunday
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  • Didn't get to do any work on the bus this weekend as I had another welcome distraction; I picked up a Bridgeport mill that I bought from work. For those who do not know, the Bridgeport is a universal milling machine with adjustable head, power head and this one also has power feed on the cross... Didn't get to do any work on the bus this weekend as I had another welcome distraction; I picked up a Bridgeport mill that I bought from work. For those who do not know, the Bridgeport is a universal milling machine with adjustable head, power head and this one also has power feed on the cross slide. This is a bit of an upgrade from my smaller mill and will increase my ability to make metal chips a fair bit. For the most part my smaller mill is good enough as it is large enough to bore cases and fly-cut heads and for the odd job I do in steel it works okay. Boring is a bit of a chore as there is no quill and no power feed so I have to raise the knee to bore which is hard work. The Bridgeport will certainly seem like a luxury in comparison. It is also big enough to take the 8" vertex rotary table that I own which means that I will finally be able to look at making some toothed pulleys for my blower kits (the rotary table is about a big as my little mill itself)

    I also picked up a larger shop press. It needs a little bit of work as it has a leaky cylinder but is rated at 55 Ton. It makes my old 12 Ton shop press look like a toy. For the most part the 12 Ton press was fine for disassembling blowers and the odd jobs that it generally gets used for but on the odd occasion it gets close to its capacity.

    Also received a delivery of goodies for the new engine including 1.4 ratio rockers, retainers, cut to length aluminium pushrods and a set of 90.5 P&Cs
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  • Been meaning to make one of these for a while now. Could never justify the price for the proper version. An old socket, screw driver bit and a bit of turning on the lathe and voila. Works really well and is easy to use one handed, which leaves your other hand free to hold the feeler gauge.
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