Dirty Bertie - 74 tin top Camper

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by outlaw, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Well after a long search I have found project number 2 - The aim is to to a nice mild detailed camper - slightly lowered on spindles and springplates - Banded Steels - whitewalls etc - Loads and loads of detail throughout - Nothing Radical.
     

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  2. Work has begun the driver side cab floor was rotten all now repaired - I have also made some nice chassis legs
     

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  3. Well a little update - I have been busy on him lots of fabrication and welding - all new outriggers inner sill - chassis repairs - all on the drivers side all detailed lots of swaged panels - he has a new set of rims polished fuch rims - drop spindles - adjustable spring plates - whitwall tyres - and I have most of the panels - I hope to fit a new drivers side rear arch sunday and maybe get a little bit painted underneath so he is still underway - pics to come
     
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  4. Sorry for the delay i have been mental busy on other peoples dubs - well where are we with Dirty Bertie - - All of the off side underneath is repaired and detailed inner and outer sills outriggers - Replaced the o/s rear wheel arch repaired all of the window frames - Re skinned the drivers side door skin - Repaired the o/side roof gutter - scripted the tailgate - changed his grille from a late bay to an prototype - repaired the lower windscreen frame - Repaired the n/s cab floor - repaired the n/s under wheel arch and detailed - Just finished the outriggers on the n/side -
     

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  5. a few more pics
     

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  6. If this bus comes out as good as Gladys, it'll be a great project!
     
  7. He will be better than Gladys he is a very subtle resto custom lots more classic detail a 70s throughback
     
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  8. Nice work...:hattip:

    Your a glutton for punishment...:eek:
     
  9. i just love saving them an putting my special touch on them
     
  10. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Looking good Dale. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Update finished the underside on the passenger side today all seam sealed and stone chipped - cut out his nasty rear arch and lower rear corner - so light at the end of the tunnel now - just the arch and lower corner and roof / gutter repair and 2 door skins to do he is solid then - just a couple of custom changes and then prep time
     

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  12. New bumper Overriders fabriated for Bertie "hey dare to be different"!!!!!!!
     

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  13. 17554373_10211147327151411_1472220414367860676_n.jpg berties cap.jpg bertie arch 3.jpg bertie arch 2.jpg bertie arch 2.jpg A little update with the progress on Bertie - all the underside is now welded - his passenger rear arch is now fitted as is the lower rear corner and the d post - it is now time to start the final rust repair his poorly roof - then back to to the nice little custom trick bits - a little sneek of his new fuel filler cap just one of the tricks to come
     

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  14. A bit more progress with him the passenger side roof an gutter and rear corner are all repaired - I have have also fabricated a new rear valance - As he is all solid now i have started on some subtle custom mods - He now has a Harley Davidson flush fit pop out fuel filler cap - More little trick bits to come 17903737_10211279877185079_6775394457459693247_n.jpg 17523484_10211147326871404_4378632801256328877_n.jpg
     

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  15. A bit more progress Bertie has his new scripted tailgate has had a trial fit - I have frenched his front number plate and had a trial fit of his hand fabricated overidders - 17992222_10211304818088586_8650863987583870428_n.jpg 582743_4043635781639_961662868_n.jpg 17861503_10211304816888556_2828770903407550355_n.jpg 17861503_10211304816888556_2828770903407550355_n.jpg 17952726_10211325100275628_9041434467501324167_n.jpg tailgate on for a trial fit - all ok - I have found a few crusty bit on the cargo floor easy fix - Today i have modified his front bumper frenching in his number plate plus had the 1st fit of his hand fabricated overidders - with this done i can now move his bumper back tight to the front panel - 17992222_10211304818088586_8650863987583870428_n.jpg 17992222_10211304818088586_8650863987583870428_n.jpg
     

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  16. Rez

    Rez

    yup, like this thread! :)
     
  17. Tomorrow i will cut out these nasty little bits on his floor and replace them along with moving his front bumper back tight to the front panel and maybe start his nipple job
     

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  18. A good day on Bertie his cargo floor is all welded up and I have carried out a nipple transplant i have moved it down and inverted it the nose badge will now sit flush 17991198_10211370506490755_804556711093132985_n.jpg 18057106_10211370507410778_5853273859597146678_n.jpg 18057876_10211370507210773_4549044619530516387_n.jpg 18057154_10211370504850714_8948939609554970284_n.jpg
     
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  19. Have you made the rear cross piece removable?! Like on a prototype.. any chance of your process if you have mate ?


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  20. Well updaye time i have now sectioned the deformation panel allowing the bumper to tuck under the lip - i just need to radius the bumper to follow the front panel snug bumper - The skylight has been filled in with steel last cab door skined starting the body prep now bertie front.jpg 18813744_10211685229478633_3272800104801782140_n (1).jpg 18813744_10211685229478633_3272800104801782140_n (1).jpg
     

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