Gusbus, the 1973 LHD Tintop

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by MorkC68, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Hers our first bus, a 1973 left hand drive Tintop; as first bought:

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  2. First on the list was to remove the enigine and clean the engine bay up:
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    The chassis was rotten from the back to 1ft inwards
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  3. New Battery trays fitted
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    Sorted!
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  4. Next job was to start on the bodywork and load floor, which was worse than it looked
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    completely rotten, so out it comes
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    Bulkhead covers were rotten
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    Jacking points needed replacing
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  5. floor rails were u/s too
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    Inner sills also needed some attention
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    Sorted and looking good
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  6. Mudguards...done
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    Outer right hand sills
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  7. outer left hand sills
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    left hand wheel arch panel
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  8. Front Beam assembly
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    the beam was u/s
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    new one
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  9. Wheelarches, filled a little
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  10. bloody hell and there s me was thinking looking at the first pic how clean it was owen nw
     
  11. Front panel
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  13. Issues with the roof
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  14. Window frames
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  15. Load floor replacement
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  16. Odds and ends, wheels of choice
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    engine built ready to go back in
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    paint mixed ready
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    dash ready to be refitted
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    Bumpers and overriders
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    Door cards
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  17. The rebuild begins

    Wheel archs Schultz'd
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    underneath painted
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    beam fitted
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    Fitting up seats
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    Gearbox refitted
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    engine bay insulated
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  18. Preperation for paint
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  19. Stop press today we commenced painting
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    a couple of coats of high build primer
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  20. Crikey - thought you must have ebay'd it. ;)
     

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