Marge's Restoration

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by jedi_stylie, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Hello all,
    Sadly I lost the thread of Marge's restoration when the site had that little meltdown, so I'm starting it up again so I can keep getting you all up to date (if you care) and I can scrounge info and advise (if you don't mind)

    So there is a lot to say, but I'll let the pics do the talking.

    FYI; Marge is a '73 originally built for the American market. She was then imported into the UK in 82 where she has been ever since. She had a scooby engine conversion which didn't work out, she is now running a 1800 type 4.

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    Got her home :)
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    Sorry for the immense pic content.. (could've added a lot more lol)

    Next step is to build the units. I'm currently collecting all the bits (cooker, fridge, sink etc..) to build everything as efficiently as poss.

    Hope you like ;D

    Luke
     
  2. Wow, Marge is gorgeous!!! :-* 8)

    I love the colour and can't wait to see what you're going to do with the interior. The more photos the better please ;D
     
  3. Looking smart dude

    Were you at vanfest 2006 in it?

    If you were then i talked to you as you camped next to us and your son drew a picture of my bus
     
  4. Well done mate...good to see your thread back up...hows Marge going
     
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  6. It'll be a simple thing causing the misfire no doubt! Hopefully you'll sort it :)
     
  7. Yeah probably!
    Not sure when the plugs were last done so though; do the whole lot while I'm there 8) Everything that comes off looking OK will then go in the 'emergency breakdown' box lol

    Luke
     
  8. i luv this bus , top job
     
  9. Bang tidy!
     
  10. Looks really sweet, good work.
     
  11. It would have been your busses previous owner then
    He was the first bus owner i ever spoke too id only had my bus a few days then
     
  12. Nice looking bus, mine is called Marge too :)
     
  13. Love it.... Top work dude!! O0
     
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    Nice bus, killer interior!!

    Notice you too the air intake covers off - as in the first set of pics - how come? (am asking as there was a good discussion on the merits of something similar a while ago on here!)
     
  16. You've made it look really easy :)) Very nice job O0

    Question did you cut and reweld the front badge bump or dent it in and fill over the top ?
     
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  18. Hey all,

    Done a bit today.

    Started by setting out the main kitchen unit on the floor to make sure the fridge and cooker work next to eachother, which thankfully they do!
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    So with all this in mind I set about designing the unit on Google SketchUp:
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    I literally have 3mm spare in the whole thing so its going to be super tight!!

    I don't yet have the sink but I know the one I'm getting and its 300mm radius and 100mm deep. I have to recess the sink down as I want to have complete closure on top with a hinged worktop, if I didn't the tap would clash.

    Luke
     
  19. Thank you sir :)

    Nearly finished the main kitchen unit design 8)

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    Luke
     

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