My 79 Tintop- Goonerbus

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by chrisgooner, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Hi guys thought I would put on some pics of my bus.

    Her name is Beauty due to her reg(the kids named her)..... But I call her the Goonerbus. she's a 79 tintop left hooker imported from Germany. I bought her in August 2011 and drove her back to Bristol from Bexley Heath, Kent having spent the last 2 years sat on her previous owners driveway.

    She's Chianti red although her original colour was sage green.


    She has some surface rust in places but pretty solid overall.

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    After getting lowered front beam adjuster and one spline on the rear

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  2. She looks a nice bus dude
     
  3. nice looking van mate!
     
  4. Looks very nice m8,
     
  5. bernjb56

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    Looks a tidy van , nice colour too
     
  6. After reading a post by Chrisradioman I thought I'd have a look at this old thread and update it. Just looked at the pics above and it's sad to see my old bus is looking a lot more ropey now! Unfortunately a crap paint job by a PO is starting to show, with chunks of paint falling off revealing bare metal underneath. I'm hoping to get a resto start of 2013 but due to funds will only be an outer paint job.
    I have been doing some interior stuff so I'll chuck some pics on.
     
  7. Thought I'd chuck some pics up of my head lining resto
    The original headlining on my bus was white coated ply board which was in pretty poor shape from time and condensation damage. So I ripped that down to expose the roof underneath.
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    The roof had some surface rust which I rubbed down and then painted with bonda, it's like red oxide but it's acrylic based so I've been told is non porous. Someone will probably correct me now ;)

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    Everyone has different views on what to use for insulation I opted for thermawrap with a high strength spray adhesive

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  8. Half of the original metal J strips had been replaced by a PO with plastic, I managed to source some replacements from fellow latebayers who donated enough for me to finish the roof, big shout to sjhjoinery and olnow.
    Next I started to fit the birch ply roof panels

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    Whilst I was doing the cab thought I give the sun visors a clean
    Left is before, right after
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    Thanks to Barneyrubble for supplying photos and dims of his overhead locker brackets, I got a set made up.
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    But in my eagerness to get them made and fitted I didn't heed Barneys advice to measure the height of my top locker. Had I done this I would have realised my brackets needed to be 20mm longer!
    Any ho you live and learn new set made and top locker fitted.
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  9. Hi mate what are those buttons for in the last picture?
     
  10. Looking Ver nice their chris, Switches on your side of the bed ay ;D
     
  11. Cheers Barney, still lots to do though. The switches are for 2x2 lots of lighting inside the top locker and behind it. Both lots are led strips in white and chavvy blue oh yeah check out my glow. I'll chuck some pics up
     
  12. Thought I would sand my us import tailgate ready for a coat of paint. The paint was really thick coats of brown on top of jaffa. It didn't respond to various sanding methods so i had to use paint stripper. When I paint stripped the brown it turned into a really sticky tar like substance that was a nightmare to get off, not sure what sort of paint it was. Here's a pic after I had removed most of the brown paint
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    And here it is now
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  13. As I don't know when I'll be in a position to paint the bus, I've decided to fit my new-old tailgate. I didn't want to waste money rattle caning to colour match as the van will be a new colour when done. So I've opted for primer with a couple of coats of clear lacquer to seal it.
    Question: how do you fit a new tailgate on your own?

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    With help from a wheely bin and tool box of course.
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    New glass in too, no rolling resto looks complete without a different colour/primered panel
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    My old heated rear screen switch was knackered so I bought a durite replacement.... Bit disappointed though it's a bit tiny
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  14. How to fit a tailgate? Use your hand to prop it up and fit the glass after so it's half the weight to fit and then stays still while you get the glass in, which you can do with it open - really easy when you can get at both sides. ;)
     
  15. Tidy looking bus.

    Just scuff up the surface of the switch with some fine sand paper to get rid of the shine. ;)
     
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  17. Nice bus, got to love a tintop in red O0
     
  18. Finally got my 34 ict's fitted big grin on my face for the last 2 weeks, makes hell of a difference ;)
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