Twin Slider Project

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Russbmx, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Hi all. I said hello in the introduce yourself thread the other week and iv been meaning to start a build thread since so here we are.

    Im new to the forum and this is my first Bay so be ready for LOTS of questions ;)

    The bus...Its a 74 rhd twin slider late bay blank canvas.
    The previous owner stripped it and replaced the front end, front arches, passenger door skin and new drivers door. But due to commitments didn't have the time to finish it.
    The roof looks solid and so far underneath looks pretty good. The rear inner and outer valance have gone and below the rear lights have had awful patches welded on but it came with the repair panels for all of that. It also came with skins for both sliding doors but Im tempted to try and find some solid ones to save time over winter.
    It also came with a few other small repair panels needed, all the glass, paint, a good 1600 engine and most of the parts needed to complete it. Even came with a brand new 4" slamwerks beam that hasn't even been fitted yet :D

    Im hoping to make it a good solid bus but I can see this being a long project as im sure i will find more rot once i start digging, plus i need to learn to weld :lol:

    any way i will start updating as soon as i start work on it.

    for now heres a pic of when the previous owner dropped it off.........oh yeah, its pink :lol:


    cheers for looking.
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  2. Good luck :thumbsup:
  3. Twin sliders are the best :thumbsup:
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  4. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  5. I beg to differ dear chap, I manage to camp in mine fine. All be it a little lacking in storage but I still manage to take probably as much stuff as you. ;)
  6. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  7. you could get two swing out cookers in one of them :eek:
  8. There must be a door that provides access to the living accommodation. - Check

    A bed, which is an integral part of the living quarters which has a minimum length of 1800mm or 6 feet. This can be converted at night from seats used for other purposes during the day but must be permanently fixed within the body of the vehicle. - Check

    There must be a water storage tank or container on or in the vehicle. - Nope

    A seating and dining area, permanently attached to the vehicle. The table may be detachable but must have some permanent means of attachment to the vehicle. It's not good enough to have a loose table. - Check

    There must be a permanently fixed means of storage, a cupboard, locker or wardrobe. - Check

    There must be a permanently fixed cooking facility within the vehicle powered by gas or electricity. - Technically, Check

    There must be at least one window on the side of the accommodation. - Check

    Bear in mind though, that is for a 'Motorhome' Classification. My documents state 'Delivery Van'.
  9. thing is, in the both of yous argument - both of you I guess are correct in what you say, but if you build from scratch, you can adapt the twin slider to suit your needs!

    Look at Baybirminghams bay, that looks great plus Iggle manages in his twin slider :lol:
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  10. Hello all, I guess the twin sliders are a bit like marmite then lol

    My plan isn't to have a full on camper so I'm sure it will serve me well. All I want is a bed for me and the other half and one for my little girl, maybe one of those canvas beds that go across the cab. I like the less is more look so it will be quite bare Inside I think.

    I would of loved it to have been a panel van twin slider ideally but it is what it is :)
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  11. Not really. Ricky is the classroom joker, after all he has got a poo brown bus :lol:
  12. Haha no worries! I was thinking of painting my bus poo brown as it goes lol
  13. Didn't get to start work on the old girl today unfortunately. Needed to finish off the garage which ended up taking longer than planned as usual lol

    Here's some pics of her rear end tho


  14. Should of built the garage bigger, your going to have problems getting all the way round. Lol
  16. hailfrank

    hailfrank Admin esq.

    Love twin sliders, and kitchens are for houses!
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  17. Wow, I completely forgot I started this thread!!
    Like many projects its turned out to be worse than I thought, so I decided rather than try to rush it onto the road or give up, I would go to town and do it I'm still slogging on with it haha.
    I started with the intention of learning to weld on this bus but as I stated above I wanted it done properly haha so luckily my cousin stepped inn and he is doing all the welding for me! He has nearly 30 years experience of restoring cars etc so it's in safe hands :) needless to say he has never done a bay before so we have been taking our time to get things right. Unfortunately he is only able to come round on Wednesday evenings so I do all the cutting out, grinding, panel prep work etc etc but it's taking longer than I would like. It's worth it tho as he is a perfectionist and if anything looks slightly crappy it's being cut out and put right! The poor bus has definitely been at that hands of some butchers in its past as some of the previous work Iv ripped out is horrendous! When I say ripped out I mean not cutting was necessary as some plates just pulled off!
    Any way, all the new metal going inn is top notch bought from auto craft, c&c or schofields and anything else is being fabricated by my cousin or myself (overlooked by my cousin) haha
    Every panel has been stripped to bare metal and then treated with some etch, red oxide and then painted to seal the primer inside and out before being fitted.
    Here's a list of what's been done so far,
    At the rear end,
    .Repairs to chassis top in engine bay
    .the whole of the drivers side chassis is new
    .both D posts rebuilt
    . Both battery trays replaced
    . Inner valance is inn
    Passenger side,
    . Ends of top hats cut back and repaired
    .chassis repaired where the out riggers where.
    .New riggers and jacking points
    . New inner and middle sill
    .b post inner and outer
    .c post rebuilt
    .front arch closing panel
    .bulk head repairs
    .cargo floor at the base of the bulkhead
    .front arch was new but tacked in to high so that was removed and re fitted
    .window surrounds repaired
    .sliding door is half way through being re skinned.
    . Engine lid inner has been repaired along the bottom.
    . Rear arch front closing panel
    And we have started making up a new inner arch by using a new outer skin which will hopefully be going inn on Wednesday!
    I have More than likely forgotten a few things but I'm sure you get the jist

    That's it for now, il try get some photos posted asap

  18. Twin sliders are the best, imho, drive away awning on the O/S , normal canopy awning on the N/S, priceless :) van b&w.jpg
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  19. That Sir sounds like a bloody good idea!!!
    Yours looks nice and clean!
    I can't wait to use mine and take my little girl camping.
    Iv never even driven a bay so it's going to be a real treat (hopefully) haha
  20. Best of luck with the rest of the resto and keep the pics coming

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