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PostSubject: Early Bay   Mon Jan 07 2008, 11:06

Introducing our early bay imported from the states.

Built on the 12 of september 1967. Exported to New Mexico then lived in Florida.

Had it about a month, but that time has been spent sorting out all the engine problems

All original paint, except the front panel which was repainted after it got caught in a sandstorm in New Mexico.

The wheels are off an audi a4 because of the late bay brakes all round. These wheels will be changed at some point. It does stop rather well though.






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There's still a couple of small things to sort but it's pretty much done.

We're well pleased with it!

Sam and Tess
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Mon Jan 07 2008, 14:14

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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Tue Jan 08 2008, 01:40

It's a cool bus for sure!

i didn't realise it was quite that early... that's the earliest Deluxe i know of!

is it all running ok now?
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Tue Jan 08 2008, 04:06

It's running now like it should.

Seemed to take ages sorting that engine. We'd fix one part then discover something else. Learned one hell of a lot about buses though, so it's not all bad.

Also, having a mechanic for a dad definately comes in handy!
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Sat Feb 16 2008, 08:38

As the weather is so good i thought i'd put the rack on after sitting in the garden for months.








Custom made clamps (Thanks Dad!)
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Thu Mar 20 2008, 12:35

Nice motor, what you doin about the wheels, adaptors?

Dont tell anyone but early bays give me the horn.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Thu Mar 20 2008, 12:53

Nice dude real nice
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Fri Mar 21 2008, 01:20

hart5lizard wrote:
Nice motor, what you doin about the wheels, adaptors?

Dont tell anyone but early bays give me the horn.

Haha.

I need to get round to selling the wheels and adapters.
If you're interested then i could send you a few pictures and prices etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Fri Mar 21 2008, 03:26

that looks so much better with the modern wheels off, actually looks like it's one of the earliest Deluxe Bay's now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Fri Mar 21 2008, 04:41

Cheers!

I know it hasn't got the proper wide five steels but what the hey.
Just need some domed hubcaps now.

Still need to have a stickering session on the rear windows.

Been waxing the rear arches this weekend. So good to see the original neptune blue under there.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Sun Jul 06 2008, 04:08

Bit of an update:



New shifter knob on a stock shifter. It was a RHD one but we persuaded it in to the LHD shape.



During a mad waxing session we found the outline of some sort of sign writing, possibly a sticker, but there's 1 on each door. It looks like the outline of several hot air balloons, which makes sense as Albuquerque, New Mexico is the 'Balloon Capital of the World' apparently.



Polishes up rather well!
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PostSubject: Re: Early Bay   Sun Jul 06 2008, 16:30

scrubbed up quite well Cool
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