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PostSubject: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Mon Mar 10 2008, 15:38

Sept 27th 68 Delta green deluxe, when i decided to sell the white westy i decided i wanted to find the earliest Deluxe i could in Delta green, as they only started that colour in August 68 i reckon this is pretty much it :avit:




Yeah maybe that's a bit too knarly... i have found an NOS panel, sure i can blend it in so you can't really tell. the onl paint this bus has ever had is on the N/s rear corner.




i took the wheel off and gave the front a quick clean up...




lots of nicely faded through paint on this bus Smile




it is by far the worst wiring i have ever seen!!




Erm why didn't i ever think of making a switch panel out of cardboard before? :? the switch on the left is the indicators, the one on the right is for switching on the missile launch system i think, i switched it on and it lights up, i just can't find the actual launch button... maybe it's the horn push? i'm a bit scared to press it Laughing



sorry the pics are shite, they are from my mobile...


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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Mon Mar 10 2008, 16:26

Sunday is the day of rest... my rest day often involves doing what i do the rest of the week but on one of my own cars... this Sunday i thought i'd have a play with the newest arrival...




The guy i bought it off in the States said he'd put a new clutch in it but it didn't work, this will be why... one of the release bearing forks has bent right back and almost snapped off so the release bearing was hanging off too and not doing it's job...




this is the extra wiring i've pulled out so far... there's a bit more to come out yet... what a mess!




Crappy ratio'd early Bay box is out ready for a 2L box to take it's place. i have no idea what ratio's the 2L box has though so it's just to test it and could well be coming out again to make way for a Type 1 IRS box...



And that was it for play time this week, it's back in the yard to make way for the weeks work...
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 01:33

Nice one Tim Smile

On the road for this summer?
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 02:42

That rack's cool!

I'm guessing this bus won't be staying stock height for long Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 02:54

sam@bugeyeddesigns wrote:
That rack's cool!

I'm guessing this bus won't be staying stock height for long Rolling Eyes

It's sure won't.... with a rack like that you know we gotta raise the suspension and fit big knobbly tyres Safari style Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 03:06

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It's sure won't.... with a rack like that you know we gotta raise the suspension and fit big knobbly tyres Safari style Smile

That i'd like to see!

How much differnece does the 2L box or the type 1 irs make to like fuel consumption?
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 04:52

sam@bugeyeddesigns wrote:
Tim wrote:


It's sure won't.... with a rack like that you know we gotta raise the suspension and fit big knobbly tyres Safari style Smile

That i'd like to see!

How much differnece does the 2L box or the type 1 irs make to like fuel consumption?

2L i'm not sure, it depends what ratios it is, i think there are 4 or 5 different ones

type 1 IRS makes a hell of a difference if you use the right box, i have a 03s (same as a 1600GT box) and that is really very good on juice...
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 09:54

Might have to look into that in the future.

My bus just drinks fuel! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 10:12

sam@bugeyeddesigns wrote:
Might have to look into that in the future.

My bus just drinks fuel! Rolling Eyes

yeah it will with a standard box and smaller than standard overall wheel/tyre diameter
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 11 2008, 10:15

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yeah it will with a standard box and smaller than standard overall wheel/tyre diameter

It's now got 14inch steels and 185 tyres on the back. Seems alot better than the alloys but could be improved.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Fri Mar 14 2008, 14:26

I had a bit of a play with the rear corner at dinnertime today...








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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sat Mar 15 2008, 01:12

Nice work mate
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sat Mar 15 2008, 13:38

Polish up nice that Timmy Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sun Mar 16 2008, 02:35

aside from the polishing - how you do that........as in with dollys, magick or a really strong hoover???
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sun Mar 16 2008, 03:48

Tim has an RHR patented method of dent removal, especially on the inaccessible lower nose area of bays ! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sun Mar 16 2008, 03:57

Aw come on spill the beans Crying or Very sad
Were all after some tips Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sun Mar 16 2008, 04:31

Shove a flat rugby ball in, then blow it up study
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sun Mar 16 2008, 06:18

Dont know if thats a tip, or an insult :o
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Sun Mar 16 2008, 06:25

Its called thinking outside of the box, and is how Tim got a lot of dent out of the lower nose my 71 Montana red bay.......in the cars for sale section.....
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 18 2008, 11:38

I saw this done on the KCW Barndoor.....that was a piece of art too.

Great idea and looks pretty productive too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Mar 18 2008, 15:43

yeah i do use a rugby ball and i wasn't thinking outside the box, i did infact see it on a the KCW forum... it's a great method for confined areas...
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Wed Sep 03 2008, 07:03

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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Wed Sep 03 2008, 16:42

Now that's a hell of a pop-top
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Tue Sep 09 2008, 14:22

there is just something about lowered bays on those steels !
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PostSubject: Re: 1968 Delta Green type 2 Deluxe...   Thu Sep 11 2008, 12:10

Looks cool!

Almost makes me want to lower mine more (almost)

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