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PostSubject: 56 Panel   Wed Oct 31 2007, 01:12

...bought this, after selling the 51 , to drive while the other panel is being done..pretty straight , with satin paint , but NO Patina visible :evil:
It's a good daily , & when signwritten will advertise the business well...1776 out back; adjustable springplates fitted, spindles coming - going DOWN..




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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Oct 31 2007, 13:03

nice van, what a choker having it as a works vehicle! will the sign writing be suitabley aged?
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Oct 31 2007, 14:15

Cool bus!

like the interior, is it a Westy copy type thing? was it in when you got it?

glad to hear you got spindles on the way Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Thu Nov 01 2007, 01:22

max last wrote:
nice van, what a choker having it as a works vehicle! will the sign writing be suitabley aged?

..yeah,thanks, well pleased with it Very Happy ...just gotta find someone to sign wrie it now.. Rolling Eyes ..drawn a blank so far, but have one local lead... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Thu Nov 01 2007, 01:32

Tim wrote:
Cool bus!

like the interior, is it a Westy copy type thing? was it in when you got it?

glad to hear you got spindles on the way Wink

..Ha!..yeah, spindles will be good; i forgot what a pain in the arse (literally) a cut & turned beam was!- Got a replacement to put adjusters on, too..

..the interior came with it , & has been hacked in :evil: , but works well & suits the van. Its def. Westy type, & is either a copy or ANCIENT. The rear bench R&Rs onto some great legs that pop out on catches.The wardrobe is full length & has another cupboard/hatch at the rear.The cooler works great , with an ice compartment ( with tap!), & has space for a water tank behind; the cupboard housing has a filler neck marked 'water' & a pump & spout , but no tank..
great for camping, but not so for luggung gear! :evil: ...so i've lashed a rack together..( Thanks Rich Stainsby for the pic)
..check the 7' longboard! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Fri Nov 02 2007, 08:51

..re the interior; Westy man on SSVC said
"that aint westy for sure. I would say it's a sundial interior. I'm sure i've had one in the past that had fittings like that. hmm that was a kozykamper I think, but they are both very similar, and rivieras too."
..can anyone comment , as i am way out of my depth on this stuff. :evil: Mad No
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 03 2007, 00:58

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..re the interior; Westy man on SSVC said
"that aint westy for sure. I would say it's a sundial interior. I'm sure i've had one in the past that had fittings like that. hmm that was a kozykamper I think, but they are both very similar, and rivieras too."
..can anyone comment , as i am way out of my depth on this stuff. :evil: Mad No

Well the Sundials are a very similar blatent copy of the Westy interior, it was more actual ply surfaced than the fake wood finish on the Westies, they had a bit more wood inside, around the windows etc which was a bit overkill but still a nice conversion. i think the Riviera's were pretty similar too...

have you searched the gallery on the samba?
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 03 2007, 01:00

..not yet- good idea(!), thanks, mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 03 2007, 01:02

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..not yet- good idea(!), thanks, mate Very Happy

It would be if the samba wasn't down for maintainence...
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 03 2007, 01:15

..hmm, yahuh.. Rolling Eyes :evil:
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Nov 07 2007, 12:28

Its really nice but must be dark eating your lunch (?)
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Nov 07 2007, 12:39

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Its really nice but must be dark eating your lunch (?)

..yeah, like eating in the Bog! Wink Twisted Evil ..could always eat Al Fresco, or even just with the doors open.. :?: Suspect ..can't remember ever eating in the 11 window with the doors shut.. :|
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Nov 07 2007, 12:45

..drawing a bit of a blank on the Interior front, as both E-Z & Riviera had similar units, but nothing EXACTLY the same.. Rolling Eyes - i was hoping the bed mechanism would clinch it..


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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Nov 07 2007, 14:38

Well i think its nice to have a bit of light and to be able to see out of more than the doors

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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Wed Nov 07 2007, 15:21

maybe it is a home brew interior, if it works who cares... looks perfectly practical and although the seat mech is quite complicated it's nothing like the jigsaw that is my modified Canterbury Pitt to put up... nightmare when your pissed let me tell you!
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Thu Nov 08 2007, 00:06

Tim wrote:
maybe it is a home brew interior, if it works who cares... looks perfectly practical and although the seat mech is quite complicated it's nothing like the jigsaw that is my modified Canterbury Pitt to put up... nightmare when your pissed let me tell you!

..yeah Twisted Evil - my first bus was Pitt; i had a table cut so it dropped into the hole between the benches- & always set the bed up before i went out !( still do!)- different when you're getting smashed in the van though! Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 10 2007, 09:16

The floor tesselates....just a side comment....in terms of mathematical patterns its good....

scratch :cheers:
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 10 2007, 10:44

...aah! :cyclops: scratch ..Q.E.D.?! study Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 10 2007, 11:07

It means everything fits together with no gaps....that concept is way simpler than anything Tim might say....

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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sat Nov 10 2007, 15:08

.. do you mean JUST the floor ( which is fine, thanks) or the whole layout?
-cheers Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sun Nov 11 2007, 08:32

the floor....Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Sun Dec 16 2007, 10:35

..a quick taster of the 'new' signwriting- better pics to follow, asi have spent most of today re-waxing , now the logos have 'gone off'- but you get the idea.. Wink Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Tue Jan 15 2008, 04:35



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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Tue Jan 15 2008, 05:28

Looking good dude! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 56 Panel   Tue Jan 15 2008, 06:46

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Looking good dude! Very Happy

Cheers, mate Very Happy

Ride height sorted ( no more rake) and MUCH more comfy with the introduction of DS AND leaf springs ( existing ones had all snapped! :shock: )

I can thoroughly recommend the Signwriter- cheap & GOOD!- There's a link to his site on mine.. Very Happy
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