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PostSubject: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Dec 19 2007, 13:08

The 65 Frank Pierce TV Bus is in for some lowering treatment, it's still in it's original paint and very old faded signwriting. it came from Little Rock(where the film Stand by me was set) in Arkansas, USA

It belongs to Hippychick here on the forum.

Here's some of todays progress











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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Mon Jan 07 2008, 16:56

Here's some more pogress pics...







i have done more since then but i forgot to bring my camera home Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Thu Jan 10 2008, 03:09

Adjustable spring plates on...



Repairing the cut rear arches. no filler needed, just got to get them to look like the rest of the bus now...

















My Dad made a new headlining out of ply to match the rest of the interior. it looks really good, pics don't do it justice



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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Mon Jan 14 2008, 13:48

Top work....another bus saved!
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 16 2008, 23:35

Good work as always m8 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Mon Jan 21 2008, 15:33



getting there now... mostly new seal fitting left to do...
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 22 2008, 09:24

ooooff! Very Happy

i can have my wheels back then Tim Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 22 2008, 12:50

I'd be interested if anyone thinks my bus should be lowered any more...to me, its perfect but my 7 year old son says it needs to be lowered a bit more.. scratch ........
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 22 2008, 13:06

looks right to me. quick question, what thickness is the ply tim?
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 22 2008, 13:34

Quick answer, no idea
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 22 2008, 14:00

max last wrote:
looks right to me. quick question, what thickness is the ply tim?

4mm
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 22 2008, 14:17

listen to the boy !!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 23 2008, 09:19

That is a seriously cool bus!
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 23 2008, 12:21

Cheers Sam. We must have another conversation about Tees at some point.
Not lowering Frank any more on Tim's advice.
The Moon wheels I believe are longer lasting than the cheap alloys you can get on the high street, which can go grey quite quickly.
Pay peanuts, get monkeys. Grey ones.
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 23 2008, 13:06

Tuff As is dude , Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 23 2008, 13:41

Cheers for replying, appreciated. I think more people should reply/comment on the forum to keep it current.....you don't have to make a ground breaking comment, just keep the forum current......
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 23 2008, 14:21

Seeing this bus with the change in stance, wheels and some neat body work just makes me smile smugly in the knowledge that VW's are so cooooool. And this one will hopefuly make others see the light too. Great work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Wed Jan 23 2008, 14:38

awesome looking bus. seen it in the flesh a few times now and you gotta love the work tim does on these old girls. mine next!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Fri Jan 25 2008, 09:49

I agree. Tim's The Man.
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Tue Jan 29 2008, 09:37

hippychick wrote:
Cheers Sam. We must have another conversation about Tees at some point.

I'd be glad to- bugeyeddesigns@gmail.com

Cheers Sam
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Sun Feb 03 2008, 10:22

The ply roof lining is just what I want, is it insulated between the ply and the tin roof ?
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Sun Feb 03 2008, 11:32

stephen trim wrote:
The ply roof lining is just what I want, is it insulated between the ply and the tin roof ?

yes it has 25mm thick polystyrene sheet between the ply and the roof.
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Sun Feb 03 2008, 12:05

I used the foil backed bubble-wrap insulation from Wickes, about 12 a roll. Takes about 2 rolls to do the whole roof on mine.
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Sun Feb 03 2008, 12:41

Egotrippin' wrote:
I used the foil backed bubble-wrap insulation from Wickes, about 12 a roll. Takes about 2 rolls to do the whole roof on mine.

yeah there's a few options, is that stuff self adesive?
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PostSubject: Re: 1965 Frank Pierce TV bus...   Sun Feb 03 2008, 13:01

When you fitted the ply Tim, did you seal the top with pva or similar or leave it as was? Thank you please.
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