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 Post subject: 64 Splitty
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:39 pm 
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Look what's outside our kitchen window :smt007

1964 original paint Patina Splitty from the USA.

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Hows that for a view out the garage
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I collected this on Monday afternoon as it needs a few bits of welding doing on both sills and engine bay, also the gearchange needs sorting out as does the steering. Made for a rather interesting drive I can tell you, first drive of a splitty, first ever LHD vehicle I've driven, couldn't change gear as the stick spins round, 50 MPH wind, no mirrors fitted and I'm just waiting to see if my journey makes the local news :lmao :lmao :lmao

Welding will start next week so more updates to follow :smt012

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Nice, is that "Patina City" on the rear number plate?

My next question will be risky to reply in puplic so PM me if you like: Is it yours?

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Nice, is that "Patina City" on the rear number plate?

My next question will be risky to reply in puplic so PM me if you like: Is it yours?

:lmao No, it's not mine. I had the chance to buy it but not the funds unfortunatly :smt005
I'm just doing some welding on it before it's sale goes through.

It's a cracking Bus though. 100% original and rock solid. It only needs some sill repairs due to the window seals being perrished and leaking water in.

Oh, and yes, it's "Patina City" on the plate :smt004

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:57 pm 
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:smt012 chalk up another lemon for the lemon board mate rust you just cant leave it alone :lmao :lmao :lmao last time i drove a lhd car i went to change gear and opened the door :lmao :smt012 :smt012 enjoy mate hope its for red hot lolli and not a pile of scrap mate you need that other repair bay fast by the look of your garden , :lmao :lmao

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Very nice lol.Its turning into vw city at yours lol.I had a left hooker and right hooker for years.Always got confused which side my gearstick was on :smt016

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Darren that place of your looks more like a VW dealership!

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There's not much rust on this one Money Penny and when you consider it's 45 years old it just goes to show how long vehicles last in sunny climates compared to over here.

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Darren that place of your looks more like a VW dealership!

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That's what I'm aiming for Paul :smt003
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Here's a few more pics to show what needs welding

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And the reason for the gearstick and gear change problem was found to be due to the selector rod support bracket being snapped where the front bush fits.

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Rather you than me Darren, thats why I bought a covin at least the main bits Plastic!!!
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:smt012 nice one bond couldnt bare you doing all that welding and grinding again mate , p.s is there somthing we should know about this bus like was there a murder in it
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or is that ketchup from your buttie :lmao :lmao :smt012

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:lmao big sloppy butty if it was .They used much better steel in early cars.The chap in my local breakers collects vws and travels europe to collect them. He had an early fifties split beetle there and it was solid too.

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:lmao No murders Money Penny, just some paint that's been spilled in the past and dribbled out the spare wheel well :smt012

Danny, your not wrong about the steel mate. It's thick stuff :smt003

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Well, I started the work on the Splitty on Monday :smt009 :smt007

First job, out with the grinder and chop some rot out.

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Shaped a new piece of metal to fill the hole and welded it in

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Fitted new gear selector rod mount and new bushing and gave it a liberal coatinging of grease. It now has gears... Result :smt003

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Forgot to take pictures of this bit being done :smt018

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Painted and then sanded and distressed it a bit to try and age it by 45 years :smt009 Not an easy job to do but at least it's a closer match than it was and doesn't stand out to much :smt012

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Moving onto the drivers side (LHD :smt002 )

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You can see how bright the new paint is and that's with a load of matting agent added to dull it right down to a satin/matt finish

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The start of the 45 year ageing process :smt005

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Also treated the inside where welding was done

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Welded up the hole in the engine bay

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So there we go, all done.
Delivered it back to owner today and it drove much better than it did last week following the work on the gears and steering box :smt012

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