This ole bus started out as a double door panelvan, with corner windows from a deluxe fitted to the van and some extra side windows scabbed from some spare cargo doors, its starting to look like a 15 window, except, its about 1280 longer than normal...... but, whats normal these days.
Bought this double door panelvan in 1990 and alway knew I'd make it a 15 window, just love to concept of a double door.
The front of this ole Glamour is a 58, with an unbelievable amount of rust.
The old Tomato Bus......... Bought this in 96, never thought it would end up like this.
Not a lot to work with here, pretty rotten, drivers side chassis head pretty sad as well. But all repairable. Better than it becoming scrap metal.
Dropped front skin, not trimmed level yet and dropped step. Note the top left picture to the top right picture, standard and kustom step.
Front still a little long, not trimmed as yet, but both outer steps complete. Needs a string line now to take the cow catcher off it.
Left side coming together nicely, only the ends of the sills and wheel arches to sort now.
Above left is the right hand sill welded together and about to be fitted for the first test fit. Gotta start somewhere.
Not real sure right now what year model this ole bus will end up representing but, I too will have to wait and see.
As you might be able to see here the rear wheel arches actually both side have been butcherd and cut up during its
past life. The evidents of tubbing the rear wheel tubs can be seen with heat marks on the body.
We have extended the rear corners of the bus as well and fitted the original 3rd brake light engine cover.
All four cargo doors have been repaired inside and out and though full of my pedal cars and motor bikes bits
it looks good with the double doors open. Should give the bride plenty of room to enter and exit with the big dress.
Love the look of all the windows from inside the bus. Plenty of repairs inside as well to either strengthen or just plain repair.
Test panel fitted to the rear wheel arch to tidy up those butchered wheel arches. We are chipping away at this old bus
from time to time, Stay tuned for more action.
Star date MAY 2011: And we have the ball rolling again slowly. The rust up in the turret on the right hand side has finally been repaired.
A large section removed and replaced, gutter, turret, top rail, stiffener and a section of the roof. But at last, up there now rust free.
Twisted and beat the shit out of the doors and the jam they swing in, long live the porter powers and big hammers.
Its only got 19 windows but to me it looks in proportion. Ive seen them longer now but, maybe it just me but they kinda look a bit silly.
Happy with this one. The air bags look like they are actually going to work properly and have been giving us a good 30cm plus of lift in the rear and they are nice big Firestones, so they should do the trick and ride nice. So Im pretty convinced its going to be a bus on air, so I guess now its a Zeppelin.
Floating on Air, our Herr Von Zeppelin, Big Mick and Sparky mate Jimi Douglas came to the party with a hand and Big Mick shouted me
some wicked compressors to raise this Titanic.
Finally got it low enough and got rid of that rusty peak over the screens. Looks a little smoother from the side now I like it.
Motivation is now a point of interest. So Ive been speaking to Todd at Subaru Gears, thinking a 2.5 Subaru might just be the way to go if
it's Air Con and kruizability Im looking for. www.subarugears.com