Herman is a 1967 type 23, with what looks like many years of faithfull service, with repairs that appear to have dated back to the 70s. Nicky, chicken wire and fibreglass being the flavour of the day back then.
With all the chassis repairs, being crossmembers and out riggers repaired, its back to bare metal for us, and begin the repairs. Replacing rust, chicken wire, nicky and fibreglass with fresh new steel.
Damage and rust in the left rear quarter gone.
Engine lid hinge area repaired.
Right rear corner and battery tray area now new again.
Bottoms of both cargo doors inside and out. At least its a good time to make the doors finally
fit the hole, note the doors fit nice. New inner and outer sills as well.
I have yet to see an original set of cargo doors fit the whole in the side of a splitter.
Just the beginning of the drivers side. Note the fancy chicken wire protruding from an old repair.
This appears to be a repair from the 70s, the repair has actually created rust, but ofcourse all
repairable, and by the end of this month should see all the body work completed.
We'll keep you posted with Hermans Progress.
Well after a short stay out at Londonderry where Herman Holiday'd over the xmas break Hermans come back looking better than Brad Pitt. Check this out.
Is he beautiful or wot????
Or wot........??? Is that Cunninghams Beetle in the reflection?
Yep, Looks like Tonys Beetle, Herman cant wait for some IRS a little less road hide height.
Pretty smooth for an old bus, look's so sweet. Vee Dub colours and all.
Hermans looking forward to an IRS set up now, a 1600 motor, a good transmission and some road to play on.
We'll keep you posted.
Well, dear old Herman went home to Wenty Falls in late 2008 while his owners sort out the next move.