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Title: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on May 19, 2013, 10:25:49 PM
Hi guys, long time no speak.

Bit of history; had a '64 bus for my first car in 2007, sold it in 2010 and bought a Karmann Ghia...
Owned that for a while, had the heater channels and floors done and decided I wanted another bus.

My first bus:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/27021_10150153701125175_6500265_n.jpg)

My ex Ghia:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/472400_10152816167270175_1316438767_o.jpg)
(Static)

This weekend, I part exchanged the Ghia for a '65 RHD Devon...
I am SO happy. Like, ecstatic. I absolutely love it.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/922523_10152845459965175_1699178499_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/963948_10152845460905175_1539919027_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/966706_10152845461540175_570412089_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: shelltoes on May 19, 2013, 10:30:24 PM
Good deal. Welcome back.
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: acmecustom on May 19, 2013, 11:05:44 PM
Excellent news Jamie.  Always knew you'd end up with another bus, there's nothing quite like it huh?  Look forward to seeing it. ...  :wink:
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Post by: 60/15windows on May 19, 2013, 11:15:42 PM
Welcome back Jamie and so glad you now back in a bus,looks great :D
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: 63CabDriver on May 19, 2013, 11:28:51 PM
Nice bus!  For chick car, it looks pretty bad ass!  8)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: raiz on May 20, 2013, 08:05:21 AM
Welcome back bud.. and loving the bus. As said before those colours are not far from my choice tbh
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on May 20, 2013, 08:06:31 AM
Cheers guys! :D

Scott, I'm hoping to be down your way in June - Want to get to Newquay in it before the MOT expires in July.

The interior, which is one of my favourite bits:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/980740_10152848120985175_533725330_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/981754_10152848121235175_1365476636_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: raiz on May 20, 2013, 08:10:41 AM
POTM Jamie go!    :wink:
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Post by: Ian 68 on May 20, 2013, 10:43:38 AM
Very nice, good to get back into a bus I bet !
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Post by: Babylon Split Rick on May 20, 2013, 02:23:46 PM
Took your time in seeing the errors of your ways Jamie  :roll:
Now you've stopped doing mobile hairdressing  :lol:  it's great to see the new bus .... What's the plan on making it yours? 8)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Sooty on May 20, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
Quote from: "Babylon Split Rick"
Took your time in seeing the errors of your ways Jamie  :roll:
Now you've stopped doing mobile hairdressing  :lol:  it's great to see the new bus .... What's the plan on making it yours? 8)


 :lol:


Welcome back Jamie. I'm planning a trip to see Scott last weekend in June.

Good exchange.... If it was a straight swap your a lucky lucky man!!
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on May 20, 2013, 06:56:13 PM
Oh really Raiz? Going for brown? Sounds interesting! Tempted to POTM them, but I'd rather get some nicer ones next weekend :)

Great to be back in a bus!

Haha, love the mobile hairdressing comment :D  

Long term plan would be to change the colour to something a bit more original... It was originally Sea Blue and Cumulus White... Not one of my favourite colour combinations, but I could rock it that way...
I don't really plan to restore it, just replace the rusty metal with fresh and tidy up the filler and give it a cheap blow over to have a go at spraying myself (over the dents... I like the battered look).

Whether I go through with that^ will be interesting to see... As I never seem to get far with my plans. Knowing me I might get convinced to restore it nicely one panel at a time by my welder friend, as a rolling project.

I want to change the stance when funds allow (mostly for the tyres)... Lose an inch at the front maybe, and change the rear tyre sizes and get the wheels sitting a bit better in the arch.


Sooty, that's the weekend I'll be down Newquay too, if all goes to plan... My birthday on the 29th :D  

Wasn't a straight swap, but I was very happy with the outcome.
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: sharkus123 on May 20, 2013, 10:52:50 PM
Good to see you back Jamie, loving the bus, that interior is sweet as. Are you still local enough to get over to the Splitterz meet at the Lazy Otter on the A10?
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: raiz on May 21, 2013, 08:06:44 AM
Quote from: "Rigamortiz"
Tempted to POTM them, but I'd rather get some nicer ones next weekend :)

.

POTM we run themes now bud hence my post and this month its interiors....
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Hanger18 on May 21, 2013, 11:50:05 AM
Welcome back Jamie. may be see you at J2 one Tuesday...
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Post by: zeist on May 21, 2013, 03:37:46 PM
welcome back to the light jamie........you can get more chics in a bus ;)..........where are you in cambridge.....would be good to get a look at your van......i am in st ives...
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Leaky Panel on May 21, 2013, 03:54:51 PM
Nice trade!! That is a great bus. Enjoy and welcome back to the real world.
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on June 04, 2013, 10:54:38 PM
Cheers guys :)  

Not too far from Chatteris, in Cambridgeshire :)

I thought I'd have a go at lowering it a bit more on the adjusters the weekend just gone as I'm not happy with how high it is...

Turns out it's maxed out on the adjusters, and doesn't have dropped spindles...

So, once I've sorted out its next MOT and any work it'll need to get it through that, I'll be saving up for preferably a new replacement set of dropped spindles, or if needs must; get my own flipped.
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: 60/15windows on June 04, 2013, 11:57:45 PM
Yea get yours flipped,best thing i done Rig :D
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Mango P Diddy on June 05, 2013, 10:25:05 AM
Nice one Jamie, good to have you back. Now when can we hope to see some discount for SBS members at Machine 7 ;-)


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Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: surfade on June 05, 2013, 10:52:29 AM
Quote from: "Mango P Diddy"
Nice one Jamie, good to have you back. Now when can we hope to see some discount for SBS members

It's a good point well made Ade  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Nice to have you back Jamie  :wink: Your bus looks ace, but would wear flipped spindles beautifully  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: supa-low on June 05, 2013, 03:22:21 PM
now thats what you call an upgrade! cool looking bus jamie
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on July 06, 2013, 02:18:14 PM
Cheers guys :)  

I am in need of some dropped spindles once my MOT is all sorted and paid for :)  
If anybody has some 64-67 drop spindles kicking around, and can hang on to them for a while I'd love to have them when I've got the money.

Recently went to Cornwall, loved it.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1049035_10152999441205175_393413273_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1049147_10152999446255175_575284043_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1064556_10152999460310175_1570443274_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1048882_10152999462060175_2000345791_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Sooty on July 06, 2013, 02:33:28 PM
Riggs, put that pic up of the harbour through your safaris!  8)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on July 06, 2013, 02:53:15 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/966355_10152999440605175_1099938355_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1052752_10152999443305175_696411337_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: R32tom on July 06, 2013, 08:48:05 PM
[smilie=eusa_dance.gif] Thats how the view should be from a split! 8)  8)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: raiz on July 06, 2013, 11:07:33 PM
Cracking shots bud..
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on August 05, 2013, 06:59:25 PM
Well I'm finally getting my bus down. It has only taken me ~5 years to do what I always planned to do; get a bus on a 4" beam and flipped spindles.

The back still needs sorting, but that'll have to wait a little while.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1078997_10153109211335175_1459978651_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1085129_10153109212095175_1910473188_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1008849_10153109212160175_727569832_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1116125_10153109212945175_83182471_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Leaky Panel on August 05, 2013, 07:18:43 PM
Bus looks great in all those beach shots.

When you say the "back needs sorting" do you mean the interior?
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on November 25, 2013, 08:00:43 PM
Noo, interior is pretty sweet... Just needs some thicker foam for the bed, as it wasn't very comfortable to spend the week in.

The arse needed to come down a bit; which I took care of in September.
Wound it down on the adjusters so it came down an inch and a bit:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1272457_10153205304805175_1615496193_o.jpg)


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/559469_341238652679977_1591180341_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1074326_10153440097390175_1600591712_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Sooty on November 26, 2013, 09:20:20 AM
Nothing wrong with that Jamie.... Looks sweet.
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Post by: DubStyle on November 26, 2013, 01:49:13 PM
Nice lookin ride Jamie!
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Post by: Babylon Split Rick on November 26, 2013, 02:27:52 PM
Looking sweeter getting her levelled out now Jamie ;)
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Post by: Fire-Boyeeeee on November 27, 2013, 03:55:12 AM
Good job on getting another bus.
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: surfade on November 28, 2013, 10:54:35 PM
That's looking like a nice stance dude  :D  :D
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on December 02, 2013, 11:19:17 PM
Cheers guys :)

Got a few plans for it over the coming winter. Mostly getting it a bit safer
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: splitwindowsyndicate on December 03, 2013, 01:45:52 AM
Your bus is kick ass! Nice stance and patina.
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Post by: Chew1973 on December 06, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
Saw this bus in the flesh at the RSVP BBQ back in September, cracking ride dude!
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on March 09, 2014, 10:17:51 PM
Picked up a 'different' set of wheels for it, in an attempt to have a bit of a nicer stance:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t31/1025669_10153904840775175_2071744891_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31/1654501_10153904844100175_203883625_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t31/1655314_10153904844780175_2012491362_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: shelltoes on March 10, 2014, 12:31:09 AM
Super tough!
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Post by: raiz on March 10, 2014, 08:04:57 AM
yeah man, nails! just missing a sticker :wink:
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Post by: Leaky Panel on March 13, 2014, 10:02:13 PM
I'm really liking the teledials and the stance. Looks great.
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Post by: zeist on March 14, 2014, 07:45:03 PM
very cool......more pics please dude  8)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on March 14, 2014, 08:08:00 PM
Cheers guys! Really glad to see people like it haha. They're a bit of an odd wheel choice; but I'm pretty stoked with how they've fitted and look so far.
They're 6" ET52 up front, and 7" ET23 at the back.

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1181727.jpg)

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1181723.jpg)

Picked up some centre caps for them from eBay, which arrived today so I'm sure I'll get some more pics this weekend :D
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on March 16, 2014, 09:53:29 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31/1658704_10153928113860175_1830840755_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/1780042_10153928108400175_118225974_o.jpg)
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Post by: scoops on March 17, 2014, 08:54:20 PM
The Teledials look sweet Jamie
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Post by: raiz on March 18, 2014, 09:13:53 AM
i had a set 7" aswel as my 6" your making think i should of kept hold of em now as the 7s sit just right out back :ANAL:
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on August 19, 2015, 10:18:59 PM
So a few updates since last I was here.
Bus got stripped back to OG paint where there was any, and the rest rattle canned to match.
Last year:
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1393424.jpg)

June this year, in Wales:
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1393427.jpg)

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1393426.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on August 19, 2015, 10:26:51 PM
This week the bus has finally gone lower and the tyres no longer rub the arches!
Huge improvement in driveability and looks.

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1393436.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: raiz on August 20, 2015, 10:49:27 AM
Nice one Jamie.. come back with some killer pics 8)

Now talk to me on the front end mods, what changes did you make?  same rims as me you see so wanna hear from experiance ;)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: shelltoes on August 20, 2015, 01:15:51 PM
Looks good.
Tell us more!
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on August 31, 2015, 01:10:17 PM
So the wheels are 6" ET52 Teledials up front, with 7" ET23 at the back.
Front is running a 4" beam, dropped spindles and 944 discs. TQR tubs now installed, beam wound down a sensible amount... May go lower, if I can drop the rear another inch or so. Adjustable spring plates at the back so very easily done. Only thing stopping me are the tops of my arches combined with 205/65 rear tyres. May drop down to 205/60s which should give me 10-20mm, which means I can then wind the springplates down maybe 10mm and allow me to take passengers in the rear without scrubbing. Then I'll look at dropping the front another click on the beam.

Did a little comparison picture from when I got it to now. An improvement in my eyes!
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1397765.jpg)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: DubStyle on September 11, 2015, 12:12:30 PM
Did a little comparison picture from when I got it to now. An improvement in my eyes!
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1397765.jpg)

I'd say if the Blue is the now... you've got a nice whip there son!
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on April 18, 2016, 09:57:46 PM
New wheels and a little shinier.

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/13012882_10156762529910175_593612636462396265_n.jpg?oh=d1e9a3218074850a0d3f2f57649f475e&oe=577BBD44)

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12994454_10156747648680175_5605224892740421567_n.jpg?oh=cd0a3eaf24178a2847d8244fdecf467a&oe=5774BDE1)
Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on April 19, 2016, 10:43:23 PM
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1494453.jpg)
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Post by: raiz on April 20, 2016, 09:34:28 AM
Sup Jamie.. dang! thats looking mint right now bro 8)
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Post by: kaferboy1 on April 20, 2016, 11:38:51 PM
Damn dude!  That thing is looking goooood!  So shiney!

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Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on June 25, 2016, 12:03:56 AM
So I slammed it on earlies...
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13119033_10156825968145175_3450687796815030430_n.jpg?oh=21cbe2310622b23ef8c00b1e251ac688&oe=57F8B263)
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Post by: shelltoes on June 25, 2016, 05:01:34 PM
Nice.  :)
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Post by: raiz on June 26, 2016, 08:30:41 AM
Looking sweet fellas.
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Post by: 66thirteenwinduh on July 11, 2016, 02:53:53 AM
Sick bus


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Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: Rigamortiz on June 11, 2017, 11:31:14 PM
So I had a quick measure up today; just shy of 57" for static ride height. Pretty pleased with that!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/19075375_10158761276800175_1837810097_n.jpg?oh=0b240a2a3b827a6fc0056f4e3c340d99&oe=5940725B)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/19114423_10158761342880175_1298729477_n.jpg?oh=93e8c64bdd658bfab91ffd337cc8aa08&oe=594017D4)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/19183953_10158761359315175_225770456_n.jpg?oh=9814b2b7a28f9d05791a02d46e6b54a1&oe=594018EA)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-12/19075156_10158761359490175_1080040603_n.jpg?oh=ccafb4b13f9e91558dcc5ffff09fe80f&oe=593FF015)

Title: Re: Back in a Bus; Doodles.
Post by: DubStyle on June 12, 2017, 08:04:08 PM
Very cool dude!