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Postby Neuk » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:04 pm

Tractor Stu wrote:We have no name for it yet, so for now it's just "The Splitty"

Story till now: we heard through a friend that there was a splitty sitting in this dude's yard gathering rust.
We went and had a look at it, at night.....First mistake heheh. Looked alright. We were taken by the nice interior, the fact that the engine started fekking easy and the pretty decent paint. I went and had another look and decided **** it....we buy it. We got the price of R20k.....And seeing busses for sale in the UK for upwards of 14kPounds (for rusty ones) we thought why not.

The brakes didnt work at all though. pedal goes straight to the floor. So we fetched it on a Piggyback and towed it straight to Tony's shop, Volksworx in town.
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Anyhow it spent about a week there and I got a call......Basically it went like " Ah man....And it looked so nice from the outside! *laughter*"

So I was STRESSED!!
Besides the breaks (which we are gonna replace fully basically, all new wheel cylinders (6 of em) a bit of new brake line and the master cylinder. We're busy getting parts for this now. Tony is letting us buy our own parts which is REALLY cool and saves us some cash.

Anyhow I went past today and had a look at the rot. Basically both rocker panels are **** up. Seems like theyre made of body filler. Some chassis bits and the Floor are also pretty Dodge. I spoke to tony's body guy also and i was getting more and more stressed looking at all the ****....eventually I asked him how much he'd charge to make 1 side rocker panel...not install....make from sheetmetal. I was expecing like 10k or something stupid...but he said R1000 a panel, which is fine!!! So I feel a bit better. If we do it bit by bit then we should be able to handle it.

At this point we are gonna ask tony's body guy for a quote on fixing the chassis bits and making a new floor....Just to get it safe for now so it can drive and not break into two.

Some pics:
right, this is on the passenger side (which is the worst side) looking towards the nose. Can see the damaged cross member around the heater tube. Incidentally i found a weld in replacement part on the net....15 pounds so thats not so bad. Similar prices for most oif the chassis bits....so Im tempted to import bits.
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Passenger side rocker. Uhm...need I say more.
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u can see the trestle is busy breaking it more hehe

This is the other end of that rocker, an outter chassis bit....they all look more or less like this.
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Then the middle section of that member is also FARKED!!! Total hole, other side is starting too.
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Passenger footwell rot. Can see the ro in the wheelarch also
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Here you can see that damged front crossmember again. No idea how that happened.
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More dodgy outter chassis bits. Are these outriggers?
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Other rocker...can see its all dodgy....probably loads of filler and ****
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Dodgy roofline...inside is rusty too in the same spots
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So there we have it. It's gonna be a lot of work but after thinking about this all afternoon I think we'll be ok. We really have some great guys working on it. Tony is clearly a serious aircooled enthusiast and has a bunch of beetles and stuff he has worked on. His body guy Kobie seems to be pretty legit too. I'd love Barry to look at it too and give advise but Im super scared he will tell us to :gfa: and possibly hit me :oops:


Here ends the lecture.
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Postby StewPit » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:32 pm

awsm project, hope everything goes well :hi:
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Postby [email protected] » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:37 pm

As I said on FB dude, great project.
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Postby VWicked » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:44 pm

Awesome stuff Nic, make it a classic like those we saw at the Vdub day!!!
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Postby ShaunTdi » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:05 am

I freaking love these type 2's...

Parts must be hard to find??

Good luck with the project and looking forward to the progress..

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Postby MeTsU » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:30 am

Nic, as I said on the phone, congrats on finding this Type 2, it makes a perfect project for what you two are envisioning! :smile:

Good luck, all the best and I wish you both, many very happy miles. :hi:
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Postby ruan9n » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:36 am

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Postby GaVeN » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:46 am

Rust is expected from something this old.
I still think it's an awesome project.

Hopefully this project uses up all your money so your arse does not get an itch to touch Fes

Oh, because this splitty is older than you and Stu, I suggest you call it "OOM", because you need to show some respect

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Postby GolfMad » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:13 am

NIce - but I cant see the pics at the office :bang: :bang:

Yeah, I know what you mean by discovering hidden rust and holes, covered up by a lot of body putty.... But, hang in there guys, its worth it, especially since its a splitty, and parts are not that scarce if you willing to do some importing, because I have seen more parts available for a splitty than for my baywindow :cool:
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Postby RoadHaWg » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:03 am

GolfMad wrote:NIce - but I cant see the pics at the office :bang: :bang:

Yeah, I know what you mean by discovering hidden rust and holes, covered up by a lot of body putty.... But, hang in there guys, its worth it, especially since its a splitty, and parts are not that scarce if you willing to do some importing, because I have seen more parts available for a splitty than for my baywindow :cool:



I found some good parts sites last night....but how much does the importing whack you?? Some of those chassis members are like 15pounds...so thats cheap but if it's gonna be another 5grand to get the bit here then it's a stuff up.
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Postby Kibim » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:08 am

Importing works on part value only. So if it's a cheap part, it'll be cheap to import.

What's gonna kill you is shipping. What you need to do is get a list of stuff together, buy it and store it in the UK till you have everything, and ship once with a bulk carrier. It's more reliable, and cheaper than posting each part.

BTW, congrats on the purchase! Ambitious project, but the best ones always are!
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Postby Neuk » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:13 am

Thanks for all the comments and feedback guys, much appreciated :wink: Just for the record, this is Stu and my bus, we split the costs 50/50...

Sure, we are finding a bit more rust and issues as we go along, well, our mechanic Tony goes along, but that is almost like an induction into owning a bus as old as this :grin: We will do our best to get her back to life and on the road, safe and sound and I cannot wait to roll in this to an event...
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Postby GolfMad » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:32 am

I have also recieved a lot of assistance and information from the people on the Aircooled VW Forum, www.aircooledvwsa.co.za - and some guys even offer parts for free there. Personally I have not imported any spares yet, but there is a place in Cape Town, Shelleys that I purchased for eg the complete indicator switch assembly, which was broken on my bus, and the price was good, and service even better. :cool: Import duties are based on cost of the part as a percentage, but shipping is a bit expensive, and in many cases more that the actual cost of the part.

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Postby Psycho8v » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:20 am

Hey Nic/Stu. That is still a great buy. Sure she's got alot of work, but she is an old lady. Take it
one day at a time, and she will be finished before you know it. Oh yeah, she's gonna look farking
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Postby Kibim » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:31 am

Neuk wrote:
Tractor Stu wrote:We have no name for it yet, so for now it's just "The Shitty"



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Postby Fox It - WP » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:27 am

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Postby Ebee » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:22 pm

So the today my boss brings his laatie to work and he is playing around with one model and i had to take a picture and post up on this thread.

Mind the pics they with a crap BB, but it just maybe some inspiration.

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Postby Naku786 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:28 pm

Awesome project!!

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Postby mk1_slim » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:02 pm

Great project Nic and stu.

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Postby MK1-GT » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:41 pm

hey guys...

Wish I still had my one..
Check this site, they produce quality replacement panels.. And when I mailed them for quotes, shipping was reasonable..
Or so I thought..

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Postby SHAUN » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:18 am

Think you guys will find this rebuild informative.

http://www.vwrides.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... 0538b72183
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Postby ShaunTdi » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:12 pm

SHAUN wrote:Think you guys will find this rebuild informative.

http://www.vwrides.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... 0538b72183


Nice build thread. Some guys have so much talent and skill

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Postby RoadHaWg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:37 pm

SHAUN wrote:Think you guys will find this rebuild informative.

http://www.vwrides.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... 0538b72183



Ya bru. Those Thai dudes are insane with their homemade body panels!!

I found another one last night of a guy in Belgium that basically rebuilt his whole bus, new roof, new nose, new side panels, new wheelarches, new floor, new engine all himself. Ok it took him 27months but **** it looked PERFECT!
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Postby ShaunTdi » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:41 pm

RoadHaWg wrote:
SHAUN wrote:Think you guys will find this rebuild informative.

http://www.vwrides.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... 0538b72183



Ya bru. Those Thai dudes are insane with their homemade body panels!!

I found another one last night of a guy in Belgium that basically rebuilt his whole bus, new roof, new nose, new side panels, new wheelarches, new floor, new engine all himself. Ok it took him 27months but s**t it looked PERFECT!


Link please

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Postby RoadHaWg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:53 pm

I went through all 10 pages last night.

Dude had never worked metal before...quite inspiring.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... ht=project
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