Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Post-War


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th September 2012, 08:04   #46
BHPian
 
rajchetan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Thailand / Vietnam / HK / Bangalore
Posts: 325
Thanked: 60 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Hi Anna,

Nice to see all the work taking shape.

Found a nice article about Epoxy, hence taught it might be of some use here.

http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Epoxy_primer

Good Luck on the project.
rajchetan is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2012, 18:41   #47
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by vw splitscreen View Post
Hi Nileshdias,you must be feeling a little better now after seeing the results
of this update and how the epoxy primer is working,its taking shape.. LOL
Its taking shape, but definately put us back on the flow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajchetan View Post
Hi Anna,

Nice to see all the work taking shape.

Found a nice article about Epoxy, hence taught it might be of some use here.

http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Epoxy_primer

Good Luck on the project.
Hey Raj, thanks for the link. We are indeed using Epoxy Primer in generous quantity.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nileshdias View Post
Thanks Pavan, perfect timing

That is a lot of rust, thinking of asking seller for money back
I will go with you on that Nilesh

The surface looks clean, but once u tap the hammer, there it starts collapsing / dis-integrating. We cleaned up the interiors of the Kombi, removed all the seats, Now this opens out a BIG LIVING ROOM inside If you have some ideas for the interiors, please start working on its design right now.

Since the setback due to rust issues, the body tapping work has stopped, Will resume body tapping from the coming week.
Attached Thumbnails
The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0440.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0443.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0444.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0445.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0446.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0447.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0449.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0451.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0455.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0456.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0457.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0458.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0460.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0461.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0462.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0463.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0464.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0465.jpg  

PAVAN KADAM is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2012, 12:09   #48
BHPian
 
nileshdias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 58
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

Sad because of the new rust but exterior is looking really good! Hopefully no more setbacks now

Here is one idea for the interior:


Name:  image3665734800.jpg
Views: 3109
Size:  583.6 KB

Ok, not the camper interior but I like this pattern:



Name:  image18683466.jpg
Views: 2582
Size:  539.4 KB
nileshdias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th September 2012, 22:07   #49
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by nileshdias View Post
Sad because of the new rust but exterior is looking really good! Hopefully no more setbacks now

Here is one idea for the interior:


Attachment 984339

Ok, not the camper interior but I like this pattern:



Attachment 984340
Did not understand, what u wanted to convey Nilesh Will put some more interiors pic so that its easy for you to decide.

The tinker has done a quick job on the rusted panels, hopefully we will also complete work on the rear tail light area by weekend, and that should END the tinwork
Attached Thumbnails
The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0469.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0470.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0471.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0472.jpg  

PAVAN KADAM is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th September 2012, 01:26   #50
BHPian
 
vw splitscreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Goa/UK
Posts: 153
Thanked: 24 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

This link may help you Nilesh
http://www.baronvonkronken.com/
vw splitscreen is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th September 2012, 02:54   #51
BHPian
 
nileshdias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 58
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vw splitscreen
This link may help you Nilesh
http://www.baronvonkronken.com/
Thanks Dave, excellent site!
nileshdias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th September 2012, 03:17   #52
BHPian
 
vw splitscreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Goa/UK
Posts: 153
Thanked: 24 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by nileshdias View Post
Thanks Dave, excellent site!

Forgot to say Nilesh go into the How- to- section for bigger interior pics.
vw splitscreen is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th September 2012, 23:56   #53
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by nileshdias View Post
Thanks Dave, excellent site!
Quote:
Originally Posted by vw splitscreen View Post
Forgot to say Nilesh go into the How- to- section for bigger interior pics.
Nice site. Well, work on the floor is Complete, some more work on the rear being done to adapt the old style tail lights, Body tapping on the RHS also is 95% done. The work on LHS will continue in a days time.

We are concentrating on finishing 100% body work Plus 50% body filler job by end of September. With a plan of Double coats of Epoxy primer ( one before the body filler job + one after the body filler job is done )
Attached Thumbnails
The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0638.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0639.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0635.jpg  

PAVAN KADAM is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2012, 00:42   #54
BHPian
 
vw splitscreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Goa/UK
Posts: 153
Thanked: 24 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Another good update Pavan and really pleased your changing them huge big
toombstone lights on the back
vw splitscreen is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2012, 23:18   #55
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Quote:
Originally Posted by vw splitscreen View Post
Another good update Pavan and really pleased your changing them huge big
toombstone lights on the back
Yeah Dave, There are some more good updates on the way

We have done 2 coats of Epoxy primer on the Bus, and covered almost 70% of the surface, should be scraping the interiors by weekend and having the Epoxy primer sprayed there too.
Attached Thumbnails
The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0685.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0686.jpg  

PAVAN KADAM is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st October 2012, 19:01   #56
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,460 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Bodywork on one side has started.

Need to check on the placement of the new Oval Tail lights... Dave's bus pics have a lower placement, So Nilesh, what do u think ? Should we place it a little lower or at the Stock place ?
Attached Thumbnails
The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0714.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0715.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0716.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0717.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-imag_0718.jpg  

PAVAN KADAM is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st October 2012, 22:22   #57
BHPian
 
vw splitscreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Goa/UK
Posts: 153
Thanked: 24 Times
Smile re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Nice update Pavan with the rear lights gone
Heres some pics of the different heights and types of split screen rear lights
for different years. even the large round rear lights like mine come in two different positions mine for 60 and the 59 ones which are the same
are mounted about 2 inches higher than mine[Red & Black Samba pic.]
So you do have a choice of positions and lights Keep the good work up Pavan.if you need any measurements let me know.
Attached Thumbnails
The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-scr22a8012.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-scr22d0e6c.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-p1000062.jpg  

The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration-529501_354220971286649_100000962480274_936908_1629137452_n.jpg  

vw splitscreen is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2012, 02:45   #58
BHPian
 
nileshdias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 58
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PAVAN KADAM
Bodywork on one side has started.

Need to check on the placement of the new Oval Tail lights... Dave's bus pics have a lower placement, So Nilesh, what do u think ? Should we place it a little lower or at the Stock place ?
It's coming up nicely Pavan!! I like Dave's lights and would go for that position if we had those round lights. For the oval lights the stock position looks good to me. Check the red pic Dave posted above. What do you think?

Thanks Dave! Hope we took the right decision with the lights and the look will come off
nileshdias is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2012, 03:11   #59
BHPian
 
vw splitscreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Goa/UK
Posts: 153
Thanked: 24 Times
Default re: The country's first CAL Look Baywindow Bus Restoration

Hi nilesh,if your going for the oval all red lights,I must warn you that in the UK you wont get a UK MOT,unless its regestered before pre 1962 , My old 62 crewcab only passed with all red lenses as it was early 62.
you can however get some red and amber lenses that are interchangable
so just swop the lenses over before the MOT.The only other problem is iff they are all red lenses they are pretty dangerous as mine only has the one bulb that does Brake lights,indicators and real lights,therefore when all three
are being used its normaly the indicatore that dont show up.,saying that i think yours will have more than one bulb for the rear. I think the lights your going for will look great anyway compared to the toombstones
Attached Images
 
vw splitscreen is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd October 2012, 11:27   #60
BHPian
 
nileshdias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 58
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vw splitscreen
Hi nilesh,if your going for the oval all red lights,I must warn you that in the UK you wont get a UK MOT,unless its regestered before pre 1962 , My old 62 crewcab only passed with all red lenses as it was early 62.
you can however get some red and amber lenses that are interchangable
so just swop the lenses over before the MOT.The only other problem is iff they are all red lenses they are pretty dangerous as mine only has the one bulb that does Brake lights,indicators and real lights,therefore when all three
are being used its normaly the indicatore that dont show up.,saying that i think yours will have more than one bulb for the rear. I think the lights your going for will look great anyway compared to the toombstones
You are right Dave. I read about MOT issues somewhere. Good then that the bus is not coming to UK I'm planning to keep it in Mumbai with my parents for few years till we eventually return in few years.

The lens we chose is half red and half amber. We loose out with the reverse lamp. We will probably fix it on the bumper.
nileshdias is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Restoration of 1971 VW Baywindow Microbus: Restoration Complete PAVAN KADAM Post-War 576 20th July 2013 19:35
Bit disappointed.. just bought Yoko ES100 from Cal dealer Hatari Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 14 1st October 2012 15:36
BAYWINDOW Lands in Kollam kishorelal Post-War 33 29th June 2010 16:32
Rosenbauer Panther - Delhi, Chennai, Cal & Mumbai Airports eflanker Super-Cars & Imports in India 28 17th May 2010 09:50
Now this is what I cal a true competitor of S,7&A8 _Crazi4Speed_ The International Automotive Scene 11 13th May 2004 00:03


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:37.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks