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Old 14th April 2009, 11:44   #181
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Phew pawan, I can see your exhaustion i mean enthusiasm.

Great job. I have been following this thread all the way since you first started playing hide and seek on guess what this new car was.

Way to go for your passion

Whenever i come to Bangalore i am going to drop by to see your bus and other cars.
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Old 14th April 2009, 11:45   #182
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Nice work Pavan, the vehicle is progressing a lot.

Good work done by yourself on laying the carpet area on the bus.

So for my bus restoration you will be doing this work.
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Wow, well done Pavan.
I know how frustrated you were and how long you have been waiting for your interior chap to do this work. DIY gives one an unmatchable amount of satisfaction. One other thing that I notice about DIY at home is that even our family get involved and assist us. But they always get angry when we spend time at a workshop away from home. I guess the words in bold are the reasons for this behaviour:-).
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Good show! There is nothing like a good DIY to give you the satisfaction when it comes to automobile ownership.

One doubt though, the bus doesnt have any wiring which has to pass under the carpet area?
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Wow, well done Pavan.
I know how frustrated you were and how long you have been waiting for your interior chap to do this work. DIY gives one an unmatchable amount of satisfaction. One other thing that I notice about DIY at home is that even our family get involved and assist us. But they always get angry when we spend time at a workshop away from home. I guess the words in bold are the reasons for this behaviour:-).
True S@~+#0$#, i'am allowed to work on the bus for any amount of time. But not allowed to spend time at the workshop : (. Anyways, as long as they are enjoying the final outcome , no complaints.

I am planning to change the mid wall seperator padding with new leather, and again a DIY.


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Good show! There is nothing like a good DIY to give you the satisfaction when it comes to automobile ownership.

One doubt though, the bus doesnt have any wiring which has to pass under the carpet area?
Yes sir, DIY will actually give you unparalleled satisfaction.

No, the wiring runs through a separate channel just near the chassis frame all along the body. Some lazy electricians do the wiring outside the actual spot

Material:1 meter Paris leather(Thats what they call it)
Cost : Rs. 105/- meter.
Time : 2 hrs
Result: Neat and satisfactory.
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Old 20th April 2009, 13:19   #186
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Recent updates.

After fixing these panels, i replaced each and every screw/ Nuts/ Bolts on the vehicle. My workshop guys had just screwed or bolted on any nuts and bolts they found handy.

Total nuts and bolts replaced - 20 .
Price-65/-

Now for things to do in the coming days:
1) Fit the engine
2) Seats and door pads upholstery
3) Front door glasses
4) Connect the wiring to switches

and lastly

5) Fuel up the car and run.
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Recent updates.

After fixing these panels, i replaced each and every screw/ Nuts/ Bolts on the vehicle. My workshop guys had just screwed or bolted on any nuts and bolts they found handy.
That is there work

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5) Fuel up the car and run.
This what is more than anything required now.
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Excellent work. A labour of love I must say. Way to go.
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Excellent work. A labour of love I must say. Way to go.

Yes , no wonder he's spent almost a year and a fortune restoring the bus.

Will be a treat to see it run on road.
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Pavan excellent work. Way to go...

OT:

While we talking here about Pavan's Volkswagen bus, today I in my hometown I found a Ashok layland bus with Volkswagen monogram. At first I thought it was a original VW bus. But it is not.. here is the pic of the bus in question

Restoration of 1971 VW Baywindow Microbus: Restoration Complete-image038.jpg
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wow really nice to see your enthusiasm and passion Pavan. would love to see your VWs and other classics sometime.

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Excellent work. A labour of love I must say. Way to go.
Thank you very much,

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Pavan excellent work. Way to go...
found a Ashok layland bus with Volkswagen monogram. At first I thought it was a original VW bus. But it is not.. here is the pic of the bus in question
LOL.. thats a nice one, seen a similar one in Bangy too.

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wow really nice to see your enthusiasm and passion Pavan. would love to see your VWs and other classics sometime.
Anytime buddy

All the appreciation you guys give, adds more to my patience levels for complete restoration.

With some regular updates.

1) Engine is completely fixed- need to get the exhaust fitted finally after fitting it on the Bus.
2) Original Basket weave design upholstery material arrived last weekend, now within the next few days the seats would be done.
3) The leather padded cladding for the Asile done and a DIY again : )

Pics by evening.

I'am just few weeks for the bus to start running on road. Feeling like a small kid waiting for his toy to arrive

MODS: Could you guys change the title to " Restoration of 1971 VW Baywindow Microbus-Countdown Begins "

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Old 28th April 2009, 14:54   #193
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Great going Pavan. Eagerly waiting to see the complete interior pics and the bus running. Cheers to you.
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Some updates with my DIY pics

First 2 pics are the upholstery material, the original Basket weave design, and plain leather.
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Old 4th May 2009, 17:21   #195
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Pavan where did the bus work come to, any updates on the same.

Post some pictures of the bus and hope the engine has been fixed and are you changing the tyres for the bus.
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