'63 11 Window

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'63 11 Window

Postby Mid West Dubber » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:28 pm

I found this '63 11 window bus on a farm about 3km from where I live in Australia in 2012.

Here is a pic as found..
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Here is a few pics from when we got the bus home...
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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Mid West Dubber » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:34 pm

So my bus had sat sideways in the shed for over 2 years while I saved money and collected parts for the front and rear ends. I have put a 4.5" skinned knuckles narrowed beam under and did a straight axle conversion on a type 3 rear end.

With the help of my dad we put the rear end under and the beam under.This was the first time this bus has had a front and rear end under it in 25+ years.


the rear...
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The front...
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up in the air...!
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we slowly brought it down lowering it onto wheels in various stages...
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on the ground :)
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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby K Leake » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:49 pm

Progress, must fill good.
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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby tlambert » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:26 pm

Very cool.
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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby 68vwnut » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:18 pm

Cool bus must be an early 63 bullet front end thin lip dog legs with 64 and later rear wheels what tail lights did it have silver dollars or the later 64 era. Any pics of the interior.

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby GTV » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:52 pm

68vwnut wrote:Cool bus must be an early 63 bullet front end thin lip dog legs with 64 and later rear wheels what tail lights did it have silver dollars or the later 64 era. Any pics of the interior.


They did things a bit different down under. Normal German rules do not apply.
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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby john jones » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:54 am

pretty nice bus!!!! good luck! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
if you keep going in circles.. Your never gonna get anywhere :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby rustabus » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:32 am

Awesome Bus!!! Too bad it isn't and a little closer I would love to have that in my stash!!!! Naw, you're making progress and my Buses are just collecting snow! Smile

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Pat K » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:24 am

Cool bus....any motor plans?

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Pat K » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:19 am

Any more progress on this one?.....Or just too busy driving that notch??.. :-s Smile

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Mid West Dubber » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:14 pm

Pat K wrote:Any more progress on this one?.....Or just too busy driving that notch??.. :-s Smile


I have a couple of "catch-up" updates which I will post soon Wink I'm building a 68 notch at the moment so the bus has very slow progress

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Mid West Dubber » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:26 am

Short video of getting the bus out of the shed...

https://youtu.be/2UiHmQtZUbg

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Pat K » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:02 am

Project lineup... =D> =D> =D> ...lets see that notch.. Smile

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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Mid West Dubber » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:29 pm

(Catch-up Update)

The wiper switch hole in the dash was badly damaged so i cut out the bad section and made a new piece to weld in. Its not completely finished and will need a bit of refining but pretty happy with it.

The bad..
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Repair section I made..
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Re: '63 11 Window

Postby Mid West Dubber » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:40 pm

(Catch-up Update)

At the start of last year I decided I wanted to make something useful at school in year 12 metalwork. After some thinking I decided I wanted to build a rotisserie for my bus.

After searching the web at different designs I settled for the two 12 sided hoop design as it would best suit/fit the location I plan to work on the bus in future.

This is the basic idea of what I was aiming for...
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So with some research and a fair bit of thinking and measuring, I had an idea of how I was going to build the two hoops.

I started off by cutting 24 (12 for each hoop) 580mm lengths of 50mm X 50mm X 3.0mm RHS with 15 degree angles on each end. (the 15 degree angles will join to make a 30 degree, 12 x 30 degrees= 360 degrees)

Ground a 45 degree on the end so the welds would penetrate better.

I then cut 4 lengths of 20x20 RHS which would be tacked into place to hold the top, bottom and side pieces square.
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With it all square and tacked I placed the other pieces in place, and when I was happy I tacked each join.
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The steel for the second hoop was laid over the top of this one and when they were exactly the same I tacked all four corners of each join and then fully welded the joins.
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