Bessie Bussie

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Bessie Bussie

Post by V6 Capri » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm

Finally, we are on the board with regards to projects. So, for the lack of a better heading, we are calling her Bessie for now.
It is bought from a friend’s father in law. He builds ice cream vans out of the newer bay windows. This one is the only low light we managed to secure. He will do all the body work and paint. Hopefully we will have some newer pictures to share soon.

This is as she stands now. Work to commence hopefully next week
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The idea is to build a camper and general runabout vehicle. Wife would like to use it to do the school run, and when the mood hits, we pack and head off for a weekend or week or whatever. Want to do swivel front seats, rock ‘n roll bed, and some cupboards/storage space.

It is currently without engine and gearbox, so that will be next on the agenda together with wiring. Then interior.


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Re: Bessie Bussie

Post by jolas » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:44 pm

Congrats on your new bus, keep the progress pics coming :hangloose:
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Re: Bessie Bussie

Post by Terry Phillips » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:44 pm

Good starting point,good luck.

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Re: Bessie Bussie

Post by sean » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:30 am

You have a 71 standard / basic model Kombi here. It would have been one colour only, ie roof and body all the same. It would have had painted hubcaps and the interior door panels would have been a painted wood variety. The chairs also had a plain brown vinyl with no pleats in them.

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Re: Bessie Bussie

Post by V6 Capri » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks for all the positive comments so far! Will update as it progresses.
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:30 am
You have a 71 standard / basic model Kombi here. It would have been one colour only, ie roof and body all the same. It would have had painted hubcaps and the interior door panels would have been a painted wood variety. The chairs also had a plain brown vinyl with no pleats in them.
Amazing what you can learn... This is why I still love the forums. Can't buy the knowledge people have. Thanks for sharing!
So, the bus as it is now, is pretty much standard interior and colour wise?
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Re: Bessie Bussie

Post by V6 Capri » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am

Out of curiosity, what engine and gearbox should this bus have?
I am massively undecided on the engine, but am leaning towards a well build aircooled motor.
I am still learning, but at least know there are different gearboxes (3 rib and 4 rib or something)...
Any help will be aprecicated! Thanks.
1964 Ford Anglia 997cc
1972 Ford Capri 3L GT
1994 Escort Cosworth (replica)
1996 Escort 2L Zetec

2016 VW Touran 1.6TDi
1971 Baywindow project

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