1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:04 pm

Ok guys

Just a quick update

We have lights in the back and in the front

Managed to get the cables pulled through and get them connected and working

Also installed a universal indicator stalk it works but obviously does not mount as well as the original

Alas the indicators are working.
Some extra electrical to sort out is trying to figure out where the seperate switch they have installed for the spot lights terminate and where the spaghetti ends on that. But will get going with those over the weekend.

Going to try bite the bullet and do some welding as well.

Also started cleaning off the bed on the back and getting some undercoat painted on to protect it from the elements after a good clean.








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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:34 am

Want to redo this sticker or maybe do a small plate does anybody know the correct numbers?

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I have it as
T 1500
V 2210
D/T 2977

72 Crossover D/C or as some people call it a Crewcab





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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Dawie » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 am

This used to be a requirement in the old days. It had to match the stated weights on your registration papers.
Think it is no longer needed there, as the weight is also on the license disc.
Do'nt assume anything- (While doing fault-finding).
"Things should be as simple as possible, BUT NO SIMPLER THAN THAT."
"If something can go wrong, it will go wrong" (Murphy's law).

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:52 pm

Found it Thank you 1500 kg is the correct number for T.

Will try and get it made as a metal plate to try and Hide that big Yellow spot behind the sticker until I can repaint.




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1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:16 am

So Mark ignited the build for me

This bloody Guy came up here with a bunch of tools and freakin started doing body work and fitted mechanical fuel pump for me.

He also kept the electric pup system in so if I have a failure on the mechanical I can always go back to the less preferred electric system.

I returned the favor by squirting some 95 into his eye

He also fixed my accelerator and clutch pedal to work properly

He even took time to restore my steering wheel

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Mark I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me it is just the kick in the back I needed to get going.

Cleaned up the vinyl a bit

Before the bottom and after on top

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Removed the side panels from the old boards and remade boards
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Fitted

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Did some new rubber for the floor

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Temp fitted that yellow seat from another bus to take a drive. The drivers seat is the only one that is in a bad shape. Had it reupholstered and have to still fit it

Took the bus for alignment

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Yes I know it needs a good wash and polish still and there are some body work that needs to be done but for now this is what the budget allows.

Dirk sorted out electrical work

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Fitted GTech electronic ignition and she is running nicely

Have kept spare coils condensor and extra set of points in case of failure

Planning a short trip for next weekend after roadworthy to Warmbaths ( Bella Bella) to fetch some firewood.

Will see how that one goes and take it from there.

Maybe do a longer trip soon.



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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:55 am

QUITE A TRANSFORMATION!
LOOKING GOOD. CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR HOW THAT SHORT TRIP GOES.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Haans » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:38 pm

Nothing like the "short" trip nerves!!,........I learnt that from Retrovan!!, 1st around the block, then incrementally further as the confidence level goes up !😙😆

AND. listen to your gut!

Enjoy it. Haans

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by Eugene » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:19 pm

Lekker Freddie, ek wens die tool fairies wil by my kom kuier :wink:
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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:59 am

Eugene wrote:Lekker Freddie, ek wens die tool fairies wil by my kom kuier :wink:

Oppas waarvoor jy wens. Tool fairies vatikaki



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Post by freddiebooysen » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:02 am

Finished back side panels

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by 73type2 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:21 am

Now that's a great update on your project, Freddie! Thanks.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by AlanH » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Cool, keep going.
I have too many interruptions, but a confident that once the metalwork is done things will speed up.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:55 am

Police clearance Done
Roadworthy Today lets see how that goes

I might just do a short trip to Bela Bela this weekend if all goes well.

Need some fire wood for the winter or something arbitrary that I have to load on the Back to take Blue through her paces.




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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by retrovan » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:09 am

Road Trip !!!

Thats great, take some photo's please, be nice to see her on the road, and being enjoyed.

Good luck with her. you put hard work into her.

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Re: 1972 Crossover D/C - Blue Abomination

Post by freddiebooysen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:19 am

Ok Guys so have done a road trip and while driving in this blistering heat I tend to religiously check the temp on the engine when I stop

A concern that I have is the cooling on this engine and looking at it carefully I see the whole engine bay is closed up by this diamond plate

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So standing behind the bus
On the left side I see they have butchered the back enough for some air to come through the vents on the side but on the right I cannot see anyway for the air to actually reach the engine bay. The battery sits in the back the whole thing is enclosed and I think those vents on the side there is not providing any cold air to the bus

Anybody have photos specifically of the dc engine bay behind the engine towards the gearbox.

I have tried Google but since these outjies are not so popular I am not finding any nice examples.




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