The jewel in the T2 crown, the Samba Bus. Painted in the iconic colours sealing wax red over grey beige.
We are very pleased to have worked on this vehicle, our work included: stripping the body back to clean bare metal, levelling and smoothing, priming, final preparation, paint, polish and fitment of a new polished aluminium delux trim. As well as the body and opening panels we also prepared and painted the safari window frames, side pop out frames, bumpers, towel rails and over riders.
This is one lovely solid original UK right hand drive Bay camper.
We started the full body restoration on Marvin ‘named by the proud owners Tracy and Steve’ in October 2014. Marvin came in as a running on the road bus with good solid floors and chassis but a very tired outer body, leaking pop top, bubbling orange paint and perished rubbers.
First we removed the trim, glass and seals. Replaced all the rotten panels, stripped the body back to bare metal, carried out a change of colour re-spray, under sealed the chassis, wheel tubs, floors and cavity wax injected all internal panels and box sections. Carried out a full strip down refurbishment of the Devon pop complete with new headlining and sky light. Finally reassembling the complete body using all new rubbers, seals and gaskets.
Replacement panels included: front panel, deformation panel, front wheel arch panels, cab door shells, rear hatch, inner and outer rear valance, sliding door inner and outer bottom repair panel.
I blogged recently about a lovely T25 which we have now completed and returned to one happy customer.
We are currently working on the last of the loose panels for a 1930’s Lagonda. We carried out a bare aluminium re-paint on the body last year, the panels to complete our work including a four piece bonnet, front apron, spare wheel covers and front wings.