The Gus bus

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by FR700, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. FR700

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    WooHoo , off to its new home shortly.




    Side car body when it arrived. It'll never look this good again.

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    One of the things discussed during their test ride was ease of entry. Too easy , I added a door to the new body ... I shared this after the fact. It was met with approval ... luckily.

    This required assistance from Luigi The Magnificent my able assistant to help judge where I should hack into it with the grinder.

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    Splash some paint around and add the odd shiny bit.

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    Last but not least , it helps if you only send pic's taken in the dark to the prospective new owners when you tell them its finished.

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  2. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Niiiiice! Lovin' the plate on the body.
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  3. FR700

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    You wouldn't believe the trouble I had getting the chick at the transport department to issue those :lol3

    I think it was the FYYFF sticker that I gave her that did the trick.
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  4. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Ozzies they are apparently all free spirits more so than we Americans.DB
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  5. FR700

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    Ok , that one's out of the way.

    Now to get back to this pile.


    Bitumen sniffer ?
    Off road mutt ?
    Hot rod ?
    Park a D9 dozer on it ?
    Fuck Loaded ?


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  6. FR700

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    hasta la vista



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  7. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Aye... Tener un buen viaje y viaje seguro....:clap

    cheers...
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  8. FR700

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    They are good people :thumb

    They'll likely thank you for your kind wish of safe travels , as do I.
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  9. FR700

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    I'm a little disappointed that not even one Fuck Loaded vote was cast.

    OK , seeing as no one stepped up to the plate I've had to go and make one of those pesky executive decisions.


    After much thought ... who am I kidding ... I'm going with hot rod with a hint of mutt :evil
    Tank and side covers stay. Everything else , seat/tail , fairing , panniers and top box are history.


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  10. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars

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    Mutt is definately the way to go. Just look at mine. Mine is a junkyard dog:lol3. Getting rid of the fairing and head light alone will shed nearly 15 kgs of weight and you won't have to keep repairing the fairing bracket that bolts to the headstem. If you don't do much night riding then an old single H4 headlight is perfect.

    3legs
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  11. FR700

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    G'day Alex. Actually I quite like yours in all its incarnations.

    Just went a had a brief chat with the bike.
    For a german she took it well when I suggested to her that shedding some kilos may not be a bad idea if we're gonna get frisky in the dirt.


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  12. FR700

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    Settled on 14" rims with whitewalls ... need to make a new adapter for a 5 stud on the rear of the bike.



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  13. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    This rig is really coming together nicely and it is going to be beautiful. Thanks for sharing your build with us along the way as it is much appreciated.
    Continued success in getting her ready for the road
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  14. FR700

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    G'day Doc' , welcome back.

    Have fun.
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  15. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    Is that your Ute in the background of the picture of the Harley rig? Looks pretty nice, is it a 56? I didn't know how far back they went, I think the first El Camino here in the US was 59 or 60.
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  16. bully1

    bully1 Long timer

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    love that guard on the outfit, where did ya get that from, looks plenty strong with the lights in great position
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  17. FR700

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    Trailer supply place. It's just a round 185 mm wide guard for a 10" wheel. Clears a 15" tyre.

    If you want those lights you had better break out the grinder and welder.


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  18. FR700

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    Hell no , not mine. You'd need a tetanus shot if you got closer than 10 feet to that one.

    It's a '62 Holden (GM). We got the first local produced one in '48.


    This is a '48 with a top chop.

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  19. ANKOF

    ANKOF Been here awhile

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    cool, is that your place?
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  20. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    I thought it was a Holden, the front end looks like a 55 or 56 Chevy, I think they may have sent the dies to Holden after they were done with production in the US. (I worked for GM for 30 years but don't know Holden's history very well.) That would be a pretty unique classic car over here no matter what condition its in.
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