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Built to my Queen's specifications.


It has taken just over eighteen months to complete, and there is still a lot of trimming and fiddly bits to finish off. But all in all, we are happy to have done all the work ourselves, and everything works as intended.



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Clever clogs!.

Seriously, well done looks really great.Lovely warm coloured wood.

When is your first trip Dave?



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How good is that! Well done, thanks for the pics.

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I agree.
Well done.

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Brill job so well done that man


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Very clever of you, fantastic job...well done. Glenda

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Great job Palebushman.  Looks very professional.

Cheers,

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Palebushman wrote:

It has taken just over eighteen months to complete, and there is still a lot of trimming and fiddly bits to finish off. But all in all, we are happy to have done all the work ourselves, and everything works as intended.

Top job.Well done PB.Obviously the "Boss"was your guiding light.winkbiggrin 

 



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Wow what a transformation Bill. That looks great. Job well done. Now you can sit back and enjoy all that hard work.



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Hi all;

       What a fantastic job well done, If you don't mind answering a couple of questions .....

1/ What size is you bus ....sorry motorhome.

2/ What type of fuel eccominy are you getting

3/ What size is the motor.

4/ And lastly how about a few more photos. And once again ......Well done

 



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Oh, that's so good. Very impressed:) Mine was custom built by a couple and the wood is beautiful, a bit heavier than the normal van build but it's worth it


You've done a fantastic job

Jo


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I agree - a great job. Enjoy it.

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Yep, looks great. do you have any exterior photo's ?

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valiant81 wrote:

Hi all;

       What a fantastic job well done, If you don't mind answering a couple of questions .....

1/ What size is you bus ....sorry motorhome.

2/ What type of fuel eccominy are you getting

3/ What size is the motor.

4/ And lastly how about a few more photos. And once again ......Well done

 


 Hi Stephen,

Our bus is 9 meters long, that's about 29ft 6½inches in old measures.
Never had air conditioning when in public service, hence we never had
any rust problems to deal with in the wall cavities. The chassis is also sound.
The floor is 30mm marine ply and is as good as it was 28 years ago, in fact
the way Austral/Denning (Brisbane) manufactured this bus is to be highly commended.

Simplicity + Ruggedness was obviously a premium requirement, for the company
that ordered these buses for their fleet, which is still based in Bendigo today.

Click on link below for a more detailed spec of the our engine.
http://www.diesel-engine.cn/ISUZU/6BD1T.htm

Our 6BD1-T is a 6-cylinder direct injection engine and displaces 5.7 litres,
on the open roads we get approx 5.3 litres to the kilometre, but around
cities and towns, this goes down to around 4.2.
These figures are pretty much the the same as what we used get from our
Toyota Coaster, which had a basic indirect injection 1HZ engine.
Amazing! When you consider the size and weight differences of the two buses.

The GVM of the bus is 13.5 Tonnes, but fully fuelled, watered up and all
provisions on board, she just makes it to 10 Tonnes, could probably reduce
that a little more, by off loading a lot of stuff that we haven't used for over a year.


 



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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well done,lovely paint job, you should be very proud of it Daryl

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Wandering Whitfields wrote:

Well done,lovely paint job, you should be very proud of it Daryl


 whisper.gif No no Daryl,

Just like the rest of the bus shell, chassis and flooring. The 'Livery' is still all original, except the roof and white paint half way up, which we have put nine coats of a very reputable* heat resistant paint on.  Having a complete new 'Livery' is last on the major jobs list, we still find this original colour scheme quite appealing and have become quite attached to it too.

*Not sure if our webmistress permits 'plugging' the name of commercial products. reading.gif



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Thank you to you all, for your very kind words.



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That's really fantastic, congratulations. Happy travels

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Palebushman wrote:
valiant81 wrote:

Hi all;

       What a fantastic job well done, If you don't mind answering a couple of questions .....

1/ What size is you bus ....sorry motorhome.

2/ What type of fuel eccominy are you getting

3/ What size is the motor.

4/ And lastly how about a few more photos. And once again ......Well done

 


 Hi Stephen,

Our bus is 9 meters long, that's about 29ft 6½inches in old measures. **
Never had air conditioning when in public service, hence we never had
any rust problems to deal with in the wall cavities. The chassis is also sound.
The floor is 30mm marine ply and is as good as it was 28 years ago, in fact
the way Austral/Denning (Brisbane) manufactured this bus is to be highly commended.

Simplicity + Ruggedness was obviously a premium requirement, for the company
that ordered these buses for their fleet, which is still based in Bendigo today.

Click on link below for a more detailed spec of the our engine.
http://www.diesel-engine.cn/ISUZU/6BD1T.htm

Our 6BD1-T is a 6-cylinder direct injection engine and displaces 5.7 litres,
on the open roads we get approx 5.3 litres to the kilometre, but around
cities and towns, this goes down to around 4.2.
These figures are pretty much the the same as what we used get from our
Toyota Coaster, which had a basic indirect injection 1HZ engine.
Amazing! When you consider the size and weight differences of the two buses.

The GVM of the bus is 13.5 Tonnes, but fully fuelled, watered up and all
provisions on board, she just makes it to 10 Tonnes, could probably reduce
that a little more, by off loading a lot of stuff that we haven't used for over a year.


 


** These figures relate to the distance from the front axle to the rear axle.             The overhaul length of the bus is actually 11.5 meters = 37.729 658 793 feet.

Edited for clarity, my apologies for the mistake.



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