RSP3ParticipantFebruary 3, 2018 at 9:00 amPost count: 39
Whoo hoo! Franz is gonna have a bad ass camper real soon!FranzKeymasterFebruary 3, 2018 at 10:08 amPost count: 1312
Doug finished the top. Heck yes!
The sunbrella canvas was tough to stretch all wrinkles out of…not a very soft or flexible material. Plygrip strips were nailed into the wood to pull the headliner opening to. Looks simple, and I like how the green is glowing from the inside out.
I got some spraypoly down last night. My parts look excellent. I spent the time sanding bondo so that I wouldn’t have to mess with the primer. A “quick” da job and I’m in the booth. About to paint! Feeling like a badass this morning. Getting through this blasted-bare metal bus resto. I did that!
Dumb Brazilian decklid that looks like 58 with 66-67 latch. It came on the bus, I reused it.AndymParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 10:20 amPost count: 442
Shit man your ready to roll when you get those parts painted, rest of the bus is built.
Do somethingVolksmanParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 10:37 amPost count: 55
I’ve said something similar before, but I love seeing people build their own projects because it gets me fired up and excited about my own. I realize I’m not anywhere close to the skillset Franz has, however, it is the excitement of knowing things like this are possible. Amazing job so far!
I freaking love this bus!WillyModeratorFebruary 4, 2018 at 1:21 pmPost count: 367
Just keep sanding, just keep sanding ?JbParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 1:33 pmPost count: 302
Fuck ya buddy!!!!! ???crank the tunes and get this build behind u?????U killed it on style points on your rig, she’s got some serious soul!!FranzKeymasterFebruary 4, 2018 at 2:18 pmPost count: 1312
I feel like the last one at the party dancing alone. One more cargo door to go…then onto backsides.FranzKeymasterFebruary 4, 2018 at 4:21 pmPost count: 131266beaterParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 8:35 pmPost count: 58
?? cleaver Rusty. Wow this is turning out suuuuper nice!!!! I wish I could go back over the whole build thread again.
us after hours hackshows just trying to “keep up with the Jones’s”FranzKeymasterFebruary 5, 2018 at 8:38 amPost count: 1312
The old build thread got lost with the old forums. 😥 Not much to see though. My bro Johnny traded me a 1966 13 window turd. It was rusty and dented, with an aging amateur restoration. I also hated the dark green metallic paint, in my mind it justified complete disassembly and paint strip job.
I decided that a 66 13 window is one of the most common late model buses, and that I should cut and customize it to build a cool camper. Nothing to loose. The value (or lack of) is of little thought to me. This bus is going to be used by my family for a long time.
Here is the old gallery.
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