Forum Replies Created
WillyParticipantJanuary 22, 2018 at 3:37 pmPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 22, 2018 at 3:30 pmPost count: 125
Thanks for taking care of it guys, I appreciate it!! I think Glenn and I got quite a bit done in the 5 work days we had. Sanding sucks as much as I remember it sucking, maybe worse. I think long panels aren’t named for their physical length, but for how fucking long they take to sand and get straight. I learned a lot about how to read the story that high and low spots tell, and how to massage everything smooth. It just all takes a LONG TIME, and there isn’t a way around it. Its hard to know when to stop and call it good. I’m both mad at and appreciate and JJ for making me make the bodywork on this bus be so perfect. I’ve taken the panels on here a lot further than I would have if he weren’t pushing me to make it perfect. I think that its going to turn out really nice, and I can’t wait to get back at it and get it closer to paint.
Some news that a lot of you will appreciate; after seeing a few in similar colors at BBB and working the Scottsdale auction, I’ve decided to respray this bus in its original colors instead of my custom “moss green”. Its not so much the resale value that convinced me, but the fact that its one year only, special ordered, original, blah blah blah, and can still look tough. Not too cute.
I know, its black 🙄. The paint shop ran out of grey poly, and black is all they had left. We’re just going to roll with it and use the black, which shows every little imperfection, to make it even better.WillyParticipantJanuary 22, 2018 at 2:43 pmPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 20, 2018 at 6:13 pmPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 20, 2018 at 6:03 pmPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 9:49 pmPost count: 125
I spent last weekend block sanding. About to do it again. I should be able to poly all of my removables before Sunday. Which means I only have to sand them one more time before I can paint. Stoked to be about done with paint. This type of work is hard to get through. Most people do’t realize that perfect-shiny-strait show cars are sculpted out of bondo. Every square inch has to be sanded about 5 times.WillyParticipantJanuary 11, 2018 at 2:14 pmPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 10, 2018 at 11:57 amPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 10, 2018 at 8:23 amPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 9:48 amPost count: 125WillyParticipantJanuary 6, 2018 at 9:44 amPost count: 125
Back at this one, but this time I’ve recruited Glenn to help me. We’ve got a good amount finished so far. We started Thursday night and I finished welding in my new cross member and heater tube, then ground down all the welds while Glenn stripped the long panel and the drivers side.
Yesterday morning we finished stripping the nose, pulled on it some more, found a few more dents, ground out rust from rock chips, and found some rust though at the bottom. Cut a new patch, which actually fit pretty well, and welded it in.
We’ve been sanding all yesterday evening and into early this morning and the first section of ‘do is in 80 grit!! Looks much better than it did before. 👍🏼👍🏼
Long panel today….