1957 23 Windowz

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby jb » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:57 pm

Sand bags and plastic mallets, hammer and dolly action some portapower pushin.....NO HEAT! will take some time, don't rush it. You can make it worse with a 1000 little titties sticking out by just smackin away on it.....If it were me I'd get a big ass leather bag full of lead shot or sand, rig it inside corner and push on it with the portapower while working the outside perimeter of the damage with a hammer and dolly. Don't go directly to the centre of the dent smashing away, you will stretch the shit out of it. Bet I could get that out and save the majority of OG paint....little patch at the bottom rusty strip and she'd be mint all buffed out!

Why don't you just bring both those busses out here, we make your pressed 15 mint In trade for the 23 :-$ Wink :-" :-k

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:27 pm

JB; something tells me I should start saving my pennies! I know I cannot afford to finish both buses so I will work on this one.

Some parts!
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I couldève saved the rear outriggers, but eeh, they were 50-50.
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Some pitting but it cleans up..
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The center belly pan is pretty good but it will have to come out .. later. Rear hanger is beat up.

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby jb » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Well at least with busses sinking stupid money into them you are pretty much golden for getting a good return if have to flog down the road! Unlike other cars where you might see 20 cents on your dollar [-(

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:58 am

Hello little bus.
Well, today was exciting.
You don't know little bus, but today,
I almost gave you away.

Almost.
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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:31 am

Just a little update. Being held together with 3 little clamps for 6 pieces.

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:32 am

Spent more time putting up my junk :)

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby rustabus » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:51 pm

Junk??? I'll give you $1.45, two sticks of gum, this sweet pocket knife and............. Wink

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:38 pm

dolla fitty fo you!!

Got the wheels sorted out. Someone in BC gave me a sweet deal on these Japanese made 'Super Speed' wheels (not the cip1 repro of repo's). Very nice wheels and they should give it a little different look.

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby jb » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:48 pm

I been eyeballing those for something....let's see a mock up! =D> Oh and stay on that side of the Rockies! Those BC deals are suppose to stay in house haha [-X

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:09 am

I've been doing a bit of welding so I didn't jump to putting them on. I'm a bit worried they won't fit the bus rear drums [-o< [-o<

I hope they fit! 195/55/15's for mock up and I might go staggered, but that's sooo far down the road. :-({|=
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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby Pat K » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:14 pm

dcguy wrote:Just a little update. Being held together with 3 little clamps for 6 pieces.

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Fits look beautiful... =D> =D> =D> =D> .....Going with a whole new cargo floor?

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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:26 pm

I'm scared! But I think a whole new floor is required. The front crossmember is basically gone so I have to cut across the whole front. The sides are are all gone. The middle is ok but they don't make floors that big (only side pieces).

I'm cutting it away a bit at a time so it has some structure strength.

Got one burned in. I need to find smaller cutting tools as I'm leaving 'cut' marks here and there.
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Re: A wild adventure and a treasure found..

Postby dcguy » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:58 am

Started back on 'er...
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Re: 1957 23 Windowz

Postby dcguy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:35 pm

Driver side is not bad!
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Before;
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The front frame was pretty much shot. There was very little connecting the front to the back(!). So, I made up a square channel. Connected the front/rear (after measuring). Then once that was welded in, I welded in some original frame sections on top. So there is a WHOLE bunch of reinforcement there. Still have to finish welding, but you can see the new metal channel with original VW frame sections on top. (The reason I did that is because I don't know how to re-create the bottom seam and the very gentle curve from front/back frame transition).


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Re: 1957 23 Windowz

Postby jb » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:26 pm

Nice man! =D>


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