tlambertParticipantFebruary 2, 2018 at 10:47 amPost count: 364
Looking great Franz keep up the progress.JdawgParticipantFebruary 2, 2018 at 1:29 pmPost count: 455
I love this bus…honestly the pictures don’t do it justice. it was really cool to look at all the neat stuff you’ve done when I was there. cant wait to see a pic of you and the family cruising it.VolksmanParticipantFebruary 3, 2018 at 7:52 amPost count: 60
I hope you are planning to drive this to the utah vw classic in September. Park that next to JJ and have some fun!John JonesKeymasterFebruary 3, 2018 at 8:44 amPost count: 7352
See how many comments your bus gets… franz seems to say as little as he can about his bus.. the people who post the most are really our friends.. and they look forward to seeing your bus out in the elements! we enjoy seeing your excitement.. and excitement is contagious.. so go ahead and be a little excited about this!RSP3ParticipantFebruary 3, 2018 at 9:00 amPost count: 156
Whoo hoo! Franz is gonna have a bad ass camper real soon!FranzKeymasterFebruary 3, 2018 at 10:08 amPost count: 3923
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: 959
Shit man your ready to roll when you get those parts painted, rest of the bus is built.VolksmanParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 10:37 amPost count: 60
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: 1238
Just keep sanding, just keep sanding ?JbParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 1:33 pmPost count: 650
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: 3923
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: 392366beaterParticipantFebruary 4, 2018 at 8:35 pmPost count: 64
?? 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: 3923
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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