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  • John Jones
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    Just cranking away on this rig!!!   Dirty shop smells like epoxy primer!!! 😎

    russ
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    damn thats been a fair bit of work

    coming along great now

    Riley K
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    Got the driver side battery tray and mudflap fit earlier.1BEFAE13-0DC3-4C8B-8336-A5180CEFDE5009C10CC9-18CE-4C4D-8216-AC7E15445B2CThen moved on to grinding the welds on the driver side dogleg.5B77EE5B-51C7-4F65-A004-CF4123E72304Just finished grinding the welds on the passenger side.4E8E7D87-3405-4FE3-9C67-118265415A5F

    Audrey Jones
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    Pat K
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    Final fit and burned in pass and drivers batt trays and mud flaps. Driver side shelf also.F856FE75-1617-40F4-9B1D-7F15B35445A61E4640EA-91A8-4A50-996C-92FFF99544B7

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    Pass corned had accident damage up higher. 1AFD3082-B268-4F66-A844-3D54474AC577

    Instead of hammer/dolly work and shrinking to get it back in shape we just cut out the damage. 595E4357-6566-4FE4-8CD5-3F3C6028AAC230B6F3F8-8E2F-4183-AFE1-2EBCF8EA4C00

    Rolled over to take care of bottom side stuffs. 2AB16A1F-0F60-4A4F-AF9B-BF3BB9381CD27A7DA496-527E-4230-B86D-602A902747C1

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
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    Stayed late today. Fabed and burned in a wire harness tube.43E42FB9-7958-4AFA-A2F0-9774D55D1B7E

    Drag line for the new wire harness pulled through in the process. 890E1DB8-CC86-4F4F-95EE-4EB67EB03B2A

    Relief cut the smashed up rear center section.  Straightened it out, welded it all back up. Also fit & burned in fresh heat tubes. 0E9A77B9-EDB3-4ACB-A44D-9C5E2AAD1418A9DB5E85-307A-4E51-9521-C7AB6CAF32D98605E115-D119-4292-BEAF-9B618A58210E

    Epoxy sealer laid down on all the bits that will be sealed up between the belly pans and cargo floors.

    Damn near dipped like the factory did it!!!7F6F3BF3-EC7C-4B4C-AA4A-37654505ECA0934DE1B8-537B-4C02-A893-10FAFFA0500CF1706172-A3E7-41AB-A39B-3821180AFE81F8EF5D28-092A-427C-B0BB-6185DDC724F24E2C37AE-A627-456C-BF8F-E2057B004C7F

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    DAMN this shit is looking good!!!!!!!  Damn!!!!  Crispy and nice!!!!  Pats kicking it’s ass right!!

    Pat K
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    Jumped back on this after masking up Toms 23 window for paint this morning.

    Center belly pan fit and ready to burn in. EE065B0B-BBED-47D9-A16D-F509E7894A97CD9B75A6-EE7E-46C2-9BA9-210068253CDE

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
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    Two down. One to go.B42A991D-EBAB-4584-B52C-28079A025A680DAD90E9-2E25-41DC-9828-F63AB460A2AD0213E971-6816-400F-AEC2-DB9745914BCF375C6787-DD58-4435-9B5B-1B726F388C9E

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Lovin every minute of it!!!! 😎 😎 😎

    Franz
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    Some of the best metal work done at KCW. I’m excited to see more progress if Pat makes it back from vacation. 👌🤫🙁🫶

    Sounds like Brendan is going to have Letcher or someone else finish the paint and assembly at a later date.

    We should paint the bottom side and insides correctly before it leaves….You know that we have a perfect paint code for velvet green?

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    Vwfool
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    Curious why this got belly pans on it?
    The metal work is top notch

    Franz
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    Brendan is thinking about cutting a dormobile roof into it.

    Vwfool
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    Fuck yes!  Dormobile top would be awesome

    John Jones
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    Some of the best metal work done at KCW. I’m excited to see more progress if Pat makes it back from vacation. 👌🤫🙁🫶 Sounds like Brendan is going to have Letcher or someone else finish the paint and assembly at a later date. We should paint the bottom side and insides correctly before it leaves….You know that we have a perfect paint code for velvet green? 45B25EA2-6438-4262-88CC-C6364B435558

     

    uhg… uhg…   I hate to see it leave without being done!!!  There is not a place more setup and or equipped to finish a project like this than KCW.   But I’m sure he is about tapped out on spending money…I would be!!!   I understand!!..   I think we are up on top of some weird bubble right now and it’s just about to pop!!   I think life in general has gotten super expensive, I feel like controlling the cost of a resto has become almost impossible 8-( 8-(    Maybe we are going to have to slow it down… stretch out the experience, which means more cars around here… I dunno…. But I have been thinking about it alot. 😎

     

    One a lighter note  😎 😎 😎 …… the Metal work on this rig is fuching awesome!!!!  Pat Kendall does some mighty FINE metal work!!!! Them belly pans look freaking perfect!!!  I love the mini porta power holding trick there… 😎  Pat is so crafty.. He is super good at working by himself also, figuring out how to hold or pick up something or push something without getting help. Like the belly pan.. 😎    All the extra effort he’s put in to blast away all the rust and epoxy everything…  This bus is going to last forever!!!!  😎 😎   The work we do for our customers needs to be like that, it’s what they really want!!!   It looks awesome, it is awesome.. 😎   It’s the details.. Pat has done enough busses now that he knows the details.. like in the wheel wells and the oh soo important closing panels at the ends of rockers and shit…  It takes many years and busses to learn all that.. It also helps that we always have a bus outback you can refer to.

    Looking awesome!! 😎

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