John JonesKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 8:54 amPost count: 5651
Brent dropped this off just under a week ago…. His request was a full paint and body job… , stripped, complwete abrasive cleaning job, the whole enchilada! underside shiney and all!!! Two toned back to stock colors too…..
He’s owned this bus since like 1973!!!!! He has already driven it all over the country, including ALASKA!!!!!! 😎 He has story’s for days!!! I hope when he gets it back together.. he will join the KCW family camping trips!!!!russParticipantSeptember 18, 2019 at 10:27 amPost count: 69
looks like a great base to start withCorporateKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 1:24 pmPost count: 669
Drop off discussion 😁
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!Pat KKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 3:15 pmPost count: 1087
I’m calling this one Buttercup.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 5:38 pmPost count: 5651
got the majority stripped today!!! very very very little filler on this one…. 😎
Brent… do you think that decklid is OG paint? if soo.. before I strip it… I want to match it… if not.. is gas door?? How about the fresh air vent cover?Scott SainParticipantSeptember 19, 2019 at 6:10 amPost count: 178
Wow. Can’t wait to watch this one. Over the next 4 days. Done by Tuesday?John JonesKeymasterSeptember 19, 2019 at 5:24 pmPost count: 5651
Bus is solid!!!! Good day… welded up some holes, fixed some messed up metal, cut out some metal that needs replaced.. glad we did.. it was dirty dirty in there!!!John JonesKeymasterSeptember 20, 2019 at 6:04 amPost count: 5651
well it’s Friday morning.. my back won’t let me sleep in anymore!!!!!! I think I will get back to welding holes and such!!!! Have an awesome Friday!!!YberParticipantSeptember 20, 2019 at 9:18 amPost count: 100
Lori and I are so happy to have John, Patrick and the whole gang at KCW resto our treasured Westy’s body!
As John posted, we’ve owned her since 1973!
She’s been very well loved (and very well travelled) and now she’s getting a full restoration, inside and out. John’s right – we have tons of VW-on-the-road stories! In 1975 we drove her from SoCal to Alaska for our honeymoon. (More to follow on that one.)
She’s never been in a wreck and has been well cared for over the past 46 years(!) and I was pretty sure she was very solid – but you never really know until you strip the paint. It was GREAT to see how solid she really was when John stripped it.
Stay tuned, pics to follow – as soon as I get them scanned (no digital cameras in the 70s!)mtnbusParticipantSeptember 20, 2019 at 10:42 amPost count: 800
looks like a great bus !
Cool stories go hand in hand with old vw buses
congrats on the restoJohn JonesKeymasterSeptember 20, 2019 at 5:48 pmPost count: 5651
welded up holes, cut out a few bad spots, ground everything… prepped cargo door rocker area.. good day! LOTS of pictures…. 😎RustabusParticipantSeptember 20, 2019 at 8:12 pmPost count: 1651
Glad this project slipped in!!!! Super Excited about the travels and that it’s getting a Nice Refresh!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 What are the interior plans???
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