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  • Dario
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>What a sweet bus, still can’t believe all that beautiful original paint was stripped off. Can’t wait to see it all shiny again.</p>

    John Jones
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    I’m going in the engine bay now… Weld holes etc… This also had the center mount weber at some point and the brace accross the top of the engine bay is hacked.. Gotta fix that also.. I should be ready to flip her over and look over the bottom today also!!!  😎

    Stay tuned YBER!!   Try posting those pics again!! or email to me.. 😎

    OK.. time to get to work… 😎 😎

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    John Jones
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    I can’t see YBER’s post…. hummm  Might have to get Zack involved… 😎

    John Jones
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    You can see why I am welding these holes up before I blast things… cause I figured I would loose track after blasting… I’m glad Brent circled the holes to weld up….  😎

    cleaned up engine bay holes and took out gas tank straps, found a couple cracks in the battery trays I welded up… I hope they last after a good abrasive cleaning… I can see someone has already applied some sort of rust preventative paint on them…  Got all the parts off with minimal problems… 3 screws needed extra attention… 😎  a few looked like someone had already been at them…. 😎

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    John Jones
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    Look at that OG overspray in them fender wells… 😎

    The heat tube was gone, the center sections were not real rusty, but a bit beat up… so we decided to replace them..  I also got that engine bay deck hack fixed..

    I’m gonna fix that bumper bracket hole in the frame and poke around them rear engine bay corners… I think we might find some rust in there…  THEN!!!!   I think I am ready to abrasive clean this baby!!!!  I should have it out in the booth in the next few hours…

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    Pat K
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    Blaster loaded. JJ is starting with removables. 5CAE6A98-5B75-4D79-9C20-B4313E4A336E6A3D6A3D-42D0-49EC-B3F8-6E1103ACEFAC

    We will build it if it comes.

    mtnbus
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    crushing this thing !

     

    John Jones
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    just working steady!!!!  Had quite a few more pin holes show up yesterday… You can see I about have the bottom side done!  I also did removables yesterday also…  😎  More today… If I kick ass like badd ass… I might get done today… 😎  may have to cut out an outrigger….  well decide soon..

    Brent… is your log in working for you? 😎

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    Yber
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    OK, I’ll admit it – I am technologically challenged. Ha!  I’ve been having all kinds of computer trouble and haven’t been able to post to the KCW website as we’ve been watching all of John’s great work!!  It’s been SO cool to watch as he makes progress on our baby – and real frustrating not to be able to post our excitement!
    Anyway, a BIG thanks to John’s son – whatever he did fixed us up and we can post.  Hooray!
    First off, WOW!!  We’re SO excited at the fantastic progress John’s been making on our baby!! It was also GREAT to see how solid she was when he got her paint stripped.
    “Rustbus” (September 20) posted a question asking about the plan for the interior of our Westy.  Sorry for the delay getting our computer worked out, so here goes.
    The interior is entirely restored SO-42 Westy.  Cabinets, ice box, tables etc. all refinished, new trim.  I have new Baltic birch plywood (1/8″) already finished and cut to dimension to replace all the interior paneling on the roof, cargo doors, etc.  New curtains – not OG material, but very similar pattern and much higher quality material and professional crafted.  Windows are all restored – including Jalousie side windows and German factory ORIGINAL Safari windows with correct 5mm safety glass with correct VW logo. Upholstery was all done by Mike at Sewfine – not original yellow vinyl (wasn’t available at the time), but sort of saddle tan naugahyde with tan fabric on front seats, camper seat and bed.  He also did the front door panels.  Looks great.  Koch’s restored the steering wheel.  The rims have been straightened, powdercoated Silver White (L82) – new hub cap clips and new tires from Coker.  Bumpers (correct “points”) are also restored and powder coated Silver White.   I have already restored the steering box as well as have a fresh stocker 1600 and fresh transaxle ready to install. The only thing I still have to do while John and the gang at KCW are taking care of the body is to restore the front suspension and brakes.
    The short version is – this restoration has been “in progress” for years.  Now it’s just the body and paint then the BIG fun – reassembly.  Lori and I are REAL excited!  Can’t wait to take her to a KCW campout!
    Pics of our honeymoon trip to Alaska (1975) coming soon!!

    John Jones
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    That was a big one…. 😎    Had to catch up for the last week…… 😎

    Just finished deep cleaning the rain gutter,, about to head inside… 😎  😎

    John Jones
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    I have it 95% done… I am gonna finish it up this morning… 😎  then vacuum it out and give it a good blow job!!!! and back in the dirty!!!!

    Get a metal list together and start on metal work!!!! 😎

    Yber
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    That won’t be the first blow job she’s ever witnessed!!

    dirtylawnchair
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    That won’t be the first blow job she’s ever witnessed!!

     

    I am 12 and what is this?

    Yber
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    I expect that John will use high pressure compressed air to blow out debris – as common practice.

    John Jones
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    That won’t be the first blow job she’s ever witnessed!!

    I am 12 and what is this?

    I don’t know how to read this??  You got your first bow job at 12!!!  Your a stud dude!!! 😎  Lucky!!! 😎  Or your 12 now.. and haven’t had the joy of a good blow job… 😎  😎  Either way I support blow jobs.. and no babies are made during blow jobs… 😎

    The bus is clean as a whistle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Pics later… it’s still out in the blast booth… 😎

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