John JonesKeymasterOctober 21, 2019 at 8:17 amPost count: 5841YberParticipantOctober 21, 2019 at 10:02 amPost count: 122
YEAH! Great bus trips – there’s nothing like ’em.
As soon as you get behind the wheel – instant GOOD mood!
WOW – the Salton Sea area has changed BIG time since the 60s & 70s!
The California and Oregon coasts are PRIME bus tripping!YberParticipantOctober 21, 2019 at 10:14 amPost count: 122
TONS of GREAT pics in Road trip pics!!!
NOTHING like touring in a bus!Pat KKeymasterOctober 21, 2019 at 11:54 amPost count: 1126
Started on driver side batt tray repairs this morning. Too many pinholes and a 4 inch long rusty gap at the return seam. So out it came, along with the rear fender closing panel.
Welded and dressed a couple small holes in the pass side batt tray.
Back on her feet ready for topside repairs.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterOctober 24, 2019 at 1:49 pmPost count: 5841
Time to wrap the ol thinking cap around this again…. 😎 😎 😎 😎 Here are the area’s ready for attention! Next on the list!YberParticipantOctober 25, 2019 at 9:55 amPost count: 122
Looking GOOD!!! Not much metal work left!!!
Is there a “reinforcing plate” that goes over the notches in the cargo floor where the cargo door latch shafts go in?John JonesKeymasterOctober 25, 2019 at 10:15 amPost count: 5841
Working on your rig now!!! and hell yes there’s a reinforcement plate that gets welded down, last… 😎John JonesKeymasterOctober 26, 2019 at 9:29 amPost count: 5841
I got the nose patch and cargo door rocker handled yesterday. I was gonna move to the drivers side B pillar.. but… the pillar that came in was the wrong side… I might just make something… 😎YberParticipantOctober 26, 2019 at 10:31 amPost count: 122
Ooooo – she’s looking SO pretty!!John JonesKeymasterOctober 27, 2019 at 9:08 amPost count: 5841
One piece at a time… 😎 Monday Pat and I both will be back on your rig.. and shit is gonna start happening!!! 😎Pat KKeymasterOctober 28, 2019 at 7:29 amPost count: 1126
Starting on rear cargo door lower inner section replacement this morning.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KKeymasterOctober 28, 2019 at 3:40 pmPost count: 1126
Fit and tac welded new lower inner section.
Hung door to check shape/gaps/ and check rod fit.
Finished welding and grinding, back on for final fit check. Everything looks great!
Fit and burned in seat mount. I will fit the cargo door strike plate when the other cargo door is ready.
Tapping mount plates and hanging doors to check fits.
We will build it if it comes.YberParticipantOctober 28, 2019 at 4:58 pmPost count: 122
WOW!!! More absolutely GREAT work guys!!!John JonesKeymasterOctober 29, 2019 at 4:00 pmPost count: 5841
Getting your hatch color matched today!!!! Last part to fit to the bus…. I polished that hatch before we sent it over to be matched at the paint store…. It had about 100 dents in it…. 😎 Did you stand under it in hail storm or something????? 😎YberParticipantOctober 29, 2019 at 4:22 pmPost count: 122
Huh? That’s weird!
I had to replace the rear window in about 1976 when some asshole through a rock through it.
I know there were some chips in the paint around the latch button from keys, but I never noticed ANY dents in it!Pat KKeymasterOctober 29, 2019 at 6:15 pmPost count: 1126
Started the day out welding up pinholes and patching the bottom of the drivers door.
Rear apron is very bent. We will be sourcing a new one
Decklid and drivers door hung and adjusted.
Cut out the last remaining bits of the driver side battery tray. Made up a new “wall“ to install along with the new battery tray that has been ordered.
Patched up the small hole towards the rear of the long side rocker.
Found a few small pinholes that needed attention.
Picked up some sand, dropped off rear hatch for color match at the paint shop.
Down off of jackstands, on the jig ready to go in for touchup abrasive blasting tomorrow.
Also ordered a new lower inner section for the front cargo door.
Finish the day out welding up pin holes in the bottom of the passenger front door.
We will build it if it comes.YberParticipantOctober 29, 2019 at 8:11 pmPost count: 122
WOW – she’s going to be so PERFECT!!!!John JonesKeymasterOctober 30, 2019 at 8:25 amPost count: 5841
Oh yeah… Oh yeah…. She’s gonna be nice…. 😎 I won’t leave a spot untouched…. 😎
I don’t think you could get a beige grey and sealing wax red bus in 66 unless it came from westy????? The deluxe’s were titan red I think…. ???
Pats getting everything ready for the last abrasive cleaning session… 😎YberParticipantOctober 30, 2019 at 8:33 amPost count: 122
Yep – beige grey and sealing wax red was a 1964 color combo, not available in 1966 – except maybe on Westys. Maybe another piece of evidence for the 64 vs 66 sleight of hand by VW for this 66 bus – with OG safari windows…John JonesKeymasterOctober 30, 2019 at 9:31 amPost count: 5841
The Dr is in surgery… 😎 We decided to wait on the battery tray and B pilar repair before we dust off where we worked on it.. So Pat’s fixing the dash at the moment… Fits ate tit’s… 😎YberParticipantOctober 30, 2019 at 9:47 amPost count: 122
Yeah! Looks like getting down to the last of the metal work!Pat KKeymasterOctober 30, 2019 at 12:35 pmPost count: 1126
Welded and dressed holes in the fresh airbox cover and disassembled vent windows this morning. Rounding up anything that needs to be blasted.
Just finish up dash repairs around the radio opening.
We will build it if it comes.YberParticipantOctober 30, 2019 at 12:43 pmPost count: 122
WOW – REALLY, REALLY nice work, Pat!!!
Sorry – I forgot to mention – I think the height of the radio opening was also increased a bit back when I installed a stereo…John JonesKeymasterNovember 1, 2019 at 7:34 amPost count: 5841
WOW – REALLY, REALLY nice work, Pat!!! Sorry – I forgot to mention – I think the height of the radio opening was also increased a bit back when I installed a stereo…
I was thinking the block off plate would cover that up… It is only a cunt hair more than 1/16″ off each side…. 😎 well try one… 😎
I’m hoping for some WolfsBurgWest metal to show up today… Get that last of the metal work done and dust things off, and start body work!!!!
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.