- John JonesKeymasterOctober 21, 2019 at 8:17 amPost count: 6124YberParticipantOctober 21, 2019 at 10:02 amPost count: 148
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: 148
TONS of GREAT pics in Road trip pics!!!
NOTHING like touring in a bus!Pat KKeymasterOctober 21, 2019 at 11:54 amPost count: 1211
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: 6124
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: 148
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: 6124
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: 6124
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… 😎John JonesKeymasterOctober 27, 2019 at 9:08 amPost count: 6124
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: 1211
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: 1211
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: 148
WOW!!! More absolutely GREAT work guys!!!John JonesKeymasterOctober 29, 2019 at 4:00 pmPost count: 6124
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: 148
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: 1211
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: 148
WOW – she’s going to be so PERFECT!!!!John JonesKeymasterOctober 30, 2019 at 8:25 amPost count: 6124
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… 😎
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