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  • 68tintop
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    Kickin that DD ass. Nice work we need to get all 3 DD together and have a campout

    volksaddict
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    Got the last of the removables off the cadaver, E brake handle, shift rod, rear hatch – all the fun stuff ๐Ÿ™„ย  Got to the hole under the seat pedestal, if transporters have a hell hole like a 914, this is it. Spent most of 2 days in this little spot, found more rust above my bulkhead repairs when I could see behind,ย but it’s solid now.

    mtnbus
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    Holy shit ! Lots of work.. Way to go man !

    Franz
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    Looking good. 58 walkthroughs are the coolest!

    John Jones
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    Getting it done… Jeff…ย  Your an inspirational motivator… Bubba has been telling me this about you for years…ย  But I think this is your forst project i have had the privilege to follow… ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rustabus
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    Awesome Jeff!!!! ย Damn, you REALLY get after it!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

    volksaddict
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    Still moving forward. Lots of little odds and ends. I stripped my roof with aย pneumatic polisher and a 6″ stripit disc. I can see the metal now and feel it, started beating out the big hammer wallops and things are beginning to go back in place ๐Ÿ˜ฎย . With the new floors, pillars and inner structure the carcass is solid again, rings like a drum when you bang on it or flip it back rusty side up ๐Ÿ˜†ย  not like the wet noodle I started with.

    volksaddict
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    I had to fab a piece of engine seal lip. First I picked up a piece of green metal scrap and bent it around a steel rod about the size of a front torsion bar. The green was hard to bend and didn’t look right so I picked up a scrap of black stuff – the cheap Danish panel material, bent like butter!ย  The Colombian metal is thicker and stronger than the euro stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

    I need a spare tire mount. Franz can you hook me up? I’ve seen you make 2 of ’em now.

    Vwfool
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    Making some crazy progress. ย It is inspirational.

    John Jones
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    thats one big messed up roof.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Franz
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    Lookign good. Yeah I can make a spare tire mount…but it looks like you know what you are doing. I have one here to copy. The original has strengthening ribs that I can’t reproduce.

    volksaddict
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    Yeah I saw that. Yours will work. Thanks. More than anything I need yourย nut insert, I don’t have a lathe.

    volksaddict
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    thats one big messed up roof..

    Yeah, it is. Visions of those pallets of new roof pressings go through my head when I look at it. Someday maybe someone will put a new one on this bus, probably one with windows and a sunroof ๐Ÿ™„ย  But this is my roof, I own it. Anything is an improvement. It will work.

    volksaddict
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    Picking off little items on the shell, more patches on the driver’s seat pedestal, must have been a rats nest in there, fixed the cargo floor edges that I messed up ๐Ÿ˜ณย , lots of grinding. I finally made a rocker to cargo floor clamp, can’t remember how many times I could have used this before just didn’t take the time to weld some scrap on some old vice grips ๐Ÿ™„

    Had not 1 but 2 tenants flake out on me and drop out of their leases in December leaving me with dirty broken housesย ๐Ÿ˜ˆย Damn crazy women bustin up their families and cutting into my vw time!

    Kids, be careful with your prescription anti depressants!

    mtnbus
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    Damn dude, that thing will be ready for BBB !

    That old bus is getting the love it deserves. Way to go Jeff

    volksaddict
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    Thanks Bubba.

    Yeah it’ll be ready for BBB… 2020 ๐Ÿ˜€

    These are the remains of the rubber brake lines, Stamped VW. Bet they are original! This thing didn’t travel too many miles.

    Jb
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    Crazy old ladies whacked out on antidepressants…….yup??? fuck

     

    bus is shaping up killer, ton of work!

    John Jones
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    Landlord… ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    volksaddict
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    Doing some work on my roof ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Wood from Clara arrived this week ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    While you guys are in bus heaven can you get me a couple measurements, maybe a pic or two of a subhatch hole without the trim? I need the dimensions of the hole and how far it begins up from the rain gutter, how high the lip rises above the roof, the lip that westfalia made when they bent the roof hole. Is that lip just 1 thickness of metal – not folded over?

    Franz
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    subhatch conversion?

    volksaddict
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    Hell yeah!

    mtnbus
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    Awesome !

    my friend Chris Dollar in Pagosa has a 58 sub hatch. Can probably get info from him

    John Jones
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    Great Idea Jeff!!!!!ย  ย LOve it!

    volksaddict
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    This project is on semi-hold while I remodel a couple houses ๐Ÿ™„

    I do need the top hole dimensions if anyone has a fliphatch bus around.

    I took my lid to the local tin bender shop- the inner reinforcing ribs are rotted thru and I don’t have a bench break, figured they could bend up a whole new one without much trouble and the guy agreed, but his interpretation of a lid was not what I gave him or at all what westfalia was thinking ๐Ÿ˜ˆย Don’t take auto body parts to a hvac shop.

    You want something done right you gotta do it yourself… or hit up KCW

    John Jones
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    bummer…ย  Look forward to the updates when you can…. ๐Ÿ˜€

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