RustabusParticipantJune 25, 2018 at 6:44 amPost count: 2271
Progress is always AWESOME!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂JbParticipantJune 25, 2018 at 12:33 pmPost count: 650
Progress feels great!! Go all stuff I wanted to get to underneath while able to flip all done So she came off the jig and onto jack stands lastnight??
motor is in a million pieces…gathering the rotating assembly for balancing right now. Trans is an IRS bolt in kit donated by our friend Mr PK.sutton ? hopefully we roll the dice and get some decent miles it of it!
Beam, jrod was melting grease out of a 12/55 donor getting ready to mock up for beam width…spindles are done, brakes are almost ready….shit it moving in right direction.WAY2COOLParticipantJune 25, 2018 at 7:46 pmPost count: 287
Looking really good Josh…
I do love the perspex bolt holder …very cool
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysPat KModeratorJune 26, 2018 at 5:17 amPost count: 1927
Lookin good!! First road trip??
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorJune 26, 2018 at 6:55 amPost count: 7706
DAMN thats gonna be a cool ass bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎JbParticipantJune 28, 2018 at 9:22 amPost count: 650
Thanks jones I think so too?
I couldn’t hold out any longer…installed some rear panels the other night? will load a pic or 2 later.
A boat followed me home yesterday….Bamfield fishing just got a fuck of a lot more comfortable JJ and Corperate! Get back out west and we will get that lunker that got away!
Been talking with a local sign painter about getting logos redone…What colours do u guys think? I’m leaning towards white with orange accents? Match the pimpin pumpkin orange seats?John JonesModeratorJune 28, 2018 at 1:13 pmPost count: 7706
Orange!!!!.. I was thinking much less bright.. what are these seat covers your talking about? 😎
I would love another Bamfield trip… It will happen!!!!!!!! 😎 Corporate and I LOVED our trip to Canada!!!! 😎JbParticipantJune 28, 2018 at 7:27 pmPost count: 650
The orage age flatback I had in the single…it’s a super dry 55 WB bus seat…I love the orange…gonna do the rear rock roll bed to match haha!
Had some rolls of cork/rubber tape, figured I’d line the engine shelf in between the ribs (might dynamat over whole thing now?)
Uber fuckin kombi kit time!
Cleaned up a patina Wolfsburg green face speedo, spun back the clock to zero and replaced gels, done…..”sympathetic restos” whatever that means are sooooo much less work haha
Official wheel mock-up pic?
Lastly the new Bamfield bomber??John JonesModeratorJune 29, 2018 at 7:23 amPost count: 7706
Damn your bus is looking sick!!!!!! Of course though… You guys always do awesome work!!!! Tripple JJJ’s! all the ways!!!!
Damn dude. you got a boat!!!! Fuck, thats quite the upgrade from that john boat… 😎 Your gonna have to build a dock now… Next trip to bamfield… lets take a all the J’s and then some… Now… I have no desire to fish.. but I will hold down the cabin… 😎 I want another PILE of crab’s…. 😎JbParticipantJuly 4, 2018 at 1:15 amPost count: 650
Thanks a lot John, that carry’s weight coming from you buddy! we look up to you guys man…kcw kicks so fucking much ass it ain’t even funny! I’ve learned most of what I know about building kick ass VWs from hanging around these forums for the past dozen plus years!???? we just doing what makes us happy… resurrecting these rotten, smashed old cars and driving the shit out of them! Love our hobby and the killer friends I’ve made local and around the world all because of VOLKSWAGENS!!!
So my kombi…..I been railing on it 40plus (after) hours a week! I’m getting a bit burnt…like I always do on these stupid builds! Fuck it, I got my eye on the prize, and that prize is pretty fuckin badass!! I really should be working on my motor build but instead been trying to finish paint blends and “fauxtina” on the new metal. Picked up this rust finish shit a painter friend of mine put me onto… got it at homedepot, meant for Martha Stewart projects but pretty excited to play around with it!
Been talking with a local signpainter about re logoing it to, sounds like hes game! This is actually some of his work he did with rust paint….has iron oxide in it then u spray and activator acid and it blooms real rust in front of your eyes haha!
I’ll get some good shots of the paint blends soon.
In other news…..been insulating the piss out of my camper. Ordered a shwackload of dynamat type sound deadener off amazon and it should be here any day now…meantime been making a snowstorm cutting and fitting 1.25” R5 styrofoam foil coated insulation ? took 2 full 4×9 sheets and had maybe a square foot in scraps once swept up haha
It’s all just dry fit in there with pressure, no glue! Scored the backside of roof panels, shit snaps like drywall/gyproc easy! then ran 2” tape along a slightly open crack to contour shape worked great. Still has 1/8” till touches panel…..will all get numbered and popped out, dynamat the shit out of all the drum skin areas and wedge the foam back in…..it went from echo chamber to studio recording booth in short time….I didn’t want to have to take the panels out down the road….building this right from get go??
Disk brake mock up for beam width measurement, horn restored, glass in, pumpkin seat, dash jewelry, WB green face speedo clean up, switches in, weld blob trick on broken m3 screws in ignition switch….that was tricky!
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