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  • MikeK
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    Sometimes,  I think it would have been easier to just build it from scratch. It’s been a ton of work, but they all are.

    MikeK
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    I shot the third round of poly yesterday.  It’s getting nice and straight and I hope this is my last round of blocking.  My shoulders are killing me!  027CDA91-3098-41CD-A08F-D236D6AAF428877FB7AE-622D-4E29-B889-3553FB02A5ECIf all goes well, I’m hoping to have some color sprayed on the inside and roof this week. I want to let the exterior gas out for a few days prior to final blocking.

    MikeK
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    AA1F6843-9790-4290-918F-FB036344FD2DI’ve been trying to ‘Tom Sawyer’ my friends into helping me sand by telling them how much fun it is…. No takers.  I have smart friends.

    John Jones
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    John, what grit do you like to use prior to final sealer coat. I’ve been blocking poly with 180.

    I 320 before epoxy sealer.

    Keeping a lid on it😎

    MikeK
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I had to do some straightening of the gutters due to a PO being overly enthusiastic with clamping down a roof rack.  It’s nice and straight now.CBC93E37-CD90-4707-8F63-14A74CBA088F

    Also cleaned up some of my rosette welds from when I installed new fenders so the rear panels will fit nice and flush.  This is now re-primed, seam sealed and ready to spray.

    I have a new, Iwata gun on the way and will lay down some color when it arrives.  Pretty excited as it will be my first paint job with a quality gun.  From epoxy to poly to finish coat, I’ve never sprayed out of anything besides a HF purple gun.  88EF3F9E-1A96-4DBC-AB04-88C1A1DBE21B

    John Jones
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    Kickin butt Mike!  Sanding is tedious work!

    Keeping a lid on it😎

    MikeK
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    Still sanding and shooting poly…. There’s a lot of real estate to deal with on a Vanagon.

    Against better judgement, I worked out a deal for a 914 this past week. I saw it on Craigslist and offered the seller my BMW motorcycle for it.  I was kind of surprised he was down, but I’m a Porsche owner again. I love these things…B534877D-0BDD-4120-9205-822957425D9AF202DFED-EC28-4EBC-9F95-21450F8771B172EB03D5-CE74-4B27-9690-9CD474D741FF

    MikeK
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    Check out this crazy VDO gauge pod.

    D62E5093-8868-452E-B1B0-731F844AB78DF12B78D8-1AD9-4AAE-9901-85B0E36EB32CA27577CD-E357-4C6B-BCDE-49042A0C2672I plan on selling the wheels and tires that came with it. Near new eight spokes with new tires, and I have a full set of original, four lug Ansens if anyone is interested.

    John Jones
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    Mikes a Porsche guy….😎😎😎😎

    Keeping a lid on it😎

    MikeK
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    I like the earlier style dashes with less plastic, so I bought a used one from a guy on Samba  unfortunately, he didn’t mention a half dozen holes drilled through it and this stereo hole mod.  1C12E5D6-F876-4FD0-A07A-56F9D28F50F1D6904EEE-0A80-4803-B137-B08B5B23C545

    MikeK
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    I managed to get some color on the inside before my new gun started leaking from the needle and dripping paint everywhere.

    I’m still chasing little imperfections on the exterior.  I’m sure I’ve blocked it at least 5 times, but I think it’s getting very close.  Next up is to try to not make too big of a mess applying some seam sealer.1C00224E-5B1F-49A8-A8EF-C2CE729EA2AE649CD794-8D3D-4453-B979-9B48C709212E3CCC583B-645E-4293-BCC2-9F18E2419F62

    MikeK
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    Some bumper straightening for a local deluxe.  Such nice patina on this bumper and the deluxe it goes on has the same.  37AF2F9B-70A9-4CB5-91C1-3AD006FFD52BE6FEEEA5-87B3-44AA-9573-1393181C09CBEB4351C8-B590-4536-8CF2-C78D327DAFA4D5D64FA4-ADFD-481D-8B73-B6987CD6626AE71F9AD5-515E-4C14-8BA1-20B77CF9848348450B72-F895-4C81-9387-53BF903D647E62B810AC-8AA5-4B94-9DBF-3230BD527A543F24774E-04AD-42DD-806A-E28D170FE965

    Douglas E Fresh
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    Awesome!

    Rustabus
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    Nice Work!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vwfool
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    Damn nice save.

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