- MikeKParticipantJanuary 5, 2020 at 11:51 amPost count: 233
It takes time, but eventually all the low spots get bumped up and planished flat. The file doesn’t lie.MikeKParticipantJanuary 5, 2020 at 11:53 amPost count: 233
A few scratches which should cover with a couple coats of epoxy, but these are pretty much ready for paint.MikeKParticipantJanuary 5, 2020 at 11:54 amPost count: 233
In addition to the planishing hammer and body file, here’s what I used.C.HamburgParticipantJanuary 5, 2020 at 7:24 pmPost count: 183
Awesome work on those bumpers.
My broke ass has fiberglass ones lolPat KKeymasterJanuary 6, 2020 at 7:58 amPost count: 1315
Nice work. Very detailed.
Is this going back to stock? Build plan? Please don’t say theme bus.
We will build it if it comes.MikeKParticipantJanuary 6, 2020 at 8:28 amPost count: 233
Thanks all! Current plans are to get it back on the road with a few modifications to make it more of a practical driver. I have a nice motor that’s been on a stand too long and slated for cars I don’t even own anymore. I’m building an adjustable, ball-joint beam from a 68 and also plan on an IRS conversion from a similar year Bus. It’s going to be stock height or pretty close to it with some off-road tires.
So the theme is; fast, comfortable, handle well on and off road with a sunroof, comfy bed and a lot of windows.
While it’s running and I’m able to enjoy it, I plan on picking away at little parts to make it better and better. Eventually I’d like it very stock and maybe an Okrasa or early 356 motor, though that’s a long way off.MikeKParticipantJanuary 6, 2020 at 8:38 amPost count: 233
I initially wanted to try to save the paint that was underneath the re-spray, but after some stripping and scrubbing, I don’t see that in the cards. The Bus looks like it spent some time on it’s roof or side at one point and when it was repaired they took off quite a bit of paint during preparation. I dig those builds where they touch up around a stamp sized piece of OG paint but that’s not for me. I think you have to be British or German to be qualified for that type of build.
Here’s what I found under the re-spray:MikeKParticipantJanuary 6, 2020 at 8:41 amPost count: 233
If the whole Bus looked like this, I would leave it, but there are other sections that are just bare with red primer and there is virtually no Chestnut in the mix. I’ll just prime whatever I end up fixing.MikeKParticipantJanuary 6, 2020 at 8:46 amPost count: 233
The apron was chopped up like the rear bumper.
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