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  • MikeK
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    The front was a little more worked than the back, but not rusted.  IMG_4424

    MikeK
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    The toughest part was that the bottom edge was rolled down making it so the blade wasn’t perpendicular to the Bus.  With the bumper on a flat table, the lower lip was at least and 3/4″ in.  I had to beat the hell out of it into a sandbag and reshape.

    I thought it was interesting that it was drilled for Euro and American plates.  The deck-lid is the same.  I’m not sure if there was a dealer in Colorado in 1958.  I imagine that it was a soldier who brought it back from Germany.  Sanford told me that the original owner was a veterinarian who made house calls with the Bus.

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    MikeK
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    I use Dykem as a guide coat when I planish and metal finish parts to improve visibility of the low spots.

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    MikeK
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    The low spots become obvious.

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    MikeK
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    It takes time, but eventually all the low spots get bumped up and planished flat.  The file doesn’t lie.

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    MikeK
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    A few scratches which should cover with a couple coats of epoxy, but these are pretty much ready for paint.

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    MikeK
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    In addition to the planishing hammer and body file, here’s what I used.

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    Rustabus
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    Awesome Work!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    mtnbus
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    wow ! amazing

    Pete
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    Wow….nice skills!

    C.Hamburg
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    Awesome work on those bumpers.

     

    My broke ass has fiberglass ones lol

    Johnnybarndoor
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    Absolutely awesome

    Pat K
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    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.

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