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  • MikeK
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    The low spots become obvious.

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    MikeK
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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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    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.

    MikeK
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    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.

    MikeK
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    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:

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    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    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.

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    MikeK
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    The apron was chopped up like the rear bumper.

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    MikeK
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    Dykem, then scribe.

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    MikeK
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