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  • MikeK
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    Put in a little more work on the door for the 60.BFF55494-0AE6-40ED-968B-48C2FC8DB6BC394E7B3E-38C4-4FBF-8F28-AAEB75332349555CB6FF-AE22-450F-B16D-123DBC38191C

    MikeK
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    That bottom is a complicated, little piece.9E55CC77-5CC0-45CD-8A6D-45BD8978759FFC9AF007-1497-4A21-8010-8158CF0E7529382FD5BA-5837-42F0-BD63-C36F9B904CAC

    MikeK
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    The inner skin was pitted more than I like, so it’s getting some new metal.

    526B837E-5243-495D-8427-2331F391FE71A3A5C7F3-C30C-41C0-AA25-2F62F659C61FRust was removed with toilet paper soaked in muriatic acid.  Pretty effective.  4B3F647C-BF59-4404-839E-F2CAF6022B5992790B12-EEB7-47F2-B598-4496C476281D

    MikeK
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    Burned in and metal finished.  Next is to weld in the lower door frame, then trim and turn the edges of the lower skin.AF7B8E16-3EDF-44EC-A792-BFA48CA731D358DC4E72-C585-48A9-B770-AE293439D4CADF3694CB-CD24-414C-B65B-5E069C1A7839I’m straightening out the inner, u-channels which support the door skin. I don’t see where these were spotted to the door skin, only welded at the top and bottom of the frame.  Were these originally spot welded to the skin?  Mines been so displaced and surface rusted for so long that I can’t tell.

    MikeK
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    91AC5B67-192C-4C4C-9C45-5F7B9F5A7ECA481AA5BD-19A3-4B46-A412-3DAF417074224BAA1B68-10FD-4883-8368-2E9EC1057AA3D1807CF0-10FE-48B4-84FF-B9E75F09EF0AI had this beauty come by the shop for a new engine compartment tray and some other things. I made the door tops for this car years ago and had never even seen it until last week.

    Cool car/cool owner.

    Speedster #40 from 1954:

     

     

    John Jones
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    Burned in and metal finished. Next is to weld in the lower door frame, then trim and turn the edges of the lower skin.AF7B8E16-3EDF-44EC-A792-BFA48CA731D358DC4E72-C585-48A9-B770-AE293439D4CADF3694CB-CD24-414C-B65B-5E069C1A7839I’m straightening out the inner, u-channels which support the door skin. I don’t see where these were spotted to the door skin, only welded at the top and bottom of the frame. Were these originally spot welded to the skin? Mines been so displaced and surface rusted for so long that I can’t tell.

    not to the skin👍🏻

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊

    John Jones
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    Burned in and metal finished. Next is to weld in the lower door frame, then trim and turn the edges of the lower skin.AF7B8E16-3EDF-44EC-A792-BFA48CA731D358DC4E72-C585-48A9-B770-AE293439D4CADF3694CB-CD24-414C-B65B-5E069C1A7839I’m straightening out the inner, u-channels which support the door skin. I don’t see where these were spotted to the door skin, only welded at the top and bottom of the frame. Were these originally spot welded to the skin? Mines been so displaced and surface rusted for so long that I can’t tell.

    not to the skin👍🏻

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊

    MikeK
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    Right on, thanks!  I think I’m going to get the door in epoxy, then seam seal the braces to the inside of the door followed by spot welding the supports to the frame.

     

    While I’m working on this thing, I think of all the things this Bus could be; Highroof, Sunroof Double Door, Camper, Panel….  I don’t know?  I do know that it needs doors, so I’m going to focus on that and removables for now.  I also know it will be Dove Blue.  Never had a DB Bus before.

    John Jones
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    That door is looking amazing Mike!!!!

    Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.👊

    MikeK
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    Thanks, Man!  A little more to do, then on to the next door.  Hopefully I’ll be back to driving a Split next year and join you guys on some adventures.

    MikeK
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    With the passengers door out of the way, I’m moving on to some cargo door work.  My panel doors were pretty worked; camper window hack, rusty and damaged bottoms, you know….

    I’m going to de-skin some window doors, make some skins from the beltline, down and weld it all back together.

    Not a whole lot done, but I have to share how impressed I am with this muriatic acid rust removal.  Before and after pics are less than 24 hrs. apart.  This wont matter much if you have a nice blasting facility, like John, but for those working at home, this could be a real help.

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    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    I left some acid-soaked rags on the front bumper of my 914 last night in an effort to remove the chrome.  I’ll let you know what I find out.

    mtnbus
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    great work !

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