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  • MikeK
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    Finished welding the sides, tacked the upper then ran out of argon.  Once it’s welded I’ll do a little bit of hammering and filing followed by turning the flanges.

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    John Jones
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    I’m going to paint it L345, light grey. I have leftover paint from my old panel that is at least 15 years old. It looks a little muddy but I think I can make it work. pueblo vintag bus

    awesome bus….

    Mike.. Shasta??  Leaving this weekend… 😎

    MikeK
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    I wish!  I have no running Buses.

    John Jones
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    I wish! I have no running Buses.

    I would assume that would priority UNO THEN!!   I hate having one bus broke, much less all of em… 😎

    MikeK
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    Priority one indeed!  I sold my Dormobile a couple of years back, bought a Vanagon project that I dove a little too deep into.  Getting it on the road turned into complete seam rust prevention, rocker replacement, rear fender replacement, and stripping it back for a color change.  Not to mention a fresh motor, etc…  Shit takes time.  Even my girl is getting antsy to have a camper back up and running.  They become a part of your life after doing it for so long and I just can’t imagine taking a road trip without one.  Camping in a tent just doesn’t cut it anymore.

    I’ve done a lot of work on this thing since this pic.  Still have a ways to go.

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    MikeK
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    Got some more work done on the deck lid.  Finished the welding.18325609-796F-44E3-93EC-3AE4D09E3D53

    MikeK
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    Planished the welds.20F0B764-B4A5-4974-9C4E-4FF7D8521E8B

    MikeK
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    <span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Then turned the edges. F33518F9-CF1A-4842-A7D5-72E524EE89F0</span>

    MikeK
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    <span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>I like this little tool for scribing flanges.  4674346D-6FC8-46CB-849F-64888C00029FF33518F9-CF1A-4842-A7D5-72E524EE89F0</span>

    MikeK
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    This is a good way to trim off fatter sections of waste on your way to a final cut.  Snip in some reliefs and it curls up like a thin cut. 182F7431-BB84-4BC8-9272-2B6E69D84D45

    MikeK
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    After some bumping and filing  still needs a little bit of detail work then I’ll mate it back to the frame  C0C0DE7F-66F1-491A-8182-BCC565D50A10

    tlambert
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    Kickass metal work!

    MikeK
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    Thanks!

    Got the depression for the latch cover pressed in.

     

    MikeK
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    Here’s how I did it.

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    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    Vwfool
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    Damn nice work

    MikeK
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    I haven’t got much done in the way of working on the Bus, but I did start on some repro Hurst’s for it.  I had some original units on my old 59 panel which I took some patterns from way back when.  I cut the pieces out with a torch and ground them shape well over a decade ago and they’ve been lying on the shelf collecting dust ever since.

     

    This tube roller worked well at bending the upper trellis.

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    MikeK
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    The days go by…  stamped way back with our little clubs name.  This was when our biggest concern was fallout from Y2K.

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    MikeK
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    It’s a work in progress.  I still need to find someone with a true 6″ CLR tubing bender to make the bends accurately, but it’s coming together.

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