John JonesModeratorSeptember 11, 2021 at 7:13 amPost count: 8107
The nose… It’s always the breast part!!! 😎 The brazing on the nose was a mess…. but I was able to grind away most of the braze that was joining the body lines up by the windshield… I think it will live… and the only way to make it better would be to cut the lower windshield panel out and change it… and since we are trying to save as much original metal as possible.. I think I will leave it… I cleaned it up, I treated it with some rust spray, sanded it, treated it again… and am gonna scuff and prime it this morning!!! Yup Saturday….. JJ is working on a saturday again!! 😎 Racing is expensive!!! especially for the owner…. 😎
I am gonna spread a couple more spots on the nose, sand around the windshield surround again and put some poly on it! I got the safari’s out, and I think I will work on them after the nose… See if I can get them apart and blasted today…John JonesModeratorSeptember 13, 2021 at 6:36 amPost count: 8107
I got the nose ready to put some primer on and noticed I didn’t have enough…. bummer.. It was also one of the saturdays where I kept getting bugged all day… so I did not get them safari’s apart…
Pat has been here welding since like 4am… he’s grinding down tha passenger door right now… I am going to continue workign my way around the bus fixing dents and shit and spread some tool mark remover over the worked area’s.. The top of this bus must be pearl white?Pat KModeratorSeptember 13, 2021 at 8:17 amPost count: 2159
Yup… trying to get back into an early start groove.
Finished Fri off getting the bottom of the pass door tacked together. Ended up with 3 sections to complete the repair.
Exposed all of the pinholes on the front side that were hiding just under the surface.
Round one of welding was a fight.
Round two was a breeze.
Dressed and sanded.
Welding up the bottom side now.
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantSeptember 13, 2021 at 10:02 amPost count: 2357
Kicking Ass!!! You know, if you’re gonna start working all crazy early in the morning I figure that just to balance things out “beer thirty” has gotta start crazy early as well???Audrey JonesModeratorSeptember 13, 2021 at 2:28 pmPost count: 644
Here’s a pic of the nose JJ has been dialing in 🤙🏻
This bus is really coming along!!!!!Type2empireParticipantSeptember 13, 2021 at 7:31 pmPost count: 12
Looking Awsome team kcw!! Keep going..John JonesModeratorSeptember 14, 2021 at 8:40 amPost count: 8107
Beige grey top… some weird red bottom… we need to get some color mixed up for this rig… 😎
Long side work yesterday and today.. primer later? 😎Pat KModeratorSeptember 14, 2021 at 1:56 pmPost count: 2159
After welding up the pass lower inner door repair I found a the front lower corner also need a patch.
The upper frame and belt line had a few holes from trucker mirrors. Welded and dressed.
Started on the drivers door this morning. Two patches along the inner bottom side.
Welded, dressed, a bunch of pinholes along the bottom edge of this door also. Ready for body work.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorSeptember 15, 2021 at 8:06 amPost count: 8107
still rolling hard on ol Panama Red!!!! I want to get some paint mixing going on…
Fresh air box cover and gas door??
More body work today… Pats welding still…. I am thinking ALL the welding will be done this week I imagine most the body work also..
Crieg called to make sure I know not to make it too nice and shiney!!! 😎Pat KModeratorSeptember 15, 2021 at 10:11 amPost count: 2159
JJ found cracks around the driver door lower hinge rivers. Welded up from the inside. Good to go.
Driver D pillar inner section fit, welded, and dressed. Working on the outer.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorSeptember 16, 2021 at 7:18 amPost count: 2159
Finished repairs on the driver corner/engine bay opening yesterday.
Also fit and welded the new rear cargo door lower inner section.
Couple of spots on the pass dogleg to address, fix the farmer hack seat belt mounts, and a bit of rust repair above the pass door and rust repair will be done!!!
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorSeptember 16, 2021 at 7:33 amPost count: 8107
Shit is looking good!!! Now. Creig… The only nice spot to match this red is under the camper plug on the rear corner….. The red on this bus sucks bad.. Not much to work with here… I think we are going to have to paint the entire bottom of the bus, belt line down, and the whole nose is gonna look new… I am not fixing every single dent as I will use some of that stiff to make the fotina look right… Then there is the spot on the roof ??? We have beige grey on file to match with….
Pat is almost done with all the grinding and welding… The front cargo door…. it is nice.. but the inner structure is fading away… but not gone, and not really in need of much repair right now… so going to draw the line there…
now look how crappy the pass side looks!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Should we body work that 1/4 like the long side?? weird paint to match over here… ?? just spray the replaced meta;l?
I want to prime and think about the inside paint today… I say we repaint the whole inside dash and all…. ,Maybe just leave the fresh air box?John JonesModeratorSeptember 16, 2021 at 7:37 amPost count: 8107
But all that old interior is still in there…. glass… etc…. ???? weird one here…
What really needs to happen is all the interior out, all the glass out… and damn. where to stop.????? $$$$$$$
Creig.. Send the biggest fattest book you can find this week!!!! 😎 😎 8) And over night that shit!!! 😎 😎 😎
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