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  • John Jones
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    What’s the backstory on this one?

    came out of Canada I believe. Peter Valentine had it first I think. Then Bob out in New York had it before we got it. I have some photos of it before it was stripped I’ll dig out.

    The truck was dug out of hibernation in Canada in the early 90s by John Kellestine. Peter Valentin owned ab-51, ..dingus

    well what a asset to have Mark posting on this thread….  I’m shaving dimples today…. 😎

    Are you going to be at the shop September 15th??  Wanna meet ya!!!

    John Jones
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    Mark… I get the feeling your gonna be my go to guy for questions…  and I think paint will start sooner than later.. 😎   Cole… you wanna learn to paint?? 😎

    So… I assume we should paint the bottom of this wolfsburg sealer grey and the treasure chest also…   Should I do the bottom and treasure chest crispy?  mask it up, or overspray blue on the bottom and TC??

    Jb
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    Daaaaaaamn! How’d I miss this Betty sneaking in!? Killer truck cole, lucky little bugger! 😎……I think after this one is done you need the oldest non barndoor bus to add to the fleet😉 JJ would love to build yous guys  another

    John Jones
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    Drain dimples on Drivers side, minus the one on the B pillar, are gone.  Pass side is correct….  Blasting gates tomorrow… 😎

    John Jones
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    time to blast some gates….   Hope everyone is having a fine morning.. 😎  It’s Friday…..

    John Jones
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    Gates have been abrasively cleaned!!! and look fabulous!!!!   Time to hang em back on the truck and check fits… These had Lexan hand cut spacers under most of the hinges.. weird..????  I guess they wanted em perfect.. and I will strive for the same! 😎  Pics later people!!!!!!

    Hey… anyone gonna speak up about the bottom???  it’s POR15 grey…. leave?  wolfsburg sealer single stage???

    volksaddict
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    Epic Truck! so awesome!

    por15 underneath? wtf?

    Pete
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    Por15 on a ‘52 SC?

    No.

    You have permission to paint it Wolfsburg sealer gray.  Go for it!  😁😁😁😁

    John Jones
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    Thanks Pete… 😎    I don’t know why I even asked… 😎

    Gates!!! Working gates today!!!!!  I think we might be painting later this week!!!!!  Bottom side first… That is going to be a ton of fun hand sanding the bottom side of this truck… and how about that treasure chest??   PAT!!!! 😎

     

    ColeB
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    Ya, supposed to be grey! The early commercials were more of a flat grey. Don’t know if that’s closer to the primer or Wolfsburg sealer you guys have. Grey underneath and grey in the TC. Back of treasure chest door, grey. Basically make the masking line behind the door seal. Everything inside is grey. You know all that

    JasonS
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    Is that Canadian badge going on this? It looks like a re-pop, if you are putting the badge on I have an original VW Canada badge.

     

    **Update** Never mind I see the Winnipeg lettering as I looked closer, my bad

    John Jones
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    So… Your saying it might be a different shade of grey than what we have been putting on all the 54 and later busses we have been doing???  This is what I would call light grey…. We have a day or so to nail that down… so lets keep it top our list’s!!!  😎  I’m gonna be ready to order paint by Thursday! 😎  😎

    18foot of wavyness…. lots of shrinking!!! Pats on one, I’m on the other… 😎

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    John Jones
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    we got them gates all shrunk and beautiful! and spread the tool mark remover, blocked em out most the day…  and polied em!!!  😎  Good day!!!

    I think I will block em today and final prime em..

    Ok.. so am I repainting the bottom side and treasure chest or leaving as is???  That the first thing I am going to paint!!!

    Rustabus
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    Hell Yeah!!!! Gates are a BITCH!!! 🙂 🙂 and you have the Early ones!!!!! 🙂 Wait, Earliest ones!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    ColeB
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    Sickkkk! The grey on the bottom of it now is close enough. Treasure chest should be the same. Also noticed that it needs more overspray on the jack points. They were barely blue.

    John Jones
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    Sickkkk! The grey on the bottom of it now is close enough. Treasure chest should be the same. Also noticed that it needs more overspray on the jack points. They were barely blue.

    SWEET!!!!!  damn this project is going to move along quickly!!!   Franz better get on the engine!!!! 😎

    Gate outsides are all blocked out and beautiful!!! working on the back side now… Prime later… 😎

    L31.!!!!!!!!!!. I should have ordered a 50 gallon drum of Dove Blue years ago….. 😎 Ok Cole.. I will NOT mask the bottom when we paint the outside and make it look as over sprayed and like factory, not crispy…. as I can!!!!!!!! 😎

    John Jones
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    Back side of gates primed yesterday.. Gonna 2K the front side this morning.. and keep moving forward!!!!!!!!!

    Such a nice truck…  Happy to be part of it’s resurrection!!!!!!!…

    I wonder when it last drove???  Are there any OLD pics of this rig floating around anywhere??

    L31 ARMY!!!    Is Mark L going to be at the open house in a few weeks?  Is KB??

    John Jones
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    Top of gates blocked, top edge blocked, about to 2K the front sides.    I think we will start looking the shell now… I am gonna start on the bed!!! It looks original… which is incredible… I don’t want to make it look new…   But I see some holes for wood I guess, hut hot spaced right… Thinking maybe we should weld those up…   I love the factory welds on the bed… 😎  I probably shouldn’t grind them too much… 😎

    Pat K
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    Gates look awesome!!62570C18-F86F-40D5-8390-5D7325918634A229B409-8D2A-4501-AF8C-EFDAA9B8A807

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
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    We sanded and prepped the bed and rear of the cab this afternoon. In the booth now for epoxy sealer and an L31 paint session. 6C20F79B-CA9C-4DF5-BFF4-F684BCBD4F2A

    We will build it if it comes.

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