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  • John Jones
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    Iโ€™ll have to talk to Tom about it. Sounds like we might see him at OCTO this weekend. I only feel comfortable taking the bus after the interior is done. I donโ€™t have enough experience for it. Especially with a fun and detailed deluxe interior like this one๐Ÿ˜Ž hahaha KCW has the tools and the experience for the interior. This special bus deserves that special treatment. Thatโ€™s why I dragged it all the way from Seattle to Junction!

    ๐Ÿ˜Žย  ahhh.. project management… ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Žย  ย Yeah… tell me about it after 21 years straight and probably 500 VW’s have rolled through here…. ๐Ÿ˜Ž IT”S SO FUN!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Gretchen Jones
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    Extra special Audrey love!!!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    John Jones
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    Yeah… Were sanding it all….ย  I want it to look as good as it can!!!!!ย  Audrey has been doing the roof and finishing the body while I been helping Rusty!!!!ย  ย I’m gonna put 2 coats on the bottom, wait overnight, scuff off the overspray and do do the whole top in one session. Hoping for some nice flat no buff needed finish.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Gonna start putting paint back on this week!! ๐Ÿ˜Žย  Get her in the clean shop and start doing sound deadening, pulling a wiring harness, hanging parts and head towards some Douglas interior love!!!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John Jones
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    Iโ€™ll have to talk to Tom about it. Sounds like we might see him at OCTO this weekend. I only feel comfortable taking the bus after the interior is done. I donโ€™t have enough experience for it. Especially with a fun and detailed deluxe interior like this one๐Ÿ˜Ž hahaha KCW has the tools and the experience for the interior. This special bus deserves that special treatment. Thatโ€™s why I dragged it all the way from Seattle to Junction!

    I hope we don’t stop till Tom’s driving this rig down Kimball!!!!ย  I never want to stop on a project till we complete it…ย  Wasn’t my idea… ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    This body is soooooo smooth…. ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John Jones
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    Shell is all sanded… Looks like Monday I am gonna start doing the final paint… ๐Ÿ˜Žย  Going to be exciting!!!ย  ย Then it’s clean shop time!!!!!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John Jones
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    Monday morning and Tom is the main thing on the TOP of my list!!!ย  ย All that turkis was fun.. Now let’s lay down some final coats of sexy paint!!!!

    This week, finish up paint and get it moved into the clean shop!!!ย  ย I guess put it where the forever Vert project is sitting.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John Jones
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    We about have it ready to mask… It’s getting warm outside….. ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John Jones
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    Well, looks like I am the only person posting in this thread..ย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    When I sealed this bus two or three weeks ago..ย  As soon as I sealed it… I wasn’t happy with it.ย  ย I tried seam sealing a few things before I started painting.. It helped some.. But I pushed it through paint anyway.. and for the most part it came out great!!!ย  But.. I still wasn’t happy with all the body lines.ย  I decided right off the bat I was going to redo it all…. So…. That’s what I have been doing… I dug out all the body lines real nice… and it’s going to be super sick now!!!

    So this has all been free work from Audrey and I…ย  ย I have asked myself many times.. WTF???ย  Why am I working on something for free?? Cause it’s not as nice as I want it…ย  ย I want it as close to perfect as can be had.ย  This is toms baby… and a huge investment…ย  It needs to be right even if it costs me time in the end…ย  Another reason I really hate painting.. always some free clean up work!!

    Being the painter feels more like an obligation than an honor.. ๐Ÿ˜Žย  and I pitty the guy who takes my place… ๐Ÿ˜Žย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

     

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ryans65
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    Thats ‘tegridy right there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pat K
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    Tomโ€ฆ Retro Sound stereo for this rig?https://www.retromanufacturing.com/pages/product-result

    Ordering retromat today. Letโ€™s get the stereo bits ย also if weโ€™re installing one.

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Thats โ€˜tegridy right there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    OR I suck that bad….ย  ย Can’t wait to get over this hump and get her in the clean shop!!!!ย  This week baby!!!ย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Tom… Lets retro sound the holy hell outta your rig..ย  makes it so much more solid .. I’d love to tell you quite… but busses aren’t that quite to ride in.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ColeB
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    I think OCTO blew Tomโ€™s mind! Every time I saw him at the show we talked about how crazy it was! So many buses.

    I think the retro sound radio was the plan. Keep it more simple than running a whole system in the bus.

    John Jones
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    Glad Tom caught up with you guys!ย  And witnessed an OCTO!

    I attribute the extra work to me not starting it from the get go.ย  ย I would have blasted all them body lines clean if I blasted it… First step, total clean up… That was missed right off the bat, and my bad for assuming… But I got this.. ๐Ÿ˜Žย  Going to be right even if it cost me some sweat of my brow… ๐Ÿ˜Žย  I cleaned them all up and see a few spots to seam seal…

    Clean shop bound!!!ย  Get Kelly’s moved and yours in!!ย  Then pray to Doug to please help us through one more fuckign interior.. ๐Ÿ˜Žย  There is ONE more doug pill to take… ๐Ÿ˜Žย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Masking… waiting on some 2″ tape right now… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Audrey Jones
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    0E6BBB3D-71BB-466B-8C1B-CD8E0CAFB971Weย spent the last couple weeks wet sanding and yesterday we scotch brited the holy hell out of it!!! I canโ€™t count how many times Iโ€™ve touched every. single. inch. Of this bus ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿปbut DAMN. Is it smooth and looking GOOD ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค

    masking now!

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    I canโ€™t wait to see the smile on Tomโ€™s face the next time he sees his bus ๐Ÿ™‚

     

     

    mtnbus
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    beautiful bus !

    Nice work KCW

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