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  • Willy
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    I was supposed to be finished with my welding today… ????

    Then the heater tube decided to be rusty…

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    Willy
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    Got my rusty cross member and heater tube out, working on getting the new one in now

    John Jones
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    nice fuel pump punk…. take that shit off.. 🙄

    mtnbus
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    Hahaha

    they made me take the pos electric pump off my bus too !

    BBWB
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    nice fuel pump punk…. take that shit off.. ?

    Hahaha they made me take the pos electric pump off my bus too !

    This is kind of funny, because I recall in the old days at KCW when electric pumps were used pretty regular. 😎

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    nice fuel pump punk…. take that shit off.. ?

    Hahaha they made me take the pos electric pump off my bus too !

    This is kind of funny, because I recall in the old days at KCW when electric pumps were used pretty regular. ?

    yeah yeah… We used to slam everything too…  but I’m not running subaru… 😯  😯  😯

     

    Hey Will…. I hope you put the cover on good….

    Willy
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    Alright fine, I’ll get rid of the “too high tech” electric fuel pump.

     

    I tied it it down pretty tight, is it really windy there already?

    Andym
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    Good job Will

    Do something

    John Jones
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    Alright fine, I’ll get rid of the “too high tech” electric fuel pump. I tied it it down pretty tight, is it really windy there already?

    Just hope you tied it down good…  But I know you were in a hurry when you left.. 😉

    Willy
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    Back at this one, but this time I’ve recruited Glenn to help me. We’ve got a good amount finished so far. We started Thursday night and I finished welding in my new cross member and heater tube, then ground down all the welds while Glenn stripped the long panel and the drivers side.

     

    Yesterday morning we finished stripping the nose,  pulled on it some more, found a few more dents, ground out rust from rock chips, and found some rust though at the bottom. Cut a new patch, which actually fit pretty well, and welded it in.

     

    We’ve been sanding all yesterday evening and into early this morning and the first section of ‘do is in 80 grit!! Looks much better than it did before. ????

    Long panel today….

    Glennmoss
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    I got a bit carried away tonight trying to make this corner not garbage. Still pretty rough but a lot closer. Finished driver dogleg and mounted the door. Will sanded the other corner already and did some welding on his door

    Rustabus
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    Oh Gawd!!!!!! John has to put up with both of you???!!!!?!?!! 😀  😀

    John Jones
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    Yup… Both of em!!!!  Glenn get the Brother award of the year!!!! 😀

    Pat K
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    Getting closer to shiny…?

    Keep at it young’n.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Glennmoss
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    After five days of sanding on Will’s bus we finally got it partially in poly. 

    Sanding sucks ass. I felt like Sisyphus in hell pushing the rock up the hill only to have it fall right back down. My hands are pealing like an onion.

    I hated breathing in the consistent haze from all the sanding and we have successfully covered all of KCW in dust.

    But at the same time, it’s also very zen. Working to make a panel perfect only to realize that you messed up somewhere and have to do it all over makes you relax about speeding through and instead focus on getting it right.

    It sure makes you appreciate trips like this one to Havasu more

    Overall 4/10 would not recommend

    John Jones
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    Hey kid…. I just cleaned a shit load of spreaders..  Post more pics in the BBB 2018 thread!!!!!  and some individuals..  😉  😉  😉   and BTW.. your bus is in the paint booth…. I am soo surprised the guys didn’t push it outside… If I have to move it.. it’s goin outside. 😉   and I am gonna try and paint a bunch of shit in the next two weeks…  so… that chance is high… like my sky deck! 😉

    John Jones
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    Clean shop was nice and tool care of your rig, cover on… safe and sound, it never got any rain on your work.. Post some more pics please….  of the trip!!! How about the valley of fire, I know you got some good one’s there…

    Willy
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    Thanks for taking care of it guys, I appreciate it!! I think Glenn and I got quite a bit done in the 5 work days we had. Sanding sucks as much as I remember it sucking, maybe worse. I think long panels aren’t named for their physical length, but for how fucking long they take to sand and get straight. I learned a lot about how to read the story that high and low spots tell, and how to massage everything smooth. It just all takes a LONG TIME, and there isn’t a way around it. Its hard to know when to stop and call it good. I’m both mad at and appreciate and  JJ for making me make the bodywork on this bus be so perfect. I’ve taken the panels on here a lot further than I would have if he weren’t pushing me to make it perfect. I think that its going to turn out really nice, and I can’t wait to get back at it and get it closer to paint.

     

    Some news that a lot of you will appreciate; after seeing a few in similar colors at BBB and working the Scottsdale auction, I’ve decided to respray this bus in its original colors instead of my custom “moss green”. Its not so much the resale value that convinced me, but the fact that its one year only, special ordered, original, blah blah blah, and can still look tough. Not too cute.

     

    I know, its black ?. The paint shop ran out of grey poly, and black is all they had left. We’re just going to roll with it and use the black, which shows every little imperfection, to make it even better.

    Willy
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    Like this but more off-roady. Light bar, big rack, mud tires, 15″ rims, on board air compressor, etc ?

     

    Rustabus
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    You’re on the right track now!!!!!! As much of a pain in the ass body working your Bus this nice is, you would have hated yourself for still working hard and sanding a TON for a marginal paint job! Be glad you gave it the love it deserves!!!! 😀  😀  😀

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