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derv Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:03 pm

Looking good guys. Let me know when next get-together is and I'll lend a hand.

MrBusCo Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:06 pm

Jim- Cut the rest of that damn floor out! its bugging me. maybe I should come over and do it.

Vintage Auto Werks1 Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:07 am

JOGR wrote: Jim- Cut the rest of that damn floor out! its bugging me. maybe I should come over and do it.

Slow down Josh!!! Getting Jim to cut the front of the floor and top hat was hard enough!!! He may let you drill all the spot welds out when we do cross the bridge of removing the floor....

Gerson Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:41 am

thanks, I will..... :D :D :D

vws-microcars4jim Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:46 am

Gerson wrote: thanks, I will..... :D :D :D

:shock:

I hope I can save what's left of the floor, we'll see...
I need B-pillars! They look far worse than the floor that's still wearing factory primer. :D :D :D
Jim

slow36hp Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:15 am

no matter how nice and original that remaining floor scrap is after quilting the whole back together you will wish you had done the whole thing. i know i did

npbusguy Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:19 am

I am not so sure I like the new name of this thread, but I am happy to see Jim motivated to fix this cool bus.
It is also nice to see all the Chicago area bus guys willing to jump in and lend a hand. :bus_red:

vws-microcars4jim Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:11 pm

The donor bulkhead is nearly ready, here the original body number section is getting fitted.

The welds are starting to disappear

The inspector is hard to please...

Got 240V 40-amp service to the garage today, a decent compressor is next! 8)

&Dan Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:19 pm

vws-microcars4jim wrote:
The inspector is hard to please...

Got 240V 40-amp service to the garage today, a decent compressor is next! 8)

Basement Cat approves high voltage.

arthurnugen Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:21 pm

Dan&Dan wrote: vws-microcars4jim wrote:
The inspector is hard to please...

Got 240V 40-amp service to the garage today, a decent compressor is next! 8)

Basement Cat approves high voltage.

I know exactly what that cat is thinking: mmm, wires. Wires taste good.


:lol:

npbusguy Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:40 pm

arthurnugen wrote: Dan&Dan wrote: vws-microcars4jim wrote:
The inspector is hard to please...

Got 240V 40-amp service to the garage today, a decent compressor is next! 8)

Basement Cat approves high voltage.

I know exactly what that cat is thinking: mmm, wires. Wires taste good.


:lol:

Is that why his name is Buzz?
Progress looks great Jim.

xavi_242 Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:09 am

I'm looking fordward to see more process...

BTW I wish I could go and help you guys to complete the westy, and take some beers with neil and friends... Too much far away, though... :cry:

vws-microcars4jim Wed May 05, 2010 7:13 pm

Succumbing to peer pressure, the cargo floor has been taken out in one more big piece. :shock:


Buzz making the decision on the tophats and rear crossmember.

npbusguy Wed May 05, 2010 7:18 pm

vws-microcars4jim wrote: Buzz making the decision on the tophats and rear crossmember.


Listen to Buzz, he is always right when it comes to bus restorations.
Nice work Jim!

Vintage Auto Werks1 Wed May 05, 2010 7:20 pm

Yes very nice Jim!!! Keep at it. I am hoping Buzz made the right choice and a call to Gerson will be in order!!

MrBusCo Wed May 05, 2010 8:47 pm

thank you jim. It is looking good 8)

vws-microcars4jim Wed May 12, 2010 3:31 pm

All top-hats, outriggers and rear crossmember are now out,

Fitted the black :shock: front crossmember,

And I tried to straighten the heater tube that was a bit crushed.


I'm going to take the I beams out next, although I am not looking forward to dealing with the shift rod/tube after reading others' posts...

&Dan Wed May 12, 2010 3:40 pm

vws-microcars4jim wrote:
I'm going to take the I beams out next, although I am not looking forward to dealing with the shift rod/tube after reading others' posts...

Don't be skeered- nothing to it compared to what you've got done.
Wow!

MrBusCo Wed May 12, 2010 6:20 pm

Looking good buddy. nice job on that heater tube! Would you mind posting the dimensions of it?

Its coming right along.....

spookymulder Wed May 12, 2010 6:37 pm

What would npbusguy do? He would post ads in Old bus Review for 20 years wanting NOS parts before starting into it at all! :P



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