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Cuņado Wear Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:02 pm

Well as promised I'm starting a thread on my new DC, I feel really dumb for not starting a thread on my 15 window and my ezcamper. So this time around I'm doing so to help document journey with this one and also for the help I will need getting it were I want it to be. Its not perfect by any means and will need allot of work but I'm up to the challenge. Here's what I know so far the guy I got it from got it about two and half years ago out of Oregon and from pics I've seen and condition its in now and work he had done to it, PRETTY rusty! both inner and outer rockers shot and inner wheel wells and battery tray rusty!
He had inner and outer rockers fixed here locally but just that meaning metal replaced but not body worked and left in primer. My plan at first is to get it drive able and work on it as budget and time permits.

day it was delivered.


at OCTO

In garage safe next to his big sister Audrey :D


Cuņado Wear Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:25 pm

Very first thing I did was remove PO owners personal touches like stickers,paintings and He had a bear head bottle opener screwed to passenger dogleg. Here are some before and after pics.
Before


After



Then I spent five minutes by hand to see if paint will buff out on roof.

I think it will buff out nicely after I give it the full treatment.

tyzel Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:33 pm

This one?


Looks like it to me, I can email you pics of how it looked when I found it about 8 years ago, me and a buddy dragged it out about 3 years ago or so. Glad it's finally found a good home Earl!

Cuņado Wear Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:43 pm

tyzel wrote: This one?


Looks like it to me, I can email you pics of how it looked when I found it about 8 years ago, me and a buddy dragged it out about 3 years ago or so. Glad it's finally found a good home Earl!
Yes that's it! Please I'd love to learn more about history and its story.
Can you pm me also photos?
Thanks!

tyzel Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:48 pm

Sure thing Earl, I'll shoot ya a pm this weekend with the pics I have and what I knew about it.

oakman Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Congrats Earl!! Looking forward to see you rollin' in your new ride!

BulletBus Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:42 am

Damn Earl! That bitch is bad ass. Congrats and I can't wait to see it with the special CUNADO treatment!

Cuņado Wear Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:19 am

tyzel wrote: Sure thing Earl, I'll shoot ya a pm this weekend with the pics I have and what I knew about it.
Thanks so much!
oakman wrote: Congrats Earl!! Looking forward to see you rollin' in your new ride!
Brandon , I cant wait either! thanks.
BulletBus wrote: Damn Earl! That bitch is bad ass. Congrats and I can't wait to see it with the special CUNADO treatment!
Vince, I always wanted a double cab ever since I saw yours and have always been bumb out that I didnt have the money at the time to buy the one you got from poe. That one was my favorite. Yes I cant wait to put my touches on this thing.

zuggbug Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:13 pm

Earl, I am stocked for you. Looking forward to the progress

Braukuche Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:32 pm

Earl you need to raise that sucker UP!
Nice original paint, what do all those M-codes mean? I'm too lazy to look them up.
I have an extra bastard 40 horse engine case and a rusty BR25 if you decide to go stock.
Congrats!

johny__utah Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:42 pm

8) Cool! Congrats on it! I keep telling myself,, a double cab and im done lol :lol: What's the size of those front tires?

StockNazi Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:50 pm

M017 Rear brake and taillights combined

That's a strange m-code. Brake light decklid ended in April/57

srfndoc Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:52 pm

Congrats Earl. Definitely needs to be raised to stock with some 15's on bias plys (or big LT tires).

Cuņado Wear Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:03 pm

zuggbug wrote: Earl, I am stocked for you. Looking forward to the progress
Thanks Paul.
Braukuche wrote: Earl you need to raise that sucker UP!
Nice original paint, what do all those M-codes mean? I'm too lazy to look them up.
I have an extra bastard 40 horse engine case and a rusty BR25 if you decide to go stock.
Congrats!
Dan, for now Its gonna stay lowered. original paint is a stretch. I do appreciate
the offers and one day I may take you up on them.
johny__utah wrote: 8) Cool! Congrats on it! I keep telling myself,, a double cab and im done lol :lol: What's the size of those front tires?
155/60/15 I think they are smart car tires. I am done. I now have my top two buses that I've always wanted. wheels and tires will be sold or traded for parts or other things I need. not really my style.
johny__utah wrote: 8) Cool! Congrats on it! I keep telling myself,, a double cab and im done lol :lol: What's the size of those front tires?
yes it is strange. I was told doesn't really apply here? Maybe some will chime in that knows answer.
srfndoc wrote: Congrats Earl. Definitely needs to be raised to stock with some 15's on bias plys (or big LT tires).
I do have to admit It was nice having a lowered and a stock height bus for awhile after I got use to it. But maybe in future??

Cuņado Wear Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:16 pm

Ok I'm on day five of soaking pop out screws but really day four because i missed a day.
Mean while I spent about 5 hours trying to strip paint over passenger side wheel wells. I couldn't take the charger blue any more. Well after all my hard work there wasn't much og paint left.



So I tried my hand at some paint blending. The good news is the primer and charger blue is gone. Bad news my paint match isn't that good in my opinion
I believe truck has been repainted from windows down at some point and blue is darker and the paint I had mixed up came from a sample inside a og bus but not mine.
I tried wet sanding it to blend but no luck in my mind. but for now it will do until I get around to doing a better job of it.


Cuņado Wear Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:42 pm

Here is driver side




For now It will do. Just happy that Charge Blue is gone along with primer.
Slowly turning the look around on DC.
PO powered coated mirror arms, front safaris and back safari window grey
So today I sanded down mirror arms and hit them with some dove blue paint.I will do safaris next. I plan on removing rear safari window and putting stock glass back in.


anyone want some dove blue apples?

Bad news I did drop passenger side mirror and broke it. Its a WW one so no big deal I"ll order another one.

scvw Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:45 am

Man it's looking good Earl!

Jerry Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:50 pm

Looking great Earlfriend!
Just call me when you're done with the DC , I'll send over the 55 Wolfy so you won't get bored!

mg6770 Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Looking good my man. You know me though, stock height that bitch! A nice 2 liter in the back for all that camper shit you usually tow too. Otherwise congratulations we need to get together soon so I can check it.

roundhouse72 Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:40 am

Awesome man, congrats....looking forward to seeing you add your style to it!



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