View original topic: 64 Dove Blue Kombi
khalimadeath Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:46 pm

I guess it's about time I start a thread on this. It's still at a buddies house getting the bodywork done. So here are some pictures..

So you know typical rust, sorry for being short. Tablet life on forums is more for lurking these days lol!

I am gonna start with wiring when I get it back from body work. And reccomendations on full harness kits? I'm gonna run an AUX fuse box for random stuff.

hitest Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:24 pm

khalimadeath wrote:

Perhaps our '65 Kombis came off the line together! They sure bear a strong resemblance- especially in the rockers 8)

I affectionately refer to this removed glas fibre repair section as "bus bark"

khalimadeath Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:53 am

Very cool, mine are getting replaced. Soon to have minimal rust hopefully.

khalimadeath Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:13 pm

More progress..

Paint has been wet sanded with 2000 grit and buffed with a polish wax free compound.

Middle area is about done. Front will start next. Ugh saving this east coast bus in NV is lots of work and $$. It will be worth it in the end hopefully.

crofty Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:50 am

I love the fade, great job!

Z Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:31 am

Great looking bus. Nice work!

khalimadeath Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:35 am

Bringing a bit of blue back to the really grey areas. Tested on this door. Thanks to my awesome body work and paint guy Mitch, this will hopefully be ready next week, and by ready, I mean ready to have everything else completely redone lol!!

Skim Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:06 pm

Donít know how I missed this thread! Bookmarked!

khalimadeath Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:25 pm

Brought her home today! :)

Now to get to work!

Okie Adam Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:41 am

Beautiful bus you got there! Congrats!

silkvw Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:59 pm

Great body work and nice blend on the paint.

BusJunky Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:17 pm

Damn. This thing got turned around quick. Looks fantastic, too!! Your buddy did a excellent job on the paint/patina blend! Looking forward to your build.

khalimadeath Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:47 pm

Thanks for the compliments. Today I worked on the roof.


Then went sanded with 2000 grit and wiped down

Extra paint cleaner

Then polish

Finished off with wax around the gutters where paint still exists. That's all for today.

khalimadeath Tue May 01, 2018 7:26 pm

Popped the windshields out today. Also removed some things from the dash and cleaned it up.

Will need to patch this.

I found this under the seat area, had some overspray on it.

Some pictures added of the underside and cargo area.

That's all for today.

khalimadeath Sat May 12, 2018 9:47 am

So I figured out my Bus is a 64, not a 65. Mods please amend if you see this.

I pulled my wiper and rebuild it with a 12 motor.

Next is treating the window frames under the windshield. I've got them down to bare metal. Gonna patch a few small holes and then smooth the pitting out with some filler. Lay down some good primer and paint match them. Should last a good while now with new window seals. No safaris for now.

hitest Sun May 13, 2018 8:43 am

A '64. Well now, that explains all the extra rust with which you had to deal.. :wink:

Looking great sir- very inspiring. Bradford

khalimadeath Thu May 17, 2018 9:35 pm

Called in a pro to help patch up the windshield holes since I suck at welding.

In the mean time I rebuilt my speedo with new filaments and cleaned them up, also 12v bulbs. Little things at a time.

LAGrunthaner Fri May 18, 2018 3:27 am

khalimadeath wrote: Called in a pro to help patch up the windshield holes since I suck at welding.

In the mean time I rebuilt my speedo with new filaments and cleaned them up, also 12v bulbs. Little things at a time.

khalimadeath Fri May 18, 2018 3:44 pm

Whoever told you you can't put the frame seal on a pop out window while it's still installed on the bus, doesn't know what it's like to have your fingers in great pain after doing so. Use lots of silicone spray and trim tools and pick tools.

khalimadeath Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:03 am

I suppose its time I bump this to give myself motivation. Just like me to wait till it gets cold to start wrenching again.. lmao! I got the engine bay cleaned out and the Dynamat Hoodliner up. I may have to do a couple patch welds on the edges of the engine roof so I'm waiting on that portion. The entire upper portion of the engine bay will have this covering when done. It looks nice and definitely helps with heat transfer to the cabin and sounds reduction. I also cut squares of noico sound deadening mat and places them on the larger metal panels to reduce vibration noise. I learned from my last bus that complete coverage with the heavy deadening mat has diminishing returns when factoring in the weight and noise reduction. Either way, progress is being made. New WW tank in place, next us to remove the transmission and make way for a freeway flyer. Then on to the wiring.

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