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  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
6voltbus

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2004494.jpg
A local VW service centre in Nottingham, England had this interesting modified shop truck.
  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
6voltbus

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2000784.jpg
The local market in the town where I live just out of Nottingham, England. Taken around 1974 I think.
  Topic: Cool Bus Pics
6voltbus

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:30 pm   Subject: Cool Bus Pics
Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire, England.
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  Topic: 3rd Brake Light
6voltbus

Replies: 27
Views: 5641

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:39 pm   Subject: 3rd Brake Light
This was something I'd been planning on doing to my '58 bus for quite a while - especially living in the UK where most other drivers aren't too familiar with the US spec red turn signals. I looked at ...
  Topic: L345, show your light grey busses!
6voltbus

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:29 pm   Subject: L345, show your light grey busses!
I stripped 5 layers of paint off my bus last year to get it back to it's original colour of L 345 Grey. I think it looks so much better this colour than the metallic blue it was before. It's about 60 ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
6voltbus

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:37 pm   Subject: What did you do for your Bus today?
Thanks zozo - nice story. I remember when I was a kid with my folks travelling near Lakenheath and the other American air bases and spotting the American cars driving around.
Here's a couple more pi ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
6voltbus

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:45 pm   Subject: What did you do for your Bus today?
After 10 months of stripping the bus back to original paint, today I finished it and drove it for the first time since last September. The weather was hot, the bus looked good in it's original color a ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:05 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Hi Thomas, hopefully you'll find some decent areas of paint - I was lucky that I started on the front which was mostly all good original paint. Mine had been sanded back a little but someone had got a ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:36 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Thanks for the compliments Smile it's been an epic project that I sometimes thought would never end. I had no idea what I'd find under the old paint but I guess I was lucky with most of it. Just starte ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:53 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Nearly finished stripping the bus back to original L345 paint now. It's taken almost 9 months and hundreds of hours work but I've got 65 - 70% original paint and all original panels so I'm more than h ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:33 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
I just found out that in the few months since i last bought a can of paint stripper they have took out the ingrediant that actually strips paint.tried three differnt ones now and they all do nothing : ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:12 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Started on the rear corner - was expecting some bondo and repairs lower down. It didn't let me down - 5mm thick bondo and 12 holes where the slide hammer has been used and signs of it having some big ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:51 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Another quick update on my progress so far. Got the passenger side of the bus done now - found a few big areas that had been bare metalled and filled for only minor dings that needed repainting but lu ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:08 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
That primer has been a problem for me too. If it didn't scrape off after 2 or 3 coatings of paint stripper, I carefully sand it down with 1000 grade wet and dry. It seems to have eaten into the paint.
  Topic: My 58 score!
6voltbus

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Views: 5562

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:27 pm   Subject: My 58 score!
My 58 has those windows too - only seen 2 others in the UK with these smaller Hehr windows.
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  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:16 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
A quick update on my progress. Stripped the passenger door - 2 areas had been bare metaled so had to do some paint blending there. Same goes for the cargo door - no rust though and original panels so ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:30 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Bought the 15 Window Delux, as I knew there was OG paint underneath it.

Started a trial with a offcut that we cut out from a damaged section and found 4 layers of paint using a plasic scraper, razo ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:39 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
I had some bondo on the nose of mine and I think there is some on the rear corners too. Hope the sides aren't too bad. Just glad every stone chip wasn't rubbed back to bare metal or there would be ver ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:14 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
Thanks for the compliments guys. I bought a tin of L345 grey but either my old paint had faded or the new paint was too dark as it didn't match too well. I took a small amount of paint then started ad ...
  Topic: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
6voltbus

Replies: 985
Views: 482760

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:11 pm   Subject: Removing aftermarket paint to get OG paint
I was in my garage a few weeks back looking for something to do. I started to pick away some of the blue paint on my bus at the top of the screen post - I'd chipped some blue off last year and found t ...
 
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