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  Topic: 1952 Deluxe
marklapriore

Replies: 315
Views: 75345

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:44 am   Subject: Re: 1952 Deluxe
For the short while that I was looking after Chewie's old 52 deluxe (YSJ160 - now owned by Ian) I noticed that the remnants of the headliner appeared to be made from two different materials also. Ther ...
  Topic: 1952 Deluxe
marklapriore

Replies: 315
Views: 75345

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 am   Subject: Re: 1952 Deluxe
It's funny but my 52 headliners is still strong and even except fot the mouse holes and water stains. if it where dry rotted I would think it would be weak and falling apart.
Thereís not much nap to ...
  Topic: 1952 Deluxe
marklapriore

Replies: 315
Views: 75345

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:56 pm   Subject: Re: 1952 Deluxe
Also...just found this pic of the Milan deluxe headliner. The lighting shows the fuzz pretty well..
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1999681.jpg
  Topic: 1952 Deluxe
marklapriore

Replies: 315
Views: 75345

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:39 pm   Subject: Re: 1952 Deluxe
I was gonna write up an ig post for thebusbarn on this topic eventually, but now seems like a good time to throw my two cents out there.

First off, Iíve been paying close attention to the subject o ...
  Topic: 1952 Deluxe
marklapriore

Replies: 315
Views: 75345

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:55 am   Subject: Re: 1952 Deluxe
Does that guy even know what heís doing??! I heard he doesn't own a bus. I mean, címon...

Arenít barndoor deluxe headliners super easy?
  Topic: Richard Stewart, Paradise, CA Fire Fund by Mark L
marklapriore

Replies: 15
Views: 5643

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Richard Stewart, Paradise, CA Fire Fund by Mark L
I just got off the phone with Richard. Heís blown away at everybodies generosity who has given, and he thanks you from the botton of his heart. It sounds like he and Michelle were lucky to get out of ...
  Topic: My new baby! Auction of fake 23-Window Bus
marklapriore

Replies: 662
Views: 233948

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: My new baby!
Right about the welding. but I don't think these guys went to that much trouble.
Sure didn't bother to make the front floor installation pretty.
Al


I bet they spent far more time faking that vi ...
  Topic: Anybody know this guy?
marklapriore

Replies: 6
Views: 960

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:15 am   Subject: Anybody know this guy?
I just need to clarify- Jon and I weren't hanging out at the Renaissance Faire or a fuggin Dead Show. "A festival of sorts" makes it sound like there's patchouli and hippies involved. Well, ...
  Topic: Anybody know this guy?
marklapriore

Replies: 6
Views: 960

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:08 am   Subject: Anybody know this guy?
I spend an average of 20 minutes a year on here- a lurker friend forwarded me the thread, chuckling that I'm a "wanted man"..
  Topic: Anybody know this guy?
marklapriore

Replies: 6
Views: 960

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:26 pm   Subject: found him
I still love Unsane. Who are you??

pm me...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:47 am   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
Don't worry about deviating from paint stripping - it is all fascianting to see - thanks for sharing. Is the semaphore still there that that lable fell off?

Dave

There were semaphores on the bus ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:31 am   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
I know this thread is mainly about paint stripping, but I figured I'd post an update on what has been going on with the bus---more than paint stripping.
The driver's side short wall (left hand ca ...
  Topic: Barndoor Magazine Articles
marklapriore

Replies: 38
Views: 15994

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:59 pm   Subject: Barndoor Magazine Articles
I've often wondered what happened to that Toms candy bus!?!


Hot VWs Barndoor Series, March-Nov 1994...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/914848.jpg

In Ohio last I knew-- restored, but n ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:41 pm   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
been busy cleaning up the rear end on this one--- should look beautiful when it's all together, taillights, one reflector, big license light...all original, never cut. Amazing to find one this age wit ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:10 pm   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
Laughing Laughing Laughing love it!! But having that hideous bug muffler on there is like finding a surprize once you get those panties off... Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Laughing Laughing :lo ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:49 am   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
Looking good Mark! How's your sanity holding up? Laughing

sanity?? I abandoned all hope of sanity years ago...


sanity is boring.
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:32 pm   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
to answer your questions-

-yes, the beltline was originally grey. It might be grey again if the owner decides to have me strip it back to grey when it's finished.

-the original primer has a glos ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:29 am   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
and the striptease continues...
http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/marklapriore/IMG_5942_zps6d242fc6.jpg

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/marklapriore/IMG_5943_zpsffa2cf7d.jpg

htt ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:01 am   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
Mark likes the green!

I do like the green....but I didn't think I had final say on whether it stayed or not!! I think it breaks up the grey well, and gives it the look of an early logo'd bus, more ...
  Topic: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
marklapriore

Replies: 103
Views: 51571

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:09 pm   Subject: 1951 Delivered in Primer Std Microbus
Twerkin' on the rear--

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/marklapriore/download_zps1a00d48c.jpg

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/marklapriore/download-1_zps8f1b6837.jpg

http://i ...
 
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