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  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
OK, first bit of surgery. First I'll remove the jack points from underneath. Then I'll cut out squares in between the support structure and use an air chisel to remove the welded on pieces. I'll make ...
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
August 2020
Been away from Ester work with home projects for a bit. Finally got around to ordering stuff for the next phase of work. Got a nice box from KlassicFab with all sorts of pretty green (and ...
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:06 am   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
June 2020
Finished removing the paint and wiping things down. My goal here was to get the house paint out of the inside and prime it so the metal won't rust. I'll do more finishing type work before I ...
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:49 pm   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
Hi All, Thanks for all of the welcomes and encouragement. I am looking forward to this whole endeavor. For me this is about the journey, the destination will happen. Besides, we've been together for s ...
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
May 2020
We're outside now and the weather has turned nicer. Almost done with the paint removal in the cargo area.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2085433.jpg
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
November 2019
Starting to remove the cargo interior paint. I started with a sander, but found a angle grinder with a wire wheel (I used a cup wheel) worked better. Then, after more reading, I tried a ...
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:06 am   Subject: Re: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
September 2019
My vision for her is to have the cancer rust gone and get her into shape to be a "reliable" ride. Into a place where she can survive for a few more decades. In her present st ...
  Topic: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
mauldin

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:07 am   Subject: Ester’s Resurrection – My 1966 Panel Van Project
This story starts back in 1982. I lived in Atlanta back then and would ride the bus every day to get to work. My commute would take me past a Mazda repair shop with this navy blue split window panel v ...
  Topic: 64 microbus body restoration
mauldin

Replies: 370
Views: 58401

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:06 pm   Subject: Re: 64 microbus body restoration
Hi! I've been following your thread for a while. Amazing job dude. Your work is immaculate and it looks beautiful. I'm doing my 1966 panel van - not as deep as you are, but still replacing metal (and ...
  Topic: crukab - [email protected]
mauldin

Replies: 32
Views: 7500

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:24 am   Subject: Re: crukab - [email protected]
Great experience. Shipped a rear hatch from Vermont to Colorado via Greyhound. Item showed up looking just as advertised. Just what my van needed. Happy to have done business with Tom and would gladly ...
  Topic: '64 mouse gray / pearl white rustbucket
mauldin

Replies: 135
Views: 12304

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:01 am   Subject: Re: '64 mouse gray / pearl white rustbucket
I'm new to the site and just read your thread. Very nice job. Where did you get those cool LED headlights? I'm redoing my 66 panel van and would love to have something like that.
  Topic: Heater Tubes/manifold for Split Bus
mauldin

Replies: 3
Views: 329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:36 pm   Subject: Heater Tubes/manifold for Split Bus
I want to change my "innovative" fix of my heating tubes to something more correct. I can find the long center heater tube a few place, but does anyone know where I can get the rest of the p ...
 
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