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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

This thing is shaping up to be my favorite bus on the Samba.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Not sure how I missed this build thread
I'm embrassed to say maybe it was the typewriter and pumpkin thing, things I properly didn't like as a kid ha ha
Anyway wow great stuff I now feel honoured that u commented on my thread
Only halfway though reading the thread but love where this is heading
Low with HP and a turbo and I've got a thing for turbos after my latest oval project
Great stuff keep up the great work
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

dawerks wrote:
Phone Dials and your bus look sick!

Thanks, bro! Having early phone dials on a bus has been a dream of mine for several years now. Really excited that it’s finally happening.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

vwuberalles wrote:
This thing is shaping up to be my favorite bus on the Samba.

Thanks, Buddy! It’s my favorite, too! 🤗
Someone I don’t know saved pics of my bus and posted the before and after’s on Facebook and Instagram. Then I started getting all kinds of friend request from fellow bus enthusiast. I’m friends with the guy who shared it, it felt really good to have my work noticed. Feeling grateful for sure!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

braddick wrote:
Not sure how I missed this build thread
I'm embrassed to say maybe it was the typewriter and pumpkin thing, things I properly didn't like as a kid ha ha
Anyway wow great stuff I now feel honoured that u commented on my thread
Only halfway though reading the thread but love where this is heading
Low with HP and a turbo and I've got a thing for turbos after my latest oval project
Great stuff keep up the great work


Thanks, Pal!! I’m huge Mango bus fan. I had one about 10 years ago that I traded for a Porsche. I really wish I wouldn’t of done that now. If I had to pick just one color as my favorite bus color. It’d be mango. The small hatch and those little tail lights, it’s just perfect! Thanks for reading my thread and chiming in. I’ll be following that mango build 😎
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Well I got the sand blaster working again and pushed it back outside to do some blend blasting. Here’s what I came up with.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

I mixed up a vinegar, salt and hydrogen solution in a spray bottle and started spraying the bare metal last night. It’s not rusting it as fast as I’d hoped for, but it’s begining to oxidize. Once it’s good and rusty again, I’m gonna do body work and use some filler to blend the welds a little better. Then I’m gonna tape off the surface rust and blend the paint in higher up the nose and doors. I just brushed the paint on to see how well it actually matched. I’m going to spray it when all the body work is done. Rear corners, rockers, apron and deck lid all need some work.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Nice blends
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

that turned out great
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Getting things freshened up a little.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Wow that looks clean. 😎
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Looking mighty fine my friend
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Burlyhammer wrote:
Wow that looks clean. 😎

Thanks Dave! I read your thread this morning. I think you should paint your dash. It really will give it a better feel inside. I had a standard bus a few years ago and I kept it og for a while. Then one day I painted the bumpers, then I did the roof. Then I did the dash. It really made the bus look a lot nicer, even tho it was a patina survivor. But it’s your bus, but I think you’d like it if you did. Happy New Years!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

d-rick wrote:
Looking mighty fine my friend

Thank, Dan!! Jen and Adriyanna did most the painting. I’m working on the motor. I also ordered all the material for the interior.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Sooo awesome man! Great work, love the effort you put into this! Long live the Pumpkin Bus!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

I got a chance to meet Jen and Dave today and see this bus in person, man it looks good. The work he has done and the stuff he has planned is top notch, when done it will definitely be one of those instantly recognized and known buses.

I am glad I had the chance to meet you guys, genuine nice people. If you are near Norwalk Ohio, do yourself a favor and arrange a visit, cool things are afoot in Norwalk!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

I placed a custom order on some material. It’s called Ancient Buchanan Tartan. I searched all over for a plaid that would suit my needs and give a really fun vibe to compliment this bus. I think it’s a perfect fit. When that showed up, Jen began making the seat covers while I made custom seat frames out of 1/2” EMT and a bender. I used ply board in the center of the hoops and drilled from the sides to screw it down. Then I took a punch and countersunk the screw holes. Here’s what we came up with.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Once the frame was complete, I glued 3” firm foam to the seat bottom and back. Meanwhile Jen was working on the first cover.




Jen hard at work!!!
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Now we’ve got one seat built. For a couple of upholstery armatures, I think it looks fantastic!! Now on to the next seat!!! Thanks for everyone’s support!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

The seat looks awesome!! Applause You two have some mad skills!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

You may want to eliminate those screws into the edge grain of the plywood, that will be a very week point int he system. Weld some tabs to the underside of the frame and screw up through those into the bottom of the plywood. Much stronger in the long run.

Looking great, love the tartan!
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