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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

and after the 1st coat of POR plus a bit of ruffing it up for the 2nd coat.

outside view.

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inside view. more slathering to come.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

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A permanent temporary fix for the drivers door. As I mentioned, I cleaned the rust and used the POR-15 marine clean and metal ready prep. Then 1 coat of POR-15, a bit of ruffing up and a 2nd coat of POR-15 and a couple layers of tight mesh fiberglass. I call it a hippie fix.

I will own and drive this bus, so I will monitor the fix, see how long it lasts. The last step will be to ruff it up and smooth out the fiberglass, then go with a high quality top coat. More pix on that soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Other work this weekend has been to slide the vinyl seat coverings on.

BTW I also added seat heaters to the seat and back rest. No complete pix yet. I ordered, and have not received the rubber top seat rail pads from Sewfine. So once they arrive I will be done. This passenger side seat btm looks damn good to me.


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For fun I slipped the back on for a quick picture.
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But this one is ready with the heat pad for the seat back.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I have been drag-assing around with the paint.... but I think I am satisfied.

I bought automotive paint with activator..... I have been painting with a brush and a foam roller. Coverage is good, and sometimes the finish is good, but mostly it is not good.

So I sanded the color using 800 or even 1000 grit. Got most of the issues knocked out. Then I went with automotive clear again with activator. Great improvement on the finish. So that is my plan for the rest of the Bus.

Doors are done....
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And body has 1 maybe 2 good coats of color. So that remains, as well as some touch-up on the interior side of the doors. Remember, this is gonna be a driver.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I bought one of those plates to make a Fuel Tank Sender access door. That is now done....


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Not to mention, the new tank is installed and fully connected.... New Filler hose, fresh vent hose connectors, new sending unit, new strap down pads too.
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