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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: painted the bus Reply with quote

well heres the update pics of my bus... i have some seals and stuff left to do... i ordered some new lights and a couple seals and things. anyways, enjoy the scrolling down the page. the bitch is red.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work...looks really good.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice shade of red, what's the color code? Look's good!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please tell me you are getting rid of that peashooter bug exhaust and putting on a real bus muffler?

The bus muffler exits to the rear corner into the slipstream.

No matter how good you think the rear hatch seal seals, the vortex in the back of a bus makes the carbon monoxide enter the bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You paint it yourself?
is it a Maco job?
expensive?

looks great!
gotta get me a paint job soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you manage to paint that with the headlights, door handles and windshield in place?
If so you did a very good job masking.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BusBerd wrote:
You paint it yourself?
is it a Maco job?
expensive?


X2........VERY nice!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Karl"]Please tell me you are getting rid of that peashooter bug exhaust and putting on a real bus muffler?

oh yes, im definitely getting rid of the bug exhaust on it. one thing at a time though... Wink

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You paint it yourself?
is it a Maco job?
expensive?

looks great!
gotta get me a paint job soon.
R


no maaco crap! Laughing

i did most of the prep work, dent pulling, couple filler spots here and there. a friend of mine is a painter at a body shop in town here and we traded time... i installed a turbo kit in his mitsubishi for trade that he would paint my bus and waive the labor costs. we used ppc paint i believe. no cheap crap. cost me $550.

we did a base coat clear coat. 4 coats of red, 2 coats of clear

if i went into the shop as a customer, it would have been about $3500-4500 for what we did...

we worked on it saturday from 12:30 in the afternoon until 2am sunday morning

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did you manage to paint that with the headlights, door handles and windshield in place?
If so you did a very good job masking.


thanks Cool headlight trim came out but all the handles stayed in as well as the windshield


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: painted the bus Reply with quote

eliotkb wrote:
the bitch is red.


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That's a fine looking "bitch", Shocked nice!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great. why didnt you paint above the windshield???
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the nice comments guys

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looks great. why didnt you paint above the windshield???


Well, I based the paint job off of the buses where the roof was left white above the drip rails like the pic below. my main inspiration though was when i was a little kid, my uncle had an old van that he had parked behind his barn. it was red with a white roof just like this. he owned a shop called VW Man on Hennepin Ave in Minnepolis, MN but passed away a couple years ago due to health problems. It was sudden but, this bus in in memory of him. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes complete sense. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best looking red I've seen in a while...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that- Did he own the blue shorty bus that sat in front of VW man all those years?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moxnix wrote:
Sorry to hear that- Did he own the blue shorty bus that sat in front of VW man all those years?


yep, that was his creation. the shop is still there. one of his employees took it over after he passed.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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moxnix wrote:
Sorry to hear that- Did he own the blue shorty bus that sat in front of VW man all those years?


yep, that was his creation. the shop is still there. one of his employees, brian, took it over after he passed.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I wondered.
He gave my bus a pre roadtrip once over back in '98 when I bought it.

he said " She's a nice ship."

Nice red bus BTW
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karl wrote:
Please tell me you are getting rid of that peashooter bug exhaust and putting on a real bus muffler?

The bus muffler exits to the rear corner into the slipstream.

No matter how good you think the rear hatch seal seals, the vortex in the back of a bus makes the carbon monoxide enter the bus.

How do you feel about the Monza exhaust? I'd say that exhaust would put the CO back in the bus as well. My exhaust exits to the right just below the bumper.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you feel about the Monza exhaust? I'd say that exhaust would put the CO back in the bus as well. My exhaust exits to the right just below the bumper.


I have a monza-style exhaust on my '70. So far so good, but, I don't think it's a high performance exhaust. I told the people from JCS (the folks I bought my motor from), that I had already purchesed this type of exhaust. The shop manager didn't have many nice things to say about it at all. It was just right for my budget though, having spent all my cabbage on the paint job. On another note: I had to waller the hole on the engine tin, on the driver's side, to install the fresh air hose. I damn sure wasn't happy w/that. I found no other way, b/c the rear exhaust pipe was pretty much directly in the way. To get back to your question, my defrost vents are still throwing chunks of acorns out of them. I really can't smell any fumes. I just hope the squirrel is gone.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!

Can't wait to do mine!

Just curious, why you didn't remove handles? its only 5 screws sans the trunk?

Nice work!
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