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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: '66 Deluxe project Reply with quote

Well, I'll get a thread started on my newest project. Its a decent '66 Deluxe, bench seat. It needs front floors, rockers, and part of the cargo floors. Its got a long way to go, but since its my first bus I started this now, because Im sure Im goning to have a lot of questions. Very Happy
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Some hippy painting on the dash, I think I'll keep it on there. Dated '74
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Going to try to see how much Titan Red I can pull out.
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Just rocker trim left on this deluxe.
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And on the front bumper
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great start. The painting on the dash is awesome!

Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, 1974 art how cool is that? You got a gem there.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya thats my favorite part. Im not sure how to clean the rust stains off it without taking off the artwork. I havent tried anything yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the cancer.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldeskool65 wrote:
Ya thats my favorite part. Im not sure how to clean the rust stains off it without taking off the artwork. I havent tried anything yet.


Some soft rubbing compound, trying to stay out of artwork...?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That dash art truly is nice. You see so few hand-painted embellishments that are really nice, I hope you can preserve it. The rust under those front window seals is probably going to be a bit of an issue too.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: art Reply with quote

Paint over that "art". It's unworthy.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find. Let me know what you need out here from AZ. I got the hook up on some bus stuff for ya.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a challenge....like mine. Good luck, there are plenty of posts related to fixing the rust problems.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
Looks like the OG paint is in decent enough shape to keep.
Nice little time machine. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the south east we use a rust remover that the depo stores sell for sprinkler systems on well water with a high iron content. It will remove any rust stains without hurting paint or hurt vegetation.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, the area under the windows is rusty but its pretty soild underneath, so I think I can get on that with a wire wheel.
Im missing all the dash stuff, the drivers seat, and the shelf part? under the dash.
As far as the og red goes, I think its not going to make it, the nose looks straight from the inside and out, but theres a thin coat of filler on the red area that is not going to let out any og red. I might finsh pulling out all the gray since it s good and sparying the red over.
And the dash im going to try cleaning it around the art and see if I don't ruin it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Danny, I'll hit you up for sure.

Ya, I've been constantly looking over all the rust repair threads here, so Im sure I can tackle this, its just going to take some time, I gotta handle two little kids and 3rd shift at work Wink

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gas tank, middles seat, lights (all), 6 pop-out hinges, decklid, apron, jail bars, beltline trim, rear bumper over rider and trim, I need a lot of stuff lol.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gas tank, middles seat, lights (all), 6 pop-out hinges, decklid, apron, jail bars, beltline trim, rear bumper over rider and trim, I need a lot of stuff lol.


Yeah, the line starts over to your right. Now serving #657! Good luck with it - it looks great.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need a rear seat?
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Thanks, but that is one of the things it came with, looks og too.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: 4864864563 Reply with quote

Well, Im going to start on the engine, its going to be a dp1600, maybe a 1641, Im on a budget, so I dont want to machine anything except for the full flow. Would anyone suggest a bigger cam, Im planning on upgraded heads, but Im not sure what setup to run. This is going to be a dalily driver, and Im also going to run a straight axle trans.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
A 1600 is a good motor but you would be better off with a single port , they have a bit more torque than a dual port. I would stay away from a 1641 because the thinner cylinder walls make for a hotter running engine which is a bigger deal for a harder working bus motor. Good Luck! Your project looks like a solid one to me!

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