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vws-microcars4jim
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a day.
Completed rust repair on the four window openings on the body, now in etch primer.
Then, tired of looking at the disfigured face of this bus, I thought I'd clean up the nose. 3 hours later I was still grinding and chopping off bondo. Shocked
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The "spots" left on the snout are dents and holes. In person it looks like tin foil that got crunched up, then flattened out. Mad
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I noted some grease-pencil marks in the headlight buckets, gently scrubbed them with 400-grit sandpaper. Identical markings in both sides. Any thoughts as to what they mean?
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In the end, the garage looked like Tony Montana's desk in
Scarface, Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I noted some grease-pencil marks in the headlight buckets, gently scrubbed them with 400-grit sandpaper. Identical markings in both sides. Any thoughts as to what they mean?
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that is the paint code. PG/SG
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got to love the sk699

keep up the good work
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lind, I never noticed those paint archives. Embarassed

MIG tank got filled, onto more welding...upside-down today as I noticed this big hack under the dash:
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Finished that and stripped the dash down, probably the only part that doesn't have bondo on it! Note the holes in the windshield frame in this photo, toast.
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I went to work on the rear cargo door, as fitting the B, C pillars, right rocker and door fitment is dependent on the doors being "right." I thought I'd try fixing one. Bought a forward door from CA (thanks Corey) as npbusguy warned this effort would take too much time. I tried anyway.
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Neil was right. These are a pain to get just right, but it can be done.
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Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim you are rocking and rolling! exciting!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice!
looking fordward to see more progress!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When is the next work day?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those that don't know, Neil (npbusguy) is a die-hard bus fan. He would rather fix old busses than drink beer!
I am very lucky to have him helping me get this bus looking right.
This weekend's progress:
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The California forward cargo-door doesn't line up well. I took off the paint as well as 1/2" thick bondo and found out why...
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Getting it all lined up with decent gaps takes patience!
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Big thanks to npbusguy for all his help. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The driver's side is about done, just a little more grinding...
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Really nice work Jim!


X2 - this piece came out looking really good, as is the rest of the bus. Thanks for taking the time to update the thread regularly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fun. What's the verdict on the nose, savable or?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great!!! The bus has come along ways!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil would rather grind than drink beer? What did I miss?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's the verdict on the nose, savable or?


The nose doesn't look savable, but my plan is to carefully take it off and see what I can do. Can't do much more damage than has already been done! Smile

Worked the cargo door into submission, a bit unorthodox measures to get the door gap right, but it is starting to look better.
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I was surprised to see how much scale was inside.
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I made my own B-pillar pieces for the left side, came out O.K.
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Left rocker is on, the inspector had a look at the floor fit. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I picked up an engine for the bus. Thanks Joel! Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There aren't many more warm days left around here, so I primed the bare metal areas. I've been slowly pushing dents and trying to make it all straight.
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To fit the doglegs I want the A-pillars to be right, at least be all there for fitting!
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So that led to the nose skin removal:
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I'm glad Klassicfab makes the window frame section. I didn't expect these to be so bad, of course I didn't help drilling dozens of holes in them. Very Happy
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I guess with a midwest bus you should expect the worst.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go Jim Go!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Jim. I love checking out this thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim ain't skeered!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-pillars are in, fitting everything together so the doors close with nice gaps takes time.
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When the doors fit nicely, the floor didn't fit close enough to the A-pillars.
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I gave them a very light pull. Note: Don't try this kind of thing without plenty of safety gear on.
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After a couple days of fitting, Shocked the gaps are getting closer.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job - great progress - great bus.....
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