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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Heated garage Reply with quote

Cully,
Does not feel heated today. Came to shop was -9 fahrenheit outside.
I am feeding fires at both ends of shops, got it up to 50!

Uli,
I did my first bus seats in a nice green corduroy, I think it is still wearing them, my chair in our living room is still covered with the same corduroy 30 years later...
just looked, I still have a bolt of it at my shop.

Playing around with my riverbilly rack. Figured out I can build a rack using yakima feet, look to build it soon...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: Blue Leather Reply with quote

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Here it is, another crummy photo, blue leather, not bad for no pattern.
Sure is great not to sit on springs!! Probably do a black leather dye wash to soften color...or maybe not.

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rats! i was looking forward to a nice fancy cord Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, to have a heated garage.
Nice work David!

Mine's still foam and packing blankets.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:17 am    Post subject: Blue Leather Reply with quote

Here it is, another crummy photo, blue leather, not bad for no pattern.
Sure is great not to sit on springs!! Probably do a black leather dye wash to soften color...or maybe not.

David

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Interior Reply with quote

The seat cover will probably be blue leather, just using what I've got on hand in the shop, trying to save a few dollars after buying more precious metal (front bumper).
I have figured out padding and pattern with little or nothing, but patternmaking is what I do. I have made hundreds of leather coats and purses. Will probably do a trial pattern fit of muslin, cordoroy or old army blanket, again using what I have on hand...then proceed with leather.

I am very pleased with comfort of seat bottom!!

I actually used two layers of 1" compressed polyester, my proof reader is on vacation.

David
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhhh! You're gonna love new upholstery! Are you installing one of Matt Miller's kits? He makes 'em in the correct pebbled black material.

Look back in my '59 DC restoration thread for photos, around page 4 or 5 IIRC, for a shot or two of the low profile Brazilian tilt set up on my (and the McCurdy's) DCs. I have the original black vinyl tilt cover to use as a pattern, although I'm thinking it would be cool in a tan water-proof canvas of some sort. Just dreamin' I suppose...

Keep plugging away on "my precious"!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: sewing Reply with quote

Hey Bill!

I actually did say I could sew...

wish I could say you were hallucinating...

I am actually working on "my precious" seat covers/padding, I offer this photo as proof. My phone # on picture above.

David
p.s. waiting for the day our 36hp's purr in NorthEast Missouri!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great with the new bumper David! I love that old Girl!

I was sure I would be awarding the "oldest Transporter" award to you at the awards ceremony at BNNTA, but Kent brought out his beautiful freshly restored '57 Standard Sunroof and deservedly cleaned up at the awards ceremony (three awards for that gorgeous Bus)! When I ever finish my 36 hp Double-Cab, you and I will cruising along at the break-neck speed of 50 mph and we'll be happy we got up to there!

Nice logo's too! Did you once offer your services (or was I hallucinating again?) to make a new cover for the "tilt" frame on my bed cover?

Way to go on that old girl!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Bumper install Reply with quote

Have been using/driving bus on occasion, been to Busses Nowhere Near the Arch 102 miles (one way), and a local car show 30 miles (one way). It drives great seems to like 48 mph....

Got my new bumper yesterday and have it on for test fit.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck on your ride tomorrow, I'll see you Friday night .
you :oldest /crustiest bus
Me :tallest bus

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: sign painting Reply with quote

I have used a stencil before to cut the time down on a commercial job. I get the letters cut, in reverse. in a special stencil material, though I have also used regular vinyl in a pinch. I paint part of the letters with the stencil, peal it off and then finish by painting the rest by hand, in order to get that hand painted look while cutting the time necessary to do it. If done right, it can look quite impressive, just like as if it was done by an old timer with a mawl stick, lettering brushes and a pint of good whiskey (to steady the hand).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy,

Holly Hughes spent many years as a professional sign painter. I am just lucky to have her as a friend. She is a wonderful lady and an environmental artist!

http://www.holly-hughes.com/

I say have your wife try it. Chalk lines and use One Shot paints. If a mistake is made, it will clean off with mineral spirits.

http://www.1shot.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, super cool.
Is Holly a sign writer or is she just great at detailed paint work?
My wife is great at detailed stuff & I'm tempted to unleash her on my '62.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to seeing it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Two days till blast off. Reply with quote

Hello All,

The countdown clock has begun. "my precious" will take off 9 a.m. Friday August 30, 2013 for Buses Nowhere Near the Arch. Fluid levels checked, full of fuel ready to cruise for 100 miles to Mark Twain Lake to see all my bus friends!!

This is my first road trip in the old POS...
It has come a long way since it was drug from the fence row to my garage. I am pretty sure it will make it fine, but you never know till you try.

I will miss the luxury of our westy camping but am excited to show at BNNtA, hope to be the oldest, crustiest bus there.

Look for you there
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="POS"]bonecollector,

Holly says get sign painter's paint (red shot) it flows better than others like Rustoleum.

You can wipe off in process with mineral spirits. Make sure you chalk 3 lines for letter height (Caps and lower case). Get a hand lettering book.

Or you can bring your bus to Mid-Missouri and Holly will do it. She is fabulous and a joy to work with...

David


I use "1 shot" and have been cheating with stencils. I like the article in Hot VW's last month about sign painting buses where they used a projector to project the image onto the bus. Thanks for the tips. Does she have a hand lettering book she recommends? Again the bus looks great. Love the Ozzie logo.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Dave. Keep it up and there won't be an "most in need of restore" award for you at BNNTA.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bonecollector,

Holly says get sign painter's paint (red shot) it flows better than others like Rustoleum.

You can wipe off in process with mineral spirits. Make sure you chalk 3 lines for letter height (Caps and lower case). Get a hand lettering book.

Or you can bring your bus to Mid-Missouri and Holly will do it. She is fabulous and a joy to work with...

David

http://www.eastwood.com/one-shot-primary-color-kit...7AodVxIAjg
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Long Trip Reply with quote

What a long strange trip it has been...

Yep, Precious and I are going to sell souvenirs at Peddler's Jamboree this Saturday! Had it parked on Vine and Main today, advertising...

See you Saturday? I'll be the old long haired bearded fellow surrounded by granola chicks, braiding bracelets and setting snaps and drinkin beer and groovin on the music.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So will it make the "long trip" up to Kemper Park this weekend?
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