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Daniel G
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: July 1967 13 Window-Saved from the junkyard Reply with quote

I have been lurking on the site for a while and I decided to start posting again. This is the bus I am working on now. I am trying to get it drive-able for our show in August, the
Tannehill Bug Blast.

My plans are to get it roadworthy, do the metal work while I continue driving it, and then once it is solid again I plan to do all the filler and paint blending at once...Gonna run the OG paint as long as I can, and then one day repaint it. Right now it is going to be lowered on stock 15's but I would like to change to nicer wheels at some point. But I want safari windows first.

Here is a picture of it take years ago by my friend Adam...

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Here it is a few years later when I first saw it (May 2009)...

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Here is is about to be put in the crusher, as I chased them down to stop it...Ok not really...They were actually loading it on my friends trailer after I bought it Laughing

This was all in August 2009 I think...

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Here it is on the trailer and after some clean up...The paint was very oxidized as you can see...

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After I got it home I cleaned all the junk out..Here is what it looked like before as well as some more pics of the outside...

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Well that's enough for tonight...I have a lot more progress to post tomorrow night.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good save
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a solid bus for Alabama.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks like a solid bus for Alabama.


I agree and without the drivers door the dog leg looks ok.. I have seen way worse with all the parts there. Look forward to the build.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great save! I'm looking forward to seeing it at some of the S.E. shows.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I saw that first picture, I wondered how you got it off the tree growing out of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Applause Applause

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to say bummer about the running gear and drivers door though..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blue vw bug spotted waayyy far off in the distance in one of the 1st photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is is right after I got it off the trailer and got a new front beam under it...

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This beam had been sitting in the dirt half way up the drum for years and they were stuck so badly they wouldn't budge. So I built a puller...

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I also got a new door from my friend Jake, and then ripped the hinge off as soon as I closed it the first time... Laughing

Still debating if I should cut it up for patches or just sell it on the classifieds..it would need a repair section from Gerson to be usuable so I doubt I could sell it...

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But then in 2010 I found a Sea Blue door on here...It came from PA which I think is funny as there is a PA dealer sticker on the bus too.

Before...

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Much Better!

Here are some missing parts I picked up at various shows and junkyard trips...

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Also got a rear bumper, but as you can see it needs some work...

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Here is where I started the rust repair needed to get it driving (Last year)...

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I had no experience with body work before, but I jumped right in and started cutting and replacing...I made some mistakes and there were things I would have done differently..But you gotta learn somehow Laughing

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Oh and if anybody is worndering if bay metal will work on a split, the ribs are shaped differently...A fact I noticed after doing all this work welding it in...The engine lid hinge carrier is the same on a '71 Bus and a '67 though because this one fit just fine...

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I just had to do a lot of other repairs before I could replace it...

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I made this patch and then lost it when I was trying to hold it and grind the paint off like an idiot..The grinder grabbed it and launched it somewhere into space I assume...I haven't come across it anywhere in the yard to this day. Other than almost dying I had to redo the patch panel so it sucked... Laughing

Here it is welded in, and then the outer panel as well...

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The other side wasn't so bad so I only had to patch a little bit of the outer panel. Ideally I should have just cut the whole corner off and replaced everything underneath, but I don't wanna put that much time and money into this bus...I just sprayed a ton of Ospho in between, primered, and hoped for the best. I think it will last a really long time if I park the bus out of the rain and waxoil it every few years...

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I had to do a little work to the hinge carrier before I welded it in too. The nut plates were rotten, so I salvaged some and made a new piece to hold them in...

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Here is is finished...

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I also fixed the bad spots in the bumper blade...

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The entire blade was twisted so I had stuck it between part of my sandrail frame and twisted the entire thing back as close as possible. It also had a lot of dents, so I spent a few days pounding them out with a hammer and anvil. I got the worst spots pretty level, but it still needs filler. I will probably have to skim the entire thing and then sand it back out level. I could have probably found a better bumper, but I figured this would be good practice.

Well that's all for tonight. I'll post some more past progress tomorrow so you can see where I'm at right now on the bus...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!
And cool story about the flying patch piece... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankfully it didn't hit me in the face or neck because I am pretty sure I would be in bad shape now as sharp as the edges were...

Here's the progress from May til now...

Originally I was going to just patch the floor and drive it as is until I could fix it right. But I lost interest in the project for about a year...But then on a whim I bought a cab floor repair panel from Chadd (Ratlookvw) at Bug-a-palooza this year. That really got me motivated to do some work on the Deluxe...

Here it is loaded in the back of My '66 on the way home...

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Here is the rust I am dealing with...

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Here is what it looked like after a lot of swearing...

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The bottom of the dog leg was rotten too, so I cut it out...

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The A-Pillar had some holes too...I am going to replace the inner valence, a-pillars, and bottom of the nose at once, so I just patched the pillar for now. Ideally this should all be done at one time, but I don't have the money to fix all that stuff too and get the bus driving. If I started digging deeper now I am gonna lose motivation again.

I bought a inner dogleg section and fabricated the outer parts that were rusty. I should have bought a new outer dogleg as well, but I think this turned out ok...

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It all came out ok...

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Then I hammer-formed the bottom part...

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It took three tries and two hammer-forms, but I finally got a decent one..its on the bottom...

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Here it is tacked and then finished...

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Here you can see where I replaced the bottom of the seat pedestal and a section of the frame...

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Here is my hand caught in the front of the bus while I was trying to get a charred rat's nest out after it caught on fire while I was welding...

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Here is a shirt I ruined with a grinder...

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I am starting to think I might be accident prone... Laughing

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Well that pretty much catches up the major stuff I have done. I am almost ready for the cab floor to go in. Then I am replacing to crossmembers under the bus. And then the rest of the August will be me getting the bus on the road again in time for Bug Blast. Hopefully Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is a shirt I ruined with a grinder...

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I am starting to think I might be accident prone... Laughing

Classic! I remember doing stuff like this when I had an apprenticeship at a jaguar xk restorer years ago. The old boy who was meant to be training me would just shake his head at me in silent disbelief Embarassed Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

I had a grinding wheel shatter on me the other day...It got caught up and must have gotten cracked and I didn't realize it. Until half of the wheel disappeared and the grinder started vibrating like crazy. It was a fiberglass reinforced wheel too, that was the scary part! Next time I have one bind up its going in the trash just in case it has cracks I can't see.

At the rate things are going, this thread will either end with some gory accident pics or a funeral..Not sure which Laughing

I always wear goggles and earplugs when grinding or cutting anything...Too many close calls already. And I tuck in my shirt now...
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A classic one of mine was drawstrings on a hoodie Laughing
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Laughing
Entertaining thread, and nice work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the mount for the shifter/e-brake from a '64 that I cut up. It might be a lot better than what you have. You can have it if you need it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is a shirt I ruined with a grinder...

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I am starting to think I might be accident prone... Laughing

Classic! Embarassed Laughing


I lost a dreadlock like that a few years ago... Rolling Eyes Funny story that I will not repeat... Confused

Anyway, I love the patina on your Deluxe... do your best to keep it, please. And a lot of nice work you are doing here, keep it up man.
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