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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Just pulled this poor guy out of a yard in Corona Ca where it sat since the early 80s. It was being used and abused as part of a paint ball course where it was just beat to its current condition. Thankfully the owner allowed me to swap him out and save it. Looks like it's a late 60 maybe early 61 walkthrew. Hope you enjoy the pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

So what is the plan for it??
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Crazy story! Maybe all that paint preserved the OG color underneath? Very Happy Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Good luck with that...show us the progress.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Totally looking forward to the paint stripping photos.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Damn, that is a TON of paint.

I'm curious how easily that will come off.

Early walk-through too.. cool
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Sheesh on top of sheesh.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

FullFender wrote:
Crazy story! Maybe all that paint preserved the OG color underneath? Very Happy Laughing Laughing Laughing


I restored a 1948 Ford woody station wagon. The original owner was a house painter and he painted the wood dark brown when the car was new and in subsequent years. When we stripped the house paint off, the original wood was like new!

I can't wait to see what this one looks like under all of that paint!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

Please weigh it- before and after stripping. My bet in the pool is the paint adds about 650lbs.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

I helped my son save it and I know he would love to be the one to restore it but the projects he has now is more than enough to manage. This will be passed on to someone else to build. We're just happy to save it from total distruction.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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I helped my son save it and I know he would love to be the one to restore it but the projects he has now is more than enough to manage. This will be passed on to someone else to build. We're just happy to save it from total distruction.



Good job fellas! Hard to believe the driver's seat is still there. I have a faint memory from about 20 years ago of that bus! I was there for a birthday or bachelor party, can't remember. Was there a bay window too?


I love this picture.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

You my friend, are a glutton for punishment. ... Make sure to post pictures as you go!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

@Oatman they didn't know of any other bus there but this one. It's for sure a paint strippers dream lol.

@soike0180 were going to pass this one to someone else that's up to a challenge with an early walkthru. Once the paint is removed it will be cool again.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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@soike0180 were going to pass this one to someone else that's up to a challenge with an early walkthru. Once the paint is removed it will be nothing.


There, fixed it for you. lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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@soike0180 were going to pass this one to someone else that's up to a challenge with an early walkthru. Once the paint is removed it will be nothing.


There, fixed it for you. lol.


I guess I don't know why people would say that. Corona is pretty hot and dry, not much rain. I'd think it's pretty solid underneath
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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folks55 wrote:
@soike0180 were going to pass this one to someone else that's up to a challenge with an early walkthru. Once the paint is removed it will be nothing.


There, fixed it for you. lol.


I guess I don't know why people would say that. Corona is pretty hot and dry, not much rain. I'd think it's pretty solid underneath


I hope so. I was kidding, but that looks really crusty. Then again, there have been other buses much worse (wine bottle bus, bullet bus, etc.) that have been brought back. I hope someone with the right skills picks this up and gets it going again.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Paint Ball Bus recovery Reply with quote

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Looks like the live rock I had in my reef aquarium.
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