Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Ready for the glass...... Might just install the passenger side today.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Maybe i should buy up those rusty out there. If they are 300 new, i could hippie fix rehab and make some bread.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
busdaddy
Samba Member


Joined: February 12, 2004
Posts: 46684
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada, Land of the giant flying moose!
busdaddy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I never said you weren't doing a good job, I was just contemplating the time investment Vs: taking a chance on another one, even the ones some sellers give away for free may be a better candidate for the rehab process. Wink
_________________
Rust NEVER sleeps and stock never goes out of style.

Wanted, OG paint 1971 Niagara blue decklid.

Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Dude, i wrote what the next steps were. You didnít think i was leaving them like that? They cleaned up nicely. No structure here. Fiberglass and por added some strength. STILL NEED TOP COAT.

I probably could just gone with rust converter and top coat.

Next will be rattle can top coat.

I donít trust those ads with pix of four or five windows. They say 1 left. Yeah I will get one worse than mine.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
busdaddy
Samba Member


Joined: February 12, 2004
Posts: 46684
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada, Land of the giant flying moose!
busdaddy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Wow, when you look up cheapskate in the dictionary you might see a picture of me, I like the challenge of resurrecting broken stuff some times. But you take the cake, you couldn't find better used ones in the classifieds?
_________________
Rust NEVER sleeps and stock never goes out of style.

Wanted, OG paint 1971 Niagara blue decklid.

Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Vent wing windows are $300 new. These are a bit holey, but worth a day or two to clean and patch. Seem to be missing a part. If i canít find one or an old super rusty frame with one, i am going without. Screw it.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


The full 3 part POR-15 treatment on these. Plus a hippie fix on the holes. I added fiberglass cloth and two coats of POR.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


After completely cured and super hard, i will sand away the fibers then top coat with a good flat black rattle can spray. Those pix to follow.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:08 pm Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Moderator/Admin.
steve~

that thread is the biggest piece of trash on the samba when it comes to headliner installation. I would LOVE to see how any of their headliners turned out.

start:
B,C,D posts (vertical)

then your window sills (horizontal)

insert bows in proper order

hook it in the REAR. at the ANCHOR BOW. the one with the foolish sharp spotwelded triangles.

with your headliner rolled up, hook the rear to the abovementioned location. while you have the rolled headliner in your hand, reaching through the windows that aren't there, have your buddy hook the bows in position.

when you hit the windshield, clip to frame. now admire your saggy ass diaper.

pull like your life depends on it till you get to the windshield, adjusting bows as needed.

get to the very front bow and say fuck. the headliner is made 3" off. remove front bow, cut about 1/8" off of it and keep trimming till it's happy.

PULL. clip. look.

trim bow pockets till the desired "hang" is there. PULL and clip to the upper window frame, again, start in the rear, and work forward.

that is the jist of it. there is a ton more, but that will get most started.

steve, not flaming you at all and you know that.

you MUST START IN THE REAR starting at the front will not give you any chance to take up the slack in the headliner.

vwpieces said it best...they're made fast, not correct.

but, they can be made to work. I am happy (elated) with mine, but it took a lot of effort to get it there...



this is why I say that some "uniform wrinkles" or lines are acceptable back by the hinge area.

look at the profile of the rear brace
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Headliner work....
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I will say that i found only one post that says to start at the rear.... makes total sense tho. you use the very short bow and poke these pointy triangles into the fabric leaving the bow to hold the rear of the headliner while you pull the front towards the front. THIS POST page four way down. I will copy and paste the wording. Brilliant.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...p;start=60

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
geopanoramic
Samba Member


Joined: September 10, 2008
Posts: 194
Location: Moscow, ID
geopanoramic is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

very impressive. Man, starting with the tank... omg. Group me too.....!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

New job, hot weather, long leadtime back orders, missing parts, mis-placed parts, indecision Ö whatever else has not motivated me too much. But things are getting done.

I mounted the passenger door, door seal & Latches, mirror and found some wide stick on trim ! It is a deluxe by the way. And the sliding door with latches and seal. The headlights, blinkers, fresh air screen, front bumper and front emblem. Rear blinkers too.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I bought one of those plates to make a Fuel Tank Sender access door. That is now done....


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Not to mention, the new tank is installed and fully connected.... New Filler hose, fresh vent hose connectors, new sending unit, new strap down pads too.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I have been drag-assing around with the paint.... but I think I am satisfied.

I bought automotive paint with activator..... I have been painting with a brush and a foam roller. Coverage is good, and sometimes the finish is good, but mostly it is not good.

So I sanded the color using 800 or even 1000 grit. Got most of the issues knocked out. Then I went with automotive clear again with activator. Great improvement on the finish. So that is my plan for the rest of the Bus.

Doors are done....
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


And body has 1 maybe 2 good coats of color. So that remains, as well as some touch-up on the interior side of the doors. Remember, this is gonna be a driver.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Other work this weekend has been to slide the vinyl seat coverings on.

BTW I also added seat heaters to the seat and back rest. No complete pix yet. I ordered, and have not received the rubber top seat rail pads from Sewfine. So once they arrive I will be done. This passenger side seat btm looks damn good to me.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



For fun I slipped the back on for a quick picture.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


But this one is ready with the heat pad for the seat back.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


A permanent temporary fix for the drivers door. As I mentioned, I cleaned the rust and used the POR-15 marine clean and metal ready prep. Then 1 coat of POR-15, a bit of ruffing up and a 2nd coat of POR-15 and a couple layers of tight mesh fiberglass. I call it a hippie fix.

I will own and drive this bus, so I will monitor the fix, see how long it lasts. The last step will be to ruff it up and smooth out the fiberglass, then go with a high quality top coat. More pix on that soon.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

and after the 1st coat of POR plus a bit of ruffing it up for the 2nd coat.

outside view.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


inside view. more slathering to come.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Here is another 1/2 ass-ed usage (or non-repair). Returning a rusty part back to service. The drivers door is in much better shape than the passenger door. So I decided I would Clean it up, POR-15 it and use it. Not gonna try to patch it. This area would be way over my skills to attempt a patch. I figured a clean, non-rusty hole was better than a crappy ill-fitting patch.

So here is what I started with on the outside.... well the inside part of the bus.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


And a shot of the inner channel of the drivers door...
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

I mentioned it before, but I had planned to rattle can spray this bus. But it is so big that the color did not stay consistent from can to can. So now I am trying to use foam rollers... it will be a good looking 20 footer when I am done.

Here is my 1st attempt at color. It did the same as the winter white. It had thousands of tiny bubbles. Most rolled out as the roller had less and less paint on it, but it also left small scale orange peel. Decent, but no as good as I had hoped. gonna go with high grit wet sanding and a couple more coats, then consider adding clear to see if that improves the look. The test goes on.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Kinda cold to paint any the past few weeks, so I moved on to stripping the front seats. Converted the rust, Cleaned, primed and painted them. Just rustoleum rattle can. The top pads fell to pieces and a couple of the sharp points broke off. But I found the top pads, some replacement points and some spray glue at SEWFINE, for about $200 total. More to come on that.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I was careful removing the horsehair pads, just in case someone would want them. Is there anyone out there that would want authentic horse hair pads for a 72 bus seat?? Say the word and I will ship them to you.... you pay shipping.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

YES, the most observant will notice that the rear 1/4 or so of the roof is dented. I did my best with few if any tools and pretty much gave up. I got the rain gutters pretty much straightened out, but the dents in the rear are just gonna add character.
_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
malcolm2
Samba Member


Joined: September 28, 2011
Posts: 823
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
malcolm2 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Let the process of saving 2222069996 begin Reply with quote

Foam roller application of Winter White. Not real happy with this. Not sure if shaking the paint caused it, or the foam roller. But there are lots of tiny bubbles. As well as tiny orange peel. Oh well, it is a driver and it will look good from 20 feet. Couple more coats and sanding, and then I will consider using clear and see what happens. It is all one big test.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
My Toys: '75 Porsche 914, '86 VW MK1 Cabriolet (sold), '92 Ski Nautique and now a 1972 VW Transporter Deluxe (under construction)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 1 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB