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Burlyhammer
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:53 am    Post subject: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

This bus was found in Ayottes junkyard in Oxford, Maine several years ago. It was rescued by a friend of mine with the hope of resurrecting it. We are going to get body back together so my friend can get his bus back on the road! Overall, the bus is in good shape. It needs the usual repairs. It is mint compared to the last two projects I have been involved with. The day it arrived:
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After a brisk tear down:
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Some of the metal being prepped for fitment:


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After a little clean up:
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It needs a spare tire tray. The gas heater stuff won't be going back in. I made this when I built the tray for my son's 15 window:

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After some chopping:

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There looks like only one bad spot in the frame. This will get fixed first:
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To be continued...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

Spotted the pictures in the gallery couple of days ago and been eagerly waiting for the thread to begin. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

Here are a few more "before" photos. The sunny day pictures were taken by my son the day we first saw the bus, and the snowy bus photos were taken by the owner when he was getting the bus ready for the trip to our shop:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

Hopefully you grabbed that VG poptop Westy as well!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

whats the mcode date of 1959? Mines is July 3rd build date
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

this is awesome !

Nice work
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

Sweet! Another episode of the BurlyHammer Show Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

All in a days work, way to get the ball rolling
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

baz76 wrote:
Spotted the pictures in the gallery couple of days ago and been eagerly waiting for the thread to begin. Very Happy

This bus is in good shape compared to the 15 window and the 21 window. Itís like itís almost done! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

srfndoc wrote:
Hopefully you grabbed that VG poptop Westy as well!

Seems like Iíve seen it around somewhere. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

obus wrote:
whats the mcode date of 1959? Mines is July 3rd build date

This one is June 5th according to the M code plate.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

mtnbus wrote:
this is awesome !

Nice work

Itís been sitting in our shop patiently waiting its turn. Itís a cool bus, and should be a decent project!
Thanks mtnbus!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

norcalmike wrote:
Sweet! Another episode of the BurlyHammer Show Very Happy

Haha. Living the dream!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

boulderz wrote:
All in a days work, way to get the ball rolling

Nothing like a sawzall to really dig in to it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

matthew cornell wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

Burlyhammer wrote:
obus wrote:
whats the mcode date of 1959? Mines is July 3rd build date

This one is June 5th according to the M code plate.


cool! looking forward to your revival of the mango
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

Only here would this statement
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Overall, the bus is in good shape.

be immediately followed by these pics! You guys are nuts! I'm praying there's only a little of this (relatively speaking) hiding on mine. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:57 am    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

this defines a new meaning of "mint" Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab. Reply with quote

karl h wrote:
this defines a new meaning of "mint" Laughing

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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