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Old 05-14-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
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SlowMotion's Race to the Sand Dunes

Well I recently bought my bus and am now building and bargain hunting trying to get it ready to head out to the Little Sahara sand dunes. Thought I needed a thread to post my pics and progress.

I have done the basics and stripped the seats and flooring. The most noticeable progress so far has been skinning the windows today. I bought 2 sheets of 20g sheet metal 10'x4' and had it sheered to 10'x2'. Its just primered to keep it from rusting right now but painting the bus will follow shortly which I expect to make a huge difference. I left 6 windows in it and had about 5' left over to shave lights and such. With a couple tubes of silicone, primer, and some screws I spent just over $100 skinning the windows.





Hopefully more to come soon.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: SlowMotion's Race to the Sand Dunes

Alright, well the race has turned into a crawl. I got a good portion of the bus painted and funds and time ran out so it has sat for a while now.

I used tractor paint and rollers. I had issues with both the foam and fabric rollers leaving bits of foam / hair in the paint. If anyone has a durable brand of roller to recommend that would be great. I am also considering finishing up with a wagner power painter. The main issue was in the red stripe down the side, so I might just sand down that portion and spray over it ....idk, burnt out on sanding at this point.

What it looks like now.


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Old 08-04-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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love it
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:54 PM   #4
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Re: SlowMotion's Race to the Sand Dunes

Other then that little blue oval on the front, lookin good!
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Looks good...congrats
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she's looking mean and fast lol
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