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Old 04-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #71
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

Well it doesn't seem like we've done much this week. Been doing touch-up repairs. Put the hammer paint to the wheels, grille and bumpers. I'm going to even up the sun rays above the front windshield and then we are going to clear coat. So here's a few more pics of a more finished product.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #72
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

Couple more...Going to work on that front sun
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:04 AM   #73
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Very impressive! You did a great job.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:43 AM   #74
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rep all the water painted on your bus looks like the rain here argh another wet week forecasted on the wet coast one day i will take wavy gravy to the desert and drink beer and sweat at least it will be a different kind of wet looking great! are you moving or wandering? timbuk
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #75
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WOW that turned in to one SWEET ride.
i am impressed with the speed and accuracy to detail this whole transformation took place.
Hats off to you.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:32 PM   #76
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Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

Once again, thanks to all for the nice things said. And don't worry 8wheels, this baby won't appear on ebay for a long time(I hope). And Timbuk, I'm not sure what's in store. The second phase of the last project we worked on has been postponed for a year and I was kind of counting on having that income, so now I'm a little concerned (ok a lot concerned). I've paid for a lot of this bus with the money I saved on the last job and was hoping to build the reserve back up. Oh well, something will come up.

on to skoolie stuff...I sprayed the clearcoat this past Thur. afternoon. 3coats. 2 gallons plus a little was the total amount of clearcoat used. Man this bus shines! You have to wear sunglasses to stand beside her. Julie and I took the bus out to the country to a big party and then camped on a friend's land on a beautiful hilltop. It was great to finally use the bus. I'll soon post some pics of the clear coated bus, bugs and all. Our bus, by the way, is also a rolling entomology exhibit with all the bugs entombed in the paint and clear coat. Adds a nice touch.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:11 PM   #77
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rep how are you are you living in the bus yet? no work and all play makes jack a dull boy......ps its sunny and warm here finally in bc hope all is well timbuk
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:01 PM   #78
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Very nice!

What thickness is that knotty pine ply? How much per sheet?
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #79
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We've been out of the loop lately. Trying to get packed out of the house and get work lined up. The bus will definitely be our full time home soon. And....SHE's DONE!!!! "Lurlene" is her name. A good solid West Texas name. I guess she's done as much as one ever gets done with a project like this. We've got finished pics, we just need to post them.

And Abbott, the pine ply is 1/4" thick. It was still $35 a sheet, but I only used maybe 4 sheets. Knotty pine ply is (at least in this area) definitely a specialty ply. I was surprised to find it at a basic lumber yard. When I've used it in the past on jobs I had to get it at a production cabinet shop. Hey it's good to see another roof raiser back at it.

Timbuk, keep kickin' ass!

Julie, "Lurlene", and I are going to be in an art show. We were asked if we'd be willing to show the bus at a local art and art car show. The local contemporary arts council asked if I'd write an article for the newspaper (which I just submitted) and apparently they want to make the bus the focal point of the show. Exciting!
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:55 PM   #80
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Lurlene????????

My cheek hurts just reading it.

For some reason... I get the feeling that if I ever call a lady that, she'll slap me.

Maybe I haven't been to West Texas enough. No offense intended.

Lurid and obscene?
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