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Old 08-15-2018, 07:43 PM   #3441
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Hey Tango, my bus had lead in the same spot--and rust, so I cut off the bottom 10 inches of the door and did away with both the rust AND the lead!

Sure looks like you are about to see the light at the end of the----------------->


with your excellent project. Jack
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:46 PM   #3442
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Good to know at least that the previous owner spent some time trying to keep it nice. Did you really think you had a pristine 72yo bus? It will be when your done.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:53 PM   #3443
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Tang,

I really admire your work! I'm probably worse at body work than you are..... Keep on a goin'!!!!!!

School starts next week. I'm finishing up the homework assignments this week! YAY!!!!

See ya out here sometime?????

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Old 08-15-2018, 11:18 PM   #3444
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Jack --- are you sure that's not a train comin' this way?


01 --- Nah...had no such delusions but was definitely played by the thick coats of paint in many areas.


M1 --- I can't see how anyone could possibly be worse with bodywork than I am! But thanks for the encouragement. Best of luck with this years tribe of cannibals (I just spent the evening with a teacher friend of mine). OY!
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #3445
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Still more Bondo & holes --- Crud! Everywhere I sand I uncover more work to do. Getting close to having most of the paint off this rig but I am saving the fun part for last. The center of the roof. Gonna have to construct something to access it since you can't step on this old metal without crunching it in. Maybe a Jetson rocket pack will do the trick.




More spots on the door filled and more holes near the seam on the upper left. No welding on those...just fiber filled Bondo. And I am guessing it will take at least a couple of days to fill all the gaps with seam sealer before I can shoot any paint on.


I am beginning to get bored with this part of the build.








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I'm picturing a scene from Mission Impossible where Tom comes flying down, prone in a harness and block and tackles and stops about 6" off the floor. Hand him a DA and let him attack it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:18 PM   #3447
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Sounds like the rig I need. May re-assemble my engine hoist frame and see if I can balance on top of it but still not sure how to attack it without buying more tall ladders & lumber.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:36 PM   #3448
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Use the roof trusses to drop chain from and hang a scaffold down to height preferred. You must have steel and or planking around to build out a deck.
Maybe a jet pack would lift you too?


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Old 08-16-2018, 08:13 PM   #3449
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Well I would say you are better then you think on body work. Just look at this way you are not cutting most of the skin off and making new stuff. I have that to do on one of our antique railroad cars, everything from the window sills down needs to be replaced. This will be the 4th car I have done this on and have two more to do the same. At least I do not have to do that on our bus.

Yours will be a real beauty when done.
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Still more Bondo & holes --- Crud! Everywhere I sand I uncover more work to do. Getting close to having most of the paint off this rig but I am saving the fun part for last. The center of the roof. Gonna have to construct something to access it since you can't step on this old metal without crunching it in. Maybe a Jetson rocket pack will do the trick.




More spots on the door filled and more holes near the seam on the upper left. No welding on those...just fiber filled Bondo. And I am guessing it will take at least a couple of days to fill all the gaps with seam sealer before I can shoot any paint on.


I am beginning to get bored with this part of the build.








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Maybe a Peter pan flying harness. Just kidding You are doing a great job Tango keep up the good work.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:42 PM   #3451
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Hey Ronnie --- Hate to tell ya but...



Mine was rusted through under the rubrails. With not so much as a coat of primer under there, it was only the rails holding it all together. The replacement panels are all made but will be one of the last exterior items installed. So much easier getting around underneath it without them
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Hey Ronnie --- Hate to tell ya but...



Mine was rusted through under the rubrails. With not so much as a coat of primer under there, it was only the rails holding it all together. The replacement panels are all made but will be one of the last exterior items installed. So much easier getting around underneath it without them
THAT is an old photo!!! I remember that shop! Kinda dates both of us huh?

My only concern with jetpacks is the heat they generate. You could bar-b-que the roof..... On second thought........ Easy to remove the paint that way, no real effort involved..... Of course all the material below the sheet metal would be a bit crispy....... Just sayin'.

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Oh my, yup been there. Our railroad dining car before and after.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:12 PM   #3454
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Spectacular conversion Ronnie, what time is dinner?


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Old 08-17-2018, 10:49 PM   #3456
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Simply outstanding! --- Gotta love that old school elegance.


Been a long past few weeks. Getting the damned latex paint off this beast is wearing me out. Amazing how tiring 6 straight hours of hefting a 7" grinder at arms length can get. But...I am getting close to wrapping this phase up. One of the surprise hassles has been picking up crinkly wires thrown off the grinder. They are all over my shop. Forty feet from where I am working. And then there is the time spent pulling them out of my gloves, clothes and butt. Yes, butt. I was in bed a couple of days ago and just about asleep when I rolled over and one that I didn't even feel (until then), snagged on the sheets and brought me back to consciousness. Abruptly. I couldn't even pull it out with my fingers. I had to get a pair of pliers. That sucker was 1/2" deep!


And yes...I am wearing a hard plastic face shield and long gloves...but...they seem to find a way in no matter what.


Good thing I am getting close to finishing up. This part of the build has NOT been fun.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:07 AM   #3457
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Are you using the knotted wire wheels or the crimped style? the knotted ones do not loose so many wires, and last a long time.
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I have both types but have found the crimped style cuts this paint better. Also cuts a much wider swath so I chose to deal with it's issues in trade for moving a bit quicker.
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Tango - *EVERYTHING* on your bus is a Cut-to-fit project lolol..



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We discovered this after testing different weather stripping for the top of some windows. Then we thought ok, and used the same weatherstripping at the top of several window openings and discovered that no, we needed to test fit each and every window and adjust the weather stripping accordingly. We used 4 different kinds in several different configurations and in some windows we had to use one kind part way across or only on the edges! This is just ONE of the reasons it took us a solid week (spread over 2-3 weeks) to get the window openings sealed back up and we still haven't sikkaflexed the outside yet!!!!! That's a verb, right?
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:05 PM   #3460
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I hear ya. BTW...Sika makes some of the best adhesives on planet Earth, but my personal preference for use on any vehicle is an OEM grade seam sealer. Seals like crazy, is paintable in about 15 minutes, comes in black, white & gray, is highly UV resistant and stays flexible forever. 3M is one of the best but there are other brands as well. You can find it online (Amazon) or at most auto paint & body supply houses.
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