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Old 01-22-2020, 09:14 PM   #41
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wow what a cool project. . and really interesting build album.. I am for sure going to be following this .. I also have a old bus (1946 white) that I have been building.. but I sure don't have your talent for making a cool build album..
Hey, thanks for following along and for the kind words! We love your bus, great work! We're excited to see more!

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Old 02-01-2020, 02:40 PM   #42
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wow what a cool project. . and really interesting build album.. I am for sure going to be following this .. I also have a old bus (1946 white) that I have been building.. but I sure don't have your talent for making a cool build album..
Hey, thank you! We appreciate your kind words and encouragement! That's awesome about your '46! Sending you good vibes and good luck on your build!! - Peace & Love
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Old 02-01-2020, 02:50 PM   #43
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Our Bus Conversion Begins!

We've begun our bus conversion on the 1961 GM Fishbowl / New Look that we rescued! This is part 1, showing the floor drop, removing insulation and beginning the exterior rust treatment. Stay tuned for more progress!



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Old 02-02-2020, 04:59 PM   #44
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very nice.. you did a good job of getting more headroom.. it was a lot of work but well worth it.. cant wait for more updates

I am trying to get my pictures organized.. once I figure how to get them off photobucket and into here..
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:06 AM   #45
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very nice.. you did a good job of getting more headroom.. it was a lot of work but well worth it.. cant wait for more updates

I am trying to get my pictures organized.. once I figure how to get them off photobucket and into here..
Hey, thank you, we appreciate it!! Every bit of progress feels good! We're excited to share more updates and we'd love to see more of your photos!

We did a quick search for getting your images off of photobucket:

1. Click a thumbnail to display the full-size view.
2. Locate the Media options box to the right of your image and then select Download. The media will be downloaded to the file you select, or the default "downloads" folder.


We hope that helps!

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Old 05-25-2020, 05:17 PM   #46
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Hey bus buddies! We're excited to say that the Part 2 video from our 1961 GM Bus Conversion is live on the Tube! In this video, we bring our 1961 GM Fishbowl / New Look bus into the shop, we fix an air leak, remove the windows, do a ton of body work, remove paint, replace rivets, finish the rust treatment, remove the shroud and remove the a/c unit. It's been a labor of love, but we're so excited for everything to come!



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Old 03-27-2021, 11:14 AM   #47
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Vintage Bus Conversion - Part 3 Video

We're excited to say that the Part 3 video from our 1961 GM Bus Conversion is live on the Tube! In this video, we remove the decorative aluminum panels. cut and weld a hole in the body, finish our rust treatment, remove all of the old paint off of the roof and so much more!



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Old 03-27-2021, 11:44 AM   #48
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Sweet to see this project still moving along!! Are you going to put the original windows back in or skin and fit RV windows?
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Old 03-27-2021, 11:48 AM   #49
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Sweet to see this project still moving along!! Are you going to put the original windows back in or skin and fit RV windows?
Oh yes, we've been hard at work! We're going to put the original windows back in with new seals. We want to keep the integrity of the design. More to come soon! - Peace & Love
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Old 03-27-2021, 01:14 PM   #50
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Oh yes, we've been hard at work! We're going to put the original windows back in with new seals. We want to keep the integrity of the design. More to come soon! - Peace & Love

going through that now on mine.. just begun the restoration but all of those cloth seals on mine have come unglued on a lot of windows.. Love that you have a lot of windoiws and natural light when you are done
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