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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to be making a direct order from Klassic Fab, with the funky green panels. shortly.
If you need anything, we can share some freight.
https://www.klassicfab.com/bay-window-bus/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the offer Chris. I think I have enough metal for the next few months.
I know I?ll be hitting you up come engine/trans time, so maybe 2019 at this rate of progress Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nose is on?ish, maybe 10% plug welded in.
After drilling for plug welds & dressing the holes, spraying weld-thru, measuring several times, all the planets came into alignment.

Yes this sounds ghetto, but used a ratchet strap to get the side edge past the A pillar corner edges, then went to town with plug weld clamps and just give ?er. Ratchet strap(s) is/are a must for doing this job, just saying.

So after I carry on welding the rest of the holes, time to rebuild the passenger B pillar/tophat/bulkhead/inner & outer rocker, then the seatbelt mount plate & dogleg. Feeling like a few beverages right about now.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Volksfest weekend everyone!

Op TETANUS continues at a glacial pace. Managed to get the passenger side B pillar, jackpoint, tophat, and dogleg in, and did a wheel mockup just because.

The inner and outer rocker were both pretty crispy, but the middle was salvageable, and most importantly part of the lower track. I trimmed the lower edge that was too far gone, got rid of any remaining rust scale and gave it the conquest treatment. I have used this stuff for years at home and work and it beats POR-15 hands down, just make sure to topcoat it if it will be exposed to sun or it fades.

Had to make sure the door closed properly and the gaps lined up. Was worried at first but found out the later bays have a slightly wider gap in the bottom footstep area, still within spec.

When the old dogleg came off, the whole side where it is spot welded was rotted as well, so had to make a one-off to replicate the curve. Turned out pretty good. The passenger side of this bus is far worse than the driver side, so with this done the other side should go a little quicker.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also patched the passenger side floor. Didn?t have access to a bead roller to recreate one of the factory ribs, but it?s plenty strong. Certainly stronger than the rusted crap I cut out of there.

Still have to drill the dogleg step for the rubber step mat, and cut an access hole on the backside to fit the factory oval-shaped plug back in. Also noticed the original B pillars have what appear to be drain holes at the bottom, strangely they rusted below the holes. Not sure if I?m going to recreate that. I do plan to make some holes in the pillar and rockers for preventative rust treatment access, and have rubber plugs over them.

*Side note, invest in a good anti-vibration angle grinder, your future self will thank you. My old Jobmate one was sounding like it was past it?s prime, and I noticed my wrists were getting numb after grinding. New one is much nicer to use.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been plugging away at this over the past few months. Life keeps getting in the way, but it’s still progress.

Passenger side is done up to the C-pillar. I have a few spots to touch up and welds to smooth out first.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wouldn’t know it, but the driver side is in slightly better shape. Air chisel made short work of many spot welds, then the angle grinder, air cutoff tool helped with the rest.

I had to rebuild the B pillar more extensively than the passenger side, and still have to get another couple patches for the seatbelt anchor, B-pillar, and prep/ install the dogleg.

After dealing with the terrible fit of the Klockergarbage inner rocker on the passenger side, I tried the autocraft version for the driver side. I comparison, better product in all respects, not adjusting needed.

The bottom sill/rocker stamped part is from the UK, and also fit like a glove, and the stamped seams line up perfectly.

Lots of spot welds to eventually make one continuous bead here, even still will need some filler.

Like the remaining 6 inch lower part of the bus, the C pillar section was gone, so I had to reconstruct that, fits perfectly after some adjusting.

I have the whole rear arch section and corners, but hoping I won’t have to use the entire panels.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More driver side work.

Picked up an air die grinder & Roloc pads to take care the of weld cleanup. What a game changer, should have got one when I started this project.

Once the panel repairs are done up to the C-pillar, it’s time to turn the bus around 180 deg and start work on the back end. Things are just as rough back there, maybe more so.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cheap FB marketplace welder let out the magic smoke, so time to get another one. I got my money’s worth though.

Ordered some reproduction plaid fabric from vw heritage, very affordable BTW. planning to incorporate this with some donor seats. Stock seats are just not comfy enough for the missus, and myself for that matter.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driver side dogleg is tacked in.

This side was a lot less ass pain than the passenger side, but still no picnic.
I think the word “Klokkerholm” is Danish for, “Good enough” as most of the panels from this supplier have required significant modification just to fit properly. They make EMPI look good, almost.

Had to recreate holes for the rubber step, brake booster vac hose, and oval-shaped rust-proofing plug.

I had to make several patches in the B pillar area before this step, as the original metal was rotted beyond using as a template. It’s nice & solid once again. Time to move towards the back.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zinkengruven wrote:
I think the word “Klokkerholm” is Danish for, “Good enough”


I've always described them as "adequate".
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