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How to repair broken car emblem studs…

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It’s inevitable that at some point while removing your delicate emblem from your classic car, a mounting stud (or six), break off. Many will resort to using JB Weld or other epoxy to re-affix their studs. Unfortunately this type of … Continue reading

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First roadtrip and VW camping event…

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Update for Spring/Summer 2014… We finally got Fillmore up and running. It’s been a lot of work, and money to get it drivable. I’m inevitably asked, “Was it worth it”? I can say without a doubt it was! After breaking … Continue reading

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New engine longblock buildup and install

I had to bite the bullet and buy a professionally built long block. After considerable research, debating, number crunching, and check writing, I finally came to a decision on what to install. Although I love to build and repair things … Continue reading

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Engine and Gas Tank Issues…

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One big unknown about this bus, was the condition of the engine. I was able to turn it over last year, but I never really had it idle for more that a minute. Since most of the mechanical components of … Continue reading

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Passenger side door skin replacement

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As the cargo door came to completion, I focused my attention on the passenger dogleg and passenger door panels. Like the driver’s side, the dogleg was replaced with a mediocre aftermarket piece. The problem with the aftermarket pieces is the … Continue reading

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Tales from a falling cargo door…

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Since the last posting I made a new camper tent to go with the new upholstery. After that,I addressed the right side auto body as weather permitted. Instead of starting at the rear or front (as I did with the … Continue reading

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Negligence in updating..

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It is now the 4th of July 2013. We bought the bus nearly 13 months ago, and it’s not done yet! Still lots to do. Since the last posting I made a new camper tent to go with the new … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside…

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As December fell upon us here in SEPA, I was unable to get sheet metal work done. So, I turned my attention to the inside, ie. upholstery. Problem was, I knew very little about upholstery, or trim work as it … Continue reading

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A Punch in the Nose

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As the the left side of the van neared completion, attention was focused on the front nose section. As you can see from the header picture, of the van on the tow dolly, the front was in an accident at … Continue reading

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Driver’s dogleg and wheel well…

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Again, starting at the top… the door was removed and stripped of it’s seals. Dent’s were pounded out and the rust was cut off, with a patch or two of 20g metal welded along the curvy bottom edge for good … Continue reading

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