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gordie
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PostSubject: The Canada Project(s)   Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:16 pm

How-do ladies and gentlemen of Der Blitzen Sphincters? Hopefully I'll get to me some of you in the coming months.

I've recently moved to Somerset with my girlfriend, Mandi. I've had vee-dubs ever since I could drive and, having been dub-less for the last 2 years whilst travelling the world, I'm back with these two late westfalias.

As they arrived at my secret location near Taunton Twisted Evil 



First up, the green one got all my attention as it appeared to be the closest to an MOT - and I was right! A couple of electrical issues later and a fresh MOT printed out at first time of asking. A little trip over the bridge to DVLA and a few days later my registration and a tax disc arrived in the post.

The biggest let down with the bus, aside from some rusty bubbles on the drivers side and some beer mat sized holes in the wheel arches, was the roof. Moldy beyond the point of cleaning, and with the luggage rack scraped and bashed within an inch of it's life, I dived in armed with fiberglass, P38 and some marine standard enamel paint.

Many hours, and a few swear words later here's a before and after.





Never done anything like that before, so was pretty pleased with the outcome. I wet sanded the finish after these pics were taken and it ended up as smooth as The Fonz, two thumbs, a mirror and.... Ayyyyyy! Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: The Canada Project(s)   Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:23 pm

The pictures don't really show how bad the roof looked, or how dead the paint was but they never do, right? Ha.

Anyway, here's a before and after from when the bus arrived to when I sold it yesterday at Bus Fest at the first time of asking!

The paint was attacked with a mop and some cutting compound for a few hours, I sanded back the wheels and gave them a fresh coat of silver and the snow tyres it arrived on were swapped out for the white walls that were very kindly shipped over inside. Finally new seals and decals all round on the pop-top and, bada bing!



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PostSubject: Re: The Canada Project(s)   Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:56 pm

Good work Gordie!

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PostSubject: Re: The Canada Project(s)   Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:48 pm

Good work
Are you keeping the orange one?

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PostSubject: Re: The Canada Project(s)   Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:28 am

Yeah, for a little while at least! Wink Plus, the orange one will get some personal touches - took every bone in my body to resist slamming the green one!
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