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’69 Volkswagen Bus

It’s funny how things will move I had my doubts on this particular from the get go: it wasn’t for the faint of the weekend a long time brought this old bus in for us to take a at. His pride and joy that had suffered damage to the front end and although at glance it didn’t seem so a quick look “under the proved otherwise.

For starters, the heater channel had pushed the emergency lever causing the brakes to lock up; the entire had buckled like a potato all the gauges were cracked; all the tin was demolished. You get the picture.

Now I know what you’re just bang it out and slap on a bondo and she would be good to go, they don’t make the tin for that year so its all justified…but not the kind of work we do and I left the dizzy, what the hell was I to tell him, that the bus was the insurance company file for and scrap it  for parts.

night over dinner I a photograph the man had showed me a few years of him with his family in Baja with the bus overlooking the crystal pacific ocean. Somehow I to get the bus back to Mexico, the next I began to scour the online ads for (68-72) that had seen days, two days later I this bus in East L.A. It was a couple who were tired of this “Dump” in their and just wanted it out of there.

It wasn’t pretty but it had what I a face that was pretty untouched! Once we had both back in the shop I was able to use the bus as a guide the original plan was the outer skin and clean it up graft it back on but after discovery we  realized that all damage was internal, we needed  to cut the face off the bus!

At point I hesitated looked at Louie who remarked” this is it is no turning back Our beloved is going to kill us and I will be out of the restoration business to live a of shame and hidden remorse but I felt the muses were me as I fired up the torch!

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After two of cutting, lining up, measuring, installing the doors then the front windshield literally 20 before we were satisfied all our ducks were lined up and in proper place.

The interior was great shape for the of use the bus had been through, everything was I wanted to get rid of the drab curtains and with the client until we compromised…we would keep the fabric, but that I could dye a darker color to dress up the and match the exterior color

As for the exterior colors, the thought of back to the original white wasn’t in the picture we both that the initial goal was to get the bus to Mexico that crystal ocean was calling my name…so the reason behind the color using a softer white to the soothing white caps of the down south.

Once the bus was painted, we waited 12 then used 1000 sandpaper to scuff up the clear and any impurities to rise to the surface we allowed to fully cure for 10 before we went back to do the color sand a  buff a wool pad.

We swap out all the windshield seal and the  weatherstripping in the chrome hubcaps door seals detailed items needed to be taken care of the help from the guys at EC parts in Reseda.

Volkswagen California
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