What should I do

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What should I do

Post by SPLIT 1 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:20 am

I am thinking of what should I do with my 13, its a 2 owner, never welded, original paint van.
It needs both sills and the front lower nose and thats it regarding welding.
Also the cargo doors have been smashed in an accident ( have two spare to rplace them) and the drivers door has also been replaced so these will need painting.
It has solid outriggers, infact the whole underneath ect still in original paint.
The sides are straight and dont need touching.

The problem is should I just do the welding and then match the paint or should I do a full paint job, I will also have to repaint the top of the roof as it is a bit thin there.

The last van I did was a full resto and full paint so I am thinking about the matched paint, can you still get the same type of paint, was it baked enamel or acrylic??

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Post by thebouncingbunny » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:12 pm

you got a bit of a dilema there!on the one hand its pretty sound original but on the other you have some damage.
then there is the "responsibility" of having a shiney bus.maybe just patch it in a bit and see how it goes?
me i would probably go the respray route but i'm a lover of shiney shiney restos. :wink:
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Post by 1960bus » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:56 pm

I would try and blend it first and wouldn't respray the roof just wax it. You can't get the original paint back once its gone. I don't think a decent blend is possible with enamel but the type of paint wont matter unless it reacts just the colour. I think cellulose blends best when you don't have a clear lacquer coat to go over both.


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Post by Reggie » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:36 pm

You have got a problem

i know flog it to me cheap

end of problem :wink:

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Post by vwJim » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:06 pm

I prefer shiny buses, but on that one, I'd try blend it in as much as possible. If it just doesn't work, and looks crap, then you can always blow it over later.
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Post by avapops » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:42 pm

Paint it and enjoy it

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Post by vwbuzzers » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:39 pm

leave her as she is just get the urgent work done and see how you feel in a years time buddy :wink:


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Post by katastrophenschutzwagen » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:00 am

sell the bus and spend the money on making your grass a bit duller 8)


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Post by Splitdawhiska » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:17 am

i'll say what a wise man once said to me

"fix it and drive it ,it doesnt need to be a show car"

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Post by SPLIT 1 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:25 am

I wonder who thst wise man was??

As you can see there are differing opinions.
I too like shiny vans, I couldnt drive a rat, Just not me.

I would normally respray the whole thing but as this is so original I am not sure.

I think I will get the welding done and the doors fixed and then just try blowing in some colour and see what it looks like, if it looks crap I will then respray it.

The bonus with this one is I can drive it while I get the work done.
Thanks for the comments.

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Post by winerot » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:03 am

turkis green dave its getting a bit common down under :roll:

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Post by SPLIT 1 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:48 am

Yeah .
Big Dave, Roy and a few others especially a really nice one near you.

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Post by Bergy » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:09 pm

my 2 pennies ......leave original as much as you can

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Post by UZI » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:00 pm

agreed, i have an original paint turkis doublecab that needed some metalwork. you can't even tell where it was done.

buses are only original once. when theyre painted, theyre like every other shiny bus.

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