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Alfies restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by VZR69, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited for you mr happy:). It's truly a special feeling watching a bus come back to pristine after all the effort:D.
    You'll be out cruising & camping soon;).
    Cheers
     
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  3. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Final primer prep blocking dry 240 grit on the durablocks.
    Followed by a wet sanding with 600 on smaller softer block.
    When the panels are wet you can get a look at how straight the panels are going to be and I'm pretty happy with Alfie.
    Hopefully the green will be going on in the next couple of days

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  4. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    We must have been posting at the same time Mr happy !
     
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  5. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Looks good Greg, i deleted mine, is that a water bottle Andrews chugging on? Though it was beer only at VZR?
    Mr h
     
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  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Darwin stubbie;).
    Looks great. Waiting for the colour but even primer wet shiny shows any sins & as you say Mr Happy it looks so straight on the panels:cool:. My bus from build had visible rivet lines on the big panels at the mid rib. P/b fixed that:D. You excited???
    Cheers
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Nice ripple free pic there

    Gotta ba happy with that
     
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  8. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep .
    Straight and flat.
     
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  9. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    David, can't wait to see how the colour comes out on those big panels,
    Mr h
     
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  10. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Haha it is indeed a water bottle.
    We usually have a beer or 2 if we are working on the weekends which is most of the time
    Tomorrow morning Alfie will be green !!!
     
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  11. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    Alfie is minty fresh!

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  12. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Colour looks awesome in the daylight
    Mr Very Happy

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  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Amazing the difference colour in the daylight :);):D
     
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  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Wow that looks fantastic.

    Lots of reassembly fun to go now!
     
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  15. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Wiring loom seems to be in good shape but as the previous owner did most of the disconnections the reinstall will be interesting to say the least! Good job I have sparky background. Giving it a good wash and degrease, 43 years and still looking good, a bit like my fine self (I’m a 76 also). Looking forward to today’s VW show at manly (qld). Can’t wait to get Alfie home.
    Mr h
     
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  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Very fine year 76 Mr happy class of our own;)
    It looks like you have a doggy with the slippers and wire harness spread around the yard:rolleyes:o_O
     
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  17. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    43 and still looks like it was made yesterday, awesome,
    Mr h
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  18. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Its been a little while but here's another couple, looks like Alfie will be home in a couple of weeks
    Mr h
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  19. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Geeez...... that is a ripple free finish
     
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  20. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    looking good
     
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