3 thoughts on “Strippin’

  • September 26, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Permatex makes a rust restorer in both liquid and aerosol that would be a good patch and seal for small spots- turns into black primer. Remember NO rusted vehicles are allowed on the roads in western Europe so complete restoration is needed before venturing over there.

  • September 26, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    I am in the Military Corrosion Preventive business, supply corrosion preventives to the US Military, You have a serious corrosion problem, remember that Salt Lake dry & then Wet you went out on in Bolivia or Peru? Corrosion is just like tooth decay, covering it up no way stops the process, might slow it down for a while. Go buy some LPS-3 and FLOOD the underside & inner cavity. Best bet is to find another Arizona or Calif Bus. Look on Samba. You & I met in La Paz Mexico on your southbound journey. The best to you & your Family & I love following your journey. Bruce

  • September 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Do not be dissuaded from the mission to repair the bus. It is a one of a kind car and can be repaired completely. On my bus, I replaced the entire nose, fenders, part of the roof, the frame under the nose, the rain gutters, and the entire floor pan up front. It actually was pretty easy. Looks like a new car. Everyone said to just get a new bus after I cut out all the old rusty panels. I opted to keep the car for as long as I possibly can.

    Just be sure to take the time to drill out all the spot welds. It doesn’t take long to drill them and they make excellent points to re-weld the new panels. I didn’t do that early on, opting for the air chisel instead. That created a lot more trouble because it cut good stuff as well as bad. If you keep at it, you will be done in a month or two. Good luck.

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