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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by Six Volt » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Great work. Kirk is an excellent "beader". He knows how to set up the gas and get the temp and wire just right. I'd have splattered the crap out of all that and have you grinding till December. :lol: Kirk's also real good at knowing how to cut the old crap out in all the right places. Some cut too much, while others not enough. He always gets it right. I've really tried to get good at welding, but it's not something I do everyday so I've never really learned how to do it right. It takes practice and messing with settings 'till you get it just right. You've also got to watch the temp of what your welding so you don't warp the panel. The stuff that he's really good at is "butt" welding. He can put two pieces together and make them one. I usually have to "lap" or "plug" weld them because I'll "burn through" two pieces placed edge to edge. He's also patient and that's important. He takes his time and constantly checks his beads and temp. I just crank it up and go! :lol: Looks like your well on your way to having a nice bus. Getting Kirk to weld it up puts you way ahead of the curve! :D That's some really nice welding! :D
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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by abuspilot » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:56 pm

That looks great!! You're way ahead of me Craig. ;)

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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by wwebner » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:10 pm

Where you been Mark? We were just up the road in Vermillion last Thur.
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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by abuspilot » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:09 am

I was in Vermilion Sat. 2 days later with a bunch of kids and our sitter. I was hoping to make it out but had to work.

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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by Kirk » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:13 pm

It never looks that bad until you dive into it would be a great lesson to take away from this ;)

To give people an idea of how big a job this is/was on a split window bus.

replaced three jack points
replaced three outriggers
repaired tophats above outriggers
patched four wheel well areas ends of rockers
replaced inside and outside both passenger and drivers side rocker area
replaced front floor sections both sides
installed a poorly fitting passenger dogleg
replaced b-pillar above hinge
patched a-pillar
patched hack above fuel tank cargo floor
repaired windshield areas both front windows
replace cargo floor sections both sides
and probably a bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting about.

We used metal that came with the bus (cheap stuff), stuff from Klassic Fab (very good stuff), AutoCraft (awesome stuff).

Had close to 80hrs of actual work.....you do the math based on your favorite shop rate.

Now it's up to Craig to massage it into something great again :D

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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by Ken » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:46 am

Kirk wrote:It never looks that bad until you dive into it would be a great lesson to take away from this ;)

To give people an idea of how big a job this is/was on a split window bus.
I can appreciate what you are saying. I've restored three splits. A good rule of thumb is to take your original estimate and double it.
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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by CraigOnTheBoat » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:33 pm

Smoothing over of welds

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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by Kirk » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:14 pm

Get some paint on that thing and interior back in; we've got lots to do before spring.

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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by CraigOnTheBoat » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:52 pm

Rack finally done.

Grinded Welds , all 1000 of them and primed and painted.
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Re: CampmobileCraig

Post by Six Volt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:58 pm

CraigOnTheBoat wrote:Rack finally done.

Grinded Welds , all 1000 of them and primed and painted.
You mean Kirk didn't grind his own welds? :roll: :lol:

It looks awesome! :D
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