A VW Bay Window Story: Rust, Rehab and Restoration- “I’m not impatient, I’m excited…and impatient.”

“I’m not impatient, I’m excited…and impatient”

Big things were happening.

The bus was looking less and less like an empty husk and more like a homeless man’s make shift home.

In my eagerness I was beginning to get a little ahead of myself and started on a few extra jobs that were not particularly necessary at the time, but hot damn they looked awesome.

 

By this point in the project I had looked at a million pictures of other peoples buses and campers and had formed a billion ‘great’ ideas. Admittedly, about nine hundered and ninety nine million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and four, turned out to be idiotic and entirely counter productive. This fact did not entirely stop me going through with half of them…

Above you can see some of the awesome, but overly elaborate ideas that slowed the mechanical progress and rebuild of the bus. I’ll tell you right now, I don’t regret a single one…

Reupholstered fold down buddy seat, vinyl wrapped glove box doors and a Hulk comic collage for the sliding door card to name a few. You will also notice there was still a few productive projects running along side.

This seemed like a really good time to learn to strip and rebuild an aircooled, 1.6 litre, 4 cylinder engine…