And, if I may ask, how much (ballpark is OK) for what he has done? It could be worth the 20 hour tow if I had some other reason to be going that way when I get to the point I'm ready to get back to work on the '74. I plan to do everything as far as stripping to bare metal and re-doing all the electricals etc myself. But it might be nice to have someone else do the welding and base coat of paint (semi-gloss white all over, custome errr... graphics to be applied later before clearcoat). Gerald On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 12:50:47 -0700 (PDT) Dennnis Dosdon <dld@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > So, my bus was promised to me Friday and here it is Monday. I go down > there and the bus (Murray) is primered in the paint booth and the guy is > there. I, in jest, say, "Hey, this bus ain't ready!" The guy laughs and > shows me what he has been doing. > > He shows me where, as he was cleaning up a weld, the rocker panel came > off in his hand, now all fixed and smooth, where he has taken off the > front doors, that never closed snug, and reshaped them so they are now > flush to the body. He straightened both bumpers. He found alot of new > rust on the nose where he said I didn't get the steel clean enough > "under the Bondo", so he cleaned and reskinned two areas about 2' square > each. > He also wants to pinstripe where the color changes. The list of all the > extras is too long to go into. > > He'll shoot the color this afternoon and says I can have it tomorrow. > How much for all the extra work? NADA. But I made sure he accepts > gratuities. > > More to come.