[tcb] Re: My bus ain't ready yet, but it's close

  • From: "Gerald V. Livingston II" <gvl2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 15:19:47 -0500 (Central Standard Time)

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).


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.

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