Monthly Archives: September 2011

Windshield Install Part Deux

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I should have called this post “windsheild” install, because no matter how many times I type it, I always type it that way first. Anyway…I got the windshield finally installed into Gus. It was a pain to get lined up …

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The stickers on (or will be on someday) the bus.

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Inspired by The Aircooled Pig and Ludwig & Gertie’s Adventures, I decided to do a post about the stickers on Gus. Except that most of the bumper stickers I have for Gus aren’t on there yet. I’ve got to repaint …

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It’s More Fun To Take The Bus

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I bought this awhile ago on eBay – mainly because it’s the same color as Gus, it’s a 1978 ad and Gus is a 1978, and I like to spend money on things I don’t really need.

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Windshield install Part I

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(not really installed yet – just sitting there) So now after the front end is painted and the windshield lip rust has been fixed, it’s time to reinstall Gus’s windshield. The original windshield was cracked in a few places, so …

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Glamour shots

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A few weeks ago when Gus was out of the garage for Joe’s visit, I decided to take some photos of the old guy (Gus, that is) since he rarely comes out of his (un)natural habitat, the garage. His rare …

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Creamsicle

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I painted the top half of Gus over the weekend. My $5 Craftsman spraygun started acting like a $5 spraygun, so it took a long time to get the top half done. I also discovered that if you mix hardener …

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Nose paint WIN!

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So I went back to Sherwin Williams Automotive to pick up the color matched paint – this time done by “eye” rather than the computer formula they used last time. He actually used some kind of tractor paint code as …

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Nose paint fail

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I was excited at the prospect of having some time to work on Gus. The front end has been bare metal for some time, so I decided to try and finish it up over Labor Day weekend. Here’s what it …

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