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Magic Bus Resurrection

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Wheelie

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Wheelie on Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:40 pm

Awesome! any interior pics?
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:47 pm

I think this would be a Great transformation piece for the Online Van Magazine. Magic, you and your wife have done an outstanding job and I think the readers would think so too! Just a thought!


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Im glad you guys all like it, it was a ton of work, gallons of sweat and more than a buck or two to make it happen...I didnt do it to have a show van or bragg about it, I just wanted a nice econo that I could put around in. I was discouraged at times, and wondered if I needed my head examined. As I said in the end it turned out pretty nice, I am lucky to have wife that has an eye for what works and what doesnt when it comes to color combinations and design. Not only that she's good looking and is a great cook, heck she even helped me put in all the cargo windows and the windshield!

I'll post more pics after I get the emblems and mirrors on, and then later some interior shots once I get the dash together.
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by JAX on Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:17 am

I'm a loyal Chevy guy, but that thing is damn nice !
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Magic Bus

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:26 pm

Still plugging away...its slow progress...cleaning up some parts...

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by G-Man on Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:50 pm

Keep plugging away, look what it already has done for you
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:31 pm

Magic, I'm still in Awe over how Fantastic of a job you've done with the Magic Bus! Keep up the inspirational work!!!


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by dix on Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:25 am

It's allway nice to see the finished photos you did a real nice job, And it allways gives some ideas and inspiration to the people trying to get started,
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Magic Bus

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Tue May 27, 2014 8:50 pm

Been making lots of progress, still gotta get the carpet down and finalize the seat mounts and seat belts.

Some of the things Ive accomplished since the fall shots I posted, heater box installed, Dash completed, All systems working, heater, signals, wipers, lights etc..wipers/washers mounted, door handles, master cylinder rebuilt, new dizzy, painted air breather, installed all new window channel runs, beltline fuzzies vent window gaskets, tinted all the windows, painted armrests, sunvisors etc...the list goes on and on...

A big thanks to Fred Carello for selling me these sweet 2nd gen mirrors, got em installed today.

Looking back through this thread reminds me of all the inspriation Gman was

Got to keep pushin....


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Wed May 28, 2014 5:29 am

Magic, Truly inspiring! GMan's smiling down at your progress...You're eating the elephant one bite at a time and it's turning out Great with all your efforts!!! Thanks, can't wait to see the inside once it's done! Those mirrors look like the perfect size, big enough to see what's behind yet small enough that they don't take up too much real estate on the doors!


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:46 pm

Ordered my new license plate frame and got it on. Tomorrow its going to its first car show!cheers



Ill try to post up more interior shots in the next few days, it was raining tonight.
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Vanish on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:53 pm

That is 1 Fine Econoline You Have there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:54 pm

That's an awesome plate and frame Magic!!! Can't wait to see the interior. Have a Fantastic time at the car show. Enjoy all the attention you're Definitely going to get! You've earned it with all the hard work and time you've put in!cheerscheers


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Economan64 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:05 pm

Magic Bus you've been an inspiration I showed my wife the Magic Bus and said ours will looks like that someday and she bought it ! Keep posting ! Your a motivator ! I will post pix in a few weeks of my Econo 64. I hate when my job gets in the way of my Van time but I just gotta suck it up. Thought Id be camping this summer but now hoping by Thanksgiving. Keep on keepin on !
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by VANagain on Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:04 am

That is a great paint scheme! I went with the classic turquoise and ivory on my Sportvan, but your going with a silver gives it a bit of a modern hot rod feel. I like that you came up with a different way of doing the two-tone from the usual way. I had wanted to find a way to end up with the white on the roof to keep it cool in the sun but I ended up sticking with the standard pattern.

I'm about where you're at, still putting a the little parts back on, and trying not to scratch the paint in the process! (I haven't even updated my profile photo yet!)

Fun stuff.
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:26 pm

First car show was pretty good. Lots of lookers. There was an a100 and a 73 streetvan. Father's Day trip around the block didn't go as well. Carb spewing gas all over the engine with no tools left me no choice but to call a tow truck. Working on carb now. Trying to find bowl gasket. Appeared to have something very small in the needle valve.

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:47 pm

Carb fixed took a victory lap tonight, and a couple of shots of the interior. Keep in mind guys, this thing is not perfect..it should have been scrapped, but its my first restoration.






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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:42 am

Magic, there's a LOT of us who only wish ours looked half as good as yours! It looks Fantastic! Be proud of your accomplishment!!!


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by VANagain on Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:00 pm

What is the black on your dash and glove box? Vinyl or matte finish paint? Looks good.
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:37 am

VANagain wrote:What is the black on your dash and glove box? Vinyl or matte finish paint? Looks good.

That is the Dupli Color vinyl and fabric paint -flat black sprayed over the factory dash pad and the factory glove box. Bought it at Orielys auto parts. The final result was good but it took a few trys to get the color even. The glove box lid came with the van and I got the perfect dash pad from a member here cheap.
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:52 pm

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Big W on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:57 pm

Looks awsome Magic Bus. Nice and clean and those seats look comfortable to
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:58 pm

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:06 pm

Super Clean Magic! LOVE IT!!!


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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:25 pm

Took a shot of it today, a pretty good shot of it completed outside, mirrors, emblems, handles, wipers, windows, etc...all assembled.


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