Take a look at how this old gem is being transformed into a classy Samba Bus!
- Stage 1: Arrival at the Shop
- Stage 2: Stripping
- Stage 3: Protection
- Stage 4: Floors and Cross-Members
- Stage 5: Window and Door Frame Structure
- Stage 6: Side, Rear and Front Panels
- Stage 7: Paint Preparation
Stage 1: Arrival at the Shop
Another rusty bus ready for a complete makeover.
Stage 2: Stripping
Old paint and residue is removed by sanding and sandblasting.
Stage 3: Protection
During the stripping phase, the bus is protected with a green rust proofing substance.
Stage 4: Floors and Cross-Members
After we make sure the metal does not rust we start stripping the undercarriage and changing the floors and cross members.
Stage 5: Window and Door Frame Structure
This area requires extensive attention to be done properly. The metal is not so thick to permit heavy welding and window and door parts are hard or impossible to come by.
Stage 6: Side, rear and front panels
These panels were not in the worst shape. We didn’t have to change the entire surface. As you can see the new welds have been nicely flattened and will be further corrected.