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The '64 Bus arrives!
The '64 Bus arrives!

On the day my friend Willie Osborne brought it up, I took a shot looking down the side of the newly sculpted, newly dropped, and newly painted '64 Bus.

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New Wood Ceiling for the Bus
New Wood Ceiling for the Bus

Willie decides that we need to do something unique to the bus, so we jump into adding a wood veneer ceiling! Many challenges to come!

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Laying In the Ceiling
Laying In the Ceiling

The new wood ceiling work continues. Ribs were made from Baltic Birch ply, and then covered in 3/8" bending ply.

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Bending Ply Complete!
Bending Ply Complete!

The bending ply step is complete! A little Bondo to fill the tiny seams, and we're on to the veneer.

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Veneer and Straps
Veneer and Straps

Willie got after it one weekend, and wrapped the ceiling in Birch veneer and some straps in Ash.

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Artistic Elements
Artistic Elements

Any blank space is a canvas for Willie!

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The 45 Minute Murals!
The 45 Minute Murals!

Willie says the palm tree mural took him 45 minutes. He's got more artistic talent in one hand....

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Almost Done!
Almost Done!

Panels and floor are in. Speakers are wired up. Now, let's get some ceiling lights and rails up!

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Getting Lit in the Bus!
Getting Lit in the Bus!

The LED strips and wood rails are a nice touch! Let's cruise the beach!

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Fresh Seats!
Fresh Seats!

Just back from the upholstery shop! The soft greenish-tan seat cushions finish a really understated and calm van interior. Look for this Bus at a show near you!

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