Last night we took the BootBus out to Jon Mannila of MetalWorks. He took our bumpers off and is going to hammer out the dents and paint them up for us so they look purty again.
I'm sure Jon thought it would be a simple operation, but the BootBus made it a little difficult with some interesting bolt placement.
The front bumper was next but Jon and Tony had the system down and it came off much quicker. The BootBus looks a little weird now without the bumpers. The front especially looks like it's false teeth are out or something.
Jon cranking on the bolts
Jon made the comment that the bumpers probably hadn't been taken off since the bus rolled out of the factory. Considering that this was over 30 years ago, it probably explains why some of the bolts were a wee bit rusty.
MetalWorks specializes in restoring just about anything to do with metal, whether it's antiques, sheet metal, tools or vehicles. Jon really enjoys working on and restoring old vehicles and he had a couple of works in progress in the shop while we were there.
A big Donk (as the revheads in Australia would say)
Jon's workshop is a grease monkey's paradise with a stereo sound system pumping out NASCAR and the shell of a '67 Camaro waiting its turn. We were also impressed by the Jeepers Creeper.Posted by Chris at August 29, 2002 11:15 AM