Reconstruction – T1 Bus Samba Deluxe – Brazil 1975 – Ref. S008

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Reconstruction – T1 Bus Samba Deluxe – Brazil 1975 – Ref. S008

Watch this Samba bus take shape through our extensive photo documentation.

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Stage 1: Arrival 

Here´s another Bus ready for the workshop. In a few months this will be a brand new Samba Bus! This bus was a really great base for a restoration. A rare find that will save us time when doing the metal work.

Stage 2: Stripping

Sandblasting and sanding the bus down to the metal for future stages.

Stage 3: Protection

After the stripping phase is done, the bus receives a rust protection coat for the remainder of the restoration to inhibit rust spots.

Stage 4: Undercarriage Metalwork

Our team works on changing all the cross-members. The Bus is supported by bars to ensure the outer shell does not lose its shape.

Stage 5: Floors

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Now we are making some headway. After strengthening the undercarriage we can start laying the cross-members and get the floors fitted. As this bus was in great shape before the restoration all phases are moving along quite quickly.

Stage 6: Front Doors (Video)

The front doors must be meticulously restored as there are no longer any parts in production. This part really sets apart the professionals from the amateurs.

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Stage 7: Motor Compartment

This bus was in very good shape and the motor compartment needed to restored rather than replaced.

Stage 8: Metal Aligning (Video)

Instead of changing all the metal, we try to repair and align what has not yet been completely destroyed.

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Stage 9: Metal Sanding (Video)

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Stage 10: Paint Preparation

Stage 11: Painting