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  • ColeB
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    I was super pumped! About to go get some different screws and when I get back I’ll attach! Psyched. Can’t wait to haul more stuff in the back of this now

    ColeB
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    Got sidetracked today but I finally finished them tonight! I like how they turned out. Re used some of the og holes. The ones that I could find. Psyched! Ready to haul some stuff! Love using this truck, this upgrade will allow even more of that ?? Makes the dove blue pop too I think. Good contrast.

    I drilled holes in the wood, then sealed the wood with 4 coats of polyurethane, then I laid all of it out to make sure it lined up. I put a dab of silicone under every hole so water won’t leak in and I screwed them all down with some stainless steel screws! Gonna hopefully last awhile.

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    Franz
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    Looks great Cole. I like the tie down points too.

    Did I hear something abut OG hoops and canvas for this truck?

    Slow Steve
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    that’s a fine truck

     

    Slow Steve
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    Damn wookies in the engine.

    ColeB
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    I’ve got OG hoops coming. Haven’t been able to find OG canvas… so I think we are going to order from that guy in Poland? I’ve heard his are the best. I also got an OG double cab HWE rack that got kinda banged up in transit… bummer. I may need to bring that out to kcw and see what you guys think…Needs to be bent back into shape a bit and maybe welded on a little.

     

    The tie down points are stainless climbing bolt hangers actually. Haha

    ColeB
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    I pulled the motor this morning. I drove over to Jack Morris’s house a couple days ago and he listened to the motor and pointed out that it’s likely not consistent enough to be the fan rubbing, but you can still feel it shudder when you hold the fan shroud when it makes the noise. So I think it’s the bearings in the generator. I’m going to take the fan and generator off tonight and then try and put new bearings in the generator. 2DB49CC3-3617-4EEE-BBE0-611DD108C8B594253B10-F413-4D3A-819A-79799245F99334769475-B2C4-4DCF-908E-F9308915BAF2

    I also noticed the shock looked kind of funny when I was laying under the bus getting ready to pull it… I don’t know what happened there… I don’t remember hitting anything hard enough to cause it and never heard anything loud enough to have been that… maybe it was that way when I got it back from my uncle? I feel like I would’ve noticed it before… I don’t know. But I got two new shocks today from Bobs VW and I’ll replace both rear shocks this week as well. 2CF8F735-89B1-43A5-8005-8A46D4EA34A71DE5D40F-624C-4A67-8BFE-201AE9154C01

    ColeB
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    Got the fan shroud and generator off. I’m gonna tear into it more tomorrow. Found more pack rat shit around the oil cooler! Cleaned that off, hopefully it’ll cool even better now? Haha!40717BC6-4359-4716-BC79-0B78FB7AFE294B421A55-2AB7-4DAD-84BF-20DCDE5B860A

    Franz
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    So was it the gen bearings? That generator has a cool cover around the brushes.

    Those coil-over shocks were probably installed to raise the rear suspension a bit. With the gas shocks you may have to re-spline the torsion bars to get it to look the same.

    ColeB
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    I think so… Don’t know for sure yet. Im going to take it over to Morris Bros today, Jack wants to take a look. The generator isn’t spinning freely, so I think its the bearings. Ill let you know what he says today.

     

    I will see how it looks when I install the new ones.

    ColeB
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    It was the bearings. The fan looks nice and straight. Ill post photos later when the upload photo button comes back.

     

    Both bearings in the generator were basically totally seized. Replaced those and it spins freely now! Ill put it all back on tomorrow and put the motor back in. Just in time fore the campout!

    ColeB
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    6777D42D-C74F-4258-BB77-F09D6877DC4691F0AB09-CE00-4E86-A5D2-D3BE89B3807C0D1233DD-3525-447F-9F5E-46F8B7EDC4679B2BDEF8-45DC-414F-9984-6DBFE175E1456CB5BA28-E87C-42FF-BD09-E588E3D7D52FHere is a couple photos of Jack helping me replace the bearings in my generator. They were so stuck in there we had to use his press to get them off. The generator and fan spins so freely now, like it should. So cool learning how to fix the generator with about $6 in bearings and an hour of time rather than buying a new one.D1EF08C9-BCF1-40B2-9158-CB49DACCEF51I got the fan shroud and generator all put back on yesterday morning.9BD2C1A6-DDA5-4AE0-98F1-6FAAFB52666CThen I did a valve adjustment with the motor out still, which was super nice. So much easier. I slapped that motor back in last night and replaced all the fuel line underneath the bus which was badly cracked once I pulled it off. So I’m glad I replaced it. And that sucker started right up! Woohoo! Super excited it all went well and no more Chewbacca noise. Then I did an oil change so this motor is gonna be one happy little 1600.

     

    I’m going to replace my rear shocks this afternoon and then I’m all ready for the camping trip??

    Franz
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    You’re like a regular ol’ mechanic these days.

    John Jones
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    Are you gonna pull that trailer??  or you tenting it this trip?

     

    Nice Job Cole… You handled that shit!!!!

    ColeB
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    Haha thanks guys. I’m bringing the dc so I can try and haul that motorcycle in the back of it. And I haven’t done a longish trip in it yet. But if the motorcycle doesn’t fit then I may bring the mango or something… we will see tomorrow. Are you still planning on bringing the bboe John? I was maybe going to sleep in that if you are bringing it and then Emilee is coming down Saturday morning and getting dropped off and then she will drive the BBOE back.

     

    That trailer needs it’s wiring gone through before I tow it any long distance. But I am excited to use it! Such a cool little trailer

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