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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby Franz » Sun May 15, 2016 7:09 am

I've cut backing plates to pieces in the past. Hopefully you brake adjusters are not stuck. Sometimes you can torch just the adjuster through the adjustment hole to get the shoes to come loose from the drum.

I've seen guys use a bottle jack, chains, and an old drum to make a puller of sorts.

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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby fidysea » Mon May 16, 2016 11:08 am

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this works great for me. Its a bit of juggling and settling getting it set up.

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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby alykat » Mon May 16, 2016 1:34 pm

Or, you could go down to the local Autozone, and pick up one of their loaner wheel puller tool sets ?
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby vwfool » Wed May 18, 2016 6:25 am

Finally got the two front drums off Monday night, only took about 3 hours. Tuesday night I was able to finally get the drivers rear off after a couple hour battle. These were worse than any stuck drum I have ever dealt with. I used everything, torch, huge 3 jaw puller, sledge hammer etc. Turns out the brake shoe liner rusted away from the metal of the brake shoe. Once I got them apart I removed all the brake guts and put the drums back on, except the rear, that drum took such a beating that it will now be going in the scrap pile. Hopefully I can finally unload this beast from the trailer tonight.
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby K Leake » Wed May 18, 2016 6:44 am

Good job, keep at it.
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby vwfool » Wed May 18, 2016 6:15 pm

Made my goal. Got the bus rolled off the trailer, it was raining pretty good so I am soaked. But the goal was met. \:D/

Next on the to do list:
Vacuum out all the rodent nest / turds and generally clean this sucker
Remove the broken rear hatch window
Start fixing the drivers front door
Make a list of parts needed to resurrect this thing

Where does everyone get their brake parts from? Ronnie at Bustoration, Wolfsburg West? Any suggestions?
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby BBWB » Thu May 19, 2016 6:22 am

I get my stuff from Ronnie. Only bought safaris from Wolfsburg.
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby Franz » Thu May 19, 2016 7:11 am

Empi/varga/CIP for late model. WW has nice german stuff but its $$$.

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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby 63single » Thu May 19, 2016 7:01 pm

Scott, im not sure if you already know this or not but the best penetrating fluid EVER is a 50/50 mix of atf(automatic tranny fluid) and acetone. If you give the nuts and bolts a good soaking and let it sit for a while it is AMAZING.

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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby andym » Thu May 26, 2016 10:17 pm

Doing work homie?
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby vwfool » Fri May 27, 2016 10:22 pm

I haven't done much since I broke all the drums loose. I got the bus off the trailer, currently sitting in front of my shop door waiting for some attention. I have been sick as hell for nearly two weeks and just starting to get better. I did remove the broken rear window and cleaned out all the mouse crap and broken glass. I did remove the drivers door so I can fix the bent hinges and dug thru my double door bus (storage unit) and found a spare rear window. I found a guy on samba with a rear window seal for a descent price on samba, should be here next week. So hopefully I can dive into it next week when I am off work and feeling better.

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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby vwfool » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:08 pm

Wow, been a long time since I updated this. I swapped out the drivers door for one that came with the bus. I couldn't fix the one with bent hinges. So now the yellow bus has a turd brown drivers door. I also got the rear window installed. But nothing else done. Pretty damn disappointing honestly. I have lost my mojo for this bus. Not sure why but I have lost interest in it. Doesn't help that I am lacking on funds to buy parts. ](*,)

This one may be searching for a new home. I have other ones I would rather drop money into.

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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby andym » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:32 pm

Keep going Scott, don't let the turd brown door bring you down!
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby GTV » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:54 pm

I wouldn't think twice about unloading that bus. IMO, it's MAJOR project territory. You bought it right so you'll be fine. I think you've got much better projects to focus your energy on.
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Re: Scott's '65 11 window

Postby vwfool » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:24 pm

I did ok on it. He wanted more $$$$ for the engine that went with it so I paid more for that. The engine lid, rear apron and rear bumper he said he had and would give me later have now vanished. So I am pretty pissed about that too.

It is going up for sale very soon. Not sure on price yet. Kind of bummed I am not going to meet my goal of getting it running for my 41st birthday. Owell, life happens.


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