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Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:59 am
by john jones
I don't know what to say, so I am gonna keep sanding.. Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:04 am
by john jones
still sanding... looking better and better... and I'm feeling pretty good so far.. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:09 am
by john jones
I really wanted to post a pic... so here is one
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 am
by john jones
I wonder what the earliest bondo cans looked like?? :-k :-k :-k
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:26 pm
by alykat
john jones wrote:I wonder what the earliest bondo cans looked like?? :-k :-k :-k
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They were white with blue printing and said BONDO on the side. I looked on the back shelves, but don't have one anymore.

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:34 pm
by German Krew
john jones wrote:I really wanted to post a pic... so here is one
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Jack Burton:
Henry Swanson's my name, and excitement's my game.

White Tiger:
Cash or charge?

Jack Burton:
Oh gosh, cash I guess. I mean it's not deductible is it.

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:19 am
by john jones
Does anyone happen to have a pic of the oldest bondo can??????? Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

So... I am making great headway on the shell.. just thought I would let ya'll know.. Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink But.... it's kicking my ass... and I haven't taken any pics.. :-& today, I think it will start sucking my balls too.. :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# :-#

back to barndoors.... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:43 am
by JWDII
JJ, you are like a machine man. It's almost time for a shut down for preventive maintenance! Holiday weekend starts at 5:30pm for me today.! =D> =D>

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:02 am
by john jones
I am like an old machine.. running on 1 less cylinder, spittin oil and loud!!!!!! But I get it done... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:06 am
by rustabus
Glad John is taking a break from sanding this Rig! :-$ Still can't believe this is the same BD I was looking at a couple of years ago at the VW show in Utah!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:08 am
by 68tintop
Ya right. We were like john this shit is going to be at your shop. He was like that's a lot of work. \:D/ =D> =D> =D> Killin it

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:17 am
by andym
=D>

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:46 pm
by Franz
Time to get the suspension going. The transaxle is most likely original to the bus. It will take the longest to sort.

I spent half of the day disassembling and scraping the ancient grease ball.
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Then sand blasted it.
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A couple items that will need welder attention.
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This is all we have for rear brakes. The hardest parts to find will be drums and cylinders.
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:21 am
by Franz
Disassembled the original and two other cores. Trying to find a good ring and pinion.

Good news, the RGB gears are nice. No rust or damage.
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Notice the missing pinion nut? The original transaxle was also missing the nose cone.
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Because the pinion nut was removed or fell off, it allowed the pinion to slide into the differential. Trashing the parts in the process.
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Moving on to core #3 to find a good R&P

Re: 54 Camping Box

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:26 am
by john jones
back to my job.... Funny from red barn... I hadn't seen IZZY in years.. like 10... he shook my hand and said, "I see your still doing body work Wink "

sand sand... time to switch grits.. =D> =D> =D> =D>

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