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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:49 am
by tlambert
I didn't know that. Good to know. I believe that is the first pic that I've seen myself.

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:21 am
by OGPaint
tlambert wrote:Sooo why is the roof white?


Franz wrote:1951 only white roof.


'51 Deluxes were basically prototypes, only a handful were built and were mostly used for promotional purpose and sent to dealers to use for display and demo. Basically a unicorn bus today

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:44 am
by jb
Jrod has flown the coop, he took his better half to Cuba for a week =D> I decided to make the beam one again lastnight....all built up out to the brakes, lubed up, link pins shimmed, bearings packed! \:D/ it all went together like was built by someone who has a huge amount of pride in work and has built 100000000 beams before :-" franz this thing is a work of art, can't wait to see how it rides! =D> Hey I meant to ask you....what's up with the little TIG welds with centre punch marks on the one tower? Is that a counter kinda like notches in a bedpost? 142'nd beam you've built? :-k

And this donkey forgot phone so no there's no proof :-$ Wink

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:12 am
by Franz
Sweet!

How'd those Saco brakes go together? I kow some of the older kits took a little finesse to fit. They are a deal considering what you get for $950. Not many other options for a pre 63 disc brake kit anyhow.

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:41 am
by jb
Franz wrote:Sweet!

How'd those Saco brakes go together? I kow some of the older kits took a little finesse to fit. They are a deal considering what you get for $950. Not many other options for a pre 63 disc brake kit anyhow.


They went together like budda! =D> One side the disk has a little egg shape to it and it scrapes a C hair on the brake pad retaining bolt as u rotate. 3 second fix Wink I really like the look of it, I have the exact same calipers on my ragtop. \:D/

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:32 pm
by jb
Started the "fautina" process

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Nice wheels eh?

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:45 pm
by OGPaint
jb wrote:A shot of the poor nose.....serious farmer job many moons ago

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=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:13 am
by 68tintop
That's one hell of a nose job. Good work guys

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:07 pm
by 21views
Jesus Christ #-o #-o #-o this is going to be so dope chasing this bus south \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:47 pm
by jb
4 weeks #-o

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Lastnight was a DA with 800 and wool pad buffer show.....full on funk fakin :-" hope to finish most of that junk off tonight so can be pushed over into assembly bay and get off jig/slam some suspension under it \:D/

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:37 pm
by way2cool
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> What a great job .....snice 'n' shiney bit o' history right there
eagerly awaiting to see 'Scarf Ace' roll!!

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:59 pm
by Franz
Very nice. =D> Did that muffler come fully coated like that? I like it. I didn't get too crazy unwrapping it while it was here. Flanged J tube type header for when you get tired of cal-look and start thinking a heater would be nice on those cold Canadian mornings. :-$

Tiger kills!

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:26 am
by jb
Franz wrote:Very nice. =D> Did that muffler come fully coated like that? I like it. I didn't get too crazy unwrapping it while it was here. Flanged J tube type header for when you get tired of cal-look and start thinking a heater would be nice on those cold Canadian mornings.

Tiger kills!


Ya man, unwrapped it and bolted it up! For without fudging a thing \:D/ love the squashed tail pipe straight out back....can't wait to see it under a patina press bumper =D>

Doors ain't fitting worth a shit anymore with seals loaded in ](*,) you guys got any tips on these super sproingy grey seals from WW??

I got all 3 pieces of glass smacked in tonight (panel vs. deluxe!) ......door windows built up with new felts trimmed, just need some new hardware....getting there! Jrod is back, gonna hit er hard next few weeks! \:D/

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:12 am
by Franz
Front doors? You have to train the seals. Leave them closed for a while and they will get better. Also be sure that the flap around the outside edge of the window frame is folded the right way. Sometime I tape it down and leave it.

Door adjustment affects the way the forward edge of the window frame touches the A pillar. When the window frame touches the A pillar, it pushes the back corner of the door down. I usually start with the top hinge adjusted all of the way out to give the window frame maximum room. Don't pay too much attention to the dog leg gap. You want the rear corner/edge to look good, and door to function.

Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:14 am
by Franz
Cargo doors suck too. Smile

Try cutting 1/3 of the seal off. Length-wise on the hinge sides.