Bens' '58 DD Panel

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Bens' '58 DD Panel

Postby BBWB » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:21 pm

Got started stripping down my panel today. Going to get into the metal repare right off. Some normal rust repair, and some not so normal bullet holes courtesy of some idiots in its past prerescued life.

Scott Hall startded this project several years ago, and I acquired it from Eddie Lawson who bought it from Scott. Hopefully I can do it justice. My plans are to weld up the camper window holes and make it a true panel again. Once it's a driver again, I will be fitting a camper interior in it.

Right now it is sitting on 2.5 lifted spindles, and a cut and turned beam. Rear is a bug IRS tranny with bay window axle stubs, and '68 bay window axles and swing arms.

Some of the work ahead of me. \:D/

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One window filler panel already fitted. Used a piece of long panel I saved out off the shorty bus I did for Scott Hall. It has the panel brace that matches what was cut out.

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Got the front doors, front glass, rear glass, and headlights stripped off today.


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Postby vwfool » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:46 am

Damn Ben your not wasting anytime stripping that down. I was thinking about the double door today while I was working on my '62 lifted bus today. I kind of miss that '58. At least it is in your capable hands.

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Postby Franz » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:40 am

looks like a healthy project.

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Postby DandK 56' » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:44 am

That is going to be a very cool bus! I am jealous right now of your weather and the fact that you are working outside!!

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Postby BBWB » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:17 am

Got the rest of the doors and hatches off today. Man those cargo door screws were a bitch! Soaked in PB blaster overnite and heated each one and still had to drill out a couple. ](*,)
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Postby Franz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:56 am

Are you going to keep it raised?

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Postby BBWB » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:29 am

Are you going to keep it raised?



Yes, It's going to stay raised. When Scott started this, he had the trans cradle dropped an inch and I had that beam built by you guys so that the adjusters would raise and lower. Plus I have the raised spindles as well.
This is going to be our off road camper, so I want good clearance for rocks and the occasional water crossing. Going to get one of those quaifs for the diff as well. Already scored a 5:37 R/P.
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Postby Blackie » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:17 pm

Occasional water crossing sounds like fishing to me! Looking good Ben =D>

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Postby Omar67 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:20 am

Looking good Ben. If you find yourself short-handed give me call.
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Postby BBWB » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:59 pm

Got the beam out today. Can't believe I was wasted after a couple break lines and about a dozen bolts. Course I was running back and forth to the commode all morning.

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Re: Bens' '58 DD Panel

Postby sethpeterz » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:29 pm

BBWB wrote:Some of the work ahead of me. \:D/

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...i have the majority of a passenger rear corner in my way in the garage...has considerably less bullet holes... Smile ...let me know if you're interested, and i'll post some pics...

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Postby BBWB » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:57 am

Thanks Seth, but I have some replacement metal that came with the bus.
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Postby vwfool » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:17 am

Any progress on the bus Ben? I was hoping to watch you do yours since I haven't touched mine in weeks.

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Postby BBWB » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:22 am

Some progress, nothing worthy of pictures yet. Been gathering parts and such. The Shorty sale fell through last Monday while I was sitting in the bank waiting for the transfer. So that will slow things down some. ](*,)
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Postby vwfool » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:49 am

Sorry to hear the deal fell through. Looking forward to updates on your ride.


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