- unkParticipantJuly 2, 2019 at 10:41 amPost count: 385
My ticket is booked. Arriving Sept 4. leaving morning of the 8th. Work can start on the 5th. I will start breaking john’s tools on the afternoon of the 4th.John JonesKeymasterJuly 2, 2019 at 12:15 pmPost count: 6731unkParticipantJuly 15, 2019 at 7:03 amPost count: 385
This is still a go. Papers all filed with Customs today. border crossing is July 26. JP should be down on the 27th to drop off. I am all locked in for Sept trip. I called WagenWest. They said that the front brakes “were on the way”. If you have a chance, assemble a grocery list and I can ensure we get parts needed before the visit so we can jump in when I arrive.
Creig is in Europe in early September…he can’t make it.
John……this is no Thursday club project – its a parkway project. I will bring $$.FranzKeymasterJuly 15, 2019 at 8:07 amPost count: 3640
Speaking of, Painters called and said the engine is ready. $4287 I told them you would call and pay directly.
I’ve got a ton of prep to do before you get here. The engine needs to be fully assembled and turn key… that’s like a week of work and $2k in parts. The front beam should also be fully built and ready to go in.
We’re going to need every hour of 3 days to install parts and make it drive.unkParticipantJuly 15, 2019 at 10:03 amPost count: 385
Wow…..should have kept the original motor in there. 🙂 ..…..so much for a budget build. Oh well…….it will be fun. I will call Painters and handle it. If we can’t get anything specifically done in those 3 days…..let’s axe it off the list.
Did the front brakes come in?
Engine, beam, brakes, make sure electrical is good……anything we can’t get done, I can dink around with at home over the winter.FranzKeymasterJuly 15, 2019 at 12:09 pmPost count: 3640
Haha, yeah brand new badass engines are expensive. After I put 40 hours of assembly on it, new webers, an A1 sidewinder exhaust, new tin, alternator coil, distributor, ect ect, its sure to double the initial cost.
No brakes yet.John JonesKeymasterJuly 15, 2019 at 12:33 pmPost count: 6731
sounds like nothing $30K won’t take care of … 😎
Cash sounds great!!!!unkParticipantJuly 16, 2019 at 11:38 amPost count: 385Pat KKeymasterJuly 16, 2019 at 1:20 pmPost count: 1427
Wheels arrived. Time to figure out rubber.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KKeymasterJuly 17, 2019 at 12:21 pmPost count: 1427
Breaks made it today.
We will build it if it comes.jpParticipantJuly 22, 2019 at 8:28 amPost count: 318
That’s awesome you guys are gearing up, but for an amateur its intimidating delivering bodunk special to mecca.unkParticipantJuly 23, 2019 at 11:10 amPost count: 385
JP is making the border crossing on July 26. I suppose you will see him on the 27th.
JP promised that this bus is totally mechanically sound, has a perfectly functioning decklid, all electrical works, etc……..so this mechanical update we plan to give it should be a snap. 😉
JP when you get to KCW…..let’s make a list of things needed. Just to be sure everyone knows…..I just want this bus mechanically sound and drivable. I don’t care if its dirty. Dirt is cool. Would like to find a decklid and get that fixed though. Should think of the best way to clean up the logo’s too since that is why I bought it……JbParticipantJuly 23, 2019 at 6:16 pmPost count: 627
Best way to clean up the logos would be to drive it out my way and get the guys who did higrade.FranzKeymasterJuly 24, 2019 at 9:38 amPost count: 3640
Yeah, it will be sooo easy…it’ll almost built itself 🙂
The brand new Painter’s Grinding 1914cc engine arrived this morning.
Don’t worry JP we’re not going to judge your work.jpParticipantJuly 24, 2019 at 10:18 pmPost count: 318
Aww thanks Franz! I did post pics of how I washed it in the rain and the shortcuts I took, so I’m sure moneybags appreciates it for what it is jk jk 😊😊
I think a good pinstripe or logo guy can bring out the logos. The touched one can be finished. And I’m free labour for a little bit.
Unless I’m totally in the way, at least I can say..put on yer Mask! Dont ferget your safety glasses haha.
I’m in Vegas, gonna set up tomorrow and head out. I’ve driven to KCW before….long drive to mecca!! Cant wait!jpParticipantJuly 25, 2019 at 3:36 pmPost count: 318
Oh, to clear up some confusion. The bus definitely comes with it’s OG Decklid. The HINGES were rusted right out so I drilled them and hung with screws, but replace the hinges, good to go.
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