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  • Lone Star
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    This is coming together quickly…Good job John and Pat.

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    I’m done for the week on this one…. 😎    I would say Metal work is one of our strong points…. 😎  😎  😎

    Pass side done, ready for floor to go in!

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    Metal work almost done!!!!!!!8-)

    Vwfool
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    Damn!  You guys are flying through this one

    John Jones
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    Damn! You guys are flying through this one

    Scott..  You getting excited????  😎  Should only take 3 times the time to do the big gay bitch…. 😎  😎

    For this rig….  Floors and welding done this week, then epoxy seal the whole bottom, then use single stage over the whole bottom in sealer color…   Flip her back over, do all the outer skin work and blends, and over spray the wheel wells..  😎

    Vwfool
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    I am excited to see my battleship get some love.

    For now I am enjoying the show on this 13 window. Can’t wait to see it done

    John Jones
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    I think I will start tearing your front end down today… Franz is going to build you a 5″ narrowed, WITH needle bearings…. 😎  😎  It’s going to ride TOO GOOD!!!!  😎  😎  😎  He got you some Beef Cake adjusters too….  And them sick ass Brakes from wagen’s west like wayner has!

    Pat worked on Coles rig last night. so I imagine he will work on your floor tonight..!!!!  Painters called last friday and are getting your engine and trans together..  😎

    John Jones
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    The patient.. 😎  😎  Drug it in out of the snow!!!  Time to tear it down… and clean it all up!!!

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    John Jones
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    I got things all cleaned up and apart…  Torsions looked awesome… everything did so far… must be low milage.. I would say those were original tie rid ends… 😎  I put the drum brakes out in the huge pile of drum brakes we have collected. 😎  😎  😎  Kinda like wheels…

    This beam is a project….  I guess I should continue on with…  I need to start cutting the beam apart and getting down to the beam tubes….  We want to retain the needle bearings, for the awesome ride they provide….   Narrow them suckers 5″ I think.. pretty sure… 😎  add adjusters and install them into a set of our Water Jet cut KCW Castor Beam Towers…. and probably Tig welded by master Franz… 😎  😎  😎  Maybe not all in that order.  😎  The castor beam towers are taller than stock… so you can usually still run a stock length shock.  😎    Thats the beam…

    The lower arms will need to be narrowed also… a job, but good mod!!!!   Spindles… Pressed apart and ground out for flipping checked out cleaned up, and reassembled in the Flipped position.  Taper the tie rod ends…   Narrow up your original tie rods and install new ends.  Center pin… I think I would shorten it…   May as well.. but not necessary…  I think we should… 😎  I think all your link pins are going to be good.. which is awesome!!!

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    John Jones
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    Next on the bus… Floor… which will happen tonight…  and these two patches in in the back of the rear wheel wells…

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    John Jones
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    Floors are in!!!  He’s welding down seat mounts now!!!!  😎  I’m about to get going on them two patches… 😎

    Gonna be perfect to have this ready for assembly after this week…. 😎  Painted bottom by friday!!!!  😎

    Pat K
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    Morning progress pics….like JJ said floors are in. Burning in seat mounts now….then 409 or so welds to grind…🎉🥳53BE0EBA-11E3-4A70-BC3A-7B1F25900E8FC7EC38C3-0675-4543-A925-DB6980903362C694F16A-B673-4636-8EC0-529155DE9443

    We will build it if it comes.

    buddy
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    Wow…a lot more work than we were led to believe by the seller.   Will be solid now though…

    John Jones
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    This old girl needed a lot of love…. 😎  😎  😎 But she is still wearing 93% of her original paint…. 😎 😎  Here is a step by step on them rear patches, I am about to start grinding on the 409 welds…. 😎  it’s getting damn close to flipping it over time!!!!  😎 and it’s only Tuesday!!!!  😎 😎

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    buddy
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    93%.   😆

    Rustabus
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    That’s some clean metal work!!!! Can’t wait to see the blends! 😀😀😀

    Franz
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    Sand blasting today? Should be warm enough in a couple hours.

    John Jones
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    do we blast or don’t we???  No doubt in my mind paint will stick better and longer if we blast it….  But we gotta be real damn care full….. 😎 I don’t really want to get sand all up in it..  as it’s perfectly clean at the moment..    humm,,,  buddy… your thoughts?  blasting it will take no more and maybe less time than sanding…  and better end product for sure.

    Pat is knocking out the last few items.. Pop out hinge and latch plate…. were gonna weld them 6 holes in the deck lid too… tiny repairs..  Notice how careful he is being with your og paint.. hanging that welding blanket over it.. 😎

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    That floor came out fucking TIT’s!!!!!  Nice work Pat…Every corner, every edge, sweet!!!

    That flip over dolly… shit… maybe I should blast that thing off!! I have had that flip over dolly for 20 freaking years!! It has flipped over 100’s of busses!!!! 100’s….  😎  Make me smile… and I know it’s been copied a ton!!! cause it is simple and works… 😎

    buddy
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    Whatever you think.  You are the expert!

    Pat K
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    Pics from last night/today… forward drivers side pop out latch mount repairs were first. 84B0BFE0-D239-44A6-B5C1-FBB147ED915B911C6EF7-ED5A-4412-A838-CB911814DB1FB18F2964-771D-4CAB-8820-DD1F2E3C2714

    Same pop out but window hinge mount repairs.
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    Had to do some pin and slide hammer work to get the area back in shape, it was dented in pretty good……Welded up all the holes. Clamped a soaked cold rag to the outer skin to help keep heat away ….Left the the pins in place until I finished welding I case it decided to shrink back in, luckily it didn’t!11364D3C-0539-45DD-9E94-FFF403EFC61A18AA6B62-2113-4899-B27E-14D0AAB03653F4508620-DD16-40DF-BFA7-D2341524CAF5CCD4F705-3709-4195-9E5D-B267DC0959FA

    Gas pedal mount burned in.30982478-EE2F-4392-AB5C-260C72AF242EB8138CC3-0EFD-4A55-BAE6-B4F6BB868DEB

    Pushed the heat tube into its final location and burned it in.
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    Decklid holes gone…6939EA15-2643-496D-A0CB-91364C61438E184E667C-54A4-48EA-A4E9-5BF53BBAFE8A29CB8145-6977-4523-BA49-383622B57FCFE4634DE4-A611-440F-A0B7-275895A19EF8A7E36E8A-1465-4BA4-9D50-3EAFADECF909

    Flipped her over niceNeasy. 7206201A-DFE8-4D6D-ABB0-9779EAFCECF297829883-7DA8-44F3-821A-B2E66825B160322CE4B0-7CD6-4C28-8F4B-EF16ADBC056D

    Need to do some grinding and finish up the welding the I didn’t get to from the top side.857E42EA-D9D1-41EC-834E-2E97A0BDD59B526F3FCC-9F59-4C36-A3D9-6B098CB75723

    Front inner valance has a couple of spots that need a small patch.BF6B695B-5B16-44FD-86D7-A823088AC3AC

    We will also take a good look around to see what else needs attention like the pass rear bumper mount and the valance lip.0493628D-6643-4708-8C8A-D896A04E23A86B400D75-ACFF-4276-857F-09CC06BA4CE4

    We will build it if it comes.

    ColeB
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    Always so cool seeing a bus on its side 😎

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