ShortbusParticipantDecember 20, 2021 at 1:15 pmPost count: 97
John, I found keys that “Might” fit that steering lock.
I am sending those and the top window rubber install tool out today.JbParticipantDecember 20, 2021 at 1:52 pmPost count: 682Pat KParticipantDecember 21, 2021 at 8:16 amPost count: 2933
JJ finished up safari assy/install yesterday. He was able to get the seals in without relocating the slider tabs.
Curtain tracks glued and clamp yesterday. Riley got the inside of the pop top painted as well.
Replaced all will be worn out pop rivets in the pop top pop out window mechs. Also sealedamd painted all of the pop top bits.
We will build it if it comes.Riley KParticipantDecember 21, 2021 at 8:48 amPost count: 89
Yesterday I cleaned up a bunch of aluminum trim with some Simple Green. Painted the inside of the pop top also.
Audrey JonesModeratorDecember 21, 2021 at 11:29 amPost count: 1139
This project is really coming along quickly!!!
Hey Chad – is this one going to Lava next year?! 😎ShortbusParticipantDecember 21, 2021 at 1:21 pmPost count: 97
That’s the plan… then take the double cab to Backwoodz VWs in Lowman, ID a month later.Pat KParticipantDecember 21, 2021 at 3:06 pmPost count: 2933
Hells yeah Lava was a blast this year!!!
Assembled pop out mechs for the pop top.
Working through the first vent fit on the top.
Everything that pop rivets or bolts to the top will get a little bit of Moretite to seal it up.
We will build it if it comes.FranzParticipantDecember 21, 2021 at 8:12 pmPost count: 5386
Transaxle is scraped clean and ready to send to Painter’s for rebuild. 3.88 x .082 ?
And what Chevy pats do I need to buy for the front brakes? We’re working on a zinc plating parts lot. It would be good to get rotors, mechs and by hardware done.ShortbusParticipantDecember 21, 2021 at 9:01 pmPost count: 97
3.88 and .82 4th, yes.
Brake part numbers are here: https://type-emotorsports.com/pages/type-e-ez-stop-split-bus-disk-brake-kit-instructions
I’ll get the front brake kit coming.John JonesModeratorDecember 22, 2021 at 7:49 amPost count: 11220
WOOHOO!!! Shit is happening!!!! I thought I should give them tabs a chance to work… I pried them out a tad and got the seal acceptable and sealing! and didn’t burn any time going backwards! Forward is the direction of the momentum around here.. 😎
The back side of the top looks awesome!! It all looks great! and Pat is handling that resto like a pro! He has lots of patience for stuff like that!!!!
I would work on your project today.. but, I don’t feel like I can get anything done done.. I need an ignition(key), I don’t want to even mount the ignition till I have a key for it, and the steering box needs to come out.. and a wiper assy to finish wiring, Sure I could do a few things,, but.. I would rather wait till I have everything for wiring Side window frames are missing some seals… I could probably round some up… But I think Franz has a list of stuff he is going to order.. And the mech’s I think are gonna go out for zinc. I could just wire wheel em and clear em with some shake and shoot.? But the zinc makes it look like new… 😎 I’d rather work on it all day than just an hour here and there… anyway.. Thinking out loud here,,, 😎 When we have all the rivets and seals and shit for side windows, and mech’s back from zinc, I will have a door day!!! 😎
Going to be such an cool camper to see out and about… We will continue to kick ass daily!!!! 😎
Retired 😎 😎ShortbusParticipantDecember 22, 2021 at 11:11 amPost count: 97
Sooo glad we didn’t have to cut the tabs out.
That tool for the top window rubber and the keys that might fit the column lock went out UPS Monday. I bet you see them today or tomorrow. Found those keys in my old key pile and they don’t fit my deluxe so there’s a good chance they are spares from the first time I owned the bus. **fingers crossed**
Great to see this thing coming along!ShortbusParticipantDecember 22, 2021 at 1:18 pmPost count: 97
Transaxle is scraped clean and ready to send to Painter’s for rebuild.
Hey John… remember when I used to tell you you needed a lift in your shop? You would always tell me you didn’t need one. Then one day you finally broke down and got one… now you have what 3?
Well… John, you need a Hot Pressure Washer for your shop. It’ll cut your cleaning time in half or better and the parts will be a lot nicer to work with because it will clean much more thoroughly (nooks and crannies). All the dirt, grease and oil residue will come off without having to use heavy chemicals or scrape parts. Not to mention how quick and easy it’ll make cleaning up your rail and your racecar. Cold water just blows dirt around, hot water actually cleans.
You don’t have to get one from me, you won’t hurt my feelings. I’m sure there’s a local equipment dealer there in Junktown that can hook you up if you prefer. But take it from a guy who knows, you need one. It’s just like a lift, you can suffer through without one but you’ll kick yourself for waiting so long once you finally get one.
… Scooby thinks you should get one too… just sayin’. 🙂ShortbusParticipantDecember 22, 2021 at 1:19 pmPost count: 97
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