- ColeBModeratorAugust 27, 2020 at 9:35 pmPost count: 1662
Haven’t posted up about this yet. Because it’s just been planning. No working on it yet. But today I dove in a bit At least on the Spokane section of the project.
JJ hooked me up with a primo project out of the yard when I was in CO a couple weeks ago. Going to be a fun one! Plan is to build the motor and trans up here in WA. Then I’ll ship them down to KCW and I’ll fly in to finish the rest! Then drive it back to WA for its maiden voyage. Sounds like trying to do it in 2 weeks once I get to KCW. 2 week wonder baby!;) Plan is to paint it back to its original L595 Fontana Grey since the dash is still nice. And it’s a lighter color and won’t show my shitty bodywork as much haha. Motor will be a 1500. Fresh air 40hp tin. 12V alternator. Going to fully go through a core trans I got from the compound as well. New bearings, tumble the case, etc. I have some 356 A drums I will put on and Franz has a hookup on some 356 wheels I’ll put on too. Nico approves of the pan.i pulled out some tin to send out to powder coating today. Also, tore down the trans. The core looks great. Ring and pinion showing basically no wear. Going to be a great starting point. Got it all loaded in the parts washer. I’ll get it all washed tomorrow and then send the case out for tumbling and send the hardware out to be plated. I’m getting super excited! I need to start ordering up other parts and the interior stuff to re cover the seats, new headliner, carpet kit, etc.
Goal for this build is reliability and longevity. Thinking I’ll get mid 30’s mpg and will cruise 70mph with this motor and trans setup. Going to be fun!!!mtnbusParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 7:51 amPost count: 1163
Cool project Cole !
Why is John holding $2 ?FranzKeymasterAugust 28, 2020 at 8:08 amPost count: 3639
That is the price he sold the car for.
Flipper doubled his money on the deal. 😉FranzKeymasterAugust 28, 2020 at 8:12 amPost count: 3639
Good luck on your 2 week project Cole.alykatParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 8:20 amPost count: 481
Hey ! I know that car ! I don’t remember if it was still in Oscars name or mine when I sold it to a guy in GJ for a father son project, but I think John got it from him with almost nothing being done to it.John JonesKeymasterAugust 28, 2020 at 8:22 amPost count: 6731
Cole wanted proof that he paid me in full…. 😎 I was gonna give him the car but thought better about it, thought he should pay something for it… 😎
I am hoping we can do a KCW take over for two weeks and help him knock it out.. Maybe around one of the Holidays coming up???? Have a lot of fun, take lots of pictures and video and post it up…. 😎 Sorta like we used to do it.. 😎 Maybe we could even get Bubba Rusty and Jesse and everyone down to help 😎 Even WILL!!!!! 😎
Anthracite, Porsche wheels. stock height, 356 brakes… sounds cool… What about interior? 😎Baja MarkParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 9:35 amPost count: 451
I’d love to fly in to thrash on a build like this. Covid needs to go away now.ColeBModeratorAugust 28, 2020 at 9:42 amPost count: 1662
Ya Franz, I am going to need all the luck I can get;) good thing i like hanging around with you guys if the project takes longer hahah
that damn flipper John Jones;) I had to scrape some pennies together. It was a stretch. But I made the purchase happen.
alykat, the car is still in your name! I will take the title to the dmv soon. Going to get some 65 plates off of eBay for it.
it would be fun to have everyone around. That’s why KCW is so fun. All friends hanging around and getting shit done.
Franz said no anthracite. Haha I’m down for Fontana grey. Maybe anthracite… just worried about the dark color with my shitty bodywork haha.
I don’t know about interior stuff. It’s a lot different then putting a bus interior together. TMI interior in red weave I think? Franz was talking about changing it up a bit. But I might just order something from Wolfsburg west since they stock tmi.mtnbusParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 9:56 amPost count: 1163
This is Great !
Im in ! Please let me know when you’ll be in GJDouglas E FreshParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 10:08 amPost count: 139
ill come up and throw some labor your way! Sounds fun and im in the process of something similarMaddieCatParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 10:47 amPost count: 9
Whatta deal!! I’m pro Fontana gray. It would really make the red interior pop! So excited for ya Cole.
I might have to make another appearance and get my hands on this 2 week project. Love the challenge!Pat KKeymasterAugust 28, 2020 at 11:07 amPost count: 1427
Come is awesome!!! Can I help??😘😘
We will build it if it comes.Baja MarkParticipantAugust 28, 2020 at 11:43 amPost count: 451
Mesh red interior with red/white panels is correct for 65 and pretty awesome.Pat KKeymasterAugust 28, 2020 at 1:34 pmPost count: 1427ColeBModeratorAugust 28, 2020 at 10:32 pmPost count: 1662
Tonight I got my brakes off the shelf. Got everything sorted and got the backing plates cleaned so they can be powder coated. I need to send my drums out to get soda blasted. They’re painted. Which is no good. Need to be bare aluminum for the right look. I also sent out my trans case to be tumbled. Should be back in a week or 2. I got the gear stacks blown apart a bit as well and ordered some bearings. Hoping I found a NOS pinion gear. We will see if pans out.volksaddictParticipantAugust 29, 2020 at 5:55 amPost count: 627
I laid out some L595 yesterday, I can vouch for it’s crappy bodywork hiding capabilities 😀
Nice color, would be a good substitute for L345, just a shade more grey.
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