volksaddictParticipantJanuary 10, 2019 at 6:42 amPost count: 392
I’m still here 🙂 Things go slower in the cold, and there’s snow to plow now, yea, wish there was tons more!!
Thanks Franz, the hinges came out nice. then I had to radius the tops with a grinder to fit the hatch hinge, aargh, that stuff never happens at KCW… But the hatch top is all attached now. Looking for sub hatch latch hardware that looks similar to factory Westy, thought there would be something similar in marine hardware online but haven’t found anything yet. Still need to put together a motor – getting closer to back on that…
My steering box on the Dcab was leaking buckets, had been since I had it most of 10 years ago, so since it was in the shop out of the weather I put it on the lift and pulled the box. Never took one of those apart before but it looks good inside and a new seal is on the way.
Sooo, while it was sitting on the lift I scraped all the original rock hard goo off the front beam, cleaned up the underside. That thing was caked! But that means it had been serviced all it’s life, all the zerks work and everything is tight.
Sooo, the D cab is hanging out on the lift, waiting for it’s steering box seal to arrive, smiling at me and showing those cold sores it picked up during it’s time in Hawaii – I can’t help but pick at scabs even though the paint was still holding on the bubbles – one thing leads to another...
Half a lower nose patch, couple of bubble spots on the roof gutter, little cosmetic surgery. I just can’t leave well enough alone. 🙂John JonesKeymasterJanuary 10, 2019 at 9:03 amPost count: 4706
Jeff has such a cool collection!!!!volksaddictParticipantJanuary 11, 2019 at 10:24 amPost count: 392
Weekends don’t make a difference to me – I do what I want! mostly…
More rust bubble cold sores removed, no welding 🙂 There was og paint still in most of these areas, must have looked good when I redid the body.
DP 40 in white on the bare spots, just like when I painted it before. Brushed it on 🙂
The OG paint can, about 1/8 full, 10 years old. It went with the truck on it’s island adventures and came back to me, unopened. Notice the rusty lid from the beach time. The paint is thicker than tar but I bet I can use it.Pat KKeymasterJanuary 12, 2019 at 5:49 amPost count: 827
We will build it if it comes.volksaddictParticipantJanuary 12, 2019 at 6:38 amPost count: 392
While I was picking at it I kept remembering you guys welding patches on the roof of Mike’s dual cab in the same spots, hopefully I have prevented that for a few years.
Busted up the hub of my steering wheel pulling it off, and it had lots of larger cracks all around from it’s earlier years of sitting in the sun in New Mexico so it’s getting the jb weld and bondo treatment Home spa treatment for the double cab!John JonesKeymasterJanuary 13, 2019 at 7:57 amPost count: 4706
Looking great Jeff… and keeping them in tip top shape!!! It’s more fun to tinker on something like the DC than it is to dig into a big project!volksaddictParticipantJanuary 14, 2019 at 7:36 amPost count: 392
Yeah, tinker. One thing leads to another. 1 rear axle seal, 1 wheel cyl leaking = new brakes and seals in the rear this week. 10 yo axle boots won’t cinch up enough to stop leaking, ordered them too. Never liked the feel of the clutch in this truck, might as well pull the motor and address that…Pat KKeymasterJanuary 14, 2019 at 8:22 amPost count: 827
Going to be a solid driver here soon…👍👍
We will build it if it comes.mtnbusParticipantJanuary 14, 2019 at 8:31 amPost count: 631
Always getting shit done !
Love that truckvolksaddictParticipantJanuary 22, 2019 at 8:29 amPost count: 392
This thread is more about my truck right now than the DDWT, but I’ll get back to it soon.
Spent a lot of time cleaning, degreasing, de-rusting the front suspension and rgb’s. Everything was caked with gook and rust underneath, from before I ever owned it. Pulled all the brakes, mostly so I could blast the backing plates, they got black epoxy primer and rustoleum, stopped short of yanking the beam and trans. Gave them a good cleaning and spray job on the truck.
Painted the repair spots too 🙂mtnbusParticipantJanuary 22, 2019 at 11:25 amPost count: 631
Looks awesome Jeff ! The truck and the snow!
gotta catch up. Been too longvolksaddictParticipantJanuary 29, 2019 at 7:46 amPost count: 392
Been working on my wt seats for the 58. They are fucked but orig and all I’ve got. I rebuilt the springs a while back and left these frames for last.
Not much to work with. If this was KCW I’d build some new ones but it’s not and I don’t have a bender. I’ve been staring at this pile of crap for a while, yesterday I decided to do something with it. A bay window back seat lost it’s life to the cause.
I’ll have more time into these 2 front seat frames than it would take to respray a beetle but gotta have something to sit on…volksaddictParticipantJanuary 31, 2019 at 7:35 amPost count: 392
My newest project arrived yesterday morning 🙂
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