- John JonesKeymasterApril 1, 2020 at 10:14 amPost count: 6463
My back is sore for sure!!!!… ever since I got home.. Like usual… I do too much walking around here… I really don’t do much of anything.. but it doesn’t take much to get me fucked up. Even when I feel decent like I do now.. My back is still super fucked up… it’s not going to “heal” and no stretches will fix it.. It’s mechanically broke! 😎 No telling when I will get surgery now..
I did a few things yesterday… but not much.. I don’t feel like I am in any kind of hurry… 😎 😎 I got nothing to do, and no where to be… 😎 😎 Or maybe I should say…. I am retired and can’t leave the compound… oh damn…. 😎 😎 😎 😎John JonesKeymasterApril 1, 2020 at 10:16 amPost count: 6463
Oh…. a pic or two..
Love my tweed bench seat!!!!! I was fucking around with steering boxes yesterday…. I think these two might meet the pile of cores I have outback!!!!John JonesKeymasterApril 1, 2020 at 12:05 pmPost count: 6463
Can we make some power with this shit??? I guess this set up would be called old school…. We had a similar set up on ghia that built 20 plus pounds… it hauled balls!!! 😎Baja MarkParticipantApril 2, 2020 at 4:03 amPost count: 412
Looking good Jones! Sorry your back surgery got put off 🤦🏻♂️John JonesKeymasterApril 2, 2020 at 11:57 amPost count: 6463
Looking good Jones! Sorry your back surgery got put off 🤦🏻♂️
And now you’ve got even less weight…
I am really hoping to keep it as close to 1000# buggy as possible… T trailer and tow it with my bus!!!! 😎
All my beam stuff needed love and hand fitting… didn’t get much done yesterday… But hoping for a good day today 😎 Almost like winter today… 😎John JonesKeymasterApril 3, 2020 at 9:24 amPost count: 6463
Yesterday was a steering box mayhem day for me… Took me three boxes of stuff to get the results I wanted.. Both boxes that came with my shit had been full of water at some point.. anyway… Going to start mocking up tranny today!!!
I had to sand down all the arms so that they would fit correctly and not be tight in them bushings… I am hoping for a springy front end that might help me do wheelies!!!!! I drilled and tapped for grease zerks, then assembled my spindles and steering, after the steering box mayhem!!!John JonesKeymasterApril 3, 2020 at 5:51 pmPost count: 6463
Got my Aluminum push rods from smith brothers… another upgrade for the pamper motor… and a tad longer for better rocker geometry!
I’m gonna start posting my rail pics in the sand rail thread I guess… but here’s one anyway!Scott SainParticipantApril 3, 2020 at 6:59 pmPost count: 264
Why wouldn’t you sand down the red inserts instead of the control arms? I thought that was the common practice.sledParticipantApril 3, 2020 at 8:47 pmPost count: 12John JonesKeymasterApril 4, 2020 at 11:56 amPost count: 6463
Why wouldn’t you sand down the red inserts instead of the control arms? I thought that was the common practice.
Fair question…. Here was my thinking… I actually have come to dislike these urethanes… 😎 But… They were sitting here, ready to install, the day I wanted to assemble my beam… I knew I was going to modify the lower arms to run no shock.. and the arms would pretty much be married to this beam… I think I will be changing these urethanes seasonally running them off road, cause they are way too soft… and want to be able to hammer a new set in and run em… not have to ream all 4… I wouldn’t install these now days… I would suggest bearings for any long distance drivers….. 😎John JonesKeymasterApril 4, 2020 at 3:29 pmPost count: 6463John JonesKeymasterApril 4, 2020 at 3:43 pmPost count: 6463
I’m also stoked to get another project on it’s wheels and tires and shit cleaned up and out… I took this apart like last September… Rusty talked me into it…. I had been feeling crappy and it was a nice pick me up!!! Then… well… I got side tracked till now… 😎 😎 😎CorporateModeratorApril 4, 2020 at 6:55 pmPost count: 835
Oh good! I see some “before pics” came back…..
And now some “after pics”!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 can’t wait to go for a ride sitting on the love seat😍😍😍😍
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!WAY2COOLParticipantApril 4, 2020 at 11:14 pmPost count: 209
Hey now …that looks the goods
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