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  • John Jones
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    well I found a bag of old pod parts. and found two of those plastic things…  both were broke on one side..  but you only need one side ,,, so I put one in and it worked…. Like a charm…. 😎   Got those pain in the arse kick panels back in and took it for a drive!!!!!!  Drives perfect… Brakes perfect, Hauls ass, shit works as it should..

    My glass is here!!!  I am gonna assemble that now!!! and NOT open those windows.. this is number 4 piece of glass I want to say…  I inspected things.. looks like everything is correct and what not… I suspect it could be from people driving it with a safari partially open, or trying to open or shut the window with a wing nut tight…   Just becarefull and treat em like they are fragile, very fragile….  😎  😎

    Window, seats.. drive to Texas!!!!!  😎

     

     

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    John Jones
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    Got that DAMNED window back in.. I had to do it like 5 fucking times.. Thanks for the help Corporate!!!

    The Barndoor is mechanically and visually defect free!!!! HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!    Getting there.. ONE FUCKING THING AT A TIME!!!!!!

    Seats tomorrow.. Then Kelly, please please please please come get it…. 😎 😎

    Willy
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    Whoah this is wild…. doesn’t feel like real life 🤯

    Rustabus
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    Uh Oh!!!! If this goes to Texas my Split is the only Grandpa takin up space at KCW!!!!!😳

    John Jones
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    We are getting some seats in now…. a cruise later on… 😎  I contacted Kelly…. I hope he can come soon and start enjoying this rig.. it’s so dialed in… ready to enjoy!!!!!

    Pics later..  we were figuring out earlier.. this bus has been here since 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Franz
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    Yeah! Send it home!

    We had some fun and got some publicity. Nothing is like driving a BD. I will forever remember driving  this rig to Moab. Thanks Kelly.

    John Jones
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    Got the seats all mounted!!!!  and Doug redid that front headliner area for me..  I think this rig is ready to drive!!!!!!!!!

    That drivers safari… cursed… It cracked again, over night.. without anyone touching it… 😎  I’m done trying to figure that out I think it’s the busses way of showing the world.. it used to have a tree sitting on it… just behind that window. 😎  Sorry… I dunno what to say about it.. except, I have no desire to fuck with it again…. 😎

    John Jones
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    Looks like maybe once it’s latched… it puts enough stress on the frame it bends. and then so the glass cracks… it’s not a ton, and takes over night to do it.. The screws in that window frame are about worn out…   Might have to weld up a shole ad redrill and tap… that could be part of it too…   fuck!   it keeps cracking more everyday!!!  I guess I might have to fucking do it once more….😉

    I didn’t install the safari dash tabs cause it seemed like it was gonna be too much pressure on the latches… I’m thinking so!!!!

    Lone Star
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    Glad it’s completed or at least almost completed.  Gonna try and come around 16th, maybe I can come sooner.  I’m super excited to get this rig back.  It’s has been a long time coming.

    Baja Mark
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    Maybe try getting the glass cut -2mm all around, so it has a little space?

    John Jones
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    I gotta tighten up the frame….  it’s flexing at that screw point and corner….  8-(  Maybe weld the holes up and move it a tad closer also, the frame has a tiny bit of a gap in it where it meets.

     

    Not this weekend, but next weekend… Kelly, Lonestar.. Should be here… 😎

    Franz
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    Thats the Utah camp-out weekend.

    We could save him a few hours of driving if he wanted to meet in Greenriver or something?

    John Jones
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    He lives in Dallas TX… I think Glenwood would be more help than green river… 😎 Denver would be a HUGE help…. Get him over those rockies… 😎  But he was talking about bringing something to drop off also..

    John Jones
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    I got ANOTHER peice of glass…. I’m gonna nail it this time… 😎

    I am hoping this is leaving next week… and freeing up another spot in the clean shop….. 😎

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    John Jones
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    I’m about to beat my head against the wall and mess with this window again….. 😎  I haven’t heard from Kelly in a few days… Hopefully next weekend!!!!!!!   Send her home!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rustabus
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    Til it’s last  moment at the shop……

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    Rustabus
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    John Jones
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    Forget that window… Call a shipper Kelly!!!  Or come get it….   I drove it last night.. it drives perfecto!

    russ
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    shit it cracked again?

    no one is going to notice on this bus anyways, it’s turned out pretty fricken nice.

    John Jones
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    I drove this rig the other night… Drive sooooooo good!!!! I would happily Drive this rig to Texas…. 😎

    But.. I would rather not put the miles on it…

    I noticeda couple things I need to do before it leaves.. 😎

    List in case I forge!!! an idiot light not working always….. and needs a colour to hold the speedo to the the back of the speedo on the pod.. two tiny top ups on drivers door….. Franz got all tricky and fixed your super awesome BD dome light bulb holders the other day… I guess we could do those too…..

     

    I’m guessing Kelly is busy again this weekend….  well… so am I…. 😎

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