Home Forums KCW Current Projects Mikes Dual Cab

Viewing 0 posts
Viewing 20 posts - 261 through 280 (of 862 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • lowlifechris
    Participant
    Post count: 62

    Ohhhh low blow bro!!!!! 🤣🤣

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    Exhaust is ordered and will be shipped to KCW.

    volksaddict
    Participant
    Post count: 627

    Stole this off Samba, think it was at bbb. Same color?1866079

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    I saw pictures of that DC in pictures from the weekend (I wasn’t there, just living it through the interwebs).  I also have seen it first hand at OCTO, when I use to live a mile away. (pictures below).  That bus is beautiful!

    It’s hard to tell from pictures if it’s the same.  It’s definitely close.

    UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_ca5

    UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_cb0

    UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_cac

    Franz
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3639

    Almost like mouse Grey…maybe a shade or two darker. We’ll have to do a few spray-outs to send to you.

    volksaddict
    Participant
    Post count: 627

    That thing is clean! Not hauling anything in that bed 🙂

    IMGP0414

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    Yeah, not much giant boulder hauling on that rig.  Probably gonna be the same for me once KCW resets the clock on my DC.

    Franz, I agree, I think it’s closer to a mouse gray (a little more brown in it).  The Pearl Grey is more of a cement color.

    Pat K
    Keymaster
    Post count: 1427

    Chris finished up blasting today! Wooo!9A6227C3-D259-4D6D-9ABE-1FF12FC9390D

    We will build it if it comes.

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    Sweet!  What’s up with the old spoked wheel in the blast booth?  Are you mocking up wheel/tire options for the Double Cab? 😎

    Franz
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3639

    I collect spoke wheels.

    That is some dodge or chevy  junk that got demoted to a door/rotisserie stop.

    Franz
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3639

    Hey Mike, I got a call from Painter’s about the engine.

    They took it all apart, and said the case needs line bored, and will only bore to a 1776cc.

    Painter’s has brand new OEM mag cases. They are about $800 Kind of expensive, but worth it. Nice to have tight lifter bores and standard bearings. I suggest we go with the new case, but its your call.

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    I want to make sure that I have the most reliable motor possible.  Tell Painter’s to go ahead with the new case.

    BBWB
    Participant
    Post count: 839

    Painter’s has brand new OEM mag cases. They are about $800 Kind of expensive, but worth it. Nice to have tight lifter bores and standard bearings. I suggest we go with the new case, but its your call.

    I bought one of those cases. Still going strong in Dan’s bus.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    ColeB
    Moderator
    Post count: 1662

    Nice to start with something that is for sure not warped

    Rustabus
    Participant
    Post count: 1969

    How much does it usually run to have Painters rebuild a tranny center section?????

    John Jones
    Keymaster
    Post count: 6731

    A new case is penny’s in the big picture, and the reliability and longer future and peace of mind is priceless… 😎

    2332 😎

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    I talked to the folks that I ordered the exhaust from.  Unfortunately, they shipped the set-up with heat risers, so you should see the system with the wrong part first.  They are sending the hook-ups without heat risers separately, so they should show up a little later.

    Franz
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3639

    Cool Cool.

    We’ve been doing more boring work on your truck. Chris stripped and blasted some stuff, currently getting the transaxle and beam parts ready to blast.

    It sounds like Painter’s is getting started on the mechanicals build. They called with a couple questions yesterday.

    DSCF0571DSCF0572

     

    Franz
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3639

    Chris still working on tear-down and clean-up.

    DSCF0573DSCF0577

    Looks like we need to repair that spring plate.

    The link pins and needle bearing were in rough shape. We’ll have to get new ones.

    DSCF0580

     

    mdubg
    Participant
    Post count: 294

    Awesome to see the progress!

    I’m excited to see you going through the front-end.  Previously, driving down the highway was a series of suggestions made to the steering wheel.  Sometimes the bus would comply with the suggestions, sometimes not.  When the brakes were touched, it was a wild ride.  It was sketchy to say the least.  It will be nice to be able to track down the road without a bunch of exaggerated wandering and with those front discs I sent.

    Speaking of the front-end, what’s the verdict on the steering box?  During teardown I think John mentioned that we may need to source one.

Viewing 20 posts - 261 through 280 (of 862 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.