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  • jp
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    |wesome| Double Cab!  I love the subtle grey paint L345!!  Can’t wait for KCW to do it up!!

    also…/jelly

    Pat K
    Keymaster
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    Back to it.  Going to finish stripping bed liner this morning, then on to panels. Should have her mostly naked and ready for blasting by this afternoon.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
    Keymaster
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    Yeah I’d go 3.88 for a reduction box bus with .82 4th. Gives you a nice 65-70 mph cruising speed.

    Engine wise. your 1600cc will be OK…but a 1914cc with dual weber 40 idf would be better. Like we build for most bus projects. Heater boxes and everything. Check out Bob’s bus, or some of the stuff in the gallery. Nice clean and functional.

    Pat K
    Keymaster
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    Hi Mike…D308EFBA-23F1-4663-B100-A6D944BE9D7C

    Finished stripping the bed mid morning. Started peeling the layers of love off  the shell since. This rig has had a lot of love over the years.

    Looks like everything below the roof line has been stripped to bare metal previously. There were 7 or so layers down there. BDC29215-2F80-4F14-A0BA-7514FDCD2411

    Roofs has had some love but never been stripped down to bare metal, so it has 11 or so layers on it. D5CCC009-88B1-4F71-A7E8-F3A87A3A0876C80AB79C-39CA-43E7-A202-2C998C65985C

    I’ll keep peeling the onion for a while more today.

    We will build it if it comes.

    mdubg
    Participant
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    You guys are awesome!  Progress looks great.  I feel bad, first the bedliner, then the bedliner on the cab floor and now 11 layers of paint.  I bet you guys are glad it’s Friday.

    Rustabus
    Participant
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    Heh reminds me of a Gobstopper!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    ColeB
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    They dont stop working just because it is Friday… haha

    mdubg
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    They dont stop working just because it is Friday… haha

      I know.  The crew’s always posting up early morning weekend work.  Y’all have more drive than I.

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    Dirty shop is super duper dirty.. Looks like it snowed in here.. Boy this truck had a shit load of material on it… 😎

    ColeB
    Participant
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    Gonna be a race truck after this. Super lightweight compared to what it used to be haha!

    mdubg
    Participant
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    When I did some exploratory work on that patch on the drivers side long panel, the filler was 3/4 of an inch deep.  That previous patch was sloppy work, but the filler was overkill.

    Pat K
    Keymaster
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    Just finished stripping the shell. Still need to pull the cargo door, and a few other small bits, before we roll it into the blast booth Monday morning. CE4FC436-8920-4471-94DF-027008405E8348B963D6-6CB4-40FA-B7F1-246099E7CE10

    We will build it if it comes.

    mdubg
    Participant
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    Nice work Pat!  From the pics, it looks pretty good under all that paint and fill.  How’s it look up close?

    Willy
    Moderator
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    It’s not too bad! 5F2643C0-EC3D-4F42-BEB3-0C32A10B6F6B72B8F590-E8F2-4276-8AAB-E4FD5101BAC2

     

    Funny that the lights look like they the later style, because a 1960 would have the lower small lights. I wonder if the corners are from a different truck… 🤔

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    Looks like something maybe kissed it over by the side door. 😙

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    Some other little areas I saw…

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    mdubg
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    Will, thanks for the close ups!  I had no idea that there were a bunch of patches on the bus.  Looks ok, few spots to cut out, but lots of good metal.

    From looking at the inside of the rear corners, I knew the they were off a later truck, because they had the larger tail lights with the holes welded up.  It wasn’t until I dropped it off that Franz pointed out that the current hole location might be a bit high for a ’60.

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