ryans65ParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 8:14 amPost count: 93
This thing turned out so great looking!!peeceeParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 11:09 amPost count: 1
Wow. I just spent the better part of the last three days pouring through this thread. Incredible! The attention to detail is stunning.Pat KKeymasterJune 27, 2019 at 12:19 pmPost count: 1126
Closed up the fuel tank compartment this morning. Closing panel signed as requested.
Working on cargo door seal.
We will build it if it comes.mdubgParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 12:59 pmPost count: 287John JonesKeymasterJune 27, 2019 at 1:24 pmPost count: 5841
you got hub caps and wipers… Your rig must be real close to being done!!!!!!! Pats putting in the last door seals.. Sure you can’t get out of work early and leave today??? Surely your boss knows how excited you are about getting your truck… 😎mdubgParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 1:41 pmPost count: 287
Looks so nice! I wish I could get out the door today. My old man is flying into Dallas (from Cali) right now, so that he can ride shotgun on the trip. He and I will be on the road tomorrow, logging as many miles as reasonable.FranzKeymasterJune 27, 2019 at 3:56 pmPost count: 2971
Kendall and I just got back from glamour shots. Drives beautifully, no rattles or strange noises. It’s just like a brand new bus….Except way faster. We hit 70 mph. Should cruise nice on the Dallas interstates.WillyModeratorJune 27, 2019 at 4:06 pmPost count: 921
Holy shit guys. WHAT A BEAUT! Nice work everyone and CONGRATULATIONS MIKE! 🍻
Can’t wait for some Rooster’s shots.DarioParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 6:29 pmPost count: 433
😲🤯😲WOW!!!💪👌👏👏👏 OUT OF THE PARK AMAZING!!!mdubgParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 7:30 pmPost count: 287
Looks great guys! Gonna be counting the minutes until I can get there and pick it up.volksaddictParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 8:18 pmPost count: 517
Very nice work KCW! That truck was pretty used up when you started!WAY2COOLParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 11:08 pmPost count: 143
Wow Wow Wow …. quite simply …Awesome !!
Love to see this beauty heading down the interstate.
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysJohn JonesKeymasterJune 28, 2019 at 6:21 amPost count: 5841
This truck has come together nicely… It showed up in hurting shape, ended up needing way more metal than any of us thought… Ended up needing waaay more work than I anticipated.. But now… it’s gonna be awesome forever!!!! 😎
Pat is out in the blast booth… They dug out a pedal pan for ya.. modified it for your late master and it will get painted today…. I imagine they will wipe and touch and clean on your bus till you get here…. 😎 😎John JonesKeymasterJune 28, 2019 at 6:55 amPost count: 5841
I am sooooooo stoked to have another project done around here… My favorite day is when they roll outta here!!!!!! 😎 😎
The great Clean shop Clean out of 2019!!!!! 😎 😎 It’s been fun…. But I am ready to get back to the dirty side of things… 😎
FYI… it was 28 weeks of work….. 😎 6 months….Pat KKeymasterJune 28, 2019 at 2:57 pmPost count: 1126
This truck has come together nicely… It showed up in hurting shape, ended up needing way more metal than any of us thought… Ended up needing waaay more work than I anticipated.. But now… it’s gonna be awesome forever!!!! Pat is out in the blast booth… They dug out a pedal pan for ya.. modified it for your late master and it will get painted today…. I imagine they will wipe and touch and clean on your bus till you get here….
Until I’m told to stop I won’t stop rubbing up on something this beautiful!!!!
We will build it if it comes.mdubgParticipantJune 28, 2019 at 3:19 pmPost count: 287
More amazing touches! You guys are the best, 🖐🖐 down.
My pops and I are enroute. We are a few miles from Amarillo. Gonna drive until bedtime. Can’t wait to see my ride in person!!!mdubgParticipantJune 30, 2019 at 9:57 pmPost count: 287
What a weekend! Drove my ass off…literally. I can hardly sit after driving from Dallas to KCW and back. Made it into GJ on Saturday around 1pm. Inside the shop, there it was, my beautifully restored DC.
Then we all piled in a fleet of buses and headed to Roosters for some kick-ass wings and few pitchers of “Colorado Kool-aid”. On the way, I might have almost, inches away, taken out John’s recently reacquired bus. Thank god Franz, was on the gas and I finally saw him at the last second. Note to self, adjust those new mirrors better.
After only a few short hours, we loaded the Crew Cab on the trailer. This was also eventful, as the drivers side ramp squirted out from under the rear tire. Amazingly, the hub cab held the wheel and bus up. Only the hubcap sustained a minor wound, thanks for patching it up John (and sorry for the additional work). Here’s the bus moments before the loading SNAFU.
Finally, we headed out of town. We made it to Colorado Springs on Saturday night. I got almost no sleep as I was so excited about the rig and the hotel wasn’t in the greatest part of town, so I was stressed about thieves.
We made it back home this evening (Sunday) with one final scare. The fuel filter has a split at the seam and was pissing fuel all over the left side of the engine. Luckily, I noticed the growing puddle and shut it down. It’s an easy fix, but I almost torched the new bus. Now, the CrewCab is safely in the garage and I’m going to sleep. Good night!AndymParticipantJune 30, 2019 at 11:00 pmPost count: 896
Badass truck!! Well done everyone!
Do somethingFranzKeymasterJuly 1, 2019 at 6:36 amPost count: 2971
That has to be a driving record.
Strange on the fuel filter. I am glad that you seem to have good luck.John JonesKeymasterJuly 1, 2019 at 7:33 amPost count: 5841
What a whirl wind of a few days for you!!!! and thank goodness you noticed the fuel leak…. fuck……. I would keep extra fuel line, and a filter with you in the bus , also a fan belt, a fuel pump, and points and condenser, and some bailing wire… and ya know.. the basic’s… 😎 damn $1 fuel filter can ruin your day…PeteParticipantJuly 1, 2019 at 7:58 amPost count: 790
This DC turned out soooo nice! Congrats Mike and KCW!PeteParticipantJuly 1, 2019 at 8:05 amPost count: 790
Oh, and speaking of fuel line….I’d love the hear the KCW feedback on it….I bought a length of this to try out on the next line replacement. German made, ethanol compliant, and braided.John JonesKeymasterJuly 1, 2019 at 11:15 amPost count: 5841
fuel line… a constant battle… unless you just give in and use the rubber and stuff and hose clamps.. 😎
Hubcap repaired and epoxy primed I will paint it later today and ship it tomorrow…. Mike, email me where you want it sent… I will also include the rest of yoru L21 paint… 😎Pat KKeymasterJuly 1, 2019 at 4:27 pmPost count: 1126
Was good to see you again Mike. Had a great time hanging out with you and your dad.
Glad to hear you made it home safe after all the extra excitement.
Thanks for trusting us with your baby. Drive safe, and buy a fire extinguisher.
We will build it if it comes.
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