- mdubgParticipantJune 12, 2019 at 9:00 amPost count: 294
We got a bunch of parts yesterday. I messed up and ordered 64-67 link pins…should have the correct ones on Friday. Doh! I started assembling the shifter stuff….it looked like the key for the Gene Berg locking shifter is missing. I took the lock to our local key shop to see if they can make one. Also, I have not seen any door handle keys?
I may have the shifter key. It is my only one, so I think I unlocked the shifter and kept the key. I’ll have to check the bus keyring tonight. Do you need me to send it?
The door and ignition are a matching WW set. It thought I saw the key in the ignition in one of the pictures. Let me know if that’s lost. I can try to get one made and sent based on the second key that I have.mdubgParticipantJune 12, 2019 at 9:02 amPost count: 294
WW has L345 hubcaps. We should buy these and re-paint them? http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=211601151
Looks good to me. Go ahead and order. We can plan to paint them, but see how they look once they arrive.John JonesKeymasterJune 12, 2019 at 3:08 pmPost count: 6723
Sweet on the ignition key… I should have tried it… when I saw the aftermarket everything, I figured we would be using after market keys… and un matching… But I do recall WW doing that lately… SWEEET! I can unlock that pass door now… 😎
Wheels look awesome… and you have the appropriate 2 crows feet for the rear and the other three regular bus wheels… 😎
It’s been awhile since I talked about or showed off my hubcap clip installation tool… It’s the best and fastest I have seen, it also does all three size VW rims… I should make these and sell em… like 3 of them woohoo 😎
Engine is stacked up… Looking like it might run in the next day or two…. 😎 😎
I sanded your whee down again and put one more coat of Black on it… I wasn’t happy with it.. 😎
Bumpers and parts came out tit’s… tit’s on a ritz!!!! 😎 😎
It’s been a great week of progress!!!!!!! and it’s not quite over yet….. 😎FranzKeymasterJune 12, 2019 at 7:19 pmPost count: 3630
Brand new weber’s Arrived today. 2018 casting date is cool. I reset the float to 14mm.
The lock shop was able to make a key…so the shifter is good to go. I polished and installed the base after carefully trimming the floor mat to fit.mdubgParticipantJune 12, 2019 at 8:59 pmPost count: 294
All the work looks amazing! The painted parts going to be sweet on that truck. The motor sitting next the truck is a great shot! I can almost picture it in the engine bay.
That hubcap clip installation tool is a sweet little set up.
Franz glad you were able to get a key made for the shift lock, I won’t worry about sending mine then.RustabusParticipantJune 12, 2019 at 10:20 pmPost count: 1967
Project Moving Forward!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! 🙂Pat KKeymasterJune 13, 2019 at 6:46 amPost count: 1413
Gleaming in rays of sunshine this morning when I walked in. That’s a good sign for start up today.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterJune 13, 2019 at 8:03 amPost count: 6723
It’s all coming together Mike… 😎 😎FranzKeymasterJune 13, 2019 at 12:16 pmPost count: 3630
Pat is going to the run stand with the engine. Making noise soon.tlambertParticipantJune 13, 2019 at 2:34 pmPost count: 313mdubgParticipantJune 13, 2019 at 5:01 pmPost count: 294Pat KKeymasterJune 13, 2019 at 6:13 pmPost count: 1413
No bang, bang today. Sorry Mike.
Had to run to Parker store for full flow hardline parts this afternoon. Got that twisted up and on.
Ran fuel and breather lines, plug wires, synced carb linkage, welded a breather bung onto pass side valve cover, few other misc. bits in there.
Filled her up with break in oil. All ready to fire in the morning.
We will build it if it comes.mdubgParticipantJune 13, 2019 at 8:07 pmPost count: 294
Pat…It looks real nice. Looking forward to the firing!Scott SainParticipantJune 14, 2019 at 9:42 amPost count: 273
Have you seen or used the CSP heater box to fresh air hose extenders? Well worth the price for these exhausts.FranzKeymasterJune 14, 2019 at 9:47 amPost count: 3630
Fed ex should be here any minute with WW parts including link pins. I’m wanting to assemble the front end today.
OG hardware too.
Reserve tap rebuilt, and assembled with all original parts, minus the new cable.
Brazilian vs. German. Larger shaft and nut. Longer arm.
Re -installed zerks and pumped everything full of grease.
FranzKeymasterJune 14, 2019 at 10:00 amPost count: 3630
Those heat tube couplers are cool Scott.John JonesKeymasterJune 14, 2019 at 11:54 amPost count: 6723
Franz doing his thing.. you can bet this will drive better than you even expect… the years of experience in assembly and driving our shit.. Helps us to put a bus together you can depend on.. Franz is second to no one when it comes to VW mechanicals… Thanks Franz.. Thanks Pat…. He’s been a huge help in the clean shop since the man broke his ankle..mdubgParticipantJune 14, 2019 at 11:55 amPost count: 294
I don’t know why VW had different design for the Brazilian steering boxes. Driving with that steering box was super stechy. Maybe there are other changes to Brazilian buses that compensate for the steer box. I’m glad to have it back to a German part. The truck is looking immaculate!
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