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  • John Jones
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    swoosh’s are for Nike’s..  I am a swoosh hater!!!  I haven’t put a set of swoosh’s in a bus in around 10 years.. I see no function, and a total pain in the ass to put in and finish the rubber behind it… I’m not saying it’s impossible… but if you see a pot hole, you avoid it right?  Thats all they are.. useless…  Barn doors didn’t come with them!!  Thats what got me going on getting rid of them…     anyway… sorry… I do not do swoosh’s..  and I can say with experience, it has no effect on anything…

    I haven’t seen any packages lately…  we haven’t ordered WW yet for your mechanicals.

    John Jones
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    I noticed walking in the house last night there isn’t a single swoosh in a single bus in the parking lot.. why??  Cause I probably built em… 😎

    Franz
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    The glass lenses arrive a couple weeks ago, I put them in the back of the bus.

    John Jones
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    safari’s going together.  Pat added the extra stuff in the corners to make the glass tight.  Windows are not a slap together ordeal… You gotta pay attention to lots of details… I want them to look and function correctly!!!!!!   Those popouts are baller Mike!! and you have original latches!!!   I guess well end up making something for the missing knob… grind down a later one..?????

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    mdubg
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    Oh shit, I hit the swoosh nerve 😉  I trust y’all considering the driving and weather you’ve taken your buses thru.  Come to think of it, on my previous DC from high school, that thing made my wind wings a pain in the ass to clean.

    The pop outs look perfect.  I don’t think I have that knob, but I’ll double check some of the “discard” stuff I have here.

    For the backing plates, I guess my question was…Do you want me to order ’em or will you guys?  I’m good either way.

    @franz – Thanks for the confirm on the glass rear signals lenses.

    Pat K
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    I believe Franz ordered backing plates. If not we will.

    Installed pop outs yesterday. D477606A-CA52-439D-844D-F7DDBBC1F8872003361F-93B2-400D-A398-EF9AFD778E73

    JJ and I ended up on the same page yesterday, frustrated with Safari window assembly. I had my first one apart four five times before I got the seal just right.

    Only one in because I had a glass “failure” yesterday while assembling the second one.  Glass shop is currently working on a new one.1A39ED30-57E0-4161-84F4-F74EA26B84C6

    Fresh air vent flap rebuilt and installed.3F6AD82F-2C60-4F87-B464-ADBB8F55BA93

    JJ had a black lever in his parts stash. BE622A0C-B5B5-4732-8272-7B95D08C8C7B6CB92EFF-3208-4CDF-97C1-903CFB8F3CD0

    Thought I was done with door windows on Monday but I forgot the outer seal. Slipped them in. Now just waiting on vent seals. 9F9E22FE-0F1E-4862-B123-70A59840BF4B

    We lost another pop out knob. Started to turn it a little and it fell apart. Ahhh…😢11C969A0-2728-4FC2-BAA6-7100A264D1AC

    We will build it if it comes.

    mdubg
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    Ah yeah, it’s starting to look like an actual vehicle!

    I hope there were no injuries on the Safari incident.  That was “newer” glass from Wolfgang, when ever the PO installed the leakers.  I’m glad the 60 year old glass (on the side windows) made it thru 🤞.

    Bummer on the knob, but kinda expected on 60 year old Bakelite.

    Thanks for the confirmation on the backing plates.

    John Jones
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    I have a few more items to get done on the BD… then…. It’s Pat and JJ time on your rig… 😎  More assy, and sounds like a sand a buff session!!!  😎  The cali shine!!! The cali shine certification!!!!!  1000 grit about 85%, 1500 about 95% it….. Buff.. Buff again, and then some more… 😎  Wipe….. Admire. 😎

    mdubg
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    Looks great now.  Gonna be even better when it’s shining.  Great job this week!

    John Jones
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    Looks great now. Gonna be even better when it’s shining. Great job this week!

    I am starting the polishing process today!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’t the next logical step…. Get it shiney and put it together more… I painted like 4 weeks ago… 😎  it should be all good and hard and ready now… 😎  gonna be like a pearl grey mirror… 😎   I’m gonna put some pearl grey on my dually when I redo it.. 😎

    mdubg
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    The general of the L31 Army is gonna get a new uniform?  L21 will look sweet on the dually.

    C.Hamburg
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    I’m gonna put some pearl grey on my dually when I redo it.. 😎

    You probably don’t care ’cause it’s what you want, but there is already a light grey OBS shortbed dually runnin’ around.

    C.Hamburg
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    Of course I can’t find a pic at the moment.

     

    John Jones
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    My hands are soooooo soft…. 1000 grit soft…  😎  😎

    Corey… I’m thinking a pearl grey accent or two tone or something like that… I don’t want to change the main color of the truck… 😎  L31 army… 😎

    John Jones
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    More sanding today., this is going to take some time to sand and buff everything….   I started with the worst part to do…  GATES….   I’m gonna cut the whole thing down with 1000 and 1500 and let breathe and buff it all at once.  I doubt I will be done till next week sometime…

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