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  • mdubg
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    I took the Double Cab to get Texas state inspection today.  No problems, except the guys at the shop couldn’t figure out how to push the seat back (it doesn’t adjust), shift into reverse, and they didn’t know if it was a bus or a truck.  Updating the registration tomorrow, then I’ll shoot some pics around here.

     

    alykat
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    Friggen bunch of kids out there now days. Probably grew up with nothing but auto trans and self adjusting heated / cooled seats.

    mdubg
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    😆. I’m starting to think the shift lock is unnecessary, as a standard transmission alone is the best theft deterrent for modern thieves.

    The CrewCab is now legal in the Republic of Texas.

    Franz
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    Haha. Yeah, kind of like the new jetta tv commercial. 🙂

    mdubg
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    Franz…speaking of shifters…Driving around and dialing things in, I realized the bend in the Gene Berg shifter arm is leaning a little to much towards the driver. I gotta move my legs in order to get out of the way for reverse.  I’d like to clock the stick at the base, so that it is more in line with the centerline of the truck (ie. the stick bends straight back).  Before I open up that shifter to rotate toward the centerline, without a install manual, I just wanted to check if that rotation is do-able or are there any collars or pins that prevent rotation.

    Franz
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    Maybe you can get a little side to side adjustment out of the base. Usually I will re-dimple the shift rod under the driver’s seat.

    mdubg
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    Loving the DC and getting a bunch of smiles on the streets (including my own)!  I’m still doing some shake down rides around town.  Couple questions for you guys.  The rear passenger brake hardline is weeping a bit behind the fitting (red arrow in picture).  Am I better off just getting a new hardline and replacing the whole piece or is there a quicker fix?  Also what brake fluid type is in the system?fullsizeoutput_2bbc

    Franz
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    Dang, Dot3

    I would crank it down tighter to seat it……maybe you already tried that.

    mdubg
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    Dang, Dot3 I would crank it down tighter to seat it……maybe you already tried that.

    Thanks on the DOT3.  I gave it a tug a couple days ago.  I might give it one more pull.  See if it’s still weeps.  If so, back it off and try to seat it again.  If that doesn’t work, replace.

    mdubg
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    I’ve been driving the DC to work, when it’s not 100 degrees (which is only a couple days in the last 2 weeks).  Love it!!!!

    Next up, I’m working on getting new seat covers, door cards, and material for the roof panels.  This might take some time tho.  I’m not quite as fast as KCW.

    I got the repaired hubcap and t-shirts in the mail yesterday.  Thank you!

    volksaddict
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    Clara makes all the interior stuff for commercials, that’s what’s in my dcab. Fits great and easy to install. don’t forget the sound insulation first.

    mdubg
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    Clara makes all the interior stuff for commercials, that’s what’s in my dcab. Fits great and easy to install. don’t forget the sound insulation first.

      I’ve seen Clara’s, they are very nice.  Any recommendations on brand of insulation?

    Pat K
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    We’ve used this a few times, personal and customers.

    No exposed foil to short out the fuse block or other wiring, doesn’t absorb water like jute padding.

    https://www.retromanufacturing.com/products/retromat-sound-dampening-10-sq-ft

    We will build it if it comes.

    mdubg
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    It’s been awhile.  Loving the DC.  Expecting some interior panels soon, so I started the sound deadening/radiant barrier installation.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_317b

    John Jones
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    Nice Mike!!!! Looking great!!!  Who’s panels did you buy?  That rear roof piece is a trick to get popped in there…. Good luck!  😎

    mdubg
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    Ended up getting the panels from SewFine in Denver.  The guys from West Coast Classic Restorations never got back to me.  I just got the panels yesterday.  They are tan vinyl, no inserts or tweed.   Haven’t fully opened the box with the panels, but it’s going to look sweet.

    The bench seat covers are tan with black piping to match the steering wheel and knobs.  The covers haven’t arrived yet.

    John Jones
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    Sweet!!!!

    mdubg
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    Finally, finally got some work done on the Double Cab.  I rebuilt and recovered the seats and installed the interior panels.  I don’t know what the trick is, but lining up those holes when drilling through the front of the panels is a pain in the ass.  Especially on those holes that are augered out from previous installations.  It took a while, but I think it came out pretty darn good!  Still need to do the kick panels and the roof panels.

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    TyH
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    I think that looks great, a little different from stock but nice and subtle. Great job!!

    tlambert
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    Interior looks nice!

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