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  • Pat K
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    Pat was getting the gas heater box out of the cargo area, misplaced a step, and fell off of the lift flat to his back. He went home hurting. I hope he is ok.

    That sucked!!

    Luckily my tailbone stopped the fall.

    I’ll be fine. Just need one more day to recover before I’ll be useful again.

    See ya tomorrow morning.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Good to hear, get well….Its my turn to carry the KCW backpack.

    I’ve been doing some upgrades on Baja Mike’s car this week. Fitting bumpers, headlights, transaxle rebuild, engine tin repaint, and a new exhaust.

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    Willy
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    Glad to hear you’re okay Pat!

    John Jones
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    Pat was getting the gas heater box out of the cargo area, misplaced a step, and fell off of the lift flat to his back. He went home hurting. I hope he is ok.

    That sucked!! Luckily my tailbone stopped the fall. I’ll be fine. Just need one more day to recover before I’ll be useful again. See ya tomorrow morning.

     

    Glad to hear.. see ya tomorrow!  😎

    Rustabus
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    Careful over there Buddy!!! Good to hear you are feeling better!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Franz
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    Baja Mike’s bumpers sandblasted. Going back together with delron bushings and Jamar brakes.

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    Pat K
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    Put in a little time this weekend on a dual batt. system for Dans bus.
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    Batt. isolator calls for a 150amp in-line fuse.803F5380-CA94-4E7C-8CCD-46EFD388DBE2

    Bent up a batt strap and installed the second batt.

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    Fit and prepped cables. Need to pick up a few more cable ends today to finish those.50FE3468-0E7B-45E3-8BA0-B45337E5D2C6

    Dan lead me towards this electronic batt isolator that seams pretty damn cool. Got one heading this way. 1/3 the price off eBay compared to anywhere local unfortunately. Should be here Wednesday.

    https://www.wirthco.com/battery-doctor/battery-isolators-testers-monitors/battery-isolator-series/100-amp

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    Notchyours
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    I ordered up another heater, hope this one will be easier to fit.

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    That isolator looks awesome! Much better than the stock late bay relay garbage. Keep us posted how it performs, I was just looking into this for one of my buses.

    mtnbus
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    sweet set up

    Pat K
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    Finished cable fab yesterday and installed what I could. Just waiting on the isolator.

    Franz tickled your carbs and has your motor running like a sewing machine. Test drive this morning.image

     

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    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Dans gonna be dialed for BBB 2020!!!!!!!!!!!

    Notchyours
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    Bus was about ready until a few test drives. Upon further inspection it seems that the bearing on the transaxle main shaft is going bad. This would end the trip to BBB for most people.  The KCW team is not most people.

    Johnnybarndoor
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    Thank god it’s at KCW, they do t let anyone miss BBB espically for a lame excuse like that…

     

    awesome

    Rustabus
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    Bringing  African import Split Buses over to the States??!?!? Yeah!!! Thanks Adamhebrew!!!! 🙂

    Pat K
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    Pulled the motor yesterday evening. Pulled trans and started tear down this morning. Drivers side axle, fulcrums, and side gear were pitted pretty bad.  Located and cleaned up replacements.

    Lots of cleaning parts done. Installed axles and tubes then stabbed new trans in. Should have everything back together by around noon tomorrow.C6B318EB-C477-43EF-A00F-0250E808CD7F0303E46E-E753-4464-9375-E816CCD63BE6

    We will build it if it comes.

    Notchyours
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    I know small nut transaxle whine more than big nut on the highway.  It will be interesting to see if there is a difference in who rebuilds them. The last transaxle was rebuilt drum to drum in January of 2014. Five trips to BBB, couple laps around Colorado, couple trips a year to Moab, 2200 mile lap up the west coast, two Shasta runs, Escalante, Tabeguache, Glade Park, San Rafael Swell off road trips.  The thing has seen some hard use. I remember chasing JJ across Glade Park in his Baja. Should have a video of that somewhere. Having to replace the transaxle is better than collecting dust sitting next to the  notchback in the garage.

    Rustabus
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    Yup! Gotta keep em running!!!!!! I’m just glad that you use your Bus enough to wear out parts!!! Lucky!!! 🙂

    ColeB
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    Gotta use them! Dan definitely uses his bus! Such a cool bus

    John Jones
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    I know small nut transaxle whine more than big nut on the highway. It will be interesting to see if there is a difference in who rebuilds them. The last transaxle was rebuilt drum to drum in January of 2014. Five trips to BBB, couple laps around Colorado, couple trips a year to Moab, 2200 mile lap up the west coast, two Shasta runs, Escalante, Tabeguache, Glade Park, San Rafael Swell off road trips. The thing has seen some hard use. I remember chasing JJ across Glade Park in his Baja. Should have a video of that somewhere. Having to replace the transaxle is better than collecting dust sitting next to the notchback in the garage.

     

    AMEN BROTHER!!!

    Franz
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    Spent all day sanding metal flake and masking bajamikes engine tin for kandy. Spraying tomorrow, wish me luck.🤞

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    Rustabus
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    Awwwww Yeah!!!!!! That looks Fun!!! 🙂

    ColeB
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    🍀Have fun!

    RSP3
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    RSP3
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    Can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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