tlambertParticipantSeptember 25, 2019 at 7:29 amPost count: 268
So any advice on how to get a cable out that’s stuck in the tube. Not sure at the moment which one but it has the sheathing. And it’s stuck. I’ve sprayed all kinds of shit in it and tried pulling it out with visegrips clamped to the end and pushing it out with a solid rod.
Also it’s a deluxe bus with belly pans that are in good shape and do not need to be removed.
My favorite John Jones quote:
John JonesKeymasterSeptember 25, 2019 at 7:48 amPost count: 5888
Assembly is still in forward motion!!!unkParticipantSeptember 25, 2019 at 8:27 amPost count: 372
I am amazed that this is going to be a work truck getting all scratched and dented. That is nuts.Pat KKeymasterSeptember 25, 2019 at 9:21 amPost count: 1134
Break hard lines yesterday. We’re decided to run a dual circuit MC on this one since it’s going to be a work truck.
Welded in a stud for a tee to the front brake circuit. Need to run both fronts off the residual pressure valve because we’re not running disc brakes.
I will m finish up the last couple lines when the parts arrive.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KKeymasterSeptember 26, 2019 at 7:25 amPost count: 1134
Trans and front beam installed yesterday. My dumbass “test fit” the trans. Don’t forget your shift rod boys. Doh!!!
Rounding up steering gear this morning.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterSeptember 26, 2019 at 7:35 amPost count: 5888
This truck is getting close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think the engine tin and what not should be here soon.. We got an A1 and I think Franz ordered you a brand new type 4 cooler fan shroud yesterday!!! We must finally be out of good one’s!!!!
I think it has come out better than anticipated…. and I imagine, it will not be a shop truck… Probably sit in the warehouse right next to the other Barndoors…. 😎 😎 😎 Quite a collection KB has assembled!!!!!Pat KKeymasterSeptember 27, 2019 at 8:51 amPost count: 1134
Few more bits and pieces on yesterday. Gas, break, and clutch pedals all in. Steering box and shaft as well.
Shift rod and hockey stick don’t quite line up.
Pulled trans to clearance trans frame horn tabs where there hitting the transmission case. Hoping this will solve the issue.
We will build it if it comes.volksaddictParticipantSeptember 27, 2019 at 2:59 pmPost count: 519
Where’s the 25 hp and crashbox??John JonesKeymasterOctober 4, 2019 at 4:25 pmPost count: 5888JbParticipantOctober 4, 2019 at 5:02 pmPost count: 547
Those small balls are a bitch hahaha I don’t know what you dealing with there but….We been adding some material to top of cup on shift rod with TIG and then profiling it down…only need like 1/8” and keeps all in there good!Pat KKeymasterOctober 7, 2019 at 7:47 amPost count: 1134
Came in Saturday morning and finished up the shifter install. Total pain, but small balls need lots of love.
Parts have been stacking up for this one.
Going to finish the brake system today. Unstuck, blasted and rattle can painted some OG brake hardware. Fresh German rear drums epoxy sealed, paint when dry. Assembling front wheel cylinders now.
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterOctober 15, 2019 at 2:09 pmPost count: 2982
Some re-chromed trinkets arrived this morning.Pat KKeymasterOctober 16, 2019 at 8:57 amPost count: 1134
Patient is on the table. Franz was rounding up engine tin for this yesterday.
Sorry for the delayed post. Update of last weeks progress.
I noticed link pins were missing grease seals. Pulled spindles, checked shims for correct camber, reinstalled and greased.
Front and rear brakes together. Axle boot clamps installed.
Tested and assembled horn.
Bulbs in. Semaphores and headlights in.
Front wheel bearings and drums packed, new seals in.
Starter, bowden tubes, clutch and throttle cables in and lubed.
Ebrake handle was missing the catch pawl. Harvested one from the parts stash. Franz tigged it in. We’re waiting on ebrake cables to arrive for install
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterOctober 19, 2019 at 4:49 pmPost count: 2982
The heart of the engine. vj4br8 55-57 bus distributor…same as a 019. We’re going for a vintage look 1914cc doghouse w/heat. Concept 1 fan shroud with velocity ring and type IV cooler.
Epoxy sealer on the housing and clamp. OG screws.
Original cylinder tins always fit the best.
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