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  • volksaddict
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    Love the Nash! Dragging that pos home would be a great holiday pick-me-up!

    John Jones
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    ODD looking car…  😉   almost like the boat car…

    Andym
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    Scott text me he got a 27 model A now.. scotts an undercoverballer..

     

    that double door you have is super clean. I hope you drive it and keep it!! Gonna be hard to replace that.

    Do something

    Vwfool
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    It is true. I drug home a ‘26-‘27 Ford Model T roadster. Been wanting one for quite a while. It runs but needs some love.

    alykat
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    Nice ! Things were kind of tight and I sold my 22 T Model a couple of years ago. Getting used to the pedal action can take a while.

    John Jones
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    It is true. I drug home a ‘26-‘27 Ford Model T roadster. Been wanting one for quite a while. It runs but needs some love.

     

    Thats a cool piece of history right there!!!

    Vwfool
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    I finally got the front end of my bus together.  Took forever, hour here hour there.  Installed the narrowed KCW built raised adjustable beam in the bus, stock rebuilt spindles, new front brakes, hoses master, blah blah.  I went through all the pedals, greased everything, new cables, shifter bushing, gas pedal linkage, etc.  I felt like Franz painting and detailing every little thing down to new grease zerks etc.  Sits a little nose high but once my fat ass is in it should settle down to level.

    BTW big thanks to Franz for helping me figure out what shocks I needed for the front as stock ones weren’t long enough.  Turns out a mid ’90’s Volvo rear shock worked with very minimal modification.

    Now I am going to start the rear end.  Rear brakes, gas tank, tail lights, fix the engine lid carrier, put a deck lid on, and wrap my head around how to fix that bashed in corner.

    John Jones
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    THAT looks awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    Franz
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    Sweet! How narrow was the beam? I don’t remember… 3″?

    Jb
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    Narrowed raised beam haha awesome. Scott you are making me not wanna lower my press bumper bus! That corner will bounce back easy peasy! Football the bitch.

    BBWB
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    Sweet! How narrow was the beam? I don’t remember… 3″?

    Pretty sure it was 3″.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Vwfool
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    Thanks guys.

    The beam is actually 4″ narrowed because it originally had welded raised Wagenswest spindles and 1″ wheel spacers to get those 15″ bus rims with their deep inset away from the spindles.  I had my original stock spindles rebuilt and sold off those raised ones a year or two ago because someone hit me up for them.  Plus I wasn’t going to go extreme raised like Ben’s bus was originally.  I had to use the 1″ wheel spacers because it looked goofy otherwise and killed the turn radius a bit.  With the wheels tucked in just a bit it misses the dog leg perfectly.  Pretty surprised by the outcome.

    Now to start the rear end work.  I am hopeful to take a football to it, I bought one a few weeks ago.  Should be interesting.

    Vwfool
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    Been quite a while. Haven’t got much of anything done over the last month between being sick, working alot and other family distractions. I had a couple hours on my hands yesterday and figured I would try that football trick on the corner. Got everything up in there and it started working. So I stopped and repositioned the ball to gradually do this. So the second try I am looking at the outside of the bus while my arm is extended in the engine compartment. I got into a trance watching the metal move much like a fat kid staring at a chocolate cake. I guess I put a bit too much air pressure to it, probably 100psi or better. It exploded and launched my hand into the side of the trans bell housing cutting it pretty good. So the back of my hand hurts like hell, my right ear is ringing and my football is destroyed. I called it a day and went back in the house.

    BBWB
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    😆 😆  😳

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Rustabus
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    Careful Buddy!!!!!! Inflating balls to push out panels is supposed to be passive,  not aggressive pressure!!!!! Only inflate a little and tap the outside panel to see if it wants to go back to where it was !  😉  😉  😀

    John Jones
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    Been quite a while. Haven’t got much of anything done over the last month between being sick, working alot and other family distractions. I had a couple hours on my hands yesterday and figured I would try that football trick on the corner. Got everything up in there and it started working. So I stopped and repositioned the ball to gradually do this. So the second try I am looking at the outside of the bus while my arm is extended in the engine compartment. I got into a trance watching the metal move much like a fat kid staring at a chocolate cake. I guess I put a bit too much air pressure to it, probably 100psi or better. It exploded and launched my hand into the side of the trans bell housing cutting it pretty good. So the back of my hand hurts like hell, my right ear is ringing and my football is destroyed. I called it a day and went back in the house.

     

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL 😉  😉  😉  😉   Best laugh I have had in days!!!

    Franz
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    DUDE! Thats no joke. Glad you’re alright.

    Kleake
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    Glad you are ok. Thanks for the laugh

    Vwfool
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    Well crap. It’s been a long, hectic 5 months since I last posted on here.  Shortly after I blew up my football up I got super busy at work for several months working crazy overtime.  I did manage to sell off some toys ( model T roadster, Cushman scooters, the metropolitan, my enclosed trailer and the short bus from the build off).  It freed up some money for cheaper toys and to pay off a few things.

    So initially I wanted a fiberglass buggy to lower and mess with for fun. Sled offered me his very unusual fiberglass buggy body so I jumped on it.  A friend of mine went with me to NE Washington state to pick up it up.image

    It is odd having a hinged hood and funky windshield.  While I was out in the sticks I was scrolling thru Craigslist in the area and spotted a 1936 Chevy 2 ton dump truck for sale at a very reasonable price.  So it couldn’t hurt to look right?  It was love at first sight. 2 owner truck with just over 36000 original miles, original paint, runs and drives (original straight 6), 2 speed rear end and the PTO and dump bed work.  Problem was we tried to load it on my trailer and it crushed it.  So I had to pay the farmers friend to haul it 7.5 hours one way home for me.  I paid nearly as much for the transport as I did the truck.image

    Only thing I have done was replace the fuel filter and lines, tune up, valve adjustment and changed the oil.  The original exhaust had rusted off so I threw a Flowmaster on it for fun.  It’s a blast.  Top cruising speed is 50.  I drive it all over the place.

    Recently I can’t seem to shake the pre war car addiction. I sold my model T roadster as the doors were so small it was hard as hell for my fat ass to get into.  So I bought a ’26 coupe for a good price as it has much larger doors.imageOn the way home with it I stopped by a vintage car junkyard to see if they had a few things for my new toy.  Unfortunately they didn’t but I made a deal on two car bodies I have been lusting after for 2 years.  The owner finally sold them to me for a package deal so I brought home a 1920 Cadillac Phaeton Type 57 Body and a 1916 (one year only) Inter-State Roadster body.  I have no idea what I will do with them but the Cadillac might make an unusual hot rod since all I have is the body. It did come with the doors but not much else.

    imageimageimageThe guy thought it was a 1919 so he painted that on it so he wouldn’t forget what it was.  It’s actually a 1920.

     

    That’s the latest with me. I am finally starting to work on my Empi Sportster and will hopeful keep this thread more active with updates on it’s build.

    Vwfool
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    Been quiet for quite a while, since the football episode.  Seeing that just made me laugh again at how dumb I am sometimes.

    Life has gotten in the way per usual.  I now have a freshman in college ($$), was in a wreck and totaled my truck, family issues, working on the house and property, and I have been averaging over 50 hours a month overtime for the last year.  The money is great to pay bills and for college but leaves me no time for my toys.  I keep waiting for the rain to hit to prevent me from yard work so I can hide in the garage and play with my projects.  I am currently wanting to build me a budget class 11 style bug.  I have had a 3″ bug body lift from Bugzyla sitting forever so I will finally get to use it.  Made a deal for the kid next doors ’73 standard bug for $300.  Now I just need the kid to be home so we can move all of his other dead cars out of the way to drag it home.

    So here is my starting point.  A ’69 spare pan I had is now becoming to the chassis for the ’73.  The beam is rusted solid, won’t turn or roll.  Starting off picture.

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