Scott's collection of oddball crap and current projects

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  • 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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    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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    Franz
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    Perfect! late model off road builds are fun and easy.

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