ColeBModeratorJune 2, 2021 at 8:39 amPost count: 2611
Mud and miles on that thing! Love that bus! I can tell KB misses having that one at the shop haha
look at that front trans mount… I recall that thing still bucking a bit even with the stiffer mounts. Maybe time to put the solid mount back on?🤔 up to you guysPat KModeratorJune 2, 2021 at 5:23 pmPost count: 2833
Brake problem was a leaky pass rear wheel cylinder. Replaced that and installed a new shoes on both sides.
Nose cone swapped out to beetle due to the tranny raise.
Sorry Cole…..Trans is in along with new mounts. If it’s still bucking when we test drive it tomorrow we’ll go from there.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorJune 3, 2021 at 4:38 pmPost count: 2833
Finished buttoning up the brake system this morning, bleed and adjusted.
Rolled the dirty pig of a motor outside and cleaned it up.
Trans was a virgin 6V. Had to grind the bell housing. See the shiny spots where the flywheel was binding while trying to install?
Finally got her stabbed in and hooked up!!!
Started crapped out. NAPA Guy should be here in a few with a fresh one.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorJune 3, 2021 at 6:31 pmPost count: 10806
she is alive..!
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎Pat KModeratorJune 7, 2021 at 12:03 pmPost count: 2833
All right….Thursday turned into a swift kick to the grapes.
Input shaft seal on the trans was leaking big time. Pulled motor, seal had worked itself out somehow, replaced seal and stabbed the motor back in Friday morning.
All seamed good to go. Then the driver side axle boot flange started leaking…..F#%K ME!!!
I kept a blind eye to it all weekend. Got back at this morning. Just finished resealing drivers side of trans.
Starting on the sway bar install.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorJune 8, 2021 at 7:22 amPost count: 2833
Sway bar is a no go on this rig…runs into the pitman arm due to the suspension lift.
Speedo cable was broke, ordered a new one. Replaced the broken headlight lens.
Torqued heads and adjusted valves as well yesterday. Filled the trans up this morning.
NO LEAKS!!!!! Just needs a carb tickle from Franz now.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorJune 8, 2021 at 7:38 amPost count: 10806
woo hoo….. Should be Spa this baby? Like maybe do a little paint work and such? she’s dirty head to toe inside too…. 😎 Oh yeah.. there is a list on the windsheild from Captain Cole…. 😎
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎Pat KModeratorJune 10, 2021 at 4:51 pmPost count: 2833
Franz tuned The BBOE up on Tuesday. I finally got around to buttoning it up today.
Ready for the next adventure!
We will build it if it comes.Audrey JonesModeratorJune 11, 2021 at 7:50 amPost count: 1112
the smoke in the sun yesterday made the BBOE look awesome 😎John JonesModeratorJune 11, 2021 at 2:31 pmPost count: 10806
Still one of my favorites.
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎ColeBModeratorJune 11, 2021 at 3:50 pmPost count: 2611
Just remember to never follow Jj too close! The pamper WILL break your headlight lenses or windshields! No exceptions. Even on the highway! Haha
thanks for getting it all buttoned up! Can’t wait to have it back. I know KB has been talking about camping in it! Mentioned it multiple times. So I know he’s been missing it.
I think we will hold off on the paint for now. Get some more use out of it and then bring it in one winter for a spa treatment.John JonesModeratorJune 17, 2021 at 7:07 amPost count: 10806
I think Franz has you buttoned up… ready to camp again!!!! 😎
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎FranzModeratorJune 17, 2021 at 9:51 pmPost count: 5287
I got a couple little things to adjust. But yeah, ready to rip.
We’ll give it a quick wash and wipe down one of the mornings too….Even though I know Cole is going to drive it down the dirtiest road, through a mud hole, and hit a deer the first opportunity he gets. 😁😁
Lubed up a speedo core with atf to run in the bus while the original 5/67 speedometer is out for a rebuild.
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