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  • John Jones
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    Awesomely Franz…,   Very cool busses you guys killed it to say😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁.  Going to have two fucking sweet ass campers!!!!

     

    Franz
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    Getting there. Checking the whole chassis over…looks like we have a front wheel cylinder leaking.

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    I noticed some of heat tube insulation was missing. So I installed a new piece.
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    Welded clutch tube.2A4CA32C-04D9-4F34-A6BD-E1BF232CCCFE

    Here is why this bus is extra special. Its original metal. Never been welded on.E58C3ACC-50F9-4319-99EC-8A11D46AA2973D62DC5C-D0AB-4DBE-B007-4B23A72F419A

     

    ColeB
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    Those are some tasty shots! Those fresh mechanicals in the rear look so good 😎

    Franz
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    Having problems with the nosecone today. Getting the gear selection dialed in.

    John Jones
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    Gosh dang smalll SOBs 😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤

    Franz
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    She’s a ripper! Drives great.

    I did a few paint touch ups around the engine bay and painted the gas heater exhaust filler piece.

    Engine pictures tomorrow after the vented generator brush cover is installed.

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    Willy
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    First patch EVER on this thing?

    Franz
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    No patch bro. Bolt-in

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    Franz
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    How about scraping some of these decals? Surely they are not all original?

    For starters, I am thinking we loose the first three rows on the driver door.D2A1B2FF-D62A-4511-8024-B4C8D149F624

    Then the next two windows.BD2BE849-D1C7-4631-AAD4-2F0B3E336A80C18155B0-60E6-426D-8E01-0371722E0EFD

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    Franz
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    And paint details? I can make this better. Repaint the bumper and dogleg. Please.

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    Franz
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    I rebuilt the passenger front brake today. I was able to locate a good OG wheel cylinder to replace the rust pitted one. New piston seals and shoes too. Should drive perfect now. 👌

    The real news is the engine is 100% detailed. generator brush cover, polished aluminum oil filler cap, and 40hp fuel pump top.

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    ColeB
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    Looking great Franz! Ya, go for it on the paint details.

     

    stickers… remove the new stickers. You should be able to tell what’s og and what’s not. Sounds like the original owner had some when he was really using the bus to travel. But after he passed his brother went overboard and added a bunch more.

    Franz
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    Working on the paint touch ups. I stripped the dogleg to bare metal, found a couple pinholes from rust, welded them, and sprayed poly.
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    I decided to strip the rear bumper to bare metal also. It had several bondo cracks. I spent some time with the hammer & dolly knocking dents and dings out. It’s probably the nicest original pressed bumper I have had my hands on.

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    Willy
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    Dang that bumper is pure bus porn

    Franz
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    Bumper and dogleg repair took a lot of work…but they look awesome now.

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    Jb
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    Killed it Franz!👍

    Lone Star
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    Sweet!!

    Pat K
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    I wonder if this bumper is still as straight after Coles trip this weekend???

    We will build it if it comes.

    PacRat
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    I love this project! Jealous for sure! Hey Franz, what type of tubing is that for the full flow, and how are you bending it? It’s a great looking way to have an option for a filter later!

    Also, are you using larger size heater boxes on the 1915 engine and A1? I’m wondering if I can get away w/ og heater boxes in similar sized engine.

    Keep it up, guys. It’s great to live vicariously!

     

    Cheers,

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    Franz
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    Hey Tony, Thanks! That is 1/2″ (or -8) stainless tubing, with JIC fittings. We get the supplies from our local hydraulic store, and then I bend it up all fancy. The 1915cc doesn’t need an oil cooler, but its nice to have the full-flow option.

    The stock 1 3/8″ heater boxes are fine for 1914cc…I run them on bigger engines too. 😉

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